Just a great quote:
"Nobody’s going to get up in the morning, anyone around your life, family or other, and dedicate their life to what fulfills you most. They’re going to dedicate their lives to whatever they think will fulfill their lives and they’ll attempt to utilitarianly and opportunistically use you to help them fulfill their values.
So if you don’t empower yourself and declare what it is you want and decide what that is, other people decide. Any area of your life you don’t empower, other people will overpower.
So if you don’t empower yourself intellectually, you’ll be told what to think.
If you don’t empower yourself in business, you’ll be told what to do.
If you don’t empower yourself financially, you’ll be told what you’re worth, and they’ll pay you what they think you’re worth.
If you don’t empower yourself in family, you’ll probably be in a relationship that’s not exactly what you dreamed about, and you’ll feel trapped.
If you don’t empower yourself socially you’ll be told what propaganda to believe and you’ll probably just fit in to conformity.
If you don’t empower yourself physically, you’ll be told what drug to take and what organ to remove.
If you don’t empower yourself spiritually you’ll probably live in some sort of dogma that’s irrational and antiquated.
So nobody’s going to get up in the morning dedicated to that so if you’re not sitting down and going inside and introspecting and reflecting on how is it you really want to live your life….many people don’t even give themselves permission to think they can actually create their life. But if you don’t live in foresight with your 4 executive center, you’ll be living in hindsight and you’ll be reacting from trial and error which is the least effective heuristic way of living your life……….."
Dr. John Demartini on Money and Relationships (on The Smart Couple Podcast, episode 246, July 24, 2019)