The GREAT Edward here,
Welcome to Wisdom In A Moment.
This series is collection of readings, writings, thoughts, and actions that will only take a moment and will renew your mind!
This installment was inspired by my good friend and Fellow MAN GIANT Mr. Bruce W Barnes!
He emailed me earlier today reminding me about Pg 29 in the book Disciplines of Doership and asked me to share with him my top five governing philosophies.
So I decided to share my philosophies and that page with everyone here today as a gift for the new year 2011.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Bruce for your inspiration and encouragement. You ROCK!
Wisdom In A Moment…
Wisdom Moment #17
From the Book Disciplines of Doership by Joe Schroeder
What Makes a Hero? A Philosophy He’d Die For!
Life philosophies are the foundational “rules” that your character is based upon. It’s what you stand for. It’s what you’d die for and if you do not have a governing philosophy, there are boatloads of people who would gladly be into selling you theirs. The game is to be the influence. Not the influenced. The game is to be the game itself; not the pawn. Begin to live a life where upon your WORD is LAW.
A life philosophy is your “map” and actually teaches your boddy — and nervous system — to submit to a will power designed by each of us individually. Think of them as tiny little mental agreements that we all live to prove.
It’s easy to see that most men can easily tell you who won the big ball game last night. However, if we ask those same men to list their top five governing philosophies — of their own lives — that they can prove are responsible for their success in life, well guess what? They can’t.
What most men can do though, is tell us the reasons that they all decided not to become free and they can all list excuse after excuse, WHY NOT! Still the same though, most men still can’t even give us at least three “I CAN BECAUSE” philosophical anecdotes that governed and forecasted their successful home runs in the first place. I mean seriously. Why is that?
That’s like asking a world champion basketball coach to tell you his plan of attack and at best all he can say is, “Uh, the game is to hit baskets!” Most guys shout, “My philosophy is to get good benefits!” And wonder why they’re always broke.
Wisdom Moment #17 Thoughts
We all need to have governing philosophies for our lives. If we don’t have our own, we will inherit them from other people and circumstances around us.
By doing that we move away from our I AM and far from who we were born to BE.
Wisdom Moment #17 Action
For the final Wisdom in A Moment of 2010, as we move towards a new year in 2011, I suggest taking the time this week to write down your governing philosophies.
Regardless of whether you are living them today or not put them down. As you move through 2011 meditate on them, ponder them, share them with others and see opportunities for the actions that will make them part of who you are show up. If you have evidence that you are living them, that’s great! Put that down too.
Share your top five governing philosophies in the comments below. I would love to hear them.
Here are mine:
1. What you speak about comes about.
Evidence: Twice in my life I have spoken my intentions and dreams into reality.
2. If you help enough other people get what they want you will get what you want.
Evidence: The platform, community and movement of Share Your DREAM Friday and Live Your DREAM Monday.
3. Love people, use money.
Evidence: I spend my time loving people first, and the money I need to support them and my mission shows up as needed.
4. You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.
Evidence: I started blogging in January 2010 with no idea what I was doing and today I just posted my 111th blog post, this one that you are reading right now.
5. Failure is the only option on the path to success. Defeat is not an option.
Evidence: I have had many ‘failures’ and set backs on my journey towards my dreams. In all cases I chose to look at the opportunity for growth and abundance in them and continued on.
Many blessing to you and your success in becoming the I AM you where BORN TO BE!
Are you ready to make 2011 your best year yet?
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Make it a great day!