I was talking to my friend Dru of Tahitian Noni International today. She has always been an inspiration to me, and is a real role model of a woman who has been through tough times and recovered beautifully. She is a top salesperson, and her success is a result of skill and a persistently positive attitude.
We were discussing how that, despite our intentions, because of the way we were educated, that we, (our culture in general), were taught to be able to predict problems, and then solve them. So while the intention was to learn to be solution oriented, the general emotional climate (pick any decade), and the “Lord of the Flies” climate at many public schools, produced exactly the opposite reality for many.
Why do I say that? Well look around and what do I see? Millions of internet searches a day for anything related to riches, inner peace, and The law of attraction. Best-sellers related to a zillion aspects of fulfillment. So something sure went wrong somewhere for a few generations of people who mostly grew up without their neighborhoods blowing up, without having to forage for food in a garbage dump, or sleep in the snow. How could we lack anything?
Well, any tv ad will tell you what you lack, right now. It is a form of hypnosis.
Aside from that, if we have attracted what we got, and it isn’t what we all know now, we have to change our focus.
So it seems like we have done the opposite for a long time – did we become problem focused so we could excel in solving problems? We didn’t separate the academic side of this with the “real life” version. We were rewarded in many ways for being problem solvers. That kind of includes perpetuating problems. We did the opposite of what we needed to do to fulfill our dreams.
Not everyone, of course. But there are those million searches, million best-sellers. To get our solution-focus from someone else. JUST the people I do business with, at Earn While Shopping, and at Brad Yates’ “Money Beyond Belief”, 2 out of so many, were, once, reading an article like this.
And then they flipped over to the other side of the coin.
We don’t need to be perfect. We just need to be solution oriented, appreciate ourselves for doing so, and engage with the law of attraction as much as we can.
All the best!