Glows the wished Ideal,
And longing molds in clay,
What life Carves in the marble real.”-Lowell.
Before we get into the post I’d let’s look at the word “ideal”
An ideal is a principle or value that one actively pursues as a goal. Ideals are particularly important in ethics, as the order in which one places them tends to determine the degree to which one reveals them as real and sincere. It is the application, in ethics, of a universal. It is roughly similar to the relative intrinsic values.”
Someone who claims to have an ideal of honesty but is willing to lie to protect a friend is demonstrating that not only does he hold friendship as an ideal, but, that it is a more important one than honesty. Thus ideals can be seen to be similar to values.
We often hear people referred to as idealists. The fact is we are all idealists to a certain extent, and depending on our mental strength and ideals we will either achieve our personal success or not.
You must have a mental image of your personal goal if you are to manifest its equivalent in the material world. Everything is first created in the mind. When you control your thoughts you become a co-creator. You receive inspired ideas and shape them to your individual needs.
All things of this world are to you just what you think they are. Your happiness and personal success depend upon your mental strength and ideals.
You are responsible for every condition and situation you go through, either consciously or unconsciously. What you do next, that is, how you respond to the circumstance, determines the succeeding step. Remember this; everything has within it a valuable lesson.
By using your mental strength and concentrate on each step as you move forward, you can save a lot of waste steps. You will be able to choose a straighter path instead of a roundabout and convoluted road.
Concentrate Upon Your Ideals and They Will Become Material Actualities
Through mental strength and concentration we work out our ideals in our physical life.
Your future depends upon the ideals you are forming now. Your past ideals are determining your present and your present ideals are informing your future. Therefore, if you want a bright and successful future, you must begin to prepare for it today.
If people would realize that they can only harm themselves, that when they are apparently harming others they are really harming themselves, what a different world this would be!
When it is said that someone changes as much as the weather, what this really indicates it that the persons ideals change. Every time you change your ideal you think differently. You become like a rudderless boat on an ocean. Therefore realize the importance of holding to your ideal until it becomes a reality.
When you wake up in the morning determined that nothing will get to you, that nothing will cause you to choose to lose your temper. This is your ideal of a person of real mental strength and composure.
If something takes place that upsets you and you completely lose your temper, for that time being you have forgotten your ideal.
If you had just paused and took a deep breath and thought of what being a composed and mentally strong person implies you would have chosen not to become angry. You lose your poise when you forget your ideal.
Each time we allow our ideals to be shattered we also weaken our mental strength, concentration and will-power. Holding to your ideals develops mental strength and will-power.
Why So Many People Fail
Many people fail to reach their personal goals and achieve personal success because they don’t hold to their mental strength ideals until they become automatic. When they concentrate on their ideals to the exclusion of all other things they become a reality.
“I am that which I think myself to be.”
Many ideals are reflected to us from the unseen spirit. The laws of matter and spirit are not the same. One can be broken, but not the other. To the extent that your ideals are kept, your personal success is assured.
It was never intended that any one should suffer. A person has brought it upon themselves by disobeying the Laws of Nature. Not being aware of the law doesn’t mean it’s not there. A person cannot plead ignorance.
So why does, or would, people break them?
Because…they do not pay attention to the ideals that are revealed to them from Infinite Spirit.
Life is but one continuous unfoldment. You can be happy every step of the way or miserable; it all depends upon how you entertain those silent whisperings that come from beyond us.
We cannot hear them with the physical ear, but from the silence they come as if they were dreams. These whispers come to everyone who has the mental strength to be silent and listen for them.
So don’t look for these higher ideals with your consciousness mind, but go within, into your Soul and where they will be discovered and revealed.
This will require hours and the use of concentration. Be consistent and persistent in your process. You will need to use your mental strength to stay the course.
No person ever gets to the top of a mountain by wishing themselves to the top
They must climb it!
No person gets out of the rut of dull, tiresome, monotonous life by merely wishing himself out of the rut. He must climb out.
If you are standing still, or going backward in life, there is something wrong. You are responsible for moving forward towards your personal goals, you and you alone!
Don’t be mentally weak and think that you are neglected, or not understood, or not appreciated.
These are thoughts of failure.
Use your mental strength, concentrate on your supportive ideals and think hard about the fact that any person who has achieved their personal success took action and worked for it.
Don’t pity or criticize yourself….enthuse yourself.
You know that the only thing in the world that you have got to count on is yourself.
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