I had this friend that was into making jewelry.
She would buy these rocks, and put them in this tumbler.
(not the blog, and actual tumbler).
And had a really rough surface on the inside. The rock would go in, tumble around for a couple days, and come out smooth.
Kind of like how ocean waves relentlessly pound rocks into sand, only a lot quicker.
It’s also why rocks at the bottom of streams are smooth, while rocks out in the wind are rough.
The thing about Nature is she is relentless. She never gives up. She always wins.
There’s an ancient Chinese Proverb that says, “If you wait by the river long enough, you can see the bodies of your enemies floating by.”
Which means patience, above all, will win. If you are rash, and take action, you may win, but you may end up biting off more than you can chew.
I know, we only have one life, right? We don’t have eons of time to slowly wear down our rough spots into smooth edges.
But think about this. What if you started FIVE YEARS ago, doing some kind of skill improvement, for ONLY ten minutes a day.
What kind of skills would you have now?
What if you start now, what will you be like a year from now?
One of the paradoxes of human life is we don’t want to do things unless we are GUARANTEED to see an IMMEDIATE result.
Nobody buys books on how to get rich slowly, or lose one pound a week for two years.
We keep trying these goofy plans time after time, and NEVER get anywhere.
Meanwhile, those slow and steady tortoises are kicking our ass!
Here’s one way you can DRAMATICALLY improve yourself over the next year.
There’s a whole section in the Covert Hypnosis book on practice drills.
Where you take each pattern, and write out a bunch of examples.
A fantastic way to do that, while boosting your own self confidence and social skills at the same time, is take those exercises and write to yourself.
Instead of some imaginary person sitting in front of you that you are selling to or trying to seduce, write the patterns to yourself.
And use the patterns to persuade yourself that you are ultra confident. Super intelligent. Powerfully attractive. Socially outgoing. Massive self esteem.
If you do that, not only will you become a ninja with the patterns, but you’ll also SLOWLY transform yourself into a social skills super hero.
Able to sell anything to anybody, and sweep anybody off their feet.