Something Amazing

Wherever you are right now, stare at this screen.  Now take a moment, and reflect on who’s looking at the screen.  That silent observer, the real you.  That being inside your body.  Do you sense yourself?

For the rest of this week, make a conscious effort to “watch” this silent observer, creating thoughts in your mind.  Pay close attention to the fact that you yourself are controlling what runs through your mind, and what you think about.

Now that you’re doing this, your mind will keep a back-log of your thoughts, whereas it was not doing so before.  You’ll be able to watch your thoughts over time.

Now comes the next step.  Carefully watch the world around you.  There’s an amazing thing going on.  Those thoughts, which you are making happen, are creating your world.  Every bit of it.

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My Own Experience

Months back, my mind was focused on what the news was playing:  lousy economy, everybody’s doing horribly, the new leadership in the White House is destroying the foundations of capitalism… I thought about my own business endeavors in this context, and found myself doing horribly.  I even had thoughts in my head about a girl I like, and how she doesn’t have feelings for me, like I do her.

I was depressed about a whole lot of stuff.

Then I came across some business materials, which told me to start watching my thoughts.  So I did.  I was blown away.

It’s 100% true.  We ARE creating our world.  The good, and the bad.

Immediately I started changing my thoughts, and things started changing.  I told all of you the other day about fixing up my motorcycle, new business projects, and new experiences in the gym.

I’m still weight lifting, and still gaining tons of muscle.  It’s amazing.  Changed my mind, and decided it was worth the time everyday to lift weights, and then it just happened.

Everything was going great.  I was feeling great.  Then I was bored one afternoon, and didn’t feel like studying.  I’d been studying all week long, and I also didn’t feel like working.  So I had a lazy day, and just goofed off on the internet.  I ended up watching a TV show, which had a lot of romance in it, and a lot of what Greg and I would call “bad basis”.  It had a high rating on the website, and I thought, “People seem to really like this.  I wonder what it’s all about.”  Well I’ll tell you what it was about:  People living messed up lives.  This guy’s in love with this girl, but this girl loves another guy, yet that other guy is in love with somebody else entirely.  They’re all miserable and in constant drama.  Nothing works out for anybody, and nobody is happy.

Well, I ended up watching that, and that show got me thinking about the girl I mentioned.  So I woke up the next morning, after pounding my head with that television garbage.  I thought all kinds of stuff, and that eventually led me to sending her some letters.  She replied and we were talking.  The exchanges were both kinda nice, and sort of sad at the same time.  Isn’t it funny how the mood and tone of the letters, and even her responses, were very similar to that of the show I was watching?  Go figure!

Then I thought… I’m creating this.  First off, I CHOSE to watch that television show.  Once I saw the bad basis, and people living lives I never want to live, I should have SHUT IT OFF.  But I let that crap in my mind, and well, I became a character in that show.  I became just like the guy in the show, who loves the girl, but nothing comes of it.  *waves hand in the air, showing disgust at myself*

I was DRAWING that lifestyle to me.  I was drawing in the lifestyle, “Guy in love with girl that never works out.”  That show left impressions on my mind, either consciously, or even unconsciously, which were creating energy and auras which eminated from me, and was creating the world around me.

I’d be REALLY interested if she just so happened to be having thoughts which aligned with mine, or something that was “compatible” with what happened, and we both brought that situation into reality.

I’m convinced this stuff is true.  You think on things, and let certain things into your mind, it will create whatever world is on your mind.

There’s really two sources of misery in my life.  1)  Sometimes I have to work harder than I’d like to make money.  and 2) Thoughts on this girl, since I fancy her, but nothing will ever come of that.

Business is all my doing.  I choose to make money the way I do.  Doing the work that I do.  And lately, I’ve been changing that.  Greg and I’s new projects are a lot better, and actually embody things that are very important to me.

Speaking of which, I happened to write up a “my dream life” thing a couple months ago, and even changed my desktop wallpaper on my computer to something which embodied it.  I was looking over those goals, and everytime I’d see my wallpaper, it’d make me think on that.  And guess what?

My life has went in DRASTIC directions toward that.  I wasn’t even conscious of this, because weird events just happened, and brought me close to that lifestyle.  Greg just one days calls me up and says, “Hey, I got an idea.  What do you think of it?”  Then it all began.  Other things I was doing just sorta dropped away, but on the other hand, opportunities appeared out of nowhere, which made that lifestyle a possiblity to me.  Like a door opened from some void, and said, “Would you like to come in now?  I’ve prepared this place for you.”  The door is still a bit in the distance, and I’ll have to walk a bit of a ways in order to walk in… The thing is, it’s there, and it wasn’t there before.  I KNOW I created it.

There’s something REALLY weird about writing your goals down, then focusing your mind on them all the time.  It happens.  There’s so many people who don’t believe me on this one.  But try it. Write down what you want, then read that list to yourself everyday, and then everytime you think on that list, think of how you can get it.   Things will start to move.  You’ll become what’s on your mind.

