March 14, 2017
Natural Wealth, Natural Health
If youâ€™re looking for insights on taking control
of your physical health in todayâ€™s newsletter,
Iâ€™m afraid youâ€™ll be disappointed.
Today Iâ€™m going to turn the tables on a common
the notion of what it takes to succeed, accomplish
great things, and get what you want.
Still with me?
But before you continue, be warned â€“ this isnâ€™t going
to go over well for a lot of peopleâ€¦and maybe even you.
Itâ€™s all about a personal observation Iâ€™ve made in my
Here we goâ€¦
Itâ€™s considered an unassailable truth that you have to
be positive in order to succeed in life.
The theory behind this is youâ€™ve got to use the power
of positive thinking to generate the energy necessary
to achieve your goals.
Positive energy, of course.
I donâ€™t doubt that this is works for some people.
But it doesnâ€™t work for me.
Dreaming happy rainbows has never motivated me to
take the action necessary to achieve anything noteworthy.
What *has* worked for me is transmuting negative energy
To wit â€“ not long ago I was a working copywriter making
a nice salary (plus royalties).
Thenâ€¦I got laid off (fired, actually).
I knew the company that dumped me made a big mistake.
And I also knew I needed to dig up some writing gigs pronto
(you knowâ€¦to pay for rent and such).
And that I did. But I didnâ€™t do it by imagining myself as being
a successful writer, lying on the beach and getting a Coppertone
So what was my motivation? To show those stupid bastards who
fired me that they made a big mistake.
That was over three years ago.
Iâ€™m making more money writing than Iâ€™ve ever made, and I now
have to turn down prospective clients because I just donâ€™t have
enough time to accommodate them all.
Bottom line is it was revenge that motivated me to put my
self-marketing into hyper-drive.
Reflecting back on my life, Iâ€™ve used negative emotions many times
to motivate me to take positive action.
If you think about it, Iâ€™ll bet you have too.
Take fear. Thereâ€™s nothing more motivating than the fear of poverty
to kick you into gear, is there?
The threat of going hungry is pretty powerful.
Or how about anger? Iâ€™ll bet at one time or another, anger has
inspired you to right a wrong, or do what was necessary to
affect positive change.
Now, Iâ€™m not saying you should wallow in negativity and expect
that to magically make things great for you.
The point Iâ€™m making is the pain caused by a negative emotion
is incredibly powerful.
So why not use that pain to your advantage?
Thatâ€™s it for today.
Never negating the truth,
Co-creator of the â€œGentle Handsâ€ Headache DVD
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