There may be nothing more powerful or dangerous – than the power of mind. Used in a positive way, it can take you to greatness. If it’s not directed, it can lead you to misery.
One of the most important issues is a simple, but often overlooked: think for yourself.
Use deductive reasoning, based upon facts. And also employ inductive reasoning, using your intuition.
Obviously you can learn from your own experiences. (Although not everyone does, and some of us need the lesson more than a few times!) And wise people learn from the experiences of others. But the key is using discernment, to know what lessons actually apply to you and why.
You are bombarded with news, advertising, programming, commentators, experts, pundits, editorialists, and other manipulations constantly. They want to tell you what to think. Think for yourself.
Don’t be a cynic. But healthy skepticism is good. Question things. Then decide for yourself.
Luke, use the Force…