Great to see that you are
willing to continue on with
the REBOOT of
The next two posts will
prove to be critical as we
establish the foundation of
the REBOOT sequence. I
will work hard to earn
ROAD TRIP!Ever take a road trip? So
many details are involved.
To begin with, we need to
understand 'where' we are going. Does this appear to be
on odd starting point?
You see immediately, we need not be concerned with HOW!
This is due entirely because, 'Where' influences the entire
planning process; from what to pack, to length of time we will
stay, to availability of accommodations, and let's not forget
the need for the correct road map!
I am always confused by the large number of seemingly intelligent
people who are Ambitiously walking along the trail-side of life but,
have No road map. Why would you take a road map or input
your destination into your GPS for a road trip, and then walk
through your entire life with No Map and No Chosen Destination.
Don't you find that weird?
With No Chosen Destination, is it any wonder that we are more
often than not forced to REBOOT. We have no other alternative.
We chose to head out on the trail of life, no plan, no destination,
no map - what were we possibly thinking? I think we should
prepare a little better...
REBOOT... The Destination.
So here we stand at the fork in the road. Before us two roads.
we must choose only one! The roads are clearly marked;
one is marked 'Attain' and the other marked 'Obtain'. I can
almost guarantee that you have never taken the time to explore
the subtle but meaningful differences between these two
extraordinary and directive words.
Attain and Obtain can be applied as transitive and intransitive verbs,
and although having similar meanings to one another, each has essentially,
a mutually exclusive application. Although both possess the identical
suffix 'tain', the etymology of the two words is somewhat different,
with 'ATTAIN' being derived from the Latin 'tanger' (to touch), and
'OBTAIN' from the Latin 'tenere" (to hold).
From their differing etymologies, it can be seen straight away that there
is a difference in the meaning of the two words. Essentially, 'attain' is
applicable when one achieves, or reaches a set criteria or goal; to
accomplish something successfully, -to do or finish with success. Here
success transitionally requires the combination of physical and mental
energies. To attain a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Engineering, Health
Science, you must successfully complete a course of specified study. To
attain a predetermined level of desired physical wealth or a garage full
of Maserati's you must achieve a level of professional proficiency.
Whereas 'obtain' should be used when you actually acquire or hold
possession of something through one's owns efforts, be it a physical
item or a notional characteristic. To hold or gain possession of
something through one's own effort traditionally requires the combination
of physical, mental and spiritual energies, To assist with understanding,
here is a differentiating example; when you attain a successful result, you
might not hold or gain possession of your Highest Human Potential.
The REBOOT sequence is looking to maximize the efforts of
Obtainment... specifically HOW do we hold or gain possession
of our Highest Human Potential. As a sole purpose of life the
collection of physical wealth can hardly be considered the
obtainment of your Highest Human Potential. Please, do not
misunderstand our stated intention here. The collection of physical
wealth can be a noble ambition well worthy of pursuit. And indeed,
your Highest Human Potential may come through the applied benefit of
physical wealth. As a sense of example, I am speaking in terms of the
gained benefit delivered by the use of wealth which has been achieved by
Bill and Melinda Gates. Or the gained benefit of the preservation of art
delivered by the use of the material wealth which had been achieved by
individuals such as Henry Huntington or J. Paul Getty.
SUCCESS HAPPINESS- The Social Push...
The common social push is to Attain happiness through Success. Attaining
success suggest that you will finish this as a achievable task. In this sense
We have been digging in the wrong hole!
In your REBOOT, the value of life, happiness, will not be found through
the attainment of success; your directive is the Obtainment, the holding, of
your Highest Human Potential. In this model SUCCESS is not an end-point of
happiness which can be Attained, rather it is an Obtained pathway to happiness.
Becoming successful or being labeled as a success, simply means that you
are recognized by the body of work that you have completed in building
your pathway. Building your pathway is created by your continual activity
of laying the stepping stones of virtue in a manner defined by gained
direction and length. In this way, You must determine from the inside-out,
which stones of virtue will interlock to make your path of happiness. Yes,
in the REBOOT model you control the both the volume and the tone of
your own happiness; you own the path, you own the stones of virtue, you
choose direction and length. Here in lies, Your Happiness.
The beauty of Obtaining SUCCESS is that regardless of past experience,
no matter where you find your starting point, you can build your happiness
pathway. If you are willing to work at it, you can gain that purpose which
you have been individually granted and are divinely guided to deliver.
Wallace Wattles - author of the book titled, How to get what you want,
once touched on this concept in this way;
"The cause of success is not in the environment of the
individual. Because if it were, all persons within a given
radius would be successful. And, success would be wholly
a matter of neighborhood... And we see that people whose
environment are practically the same, and who live in the
same neighborhood show us all degrees of success and failure.
Therefore, we know that the cause of success must be
in the INDIVIDUAL and nowhere else!"
Do not underestimate the significance of this written statement. Before
you is a critical REBOOT clue as to the nature of Highest Human Potential.
Each Called to Their Own...
We know this statement to be true because our world is filled with path
builders working at many different levels of capacity. Some have been
granted the capacity to lay the stones of their pathway by the truckload,
some have been granted the capacity to lay the stones of their pathway by
the wheelbarrow load, and yet others may have been granted the capacity
to lay the stones of their pathway one-by-one. Regardless, of capacity,
we can all obtain and deliver our Highest Human Potential.
The Obtainment of your Highest Human Potential is as individual as your
fingerprint and as fragile as a snowflake. In our common desire to live from
the outside-in, to Attain, to Touch, as much as possible in our earthly life,
we have grown to bulldoze over the fingerprints and to wipe away the
nuisance of the snowflakes. As you REBOOT, you are being invited to live
from the inside-out, looking to recognize the value gained through the
potential that your fingerprints can offer; looking to deliver the incorporated
benefits held through the preservation of snowflakes.
--- So there you have it, your REBOOT Destination; the uncovering and
delivery of your unique Highest Human Potential. The journey of a lifetime!
There are no elevators here... you are going to have to take the stairs...
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