Nothing Makes Sense
Some things seem to be paradoxes on the surface.
But paradoxes are really not an outward sign that something is “wrong.”
Any paradox is a sign that we don’t have the total picture of what’s going on inside.
For example, there’s a common idea that all self help is a scam.
People devour self help books like crazy.
People spend tons of money on famous motivational gurus.
At the same time, nobody ever changes.
The general conclusion, especially by the anti-self help crowd, this that self help people are conning us.
Or we are allowing ourselves to be conned by the self help people.
This is really only part of the story.
Maybe not even half, or even a quarter.
From a superficial level, it seems true.
Self Help Fail
Millions of people read self help every year.
And nobody ever changes.
Therefore, those self help books must be filled with metaphysical nonsense, right?
Well, when in doubt, it’s always good to get more data.
Consider the weight loss industry.
Gyms, diets, home equipment, books, programs.
The money spent on all that stuff keeps increasing every year.
Nearly 100 billion today.
But we humans keep getting fatter every year.
Does this mean that going to the gym doesn’t work?
That going on a diet doesn’t work?
In fact, weight loss is so easy, from a scientific standpoint, nobody would need to spend a nickel on any book or gym or program, and STILL lose weight.
What about another piece of data?
Suppose you looked at all the books and courses and equipment bought by would-be musicians.
And then tracked all those people.
Suppose, at the end of the year, few of those people had developed any musical skills.
Would that mean those music books and theories are filled with metaphysical nonsense?
Now we’re just getting silly.
Sure, many self help books do contain a lot of fluff.
But many don’t.
Many have decent ideas that are as old as time.
Stoic ideas, for example, has been around for more than 2,000 years.
And one of the main ideas is to focus on the shooting of the arrow not on the hitting of the target.
This is the same as being outcome independent.
People have been teaching the same things for centuries.
But people keep flailing about, not applying those principles, for centuries.
What if there is something DEEPER than those surface level ideas?
What if there is a deeper idea that is COMMON to all self-help fail?
Turns out that there is.
How you view time.
How you feel about time.
Time Is Critical
How you interpret, on a deep and intuitive level, now vs. some time out in the future.
This, as you’ll see, is the one true master key to everything.
“Master key” is probably not the best metaphor.
It makes it sounds like all you need to do is to put the key in the lock and turn.
It’s more like a “master strategy” that will make ALL of those other surface level ideas much, much more automatic.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.