I can remember one time I thought this rock-star guy had cool hair, so I saved a picture of him.  It was crazy looking, spikey, and all over the place.  It was dyed black.   For a while, I remember looking at that picture from time to time.   Every day I look at a set of pictures of eminent scientists and Nobel Prize winners, and philosophers, who I admire.  Well, not everyday, but a lot.   Then I put that guy’s picture in with them, so when I cycled through the pictures, his picture would come up.

Then one day I needed a haircut, and that picture came to mind… If I printed out this picture, and took it in there… I could look like that that guy!… Then I thought WHOOOAAA, no way.  That’s crazy.   But see!  You get it in your mind, then it says, “Hey, if you want that, we could do it right now!”

Even in the little things. If you pay close attention, you are creating those as well.  Just a moment ago I was with my little brother.  He came up to me and asked me if he could borrow my car.  I was consciously thinking about watching my thoughts, especially in relation to creating my world, and then it hit me:  I’m the one who told him to ask me if he ever wants to borrow my car.  I created this.  I made this event happen.

Then I thought.. Ok, no more crap thinking.  Time to do things which make me happy, and feed my mind good things.

So I got out the Calculus textbook, and started working problems finding tangent planes and surface integrals of parametric surfaces.  Then that got me thinking about using curls and divergence vector fields to represent electromagnetic physics, trying to anticipate how Maxwell is going to do (since I don’t have his equations memorized, but I have a basic understanding of how the fields operate), and then all of the sudden I was submerged in physics and mathematics, and was so happy.  I then thought, “YES!  I’m just a few days away from finishing all the mathematics required to fully understand electromagnetism, and all the electric and magnetic fields!”

I started thinking about the simulator I want to write.  I’m going to make a simple “map” editor, then I’m going to allow multiple observers to fly through this environment at the same time, all going at variable speeds, and watch the Lortenz transformation and space-time warping happen.  I’m going to make multiple windows, each with different observers flying around at different speeds.  Time can also be sped up and slowed down.  I’m even going to recreate that experiment I was talking about the other day — Moving faster than light… Actually make a 3D simulator which flies through that backyard, and you can watch it all happen.

I started on a more simplistic version of this same idea a while back.  It’s a neat program too.

Then I want to implement physics into it, like “box” men jumping, and I could see how to different physics and energy dynamics play out for different observers.  For example:  This guy is flying by at this speed.  What kind of stretching takes place at these high speeds?  What does it look like?

So cool flying around these environments I create, and seeing everything play out.  The math will come alive.

I also learned how to do complex transformations.  Using Jacobian transformations, I can actually compute the change in the spatial volume of the “box” man, to different observers (I think so anyway).  The box man may look warped and scewed, but I’ll still be able to compute his spatial volume.  How sweet is that?  I’m not even sure if it varies or not.  I still don’t fully understand all of relativity.  But after this simulator, and flying around with different observers, and representing everything with this new math I’m learning, I definitely will!  Going to be so awesome.

I’m so proud of myself for being able to make stuff like that.  My life is amazing. Soon I’ll have the money to have my lab.  I was thinking about light, and shooting lasers through prisims.  So much fun and discovery ahead.

Random Stuff

In my spare time, I’ve been doing some reading, and I keep hearing the same message over and over: “You get what you think about.”

If you keep your mind focused on problems and troubles, they only seem to multiply.  If you focus on success and good things, it’s almost like those things are magically drawn to you.

I’ve always been suspicious of this principle, but then, over the past two months, I’ve actually been putting it into action.  I’ve kept my mind on success, and achieving my goals, and “I can do anything”, and my life has been driving forward at rapid speed.

I was down because my latest business project needed $500,000 in capital to finish development, and market, and I was down when the lousy economy kept investors away.  I dont’ have the money to fund it myself at the moment, so I was pissed off, having to lay the project to the side, when there’s such a good market for it RIGHT NOW.  Then I got a call from Greg, and he started telling me, “Just keep your mind off of all of that.  Keep looking for a solution, not drown in the problem.”

So I started thinking about success, even though I was really down that after so much effort writing up complex business plans, and sending them off, nobody ended up investing.  I remember being over at my parents house, and my Mom started asking about the status of my business project.  After telling her about the investors, I just started saying, “I don’t care one way or the other.  I’m going to make this money, and fund it myself if I have to.  I’m going to make so much money, it’s not going to matter.  Then when I fund this project, I’m going to make even more money.”  I kept saying over and over to myself, “I can see my science lab.  I’m going to buy it cash, and I’m going to have all my day free to research, and build inventions.” I just kept saying that, and saying that, and kept thinking that in my head, and crazy thing is, months later, all kinds of opportunities started shooting my way.

Greg and I started launching products left and right, and things are going awesome.  But you know what?  If I would’ve sat at home down, saying, “oh, this crappy economy”, I’d still be at the same place I was.

This “you get what you think about” stuff started spilling over into other areas.  I wrote out a list of everything I don’t like about myself.  One area was being skinny.  I was so fired up, I just said, “I don’t have to be skinny.  I can do anything.”  I started talking to my cousin, who is a body builder, and he started telling me how to build muscle and lift weights.  I always have kept in shape, but I mostly was a runner, and would lift really light weights, just to keep toned.  But I thought, “I can do heavy lifting.  What’s stopping me?”  I bought a huge tub of protein powder, and got a work-out plan from him.

