Have you listed out the things you want to do before you die? Or do you like to collect magazine clippings and pictures of the possessions you would love to have one day?
Nik Halik is no fan of bucket lists or vision boards.
In this video, filmed at the Platinum Mastermind in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, he explains why bucket lists and vision boards will most likely lead you towards unhappiness. He also advises what you should do instead to achieve your aspirations.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH BUCKET LISTS?
A bucket list is negative. It’s all based on the fear of death.
When you’re living a comfortable life, you’re probably not thinking about a bucket list. You don’t want to think about death.
Then, imagine you get terminal cancer. Suddenly your bucket list comes to the top of your mind. You decide there are all kinds of things you want to do. You want to travel the world, build a business and do all kinds of other things. The problem is you can’t do them because you’re in a hospital bed.
Instead of making a bucket list, decide to draft your screenplay.
Be the writer and plan out your life from start to finish. Then be the actor, producer and director as well. You’ve predicted your life, you’ve internalized it and then you can live it out exactly the way you choose.
Focus on life, not death.
WHAT ABOUT VISION BOARDS?
The idea behind vision boards is you find magazine clippings and pictures of what you want in life. Pictures of wonderful holidays, luxury homes and cars, maybe even a picture of yourself on the front of Forbes magazine.
Then, you stare at it every day with the hope that it will manifest itself.
It’s great to aspire to all of these things, but it must be underpinned by the right psychology and belief system. What’s more important than “visualizing” your aspirations is having the self esteem that you can realize them through your own actions. Don’t just hope that them will come to you.
THE SECRET OF “THE SECRET”
Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret, is based on a the same idea that gave rise to vision boards. If you think good thoughts, good things will come to you.
Although it made 90 million dollars and it was a huge commercial success, Nik Halik considers it a failure for humanity. It says nothing about taking responsibility for your fortunes and taking action. Without that, vision boards serve no purpose.
What most people don’t know about The Secret is that is a repurposed version of a public domain work, The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles. Nik Halik has himself repurposed the same work and put his own angle and perspective on it.
Be very suspicious of anyone who tells you that success will manifest itself out of your hopes and wishes. Take responsibility, not the easy way out.
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