Process vs. Results In Success In Life! Ancient Knowledge!

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Never in life beat yourself up for the result you get after taking a certain action. But beat yourself up for the process if you fail to execute on the process you know produces results. The end result of a certain days actions we have no idea what it will be. But the process that produces results we have full control over. And we need to learn how to master it.

What made you start to fail?

You have to find your built in habits that is causing failure in your life and making it harder to follow the process that produces results. Some of the common things that can have a massive change is diet, sleep and limit too much pleasure. To learn a new process and to implement it in your life it will require months of focus on that process to wire it into your brain. And then when it’s in there you could start working on another process you know produces results. Eventually you wanna have a full system of processes that you have found to be the best to produce results and stick to them everyday.

Life will continue to test you in every second you are trying to do something. You just gotta remember that the hard part with most processes is just the beginning. Actually be inside of the process is usually not that hard. It can be extremely enjoyable once you get into a FLOW state of it. That state puts you into the present moment with deep attention and focus.

The process of becoming a mature adult is a bit more painful but the rewards are so much bigger. But most are very lazy in this world and wanna take the easy way out. You wanna work hard and get what you deserve from that work. Many people do work hard but they work for someone else so in that position they are in a limited position. You have to work first to remove yourself from that limited position.

There is a great book out about this process activity how you can get more into a flow and a nice routine where your life just goes smooth and exactly in the direction you want it. The book is by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and it’s called Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Here is quote from the book about what can be enjoyable:

Basically what it means and he’s saying now especially in the age of the internet is that to get into flow you have to concentrate and focus on the task. And not get distracted as easily by all the things we have around ourself. All the temptations that tells us it will give us flow and fun but won’t.

He also gave another great quote here and some good things to keep in mind when you wanna get into a nice flow state:

Many people do set goals but they are boring. So it doesn’t produce any excitement to actually start doing them if they think they will only improve life by 10%. But 1000% improvement goals now finally it brings motivation to start something new!

I will give you great book recommendations in the future on the topic of my top self improvement book list.

Knowledge is important. When someone is writing a book many times they are doing it when they are in their highest state. So they give you the pearls of their knowledge. That will help you save time and energy to go out and try things yourself. It saves time and energy to learn from someone smart what to do and what to avoid. By being a simulator of the future.

The Stoics said some very smart things. And they had this great trick that is working very nicely when you wanna get more of something in life. It works in the way that whatever you have right you now you practice yourself to be super grateful that you have what you have. So you get a feeling of being content. So you don’t feel a need for more.

The funny thing with this is it always gives you more from this sort of thinking. Because you come from a place of abundance. I have been reading more classical ancient knowledge lately and have found great books about ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

Here is a good book about the Stoics by William B. Irvine. It’s called A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. Here is a great quote from the book about appreciating what you have:

Seneca also had a more scarier practice and that was to think about negative things that might be happening. Of course this one is a bit more scarier to do. Because it might bring up unpleasant thought or emotions:

Musonius had an even more extreme way to do this. I have tested this myself by staying away from pleasure and it for sure is an interesting thing to do. You really start to appreciate more what you have and the simple things in life:

So in a way by focusing more in life on the process than the results. It’s sort of like you want to see yourself as a robot when you are making yourself warm up to do the process. Stop using too much thoughts and emotions and just go into robot mode and do what you know produce results. After some minutes you usually start to enjoy something and you feel like a human again and your creativity starts to kick in and flow!

Results will follow of course when you are focusing on a process you know will produce result. Even when the results are low you know you can tweak the process to get better results. Because we are all humans with a brain that means if we master our mental side then we can become millionaires or even billionaires by using processes other successful people used to get to that point. We need to study their works and learn from it. And then apply it into our own lives.

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Adrian

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The Power of Humility In Life

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Humility can be the greatest gift of all to have. You just gotta ask for help. Crazy part is people do not do it.

A quick example of how deep humbleness goes. If you live in the European Union. You can go to 100s of banks to ask for a loan for whatever it is you wanna do. I bet if you actually did this you can probably have 1 million euros in your hands in a year from now. I don’t have that humility and you also probably don’t have it. So with that simple example you can see how you always can be more humble in life. Instead of being the person who “already knows everything”.

Your framework in life should be “I do not know anything about anything” so a constant learning process. Now the crazy part about humility is how it keeps giving you more the more you seem to do it. An endless stream of good stuff. It never ends! It’s like the universe ALWAYS expanding. If knowledge is infinite do you know how insane that is? No end! So crazy we cant even wrap our minds around limitless knowledge.

Nothing Will Stay The Same! 

