June 26: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

It is useful for us to all be standing on the shoulders of others.  What it took someone 20 years to learn can be learned by us in days, weeks, or months, IF WE LISTEN.  The work, pain, and lessons it took them so long to experience and learn can be quickly experienced, learned, and acquired by us.  It is a great way to avoid pain, pitfalls, and misery.  This is a great way to overcome ignorance.  This is a great way to acquire knowledge and skills.  This is a great way to become more valuable, by adding value into our lives and the lives of those around us.

Exponential gains can be accomplished by standing on the shoulders of giants, and by building onto the incredible work of those who have come before us.

First, we have to know exactly what we want.

When we know exactly what we want, we will know what we have to learn and do in order to acquire it.  Focusing on the outcome, while feeling the enjoyment of the journey along the way, is helpful, motivating, and inspiring.  Seeing the thing we want as already acquired and feeling the feelings we will feel when it is already ours will give us the feelings, energy, and state of mind needed to drive and propel us towards it, and it towards us.  Focus is a tool that will attract more of what we want into our lives, if we ONLY focus upon what we DO want more of.


One of the most empowering books I have ever read is, “Tribe of Mentors,” by Timothy Ferriss.  The exposure to new beliefs, ideas, thoughts, ways of life, and things, coupled with the knowledge and wisdom contained therein has proven to be priceless.

When we know what we want we can stand on the shoulders of another to attain it more quickly and effectively.  Others have already done it.  Why re-invent the wheel?  Instead of reinventing the wheel, we can add to it, upgrade it, and share it all with others, making THEIR journey less painful and more enjoyable.  Why not use the wisdom and experience of others  to get to where we want to go more quickly?

Today I will focus on what I want and find someone else who has already acquired it.  I will be intentionally selective when it comes to my own, personal mentors.  I will learn how they did it and adopt any knowledge, wisdom, strength, tips, tools, or tricks I can that I learn from that person in order to get what I want more quickly and effectively.  I will be patient and remember that not everything happens immediately.  I will remember that knowledge without action is dead and useless.

This Interview contains the PERFECT examples of how to stand on the shoulders of others, empowering ourselves for even MORE success, wealth, fulfillment, and happiness than we do now enjoy:

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

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