It’s all in your head! (#RealWorldWoo No10)

In the Dalai Lama’s meditations on pessimism, he comments on how some young people get disillusioned with material success and take a spiritual path.  He reminds us that their are good and bad in the world, and that our world is largely the production of our own imagination.

OK – so that’s about as far from empiricism as you can get, I know you’re wondering how on earth I’m going to turn that load of woo into something real-world!

Actually, it’s quite easy.  I’m not going to get into all sorts of quantum stuff about trees in forests or cats in boxes.  Take a look at this blog, and this one  (and this video) and you’ll start to get a feel for how your imagination can change your world.  Or at least your focus can change how you interact with your world, and how it interacts with you.

In the blog about attitude, I showed how an expectation of bad (pessimism) generated a bad outcome, and non-attachment and hope for a positive result brought about a good outcome.

And in the one about graffiti, you can see that your feelings and impressions of the world are clearly altered by how you choose to focus on it.

So, if you get to choose what your world is like by how you choose to focus on it, and if the way your world reacts to you can be improved by how you choose to focus on it, doesn’t it make good business sense to choose to expect the best of  situations you encounter, and those you deal with?

The #RealWorldWoo series of blogs

The Dalai Lama - Luca GaluzziI bought a neat little book recently -  "365 Dalai Lama" - as the title suggests, it's a daily thought from the Dalai Lama.  My plan is to use each thought as the inspiration for a blog - and linking the fluffy woo-woo elements to real-world solutions in business and life.

About Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw
About The Author

Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw