Thinking Magically™ | The Four Horsemen of Failure

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution.

                                                                       – Carlos Castaneda

There are four fabled riders who are destined to loose disaster upon the world; the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And while manipulation and readying for this supposed global catastrophe is best left to visionaries, there is a private kiss-of-death within most people that needs to be handled now. You see, most people have a gap in their lives; that ever-widening crack between where they are and where they want to be. This gap keeps us from living out our wildest dreams and it is filled with what I call The Four Horsemen of Failure:

Apathy
Uncertainty
Negativity
Fear

The Four Horsemen of Failure concept is what this recent set of four promotional images was based on:

I Kill Montage

Apathy, Uncertainty, Negativity, and Fear are the only things keeping you from success. Let’s take a moment and shed some light on what they are so that you can easily banish them.

Apathy is a lack of enthusiasm and passion. It is indifference. It is not caring. Apathy happens when you suppress your emotions or lose your interest in things and people.

Uncertainty is doubt and a lack of determination. It is disbelief, distrust, and the inability to make a decision.

Negativity is skepticism. It is the inability to accept something as true. It is being ill-natured.

Fear is the dread and apprehension that something or someone will cause you pain. It is anxiety. It is a threat of future harm.

Each one of these, on their own, is enough to kill (or seriously maim) a dream. When two or more conspire together you end up with an overwhelming moat of impossibilities. It’s time, then, for you to fight back against The Four Horsemen and declare failure a jest and misfortune unthinkable. You can conjure this new mindset by taking the following four steps.

STEP ONE. Understand that life is filled with challenges. Embrace the opportunities that are presented to you. And bring all of your passion to bear on what you are doing at any given time. Love early. And Love often. Even when you don’t feel like it. This step is all about finding meaning in your life and engaging the world around you.

STEP TWO. Get information and input that might be needed or desired from others and then start making decisions. Stop delaying. If you want success, you have to take steps in that direction. That means you have to make choices and follow through with them.

STEP THREE. Realize that, if you expect the worst, that’s not always a guarantee you will avoid future frustration. However, such thinking does assure defeat even before it really happens. Start focusing on the positive things that are happening in your life. And don’t tell me, “I can’t.” There are ALWAYS good things happening. Focus in on those things and people that support, nourish, and empower you. And . . . perhaps it’s time to decode, compose, and rewrite the rules you have for yourself and others.

STEP FOUR. Take a moment and notice where you are RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.  If you’re reading this, you in a safe place RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. Notice how you feel. Notice that everything’s okay in the immediacy of the moment. No . . . don’t let your mind wander into the future. Stop making sh*t up. In this instant while we’re together, find that place within you where you say to yourself, “I can handle this.”

These four steps are designed to bring you back to the present and out of the imaginary past and fanciful future you usually live in. When you are mind-full of where you are, the apathy, uncertainty, negativity, and fear start to fade immediately.

Now, it’s time to give you an incantation that I encourage you to recite each morning as you start the day –

I Am a Warrior

If apathy, uncertainty, negativity, or fear are destroying your chances of living the life of your dreams, NOW is the time for a great revolution of spirit and belief. You have a personal obligation to be a success. And you have a personal responsibility to kill those destructive feelings that are standing in your way.

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© 2013 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved. thinkingmagically.com
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