“Still the mind, the answer is within you!” – Random Guru.
Often times, you don’t have the answer and you can sit in a corner for hours on end and it will never come. You’ve got to read, learn, confer, etc to find it – the answer is everywhere but within.
But sometimes the answer IS within. But what good is knowing that if you don’t know whether it’s within or outside of you.
An easy thought experiment can usually give you a hint. Imagine there was an all knowing, super successful person that could possess you and make you do whatever they wanted. If nothing comes to mind as to what those things that you’d do, then the answer is outside of you.
But many times, you know exactly what would happen in that possession. That means, the answer is likely within.
I also use “possession” and not “advice,” because the advice of “Get up earlier and work on that business,” may have you saying, “Oh, I just can’t do that. That’s not me.”
Or advice of “Tell off your boss and quit,” being met with, “Oh I could never do that, what other advice do you have that’s easier…that’s more like something I’d do?”
We already know what “you” would do – it’d get you to the point you’re at right now. If you wanted something different, you’re going to do something that your current persona wouldn’t do. So, you want to think of being “possessed,” not some advice that you wouldn’t take.
Think about how you could change someone’s life that’s doing much worse than you if you could possess them. If you can imagine what you’d do for that person, the same can be said for you by someone that’s much more successful than you.
What things are you not doing that you know a superior version of yourself would immediately make you do?