There are seven critical features necessary for even moderate success. Should any of these attributes be at a low ebb, then you’ll discover yourself living a life of quiet despair and bitter failure. Ironically, these essential elements can be treated with some sustained effort. Alternatively, if you’re able to increase all seven levels of personal power, you’ll end up living in an entirely new world, where achievement becomes the norm rather than the exception.
In your efforts to enhance your life by curing these indicators of failure, don’t look around you for much reinforcement, because most individuals are in deep denial of their own inadequacies. In actuality, you’ll discover yourself a pioneer. However, should you not cure the conditions of failure, then you will eventually need to pay a high price for such negligence.
- Low energy. In our modern day world of continuous struggle to sustain ourselves efficiently, it’s easy to allow stress become predominant, and this in turn, can result in compromising the immune system and developing illness, sometimes a deadly illness. Low physical energy stems from inadequate sleep, little or no silent time of restfulness when awake, little or no physical exercise, and poor eating and nourishment. When bodily energy is reduced, sluggishness is widespread and little is achieved. Unless this is treated, a individual is heading toward ill health and low moods. Dysfunctional and addictive behaviour, bitter losses, and personal crises arise from not having enough physical energy to repair things in our own lives when they break down. We cling before the smallest of obstacles.
- Mental sluggishness. The world is quickly moving towards getting entirely based on knowledge as a key financial skill. The industrial revolution, where strenuous labour was sufficient to cover the bills, has been replaced by researchers. Machines and sophisticated technologies are quickly replacing manual labour. In a decade or two, robotic intelligence will far outstrip the most capable human tech. Yet, all educational systems are still using the primitive mill methods of mass production and should you would like to have an intelligent mind, you’ll need to develop self-reliance.
- Low ideals. All greatness and all cases of cultural personalities arise from people who have held themselves up to some higher ideal then what the consensus reality deemed necessary. I am not speaking here about morals, whose values originate from dogmatic creeds, but about someone’s desire to better themselves and the world around them. Egoic desires for wealth, fame, and overall domination aren’t substantial ideals. Many world dictators have held all three, and they’ve brought nothing but misery for their countries and the world at large. Champions of worthy ideals have been people like Joseph Campbell, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and many others. Dipping into the biographies of great souls is the start of your own greatness. When Buckminster Fuller decided to made the choice to make his life an example of what one guy can do to better the world, he made a precedent whose size if replicated are going to have far-reaching effect. A high ideal is one that’s good for you, that is good for others, and that’s good for all humankind.
- Dogmatic religiosity. Fanaticism isn’t spiritual. Understanding the terrific invisible forces of life can only come from first experience. Books and educators may point the way, but finally, they don’t light the path to deep understanding, and just create a false belief of learning. True spirituality is composed of acts of kindness, minutes of wisdom, and feelings of high inspiration. When we learn and absorb the lessons of our life, enjoy real warmth in connection to others and experience wonder when considering the excellent scheme of life, then we might awaken to spiritual understanding. Institutions, however venerable, can’t make you spiritual. Gurus, no matter how complex, can’t make you spiritual. Only your own unrelenting attempts at seeking the roots and significance of the good, the true, and the beautiful will place your feet on the road to spiritual understanding. Spirituality, ultimately, can’t be educated; it can only be heard.
- Superficial relationships. The whole fabric of life is based on relationships between various kinds of life. The more superficial your connection with different individuals, the more manipulative your interactions, and the more self-seeking your motives, the more you hurt yourself. We understand neither ourselves nor each other, and the consequences of the neglect of affection and interest is the fact that we live lonely lives in a world where disorderly human behaviour seems to be gradually but inevitably eroding the quality of human experience.
- The unhealed past. We all have been hurt by our interactions with the world, as well as these psychic scars collect inside our emotional bodies, the more disturbed we become. Neurotic tendencies originate from psychic wounds. Over time, they just get worse. Unless attempt is made to cure the experiences of hurt, disappointment, rejection, and humiliation from the past, then their psychic power will continue to have a debilitating effect in our own lives. So numbed out are we to our own pain that often it takes skilled expert intervention to discover it. All examples of dysfunctional behavior and bad life conditions arise from a psychic making its silent feeling. All acts of rampant evil arise from a mind that has escalated into psychosis.
- No self-inquiry. Life is complex. Yet we react with simple reflexes to what ails us. Rare is the man who takes some time to journal, to walk in nature, or to talk with other people at a deep level what could be done to enhance the quality of life. When we do not contemplate the conundrums that confront us, we continue to tread ruts of self-defeat. Reflexive living means a dearth of proactive solutions, and the incorrect answers we collect about what to do about things, the worse they get. Quickly enough a life will pass and sorrow will be the last emotion experienced. The unlived life originates from the non-reflected life. It’s much better to reflect on what is going on in our lives once we have a opportunity to correct our course than to do so when it’s too late. It’s a rare and amazing thing to be born a human being. It’s also the toughest of undertakings. Unless we choose to cure these seven degrees of failure at a consistently committed manner, we’ll find ourselves displaced by our own unwillingness to look for significance. We all have a greatness and grandeur that yearns with despair to be free into the light of experience.