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Habits And Mindset

Posted: December 3, 2013 in Buddhism, Depression
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Some time ago I was interviewed by a multi millionaire. We had worked out that the reasons for success in martial arts and wealth creation were the same. It was all about habits and mindset.

Success in both these fields, we found, was all about having a positive mindset and understanding that setbacks were necessary and unavoidable. The funny thing is, the setback is what creates the mindset. It’s the lesson learnt. You take a hit, experience pain, and change your game plan to avoid it next time.
The trick is to stick at it after the setback.
That’s all.
No secret.

The trick according to Buddhist philosophy is wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom comes from knowledge of life. The knowledge of cause and effect. The cause of suffering and happiness. The actions that create less suffering and more happiness.
Wisdom through knowledge.
Mindset through setback.
Same thing.

I thought I was smart when I worked this out then I realised that Buddha thought of it 2500 years ago.

I ain’t so smart.

To listen to part one of the interview, look up martial arts training in the pod cast section of the iTunes library.
Or go to:
http://martialartstraining.libsyn.com/rss

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