It’s been a little over a month now since I started, and I’ve already GAINED 12 pounds of solid muscle.  I looked in the mirror and had a, “Oh My God” reaction.  I thought, “If I keep doing this for another six months or so, I’m going to look like those male models, and those guys in the bow-flex commercials.”  Why did I never do this before?  Go to the gym an hour and a half a day, and drink 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight per day, and I can fix this problem.  It was all in my head.  I was just sitting around thinking about everything that’s wrong, instead of using my mental energy to find opportunties that are still out there, and what I can do RIGHT NOW to fix things I don’t like about my life.

It’s amazing when you start pumping life into your mind.  You become some fixing machine, and everything starts to rearrange itself.  I have an older motorcycle, which was being stored in my parent’s basement.  It was my first motorcycle.  1999 Honda Rebel, 250 cc.  It’s a small bike, but I thought, “Time to get this bad boy running again.”  I went to start it and it was completely dead.  It was covered in dust.  Mom had actually put a few boxes over top of it, assuming I was never going to ride it again.  I pulled it out, cleaned it all up, changed the gas and oil, and jump started it.  Next you think know I’m cruising around on it.

Dad said to me, “Are you going to sell it?”  I was like, “No way.”  After some fine tuning, I got it running just like it used to.  It has some scratches on it, from my early riding days when I was first learning to ride.  I then thought, “I’m going to get those fixed”.  There’s also two little dents in the gas-tank, and I’m going to get those knocked out too.

When I was thinking about all of this, I can remember being at my parents house in the past, and when I’d see that old bike sitting in the basement, I’d think, “Sad to see how things change.  I used to love riding that bike.”

Compare that to what happened after I changed how I thought in my mind.  That same bike now is alive, up and running, and looking and running like brand new.

I’ve been so fired up, I’ve been reading business books too.  I blew the dust off my Napoleon Hill “Law Of Success” book, and re-read parts of it.  I started focusing my mind on developing the core laws he saw in every successful person he ever interviewed:

1.  The Master Mind
This is a group of friends and business partners who meet together frequently to discuss new product ideas, and bounce ideas off each other, and help one another.

2. A Definite Chief Aim
You know what you want out of life, and are determined with unwavering resolve to make it happen.

3. Self-Confidence
The belief that you can do it.

4. The Habit Of Saving
Never run your life on bare-empty.  Always have an abundance to spare, and have money saved up, that if rough times hit, you can weather the storm.

5. Initative & Leadership
The ability to lead and effectively organize and motivate individuals working with you on your chief aims.

6. Imagination
Being able to see beyond the present.  You have to see yourself where you want to be.

7. Enthusiasm
You have to be able to inspire people around you, and get the world moving.

8. Self-Control
You can’t over-indulge before it’s time.  You have to be disciplined, and keep focused.

9. The Habit Of Doing More Than Paid For
There is no excuse for a lack of excellence.  Everything you do is always good.  You always do such a good job, the people you do business with are continually impressed.

10. A Pleasing Personality
People have to enjoy your company, because building up any large project requires lots of people working together, and everyone has to be able to get along.  If you’re the leader, this applies to you especially.

11. Accurate Thinking
This comes from knowledge you find in books, as well as experience.  You have to have realistic expectations.  You can’t be entirely accurate, but you always have to generally know what you’re doing, and execute things properly.

12. Concentration
Like the chief aim, which is for personal goals, concentration is about keeping everyone focused and on task, like a sharp blade.

13. Cooperation
Nothing of any large scale can be done alone.

14. Profiting By Failure
Not able to get funding?  Learn what you did wrong.  And if you didn’t do anything wrong, find a way to learn some lesson from it anyway.  Always be moving forward, learning from every mistake, and never doing it again.

15. Tolerance
People are all different, and you’ll have to tolerate people’s imperfections while working with them.

16. Practicing The Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have done to you.

Looking back over this list, I have a lot of changes to be working on.  The same applies to my science research.  I need to get even better at working with people, and organizing, raising money, and leading.  I need to tighten up my chief aims and concentration.  I can’t let these failures get to me.  I got to get my enthusiasm up, and build up a master mind group, outside of just me and Greg.  My imagination needs to be working double time on making money, so I can get my laboratory, and research assistants.

I’ve known in my head for years how to make 10 to 20 million dollars, which is my goal.  I’ve been making far less, but I’m only held back because I’m sitting around moping, wasting time doing stupid stuff.  I know time management.  I’ve read books on it.  Why am I not doing it, even though I know I need to be?

It’s time to examine every minute of my time, and weigh it against its returns.  Things that aren’t producing, and aren’t moving me toward my goals in life have to go.  I haven’t been disciplined enough.  My vice is my science research.  Right now I need to be making money, and can’t be doing math and physics research 10 hours per day.  I’ll be fine doing 5 or 6 hours per day, and shifting the remaining hours to business and money making.  I know about priorities, but I haven’t been following them.