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"The Greatest Prize
for Life's labors isn't
in material possessions
or impressive accomplishments,
but in the progress of personal character.
You labor for your own becoming, this is your richest reward.
Who You Become is your greatest possession,
make it your Masterpiece!"
(Changing Your Stripes, 2nd Edition, page 274).
Contrary to pervasive and popular, flat-earth assumptions,
your future fulfillment cannot be found through "mind power"—
positive self-affirmations or determined thinking—the straight truth is:
You really can't "think" yourself into being happy.
Neither can you chant enough affirmations to change
yourself into a person of higher character.
Cognitive therapies of "mental programming" may alter outward appearances, but "who you are" from your core remains unchanged. Like ripples that undulate from a pebble cast in a pond, leaving the pond unaltered at its depths, . . . the superficial effects of mind power eventually dissipate & disappear.
It is true that positive attitude and vivid visualizing can help raise your bowling score, improve your golf swing, and make your dancing more dazzling, . . . but the same cognitive conjurings cannot increase your character—or bring peace to a troubled soul. Using "head" remedies only, even the strongest mental determinations to be a better person will not work.
Freedom from self-defeating habits
requires living true principles from the "heart,"
there is no other way:
"The only change that matters is a change of heart,
every other change alters us cosmetically but not fundamentally,
modifies how we appear, what we do or what we say,
but does not change who we are."
- C. Terry Warner.
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the ditch in which you've jumped (the difficulties for which you volunteer).
"Mastering a challenging situation
is ultimately a matter of
- Matt Moody
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Changing Your Stripes
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