Why, then, do we have a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (with a Map to get there); yet, not a single Google search result for Mind Propulsion Laboratory?
Which is greater: The creation or the creator; the jet engine or the mind that imagined it?
We readily acknowledge that, individually, we are one-of-a-kind. As unique and temporary as snowflakes, each of us has a short time to make an indelible mark on this world. The best way to do that is to use our mind, for the benefit of many.
Jet engines do not miraculously appear. They are built. The same is true of our mind. Piece by piece and neuron by neuron, our minds become the engine of what we accomplish.
We have a choice in the direction of our lives. It’s a simple matter of programming. Today, we are the cumulative result of every choice to this point in time. We go where we look. The future will find us arriving at the destination of our, individual, choice.
As simplistic as it sounds, the reality is certain: Choose no direction; go in circles.
My recommendation: Choose a worthy pursuit.
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity, and honor.
Pursue indicates a passionate desire to achieve.
Here is the point of no return; the fork in the road; the real choice to be made. Will we be a Go-Getter, or a Go-Giver? Achievement for the sake of ego is less than noble. Accomplishing mutually beneficial results is a worthy goal.
Speaking of which, success can be defined in a myriad of ways.
Here are two:
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. ~ Earl Nightingale
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable. ~ John Wooden
To arrive, we must begin. To reach a destination, we must have one. To navigate, we must be able to measure our progress.
Remember, our mind is the engine of our craft. The manner in which we fuel it will determine its performance.
Let me ask a very simple question: If we (You and I) are strapped into the nose of a rocket, what quality of fuel do we want in the tank? Great minds do think alike. We want the very Best; Premium; Grade-A; Number-1; Super-duper; Fill-‘er-up-to-the-top!
Same thing for our minds: Let’s pour in the Good-Stuff.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
There are few guarantees in the pursuit of righteousness and love. This is one: By training our minds to Think this way, the odds of success increase astronomically.
How can we remember this daily propellant for our minds?
I’ll guide us into a flight pattern.
Think: Three-P’s. (Philippians)
Think: Two sets of Four equal Eight (4 and 8); begin with True, take a LEAP.
Think: What’s up with the Numbers?! Add ‘em up (the number of letters in each word); the sum is 48 (4 and 8). Separate the digits and that’s Chapter and Verse. (Philippians 4:8)
Then, our minds begin processing other relationships between the Letters, Words, and Numbers. For instance … look at the P’s (middle two of the Three-P’s) at the bottom of the Two sets of Four: Pure and Praise. And … since N comes before R, the two-5’s are in sequence: Noble and Right. Flashes of thought are igniting in minds, everywhere!
What was difficult to remember a few minutes ago is now etched into our minds.
All We Do Begins With A Thought
If we, daily, step into the Mind Propulsion Laboratory, for the express purpose of Research and Development, our orbits of influence will increase exponentially!