The problem with being in the mindset of thinking “I already know everything” is that you will stop growing and evolve. And as we know nature is always shifting. You just gotta look outside your window every month to see how things are constantly shifting. So if everything is always changing that means you have to develop a harmony in your life to move along with nature. And not get stuck in old habits or routines.

Focus on taking care of other humans and you won’t have to worry about your own needs. Clearly if you put focus on how you can make other people’s dream come true nature will take care of your needs too. Most people are stuck in a scarcity mindset where they think they are limited in what they can do in life. But just remember that what one man can do, another man can do. Just requires that you actually do take action and starts to move in the direction you want to go.

Progress! Not going back!

Remember that it’s not the end result that we actually want. Surely it will be nice but even that will be a fleeting moment. The main thing we wanna feel in our life is that we are making progress right now and is moving in the right direction. So the criteria for success for me has become “did I make progress today” or “Am I still growing in life?”. What I do is that I constantly write down all my ideas that I find valuable so I don’t forget.

Goals and habits in life are very important but probably of more importance is that you have written down some kind of vision or purpose in life. I do this on a regular basis and do constant new updates to my vision. I listen a lot to my heart to try to be perfectly aligned with what my spirit tells me to do.

There is a great book by Stephen Covey called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. That talks a lot about great ways to structure your life. Here is a good quote from that book:

Don’t let boredom run your life when everyday could be exciting!

We have this idea that you should pick a job and then stay in that niche for the rest of your life. How limiting! Maybe we are here to just experience life and do a new job every couple years or so. Especially when we really start to get bored of something. That is usually a sign there is time for change. A lot of people are being very resistant to change. They want things to stay the same.

But they too have also forgot that things will never stay the same. They have never stayed the same in history. Evolution is constantly making tweaks and as we see with our current technology we are now in a rapid stage of development into a new arena. An arena where it will be critical you don’t stay ignorant. But that you constantly keep educating yourself. So you can deal with any sort of future adversity that may show up.

Magic Fantasy Land!

Humility will also remove a lot of pressure a lot of people put on themselves. That they need to become something or be something magical. You don’t.

There is a lot of vanity in our current time a total obsession with that every should “Make it”. Which puts even more pressure on humans feeling like they must do something “Amazing” in their life. You really don’t.

The starting point should always be that you are perfect the way you are because your inner core spirit never changes. It always stays pure and same. From this realisation that you are good and perfect already you can move from a calm state into doing other things in life.

Also you should remember that most of your problems someone else in the past have had and wrote down a solution to. So really important to keep getting exposed to new quality information Ralph Waldo Emerson has a great book called Self-Reliance and Other Essays that speaks a lot about relying on yourself to do most things and use the help of wise people to guide you forward. Here is a beautiful quote from that book:

He speaks a lot about the importance of living in harmony with nature. And observing all of life around you.

Have Bigger Dreams To Get Excited!

Vanity and self-importance get’s so boring after a while. You get tired of yourself. And you wanna help others in life. Now the irony is that once you start to help others and focus less on yourself you will actually feel better than with the vanity feeling you got in the past.

It will feel better because you feel like you are a part of something bigger than just yourself. It puts off the pressure on your shoulders to carry the whole load. There is a lot of help out there to get, you just gotta work on not being so afraid to ask for help. It takes humility to ask for help.

People have a massive fear of rejection and I may talk about that in another blog post. The fear of rejection is a big thing that holds most people back in life.

Best Regards,

Adrian

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The Power of Imagination

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So today I want to talk about imagination. In a world where with the power of the internet can basically access all of the worlds knowledge with just a couple of buttons it is important to not get stuck inside of an auto-pilot trap. It is true that many things such a surviving is getting easier especially in the developed world. All heavy lifting the machines and computers can now do. But we still have to do one thing and that is to use our imagination.

The first thing we have to understand about the universe is that it seems to constantly expand. It seems to have no end. So in that case it means complexity and knowledge and whatever you want in life is already available in an infinite form. You just gotta use your imagination to tap into that source. For example I have noticed this when I have been producing YouTube videos. The more videos I do the more new better video ideas I get. And the less videos I do. The less ideas I get. So the more I take action the more my mind starts to expand. You discover that there is no limit.

Important In Creativity to Warm Up!

I have for example noticed that when I do 10 videos quick without much thinking but just producing. Then the real good ideas comes after I have done that. So the first part sorta works as a warm up. It’s kind of like in any sports that people exercise. They have to stretch and prepare for a game or a practice. Many times we gloss over the WARM UP part. We need to understand how critical this part is. If we don’t take it seriously then we will get less of everything.

Some people call this the law of abundance. That whatever thing you put out into the universe will come back to you. What I have noticed is the more you give the more you actually see your full potential and the insanity of how infinite this whole maze of life seems to be.

