I am often asked, “What action should I take in this troublesome situation or in that troublesome situation?” My response is always the same, “You must make it a rule to follow an Essential Step of Progress – PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST – and think of the First Action as doing something with your mind that is different from what you usually do with it.
It matters not what the troublesome situation may be, if you do not consider putting first on your ‘action list’, a change in the way you do your thinking about the situation, then you can only react as you always reacted.
Thinking about a matter in a different manner requires refusing to think from impulsive thought patterns, refusing to think from standard thought-habits, refusing to think from your old reactive tendencies. This kind of new action requires taking the time to think things through from a fresh and new point of view.
When you react to a situation from impulsive thought patterns or reactive tendencies, it drains your creative energy; you find you are unable to come up with anything new. When drained of creative energy, you cannot help but do what you always did, which always gives you the results you always got.
A great way to catch a fresh insight into a troublesome situation is to slow down your thinking … and learn to R.O.A.R. The process of ROAR-ing is true action of progress – it immediately tosses out impulses and tendencies. ROAR-ing creates space for new thinking, which paves the way for a new response, which gives new results; results that move you closer to the outcome you seek to experience.
ROAR-ing is a healthy exercise in higher thinking. ROAR-ing requires that you suspend all judgments that you are holding toward troublesome situations.
• Do not conclude that the situation is ‘all bad’.
• Do not even insist that the situation contains a benefit that you’ve not yet found.
• Do not get angry when you cannot seem to see the situation differently.
Suspended judgment leaves space for something higher than the habitual. When you allow something higher to appear in your consciousness – the answer that you are seeking is seeking you.
Suspending judgment always leaves you with a receptive mind; it gets you out of your own way so that you may drop useless thought-trinkets for valuable insights.
Please hold tight – the little orange book that reveals a simple four-step progressive process (R.O.A.R.), will be out soon. It shows you how to correctly use your unlimited supply of creative energy; how to overcome mental timidity; how to participate in independent thinking … what JOY!
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