Reality Distortion Field
by, Feb 16th, 2012 at 05:55 PM (334 Views)
Steve Jobs had a way with making the impossible possible. I think it had to do with his ability to envision something so vividly it just HAD to be possible.
I think that's the secret.
All this Tony Robbins motivation on beliefs and what not... It's not hogwash but I think it could be taught in a much better way.
I started to build a site. Although at some point I stopped believing I could do it. Actually, I didn't think I couldn't, I just thought that I'd be screwing myself in some way in the future by creating a site with a terrible design that isn't flexible.
But this is a fear of something that I never knew would be a problem. But it was enough to demotivate me.
Now I realized that I CAN do it. I CAN build this mofo. It will take time but there's nothing I can't do that I am not passionate about.
I've just got to find a way to have continuous confidence. to be IRON CLAD.
And I think it's a combination of just straight up lying to myself while envisioning what I want.
Steve Jobs was fantastic at this. He used it to inspire others and he used it on himself.
I MUST EXPLOIT THIS. There is a reason that some people achieve greatness and others who don't.
Although I want to keep myself in check. To make sure that I am CONTINUALLY confident that I can do whatever I want.
Actually, Here's something that I noticed works fucking great.
Yes. Ignorance. The less I know about what is possible, the less I have mentally holding me back. That is, once I've got an idea of what I believe is possible without anything to compare with then I've got a greater chance of achieving it.
For example. If I don't know what how hard others work on something, and I have an idea of what I think it should be and it so happens to be an exaggeration, I'm more likely to shoot for that standard simply because I don't know any better.
So sometimes ignorance really IS bliss.
I read a boot recently called "The Path Of Least Resistence" and in it the author talked about envisioning what you want as an artist does before a canvass, and then working to bring that mental image to life over time.
My mental image is not clear enough and the path to bringing my site to reality isn't clear. But that's the path of discovery that I must trek. And I must not even worry about how I'm going to do it because there is always a way and usually the way can be found organically.