I never thought this would happen to me.
When it did, happen that is, as you’d expect, I was taken aback.
I was merrily jogging through the trees of my favorite forest when two young spandex speedsters blew by me on their $300 shoes.
For a moment, I was disheartened.
What’s the point–they’re fast like the wind?
Then I realized that it’s not a race.
It’s a journey from beginning to end, and as Yogi Berra has observed, “Predictions are hard to make, especially about the future.”
There is no winning, just feeling good.
The rest is technique.
How it all began
Those who read only one book have got how it all began down pat. They know, or so they say, knowing full well they’re lying all the way to the bank.
I read less and write more, hence I know that in the beginning is the word can be denied only by confirming it.
Without words, there’s no beginning.
In the wordless world of energy, fire, earth, wind, water, elements, cells, plants, and animals, beginning is absent for self-evident reasons. And so is end, and everything in between beginning and end such as jogging through the trees of my favorite forest.
In the beginning is the word
The only variable in time and space is the invention of the word. It revolutionized evolution and defies our understanding of how the universe works.
Everything else was designed a long time ago, but you are free to decide your words among the more than you could handle if you lived a million years.
Billions of words in English alone, claim those who claim to have counted them all, to which I say bullpoop.
All the truths in the world add up to a lie.
From words, worlds are born
The founder of the limitless opportunity challenge, people ask me, Beat, which limitless opportunities principle is your favorite?
To which I answer: 3 words.
Words become things.
I tell it in everything I do.
Words become things.
That is the secret.
That is my favorite talking point.
There’s no question about it.
You have to work hard to get your words clean to make it simple, but it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
That’s my favorite principle.
That’s the hook that I try to catch audiences on, early in the presentation.
This is the power of meaningful words.
And when you keep your word, many decisions are already made.
This is why I create visualizations, why affirmations work, and why showing up works.
Because our behaviors and our actions are our words in motion.
Never let “In the beginning is the word” out of your sight.
And let others do what they like instead.
Word and let word
Tolerate the words of others so that they will similarly tolerate yours.