Life is filled with ups and downs, high and lows, victories and defeats. When you’re feeling down about your particular situation, there’s one thing that’s certain….someone somewhere has it MUCH worse than you do. It’s not all Puppies and Rainbows.
Having the right Perspective can vastly improve your outlook, productivity and ultimately your quality of life.
I’m currently reading Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins. After 20+ years, this book still stands TALL. The following is an excerpt from this book. Remember….Life is Extremely Abundant when you have the right Perspective and ask the right Questions.
“At any moment, the questions that we ask ourselves can shape our perception of who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we’re willing to do to achieve our dreams. Learning to consciously control the questions you ask will take you further to achieving your ultimate destiny than almost anything I know….”
QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWER
“They needed no reason. They came simply because he was of Jewish descent. The Nazis stormed into his home, arresting him and his entire family. Soon they were herded like cattle, packed into a train, and then sent to a death camp in Krakow. His most disturbing nightmares could never have prepared him for seeing his family shot before his very eyes. How could he live through the horror of seeing his child’s clothing on another because his son was now dead as the result of a “shower”?
Somehow he continued. One day he looked at the nightmare around him and confronted an inescapable truth: if he stayed there even one more day, he would surely die. He made a decision that he must escape and that escape must happen immediately! He knew not how, he simply knew he must. For weeks he’d asked the other prisoners, “How can we escape this horrible place?” The answers he received seemed always to be the same: “Don’t be a fool,” they said, “there is no escape! Asking such questions will only torture your soul.
Just work hard and pray you survive.” But he couldn’t accept this—he wouldn’t accept it. He became obsessed with escape, and even when his answers didn’t make any sense, he kept asking over and over again, “How can I do it? There must be a way. How can I get out of here
healthy, alive, today?”
It is said that if you ask, you shall receive. And for some reason, on this day he got his answer. Perhaps it was the intensity with which he asked his question, or maybe it was his sense of certainty that “now is the time.” Or possibly it was just the impact of continually focusing on the answer to one burning question. For whatever reason, the giant power of the human mind and spirit awakened in this man. The answer came to him through an unlikely source: the sickening smell of decaying human flesh. There, only a few feet from his work, he saw a huge pile of bodies that had been shoveled into the back of a truck—men, women, and children who had been gassed. The gold fillings had been pulled from their teeth; everything that they owned—any jewelry—-even their clothing, had been taken. Instead of asking, “How could the Nazis be so despicable, so destructive? How could God make something so evil? Why has God done this to me?,” Stanislavsky Lech asked a different question. He asked, “How can I use this to escape?” And instantly he got his answer.
As the end of the day neared and the work party headed back into the barracks, Lech ducked behind the truck. In a heartbeat, he ripped off his clothes and dove naked into the pile of bodies while no one was looking. He pretended that he was dead, remaining totally still even though later he was almost crushed as more and more bodies were heaped on top of him. The fetid smell of rotting flesh, the rigid remains of the dead surrounded him everywhere. He waited and waited, hoping that no one would notice the one living body in that pile of death, hoping that sooner or later the truck would drive off.
Finally, he heard the sound of the engine starting. He felt the truck shudder. And in that moment, he felt a stirring of hope as he lay among the dead. Eventually, he felt the truck lurch to a stop, and then it dumped its ghastly cargo—dozens of the dead and one man pretending to be one of them—in a giant open grave outside the camp. Lech remained there for hours until nightfall. When he finally felt certain no one was there, he extracted himself from the mountain of cadavers, and he ran naked twenty-five miles to freedom.
What was the difference between Stanislavsky Lech and so many others who perished in the concentration camps? While, of course, there were many factors, one critical difference was that he asked a different question. He asked persistently, he asked with expectation of receiving an answer, and his brain came up with a solution that saved his life. The questions he asked himself that day in Krakow caused him to make split-second decisions that led to actions that significantly impacted his destiny. But before he could get the answer, make the decisions, and take those actions, he had to ask himself the right questions.
Throughout this book you’ve learned how our beliefs affect our decisions, our actions, the direction of our lives, and therefore our ultimate destiny. But all these influences are a product of thinking—of the way your brain has evaluated and created meaning throughout your entire life. So to get to the bottom of how we create our reality on a daily basis we need to answer the question, “Just how do we think?”
Source: Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
The reality is, the world we live in can be brutally harsh. So in order to have Absolute Abundance we must overcome our obstacles, push towards our dreams and take Massive Action to make them happen.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill
Dedicated to Serving You,
The King of The City
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