Your Personal Philosophy

“Hitler had a philosophy. Jesus had a philosophy. You have a philosophy too. Naturally, as my example here demonstrates, a philosophy can be quite different! This is why it’s important for you to examine your own philosophy. Understand what you believe. Dissect your decisions. Then, if you find it needs adjustment, make the necessary changes to alter it accordingly.”

Everything in life begins with a thought. Now there’s an interesting statement. I’ve always enjoyed the study of psychology and philosophy. There’s a great deal to be learned from each of them. Our life outlook and personal behavior is integral to our living experience, so it’s only natural to be curious as to how they have an influence.

I think it’s a fair statement to say that most of us live without thinking these days. More often than not, we operate out of a “shoot first, ask questions later” kind of mode. We don’t take a lot of time for reflection or thought, and we often get into trouble as a result of our own ignorance. We misinterpret the real reason for our actions.

Psychology is a broad field of study. It’s also very popular. With so many different psychological theories floating around as to why people act as they do, it can be more than easy to get lost in all the noise. I prefer a simpler and less complicated answer. I believe people behave as they do because of their personal philosophy.

Your Personal Philosophy

Your Personal Philosophy

Philosophy is simply a way of seeing the world. It’s a collection of your opinions, beliefs, ideals and values. Everyone has their own unique philosophy, and it is that which forms the basis for all of their life decisions. Every thought that enters your mind is built upon your philosophy. Basically, your philosophy is like a pair of special glasses which filters and manipulates the way you see the world.

Hitler had a philosophy. Jesus had a philosophy. You have a philosophy too. Naturally, as my example here demonstrates, a philosophy can be quite different! This is why it’s important for you to examine your own philosophy. Understand what you believe. Dissect your decisions. Then, if you find it needs adjustment, make the necessary changes to alter it accordingly.

Your philosophy isn’t something you were born with; it is something you created! Mainly through external experiences and influences, it formed (perhaps without your knowledge) and evolved over time as you aged. In fact, it will continue to do just that until the day that you die. What determines how it changes is the information you provide it.

Influence is a powerful thing. Who you listen to and what you accept as fact can dramatically change your philosophy and life. Whether spiritually, physically, emotionally or financially, where you are right now is a result of your philosophy (and the subsequent actions you took as a result). This is why it’s important to find good mentors.

My life changed forever once I understood this concept. Your philosophy is extremely important, and it needs to be treated with attention and respect. You want to surround yourself with good quality people. Choose positive friends who challenge your abilities. You also want to read and study good quality teachers. School shouldn’t end when you frame your diploma.

Everything you have and everything you are is a product of your own personal philosophy. Your external life is a reflection of your internal thoughts. Every decision, every action, every life experience, is a byproduct of your vision and your outlook on the world.

So, in conclusion, I want to leave you with two important questions:

1. What is your current life philosophy?

2. Does it need to be improved?

Self-examination is what allows you to grow. I hope you take a few moments to answer these questions truthfully. Then, if you find you need improvement, check out some of these mentors who have positively changed my life. I know they will help you too!

YouTube any one of these fantastic teachers to learn how to change your philosophy for the better!

Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Darren Hardy, Zig Ziglar, Bob Proctor, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, John Assaraf, John C. Maxwell, Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, Tony Horton, Steve Siebold, Dani Johnson, Kim Kiyosaki.

Feel free to comment below with any additional teachers who have helped you in your life!

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