THINK about it ...
I'm inspired to write today about THINKING as the first step to action. It's no surprise that thinking should be a hot topic - after all, that's the basic premise of The Secret and all the documents that inspired that movie/book/movement. Say what you will about The Secret (and there's plenty of buzz going around about it), it has definitely created a new topic of conversation around the water cooler.
I watched Bob Proctor on Nightline last week, and frankly, was a little disappointed. I have a very good friend who is coaching with Bob Proctor and she told me that there was much more to the interview than ended up on the show. So I did a little sleuthing, and came up with the actual 107-page transcript of that interview.
Here's just a tidbit of what DIDN'T make the cut on Nightline:
Bob Proctor: "The average person doesn't think. If most people said what they were thinking, they would be speechless. Listen to the conversations. It's obvious they're not thinking or they would never say what they're saying. Or stand back and watch what they're doing. They would never do what they're doing if they were thinking. Mental activity does not constitute thinking. We have to be taught to think. It's a subject that we can learn, like mathematics or reading or history. But we don't teach it."
Why did this get cut? I realize that a 107-page transcript is WAY too long for a 15-minute segment on Nightline. But what I found fascinating when reading through the entire thing is how focused on the negative Cynthia McFadden was. She had talked to all kinds of people - medical people, the president of the American Cancer Society, a physicist - all trying to disprove what Bob Proctor knows, and what The Secret has created in conversations around the globe. So the journalist in Cynthia McFadden had to concentrate on the parts of Bob's information that would "support" her take on the story she was reporting.
It's simply the Law of Attraction at work. What you think about you bring about. What you are looking for, you will find.
We really AREN'T trained to think like this, are we? I know I was trained - in school, at work, in my life - to follow the rules, to do what someone else told me to do. I was trained NOT to think, when you really "think" about it. I'm not blaming anyone - I'm just noticing what I notice.
So what I'm committed to in the world is Bigger Small TALK, which starts with Bigger Small THINK. But it can't end there. If we are only bigger thinkers and bigger talkers, we will be just that: BIG TALKERS. We have to put action to those thoughts and those words. And, what I know from reading Steve Farber's books, especially The Radical Edge, is that we should never, EVER try to do this alone.
So I'm creating the Summit for Bigger Small Talk in Fargo in June to connect those of us who are committed to this idea. As we meet in person, we are taking those action steps. We've got people coming to Fargo this summer without even knowing exactly what the Summit will entail because they are committed to action around bigger small talk.
Do you want to play BIG? Put your mouth where your heart is and join us in Fargo June 27-28. We'll be creating this event each week until then, so come play with us! Let us know what you would like to see and be and feel and know and then we'll create - and allow - that together.