A lot of inventions weren’t invented on purpose, rather they were invented on accident.
Butter, for example, wasn’t create to be something to eat.
It was used to keep lid on milk back when they didn’t have refrigeration.
It kept out bacteria that would make milk spoil, keeping it drinkable for longer.
Eat The Lid
Only later did people start to eat it.
I was at this party once with a few friends and acquaintances.
A few of us were sitting around the kitchen table, just talking about random stuff.
One guy I sort of knew started telling this really interesting story.
He stopped right in the middle, right at a significant plot point, smiled, and then just passed out where he was sitting.
Way back in the days of hunters and gatherers, before we invented agriculture, tribes of humans had an upper limit of the number of people.
The more people in any given tribe, the harder it was to get food to feed everybody.
So when they started pushing against that upper limit, which was determined by their environment, they would split and go their separate ways.
Very much like bees and ants.
One of the biggest problems in achieving any kind of success is self sabotage.
We want something on one level, but we don’t on another level.
It’s common to believe this is based on some deep and complex issues like fear of success, or fear of failure, but it’s actually much simpler.
For example, suppose you were running in a 10K.
And so far, the fastest you’d been able to run is 55 minutes.
Mind Is Willing Body Is Weak
So you did a bunch of affirmations before the race, and convinced yourself that you could run it in 45 minutes.
So you start off at a 45 minute pace, which is a seven minute, fifteen second mile.
Your conscious mind believes you are going to hit your target.
But then you pull a muscle, and have to stop.
This is a perfect example of self sabotage.
It’s not that part of you WANTS something, and another part DOESN’T want something.
Over Estimating Capability
It’s more like part of you thinks you are capable of something, but another part of you is not capable.
So when you get a job that is has significantly more pay and significantly more responsibility, it’s not like your subconscious doesn’t want that, is afraid of that.
It’s got nothing to do with believing your deserve that.
Believing’s Got Nothing To Do With It
You can believe you deserve to run a 45 minute 10K, but if your body is not capable of running a 45 minute 10K, you’re going to pull a muscle or pop a tendon.
Self sabotage is simply a matter of part of you being capable of something, but another part of you is not capable.
This is a function of being impatient.
Impatient Kills You
You want something but you are patient enough to build up your capabilities on all levels.
So you sprint out ahead, thinking you deserve what you are going after.
But if part of you isn’t capable of doing that, which means for that part of you, you are operating at conscious competence, which takes a lot more effort.
Anxiety Increases Error Rate
This will simply make your behaviors inefficient, and increase your error rate, which will make you fail.
The secret is to go slow.
If you increase slowly, you’ll finding ideas inside your brain is much easier when you relax.
They say the road is better than the inside of your memories is where you can find your greater self.
Momentum is much better than motivational speeches are so popular because while they feel good, they wear of quickly.
Kind of like how junk food feels good in the moment, but will lead to long term, almost always negative consequences are vague in the future but terrible when they must be brought into the present.
Whenever a tribe would decide to split, families would stick together, and effective hunting groups within the tribe would stick together.
But there would invariably be young couples who were in the process of falling in love, but hadn’t made any progress.
These young couples in love would have to separate.
This is why a common theme in many modern stories is the idea of lost love.
A yearning to get back to the way we were before.
Part of the tragedy of the human experience.
To have a desire to love, but no means of satisfying this desire.
After about an hour, he woke up, and he looked around, discombobulated for a minute and looked like he was going to finish his story.
We all stopped talking, thinking this ending would be epic.
And, Then What Happened?
But then he vomited all over the table, and promptly passed out again.
Luckily, the vomit only went on the table, not on the floor, so it was pretty easy to clean up.
We wanted to know what happened at the end of the story, but he didn’t remember even starting the story.
Which is weird because he told this story as if this happened to him.
So when we told him the part he’d told us, he said that never happened to him.
Can’t Believe It Tastes Like Butter
Like everything else, people eventually started to eat the butter.
And since butter was very scarce, and very rich, it soon became a status symbol of wealth.
Especially if you had so many cows, you didn’t really care if you ate all the butter, which would make the milk go sour.
The Rich Have Many Cows
Since you had so many cows, you could always get a much milk as you want.
If you only had one cow, on the other hand, you couldn’t afford to eat butter.
So people who liked to brag about how they eat bread with butter are essentially bragging about how rich they are.
Of course, today bread and butter means the opposite.
Modern Butter Disaster
The bare minimum.
Before saying you ate bread and butter for dinner last night meant you were rich.
Today, saying you eat bread and butter for dinner means you are hopelessly mired in poverty.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.