One of the experiments that I have seen several times on social media is that of people putting out something that they know is not true and seeing how many people click like or share the information without doing any research on it. Another is watching late night talk show hosts interview people on the street and sharing the political views of one person as someone else's and asking what they think about it. The idea behind these experiments is to demonstrate that many people are not thinking about what they are agreeing with, nor are they thinking about what they actually believe.
In a conference that I attended in Las Vegas in 2012, the main speaker began with telling us not to believe anything that he said if we wanted to be in charge of our future. Instead, we were to take what he and the others said and form our own opinions. It has been my experience that most people don't really know what their opinion is. They only know what they have been conditioned to believe. When pressed to explain their point of view, most people will simply say that they have always believed that. There is little behind our beliefs except for emotion and conditioning, unless...
The unless is the part where we examine our lives and our outcomes and look for what is actually the right belief structure for us and for those that we impact. Are we creating peace and success or are we creating chaos and destruction? I see so may people whose belief is that the world is out to get them and that others are bad that they create an energy field that pulls those people to them. They literally magnetize themselves to attract bad things into their lives. When your belief is that the world is essentially good and that good things are supposed to happen to you, then you magnetize yourself in that direction.
Regardless of the situation that you find yourself in at the moment, you can choose what you will focus on. You can choose what you will look for. Will you look for opportunity and joy and peace and good? Will you look for negative and hate and fear and bad? The choice of what you seek out is up to you. That doesn't belong to anyone else. You can choose not to believe anything that the world throws at you without forming your own opinions. And, I would encourage you to do just that. Take the information. Evaluate its validity. Determine the path that is best for you and those that you impact. Then, look for the best result possible.
Magnetize yourself for success and for peace!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.