Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Achieving Success: The Russian Doll Technique to Mastering Your Inner Game

Achieving success in life is dependent upon your ability to master your inner game. Your outer world is simply a reflection of your inner world.

"Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills. He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass."
James Allen

The thing is, you were born a pure genius, filled with promise and unlimited potentiality. But the majority of people do not approach anywhere near their full potential. So what happens to us?

Well, basically society boxes you in and surrounds you with numerous boundaries and limitations. Even think about the way in which most people work. Most people work within the confines of a cubicle and then they're expected to think outside of the box.

So essentially, your inner genius becomes trapped. Think of it like a Russian Doll. You lift the doll but instead of lifting the whole doll you lift off just a shell of the doll. And you repeat the process until you reach the last doll. Unlike its predecessors this doll is not hollow. It's dense and it's solid.

The outer shells of a Russian Doll are analogous to the many limiting and negative self-beliefs that confine you and entrap the true essence of you. If you persist in removing these shells you'll finally reach your true genius and enter a state of pure potentiality - a state where you are truly limitless.

The problem is that most people do not persist with the process of breaking through limitations. After removing just a few of their shells they become frustrated and perhaps even bored by the process because progress can appear slow.

For many others it's simply too much hard work. They forget that:

"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted."
David Bly

They cannot see that the sacrifices they make during this process are a means to liberating them to be able to achieve success and their ideal life.

People want fast results. They want to get to the 'core' quickly. They often refuse to acknowledge that this is indeed a process which some will complete fast and others will take longer to achieve. As Business Success Strategist, Stephen Pierce says:

"Everything has a process and you can't cheat the process. Understanding the process gives you patience."

And while the aim of the game is to be in touch with your authentic self, it's important to celebrate each smaller achievement as well. Also, while at first each subsequent Russian Doll may look familiar, upon closer inspection you'll notice intricate differences.

These differences are symbolic of the differences taking place in you even though you may not at first notice any significant changes. However, so long as you are diligent and use proven techniques to effect the changes, they will take place. In fact, personal growth and development can be likened to the growth of ginseng.

Wild Ginseng takes about 6-8 years to grow to a point where its roots are mature enough to harvest. That's a long time but the results are well worth it.

Ginseng extract is beneficial in treating a wide range of diseases including stress, depression, rheumatism and high blood pressure. It's also beneficial in helping to improve mental alertness, stamina and endurance. Similarly, the more you enhance your personal growth the more benefits you'll achieve.

However, returning to the Russian Doll metaphor, as you progressively remove your limitations your sphere of influence becomes bigger and bigger. Your confidence will grow and you'll be able to achieve success and manifest your goals faster and more effortlessly.

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