SOS BOOK Chapter 63: Overcoming doubts in personal development.



OVERCOME YOUR SCEPTICISM & CYNICISM.

Many of us are skeptical of new approaches. Even worse, we have become cynical of the intent behind the approach. Being skeptical and cynical has become quite the fashion!


Having some doubt is healthy. However, our current culture has taken this to an unhealthy extreme. There is a considerable downside. Our learned skepticism & cynicism promotes self-doubt and anxiety! So maybe we should rethink this habit.


REPURPOSE YOUR DOUBT.

We will always have some doubts. It’s part of our human makeup. But we can repurpose this tendency for a better purpose! We can use our tendency to doubt in a positive way.

…What do you think healthy doubt would look like?


Doubt can be channeled into more inquiry and discovery. It can be used to search for solutions and new ways forward. This is much more beneficial than promoting anxiety that just resists positive progress.


AVOID THE EXCUSE OF BEING TOO BUSY.

Many of us lead lives that are busy or overloaded. So, it’s hard to find time or energy for something new. We often use this busyness as an excuse to avoid personal development! But personal transformation can provide further energy & inspiration. So, we can redesign our lives in a more efficient way. Plus, we benefit from having more joy and an inner peace of mind.


The transformative process powers itself, rather than consuming more energy. So, we can become more vital and energized, as we uncover our passion in life. Then our life gains deep meaning and more joy!


After finding our purpose, we will clear out distractions that no longer serve us. So, understanding what is truly important can actually reduce our busyness.


YOU ALREADY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES.

You are ready for such an adventure. You are more than capable. By starting this book, you have demonstrated an enquiring and open nature! You have confirmed your determination & commitment, by reading this far. You have therefore demonstrated your ability to succeed!

…Can you recognize your success on the journey already?


START YOUR DAILY CONTEMPLATION.

You could start right now by committing 15 minutes per day for quiet contemplation & reflection. Just start in whatever way you can and build on that. This book can help provide some additional encouragement & background information. Try reading a few pages a day on a regular basis.


The next step is to better understand our mind and inner nature. This is a big topic, so it’s best to tackle a little at a time. To continue your learning, let's expand on the racing car analogy.


INCREASE AWARENESS OF YOUR MIND.

As a novice driver on their first day of racing, we wouldn’t expect you to zoom around like a formula one expert! With any new car, we must first understand the instruments & controls. It’s the same with learning about our mind and inner nature. We must familiarize ourselves with the mind’s instruments & controls.


It helps to understand the controls, be it a car or our mind. As we increase the awareness of how our mind works, we will gain confidence. We will further overcome our self-doubt.

…Will you give yourself time to learn the controls of your mind?


UNDERSTAND THE CAPACITY OF YOUR MIND.

We have so much potential power and technology at our disposal! But at first, the controls of our wondrous machine might still seem too complex. It would be helpful to have a simple manual to refer to, or some clear advice. Only then can we put the key in the engine and actually start ‘the car’.


This book can serve as a simple user’s guide to how our mind really works! We hope our style of instruction is supportive and user friendly. The process should be challenging, but also exciting and even fun.


PERSONAL GROWTH LEADS TO FULFILMENT.

We all deserve the opportunity to create a unique personal expression of ourselves. This is a creative expression that we deeply yearn for within. The process of personal transformation upgrades our potential. Through self-transformation, we can better achieve what we truly desire. An exciting learning process and life adventure now awaits us! The journey ahead can be amazing.

…Are you excited to embark on this journey of transformation?


START THIS ADVENTURE RIGHT NOW.

Now is a good a time to start this process! Start gently by starting a daily practice of contemplation. Then assess your progress and fine tune as you go. You just need the desire and commitment to begin. That motivation confirms our heart-felt agreement to the process of transformation.


SELF-GROWTH BENEFITS ALL HUMANITY.

We can admire those embarking on their personal inner quest. These people are the greatest hope for our humanity. Not only are they raising their own consciousness, but they are also contributing to the human collective.


By raising our personal level of conscious awareness, we raise the collective consciousness of ALL humanity. This helps others to break free from the individual & collective suffering in our world.

…Are you motivated to make a positive difference to the world?


YOU’RE AN IMPORTANT PART OF GLOBAL CHANGE.

May you find within yourself whatever you need to start this quest. So much is at stake, at both an individual and collective level. There is much need for positive change in the world. What specific strategies will maximize our success on this quest? We will discuss this next.


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