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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Life We Don't Lead


Oscar Wilde said: One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.

Why would that be one's real life? Think for a moment how frequently you get side-tracked by what others think. You have a plan or a desire or an idea, and then, because of censure you feel you might receive from others or because someone says something to you that is critical or derisory about what you are planning, you set your own ideas aside.

They have been annihilated. And you can't really blame the other person - they merely stated their opinion. The problem is that you listened, and let it affect you to the point that you buried your own thoughts and are now living life - at least in this respect - according to what the other person has said...and where is your own life?

All I want to achieve with this very brief post is to make yo think. Don't let this be the result the next time you are on the verge of allowing another's opinion or words lynch your own idea or enthusiasm about a project you have just envisioned. And be very careful with whom you share your dreams ... because when your thoughts are still in that dream stage, they are not yet firmly entrenched. Let them grow roots before you expose them to strong winds and harsh rains.

See these articles here on the blog for more thoughts about this subject. See also my March 2006 newsletter: Intentional Focus: Your Happiness, Your Success, and the Law of Attraction and my August 2007 newsletter: Making Fear of the Unknown Work for You.

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