Notes for rewriting this section
The power of numbers and strength
Who makes the decisions - and passing the orders down
Winning the war
Corollary piece: Recognizing what it takes for sufficient improvement; assessing
(From The First 13 Breakthroughs In Life, Removing The Barriers, Inserting The Creators. Enter title in search engine. Not yet posting at the time of this writing.)
THE POWER OF NUMBERS AND STRENGTH
How unintelligent would it be to go into battle with just a few soldiers, who are also not trained nor strong, against a marauding horde of Mongols?
Yet people do it all the time. They expect to overcome a mass of automatic recordings and habits strengthened over time – by vowing to do something and “hoping” you’ll win. Now, isn’t that preposterous?
The solution lies in using smart battlefield tactics, even training oneself in mental jujitsu (going “with” the force of the assailant and then using that force against him).
You use “guerilla” tactics to knock off some of the opposition, attacking beliefs that are resulting in damage and totally eliminating them by seeing their untruth. We patrol our own borders, not allowing the enemy to cross into our territory to do damage. We get really good at controlling our thoughts and watching (being aware) and identifying the enemy.
Adding to your forces the true beliefs, repeating them over and over until they acquire the force of automaticity and ease (as in habits).
WHO MAKES THE DECISIONS - AND PASSING THE ORDERS DOWN
Only having the top generals making key decisions so we can be sure the decisions are the best. This is accomplished by using the higher brain, while one is in a clear, resourceful state, during an “overall perspective” time set aside to make sure we are planned, with the necessary steps laid out. We clearly see that these are the best decisions and that they are worthy of standing behind.
And then we must fully commit the troops to them, but only through first convincing them of the benefits and rewards so that they will have a basis for making a strong commitment – we can’t commit well with an undercurrent of doubts. We add strength to those by affirming their benefits and reminding the troops not to vary from what is effective, even when they are fatigued and susceptible to competing programs, ones that are just plain not true. We commit to do this no matter what, not like a sacrifice, but as a way to achieve the benefits. We strengthen ourselves through that resolve and that clarity (that this plan will do us more good than random thinking).
WINNING THE WAR
As the troops follow these over time, they become stronger and more committed to doing things this way, because it is what works, it is what makes them feel good about themselves.
We win the battle by creating greater strength and many more troops on our side, while reducing the enemies numbers and protecting our borders against intrusion and resurrection.
This is our life, our battlefied. If we want a great life, we must use this principle to create the power that will get us what we want. Hope and meandering about do not work.
RECOGNIZING WHAT IT TAKES FOR SUFFICIENT IMPROVEMENT
Improvement in each area is a product of force x time x focus. For simplicity, we'll include in focus the idea of prioritizing and doing what is most impactful. The closer to the basic source, the more effective; the degree to which we are trying to solve symptoms, the lesser degree of effectiveness or in fact possibly virtually no effectiveness for the long term. Under Principles, Laws, and Lessons Of Life, read Cause And Effect And Power.
Improvement <-- Force times time times degree of focus (intensity)
Force = numbers times strength
Battle plan: Overall plan, steps, milestones
Completion = sufficient time to get specified result.
ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS
What will I change?
Date of evaluation: ___/___/___
___ ___ Sufficient Strength
___ ___ Learn enough
___ ___ Try, correct enough times
___ ___ Commitment made enough
___ ___ Reinforcements enough
___ ___ Sufficient numbers
___ ___ Enough things implemented
___ ___ Opponents reduced, eliminated, sufficiently
___ ___ Sufficient actions
___ ___ Battle plan followed
___ ___ Sufficient time given to it