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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun29Post.mp4 One of the interesting, and troubling things, about language is metaphors. For descriptive purposes, metaphors are perfect. Whether describing a movie or a gorgeous lady, metaphors are ideal. The better you are at creating metaphors, the more of an elegant communicator you'll be. In fact, those that can accurately describe the indescribable (feelings of love, heartbreak, breathtaking views, etc.) the more respected you'll be. After all, language is one or most powerful tools. Getting an idea from your brain to another is one thing. But doing so in an interesting and emotionally pleasing way is another. If the best you can do when describing a beautiful sunset is: "Man, it was so AWESOME! You should have been there!" It's one thing. But if you can describe the sunset with words that are AS BEAUTIFUL as the sunset itself, then people will LOVE listening to you. The area where metaphors fall apart is when trying to describe scientific ideas. Or when describing a process that needs to be repeated. This is when metaphors CAN make things more confusing. This happens a lot in science. Our brains evolved to experience things in short, macro terms. We see an apple falling from a tree. We think about yesterday, tomorrow, maybe next week. Two or three years ago? Forget it! Stars that are millions of light YEARS away? Forget it! Quantum ideas about particles and waves being essentially the same thing? Forget it! Even commonly used phrases to describe things like the national debt don't make sense. Sure, we know it's X Trillion dollars. But how much is a TRILLION? It's about as familiar as a star system a million light years away. Natural selection is one of those things that is VERY misunderstood. From a purely, scientific accuracy standpoint, "evolve" is a purely passive, purely random, purely organic process. But when we describe it, particularly when we describe "how" things evolved, and "why" they evolved, it sounds like they did it on purpose. Like, "Monkeys evolved tails so they could hang from trees." That whole sentence is an INCORRECT metaphor. It sounds like, once upon a time, the monkeys decided it would be nice to have tails. So they made a plan to slowly grow out their tails over the next couple million years. Why? Because they WANTED to be able to hang from trees. When men think about creating attraction in women, they make this mistake ALL THE TIME. Women are UNCONSCIOUSLY attracted to a certain "type" of guy. Women can no longer choose who they are attracted to any more than people can choose what kind of food they like. No more than those imaginary monkeys CHOSE to grow their tails. What does this mean? When you figure out WHAT those things are that create attraction in women, you can start building them like a muscle. Which means MORE and MORE women will naturally and UNCONSCIOUSLY be attracted to you. Before you say a single word. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/seductive-frame/
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug28Post.mp4 A very common idea in self-development is being broken. Of having tried all kinds of ideas and programs, yet you're still stuck. What does, "stuck" mean, exactly? It's a metaphor that approximates a physical situation. Like a car that is stuck in the mud. The engines work, the tires work, but you aren't getting any traction. The work done by the engine is being wasted. No forward movement. Another physical description of being stuck is like when goofy criminals try to sneak in through the chimney. And get stuck. They writhe and grunt and push and wriggle, but they don't move. Another common metaphor is being "broken." Like if your car makes noise, but it doesn't quite turn over. Or your toaster has some kind of defect. This is much more common than people realize. Most people feel stuck and or broken. Quite often. But it's one of those things that we don't tend to talk about. So everybody believes it's only happening to them. Why do we feel like we are stuck or broken? The first part comes from generally success. When anybody is successful, in any area, it's MOSTLY unconscious. People that are naturally outgoing don't really know WHY they are. But our ego needs to feel like we are always in control. So if we ask them why they are so naturally outgoing, they'll feel the need to give us a conscious reason. The problem comes when we BELIEVE that conscious reason. And then WE apply that conscious reason and it DOESN'T work. Since it works for THEM, but not for US, then we must be BROKEN. Or we keep trying it, it doesn't work, and we feel stuck. But that's only because we are trying the WRONG thing. People that do things naturally and easily have NO IDEA why. But it's hard to admit that, as a normal human. Anything that we do well, our ego NEEDS to take credit. The truth is two fold. Everybody needs to DISCOVER their own way of doing things. Trying to copy others will NEVER work. We have no idea what it's like to be them. Their conscious answers don't really help, since that's NEVER the full story. The second half is that the process of discovering how to do things on our own is a LIFELONG PROCESS. This is something we DO NOT LIKE. We very much wish it were quick and easy. Because we are inherently lazy. Which is why we keep trying QUICK and EASY things. And when they don't work, we claim we are STUCK. Or broken. You're not. Take your time, go slow and learn how. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/social-anxiety-killer/
There's a myth that we only use a small percentage of our brain. Not really a myth, but a misunderstanding. You can also say the same about our muscles. That we only use ten percent. But the missing idea is "at any given time." If you tried to use 100% of your muscles, you'd tire out quickly. This is the idea behind HIIT exercises. High Intensity Interval Training. High intensity because you are using many large muscle groups. Compared to lifting weights or using machines that only target specific muscle groups. HIIT exercises are based on body weight calisthenics. Squats, pushups, four count burpies, etc. But HIIT isn't meant to be done continuously. Ten minutes MAX. And even then, you're using MAYBE half of your muscles. So the idea of using ALL of your muscles, if you DID manage to do it, would only be possible for a couple of minutes. Our bodies are not meant to use 100% of our muscles at ANY time. Our brains are the same way. And since our brains are a VERY expensive organ, in terms of calories, using ALL of your brain, if it WERE possible, would make you useless for the rest of the day. But it does make a difference HOW you use your brain. Even that small percent that chooses when to choose. Our brain LOVES being on auto pilot. For the longest time, that was plenty. In fact, our mind-body systems are built to be REACTIVE. To live within a certain system of external incentives. Incentives which no longer exist. This is why so many people are flailing around today. These naturally occurring external incentives have been replaced by false promises. Most people can't delay gratification to save their lives. Which is a shame. Since for those few who CAN delay gratification, who CAN respond to INTERNAL incentives, there's never been a better time to be alive. For the bulk of human history, the situation you were born into VERY MUCH defined your life. That's why being alive to day is a double edged sword. The external incentives are GONE. That's fantastic if you want to CREATE your own life. But at the same time, living according to your own INTERNAL incentives is very difficult. Because the only person who's going to tell you what to do is staring back at you in the mirror every morning. Ain't nobody else. Be obedient to THAT ONE, and you will be massively successful. Learn How: http://mindpersuasion.com/beta-male/