A key thing here that I have noticed to become more imaginative is that you have to expose yourself to a bunch of new information daily. To get new data and input that you later can sort through. If you don’t get exposed to new ideas or thoughts your mind will grow more weak and lazy. Because we humans are open systems.

There is an amazing book I am currently reading on this topic of imagination from Napoleon Hill. It’s called The Law of Success. Here is a great quote about this idea of thoughts. That they can be extremely powerful and affect other’s far away from you:

Ignorance Is Bad

We have a lot of ignorance that we have to fight against in our life’s. The more you learn and read the more you become aware that you don’t know anything. It make’s you more humble. But also grateful because you see that there is more to life than just the regular auto-pilot mode most people are on. The reason why we are in this auto-pilot mode is because of a lack of imagination.

Or lack of understanding that we have the most powerful tool in the universe always with us. Our brain and it’s intellect. Maybe we are afraid of it also to discover it’s fullest potential. But it can really open up interesting doors and thought patterns you never thought was possible. Being exposed to new information can of course come from other sources than books.

Chaos Can Be Good! 

I have noticed that chaos in my environment for example will stimulate my brain to see new things and connect new ideas together. It’s like a plate of Taco’s full of colors and diversity.

I used imagination to discover that if you use a speech to text app on your phone then you can get 1,000 word’s down on paper in just 7 minutes. That is around 35 pages in 1 hour and a full book in 8 hours. Now of course it would require a lot of editing but you see my point. My imagination got me to that realisation.

We have these ideas that maybe writing a book should take months or years. When it could be done in 1 week. With deeper focus and attention and living in the present moment. This will of course open up your imagination even more. If you can finish writing a book in 1 week then what would you be able to accomplish in one full year?

Another great quote fromThe Law of Success about how negative energy also can affect us very easily so we need to control what we surround ourself with. Which also goes to show that we aren’t closed systems as humans:

Be a creator more then a consumer!

Why aren’t more people producing videos, making songs, making podcast’s, writing blog posts. When you now with the internet have access to billions of people! Imagine all these humans that you have a super easy way to access. Never in past history has such a massive opportunity for creativity and imagination existed as of now.

Or for example think about all these daily things you are struggling with. Problems in your life. If it’s a problem in your life maybe it’s something that other people also struggle with? And if it’s a mainstream problem you can work on a solution to that problem and sell it to others. You see everyone has some problem in their life and something they want to be fixed. You can be that problem solver.

For example you can sell digital products with WordPress and deliver them digitally for free. Bet you haven’t even thought about that!

Complexity!

Usually we don’t like problems and run away from them but just imagine the power you have if you can learn to become a problem solver that can solve any problem that come’s your path.

I heard this great thing which is so true and that is that you get paid in proportion to the complexity of problem you are solving. So if you are just solving an easy problem then you will be paid low. But if you find a way to solve a more complicated problem then you will be better paid. For example let’s say you design a website for someone or you learn how to program an app. Now you have used your imagination more and will be able to be paid more.

Of course this intense level of imagination will fire up your brain’s dopamine levels that will make you feel good and win more in life. Your brain will enjoy that you are doing something new. Instead of just the same old stuff. A great book from Ian Robertson called The Winner Effect discusses a lot the connection between dopamine and winning. Here is a great small quote reminding you that the human connection can many times make you feel way better than monetary rewards that humans can get stuck in:

Imagination will be very hard if you don’t get exposed to new data and information. We humans are like sponges. Everyone around us has an effect on our life. So we need to be sure we choose good sources. For example if you want to be a programmer you have to find those sources in life and surround yourself with them. Eventually they will start to rub off on you. And you will become that.

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Adrian

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4 Amazing Apps For Productivity and The Importance of Habits!

Today I want to talk a little bit about keeping track of habits. Some app’s that I use that are extremely helpful on Android when you do this.

 

So the first app is called: Goal Tracker & Habit List. This is an extremely good app to quickly write in a ton of habits and keep track of your current streak with a monthly calendar built in.

The second app I find extremely useful is called aTimeLogger. This app will help you keep track of how long you have been doing a certain task. And the good thing is you can have multiple time loggers going on at the same time. As well as adding a bunch of new things you wanna track. With a built in custom colour and icons available for free.

The third app that can be good to quickly get your ideas down on paper if you hate writing is a free app called Speechnotes. This app will record your voice in english and try to translate it in realtime as you speak. I think it does a pretty damn good job at it. It does make a lot of mistakes but sometimes also amazingly good translation.

I also use a 4th app which is extremely useful to get most of your ideas down in text and it’s called ColorNote. You can easily create fast notes and sync them online and you can create notes in various colours to keep track of certain topics. Very easy to use and friendly app.

