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Escaping the State of Waking Dreams

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Reality is an issue that people tend to get very emotional about. The problem is that reality is nothing more than truth, and as Baltasar Gracian, the insightful and pragmatic 17th century Jesuit priest, cautioned, "Truth is abhorred by the masses." Instead, they try to make true that which they love -- a self-delusive practice that virtually guarantees frustration and failure.

It is absolutely essential that a person intellectually and emotionally understands that reality isn't the way he wishes things to be or the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are. The person who is not able to make this distinction finds it virtually impossible to make decisions that lead to positive results.

A true principle of nature cannot be created or changed in any way. Take the principle of gravity, for example. Isaac Newton did not wake up one morning and decide to create a principle whereby if he dropped an apple from a tree twenty times, it would fall to the ground nineteen times and rise upward the twentieth time.

Reality will deliver negative consequences to the well-meaning, ignorant individual as surely as it will to the malevolent, stubborn person. Not once has reality excused anyone for good motives, so consistency is essential when it comes to a proper perception of reality.

People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches