Keep in mind how you will benefit from each of these word-switches: Word-switch 1 Yes, I think I can, turns-on the energy we require to get results. Word-switches 2, 3, and 4 free our thinking from mental slavery to the instinct and traditions nature and our nurturers program into us during our immature years. Word-switch 5, the universal problem-solving sentence, is the “magical” tool that, regularly used, creates common sense solutions that work. Word-switches 6 and 7 diminish the instinctive anger and the emergency fight or flight impulsive responses that are least likely to work in our relatively civilized world and that often get us into trouble.
E=mc2 initiated a new era, a world where multiple tribes will soon possess weapons with ultimate destructive power! For the first time, in our very lifetime, an earth creature has become capable of deliberate self-annihilation. Recognizing the significance of “the bomb,” Einstein expressed his most important insight:
“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our ways of thinking. Thus we are drifting towards a catastrophe beyond comparison. We shall require a substantially new mode of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
Historically and currently we focus much of our energy and resources on harmful aggression. We have ignored Einstein’s admonition about the need to continue updating the way we think. Humans are distinguished from all other earth creatures by the degree to which we create symbols and manipulate them in our mind. Words are our triggers to release powerful energy. Only we have been given the capability to attain substantial control of our life’s experience, to free ourselves from the hardwired directions of our genes and our nurturers, and from fate and circumstance. Only we significantly change both our self and the world for our well-being and/or for our own destruction.
The seven simple word-switches presented here start the process of updating our thinking to better deal with the requirements of modernity. The strens to be presented enable us -- anyone, including you -- to assume control of our life’s experience. We can take responsibility to problem-solve instead of blaming others and/or our self. We can teach ourselves to act on reason and wisdom more than instinct and habit. Most important, PLEASE GET THIS, we can transform our mental energy into a weapon for mass construction. The regular application of these seven basic mental skills re-directs the way we process information. Each dramatically strengthens our thinking, more so upon acquiring the additional mental strengths provided in the more than 100 strens that will follow.
Changing the way instinct and tradition have programmed us to think is a self-taught skill that requires five ingredients: faith in one’s self to say “I think I can,” work, patience, direction, and the willingness to risk giving up the automatic ways we were taught to think that no longer work. All of these ingredients are abundantly available for the asking. Since you have already asked, you will be provided with a new stren every other day. All skills are mastered through application. With repetition, new skills become automatic, habitual, and effortless. The wisdoms you will receive have been proven to be among those most important to enhance life’s experience. They will update your thinking to let you become your own chief executive officer as you free your will from the whims of fate and circumstance. Now, continue on to the word-switches and strens that free your thinking so you can become your own person, the self-endorsement skills that make you your own best friend and lifelong traveling companion, the mental freedom control panel that explains the 8 choices available to your will, and the collective wisdoms that will make you a Mental Wealth millionaire and a powerful force for world peace.
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