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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/May26Post.mp4 There are many ways to differentiate us human animals from the rest of the animals. One is that animals all play the zero sum game. Evolution is driven by natural selection. Natural selection is accurately described as "survival of the fittest." You've got a jungle that can support 100 monkeys. Every generation, 120 monkeys are born. Those that can hack it in monkey jungle get to survive. Those that don't, well... Sucks to be them. This is a zero sum game. For one monkey to get more bananas, another monkey has to get less bananas. There's no magic banana tree that grows an infinite amount of bananas. And monkey's aren't really known for their fairness and their ideas of democracy. Whoever finds and gets the bananas gets to live. Those who snooze, go extinct. So, what makes us humans different? What do we have that makes everything different? The first major human, well pre-human, breakthrough came when we discovered fire. Energy that we could use OUTSIDE of our bodies. Like old school capitalists, we used this energy, outside of our body, to get MORE energy, outside of our body. Use "wealth" to get more "wealth." How? We used fire to hunt. This required planning, strategizing, abstract thinking, and quarterback like communication. You guys go up there and light the fire. You guys go hide behind the bushes over there. When the animals come by, running away from the fire, you guys bash them in the head. Before fire, we had to use the energy INSIDE of our bodies. Namely, chasing animals until we could catch them. But once we figured out how to use energy OUTSIDE of our bodies? Use energy (fire) to get energy (food). This made our brains triple in size over a couple million years. The next level was even better. Plant a bunch of seeds in the ground, and wait around for them to grow. Especially grain. Why grain? That was energy you could STORE. Real wealth. The very next invention, fast on the heels of stored grain was MONEY. And with money came accounting. And mathematics and writing and everything else. But today, many people play the zero sum game with money. They get some, we don't. But the BEST way to get money is NON zero sum. You make something that DIDN'T exist before. And somebody gives you money for THAT. A happy, voluntary, mutually beneficial exchange. All that is GOOD in the world came from these NON zero sum exchanges. Tune your mind to this idea, and get paid like crazy. Get Started: https://mindpersuasion.com/money-magnet/
I remember my very first “burning desire.” I wanted to buy this electronic kit from Radio Shack. But I didn’t have any money, and my parents wouldn't give me any. And if I saved up my allowance, it would take several weeks. I didn't want to wait. So I got busy, and eventually got it. Napoleon Hill talked about the burning desire. Unfortunately, many people misunderstand a lot of Hill’s work. His book, “Think and Grow Rich,” is unlike most books on money. Most books on money are filled with esoteric nonsense. And nearly all of them promise some kind of magic shortcuts. You can get all kinds of money and fame and success WITHOUT doing any work. If you only “believe” enough, a bag of money will fall out of the sky and land in your lap. But Hill reverse engineered all the people that built huge financial empires. And they did so without sitting around and chanting some goofy affirmations. They did it throughout the course of their lives. Essentially, “Think and Grow Rich,” was Hill’s way of describing their money making traits. The most powerful was the idea of the “burning desire.” The burning desire MUST BE stronger than any effort that will be required to create your fortune. Imagine a monkey sitting at the base of a tree. He’s hungry, and there’s a banana up the tree. Climbing up the tree to get the banana will cost him 200 calories. If the strength of his burning desire is GREATER than 200 calories, he’ll get the banana. If he only has a burning desire of 150 calories, then he’ll just keep staring at the banana. Maybe he’ll try some magic law-of-banana chants that will allegedly manifest a magic banana from the tree to his hand. And that poor monkey might believe in magic SO MUCH than he expends more than 200 calories of magic banana chanting. But it still won't get the banana. The only thing that will get the banana is if he gets up off his monkey behind and climbs up the tree. The same goes with humans and fortunes. You need a burning desire. And you need to use that burning desire to PROPEL you through the RIGHT ACTION to get whatever it is you want. This isn’t easy. Which is why most people will STAY broke. Harsh, but true. On the other hand, once you get going, and get some momentum, you can’t even consider living another way. The other big idea in “Think and Grow Rich” is that thoughts are things. Every single thing that exists today was once a thought in somebody’s brain. And through action, powered by burning desire, those thoughts turned into things. Do that and get paid. A LOT. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/money-instinct/
There are plenty of paradoxes in life. Some are pretty cool. On a deeper level, these aren't really paradoxes. They are a function of how our brains perceive reality. Our brains evolved to perceive macro events. Apples falling from trees, counting discretely. For example, the main reason we have a base ten number system is because we have ten fingers. But in reality, you can have any base number system you want. Way back in the day, nobody needed to write anything down. Then people stopped hunting and began farming. And this is when they needed to write stuff down. Writing down numbers meant they had to invent new ways of counting. Negative numbers, for example, were needed for accounting. But they'd never really "existed" before. And for many, they seemed to be based on black magic or something. How the heck do you have negative three bananas? But the more science we learn, the more paradoxes we discover. But these aren't really paradoxes. They are just us and our ancient brains trying to understand reality. One thing that makes a huge difference is what time frame you are looking at. All humans are programmed to avoid pain and seek pleasure. But often short term pleasure is a BAD idea. If all you did was watch TV, drink Jack Daniels, and eat Big Macs, you would feel good (maybe) in the short term, but in the long term you'd be dead. Nobody really ENJOYS getting out of bed early. At least not just to get up. We can only TRAIN ourselves to enjoy doing the hard things once we experience the good things on the other side. One thing we humans HATE is failure. Especially social failure. Taking a risk, when everybody is watching, is TERRIFYING for most people. On the other hand, all of the REALLY good stuff in life is on the OTHER SIDE of risk. You might say that taking small risks is one of the greatest skills to cultivate. How do you do this? Just do it. Start as small as you can. Get comfortable going SLIGHTLY outside your comfort zone. The more you go outside of your comfort zone, the easier it will be. Because when you get down to it, EVERYTHING that is worth getting will ALWAYS be OUTSIDE of your comfort zone. Get Started: http://mindpersuasion.com/hero/