One extremely good thing I have noticed in my life in how you can organise your habit life is that you first identify in a list which habits are the most important first that you should get control over. And then when you know the key habit you need to work on then just focus in on that until you have got it under control. Now you have an habit order you can work on.

Develop Chain Strong Habits!

 

I have noticed when I try to start multiple new habits at the same time I always end up failing. But if I just focus on get 1 habit down for 2-3 months until it’s extremely strong then I can keep it. And I can then start to work on my 2nd most important habit in my life that will produce a big shift for me.

What habits that are most important for you to get down is of course very individual. People struggle with different things in their lives. Also you have to find out what sort of life you want, what you feel is your true calling and try to move towards that. Creating a new strong habit people usually think that they can do it for a few weeks then it will be strong. More realistic it will probably take a few months to make it strong. If you work on it daily.

Habits aren’t really hard to do once you get into a routine. But when you start maybe you will be able to identify other things that stops you in your current path. You will bump into different walls when you are trying to do stuff in life. Maybe you thought 1 key habit you have to get down first. But a few weeks in you notice and detect another more important habit that you need to fix first.

Set High Goals!

And then here comes a very important point where you have to ask yourself if you are willing to make the sacrifice to take time to implement these new habits into your life. This has a lot to do with discipline, self-mastery and self-control. Many times people really don’t see the massive reward to go through all of this to maybe get a 10% better life.

But why not fix a vision that is exciting? A goal that is 10X higher than you have previously thought of? Many people make the mistake of making low goals and actually get them. Instead of aiming super high and maybe you don’t get there but with a high goal at least you will probably get further than a smaller goal. And a smaller goal is not that exciting to chase and create solid habits with. Not that motivating.

It’s a Marathon Not A Sprint!

I have worked out my own purpose what I wanna do in life and I constantly most days go over it again to see if there is something that I wanna tweak in my life purpose. It gives me a direction and I’m not that interested in what happens next week or next month I try to aim in for goals where I try to set them where I can be in 10 or 15 years with solid steady habits that you keep on doing for the rest of your life.

Especially when you have found the golden habits that works for you. For example people learn in different ways, some people learn by reading, watching, audio or writing down. You have to find what is most effective for you. I have found writing to be my most effective one. When I write I remember myself about the new lesson.

Never Ending Abundance Like A Waterfall!

And I also believe in abundance so when I put something out into the universe a new better idea will soon follow. Because I have made my brain empty of ideas. And it will try to make the ideas more solid. I also believe that you have to share in life. We are not independent islands we humans. We are all connected and we all affect each other with everything we do. We become what we consume and the people we surround ourself with.

A funny thing I read about the brain is that it cannot tell the difference between reality and imagined stuff. So if you read let’s say a book about the roman empire your brain can’t tell if you have experienced that in real life or if you are just in your bed reading a bed time book.

I wanna finish this blog post off with a great quote from a great book I really enjoy from a very successful man called Napoleon Hill. In his book The Law of success he said this:

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Adrian

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The “Buy Beauty” Popular Effect

The problem with beauty as in cars is its a form of “beauty for the masses” its a form of “buy beauty” the idea of buying beauty you can argue if it’s something you can do. Surely you can buy outer layer beauty of forms but that deepest sense of “truest” beauty can you ever buy that? That deepest layer of beauty is I think always so close for us to go reach, and that’s the wildest part. If we always have that deepest beauty with us and always can create more by learning more things in life then wow.

Money!

And that the rich many times feels starved of beauty but instead of go create beauty a month they go and buy a million dollar painting. It is a bit interesting to think about. What I am trying to say is we have beauty in every particle around us. There is nothing that we need to go out and seek externally from us. As I have said in the past the beauty down to the smallest particle, or the beauty in nature, or in knowledge and wisdom.

Beauty that is just as nice when you pay close attention as maybe an expensive car. We many times think money can have a magical effect in our life’s when actually when we look around already have everything we need to move ahead in life. It also then comes down that you add standards into your life of the beauty level you wanna hold yourself up too.

Energy!

As you get older you learn exactly what kind of energy you want around yourself and you can be more picky with who you add to your life. These days I just want the happiest most pure beauty intelligent people in my life. Does this person fit into my life* Do I have time to invest in this person* Do we both gain value from our relationship is it win/win*, is this relationship leeching?

Tribes!

We humans are designed for tribes of around 150 people according to various research. So try to find 150 quality relationships. Those quality relationships will add so much love to your life that you will be able to do anything.  Really go for quality relationships that adds a ton of love over quantity draining relationships.

A great quote that I really liked from the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

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