Once Upon A Time
Once upon a time, these two dudes wanted to wander around in Europe and collect stories.
This was in the 1700’s.
These two brothers were hoping to stitch together and bunch of local stories from local oral tradition.
Stories told and passed down.
Their goal was to put these stories together to prove that Jesus and Christianity were inherent to human thinking.
Back then, a lot of people believe this.
That if you put a normal human in isolation, they would, on their own, come up with the same basic ideas taught in Christianity.
Unfortunately, for these two dudes, these stories were all over the place.
So they figured it was a failure.
They left their collection of stories and went on to other projects.
Then one of their friends stumbled upon these stories and read through them.
Hey, he said, you guys should publish this for kids.
So they did, and it was a smash hit.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales was first published in 1812.
And while they didn’t exactly prove Jesus, they were filled with useful advice.
Like if you go into the forest, you might stumble onto a talking wolf dressed up like Grandma who’ll eat you.
This is to keep the kids wary of going into the forest alone.
Or if some weird old lady invites you into her house, she might eat you.
My favorite is the Pied Piper.
A town hires him, and says they’ll pay him.
He does the work but then they don’t pay him.
But they eventually pay much more than they originally had.
Plenty of ways to interpret this.
You can pay now, or you can pay later, but the longer you wait, the more you’re going to pay.
This can be an example of debt, or even behavior.
Doing things today only for today feels good.
But everything has a price.
Everything costs something.
It’s easy and feels pretty good to live off your credit cards, so long as you can forget about paying them.
It’s easy to relax and enjoy things today, and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow.
This even sounds a bit enlightened.
But unless you’re planning to jump of a bridge, there IS going to be a tomorrow.
Sure, you might get lucky and you can take it easy for the rest of your life and come out OK.
But for some things, there will be a reckoning.
This is why thinking beyond just today is a very, very powerful skill to have.
The Uber Skill
A very rare skill to have.
To slowly build up your value, in all areas, compared to everybody else.
Which will slowly make ALL your future “todays” much, much more enjoyable.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.