Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.
Episode 511: The Forge of Life by Steve Pavlina (Developing Habits & Personal Growth).
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The form of life by Steve Pavlovna of deep heavily in home, sometimes
I'm thinking of life as a forged that moulds us and gives us shape in substance as we live, we come into this world like blocks a marble and were sculpted by experience. We can let the forge do his job on its own, but we also have the option to consciously participate in the process.
If we feel ready for that, we collaborate with the forge in order to have a say in what were becoming recently attended a war.
shot by other speakers, him free TIM, Sheridan idea
resonate with me first. He noted the conception that when we die some people,
that will see a bright light and supposedly were expected your towards the light and dissolve into it when this happened.
We share our earthly identities, we experienced total oneness, but we also essentially become unconscious.
If dissolve into light means sharing or individual consciousness, then there's no
Eagle left through which consciousness can't look at itself? Consequently,
into light, actually means going dark TIM suggested in alternative he time paraphrasing
what? If, instead of dissolving into the light the point of life, is a developed such a strong, individual consciousness tat, we don't want to dissolve into
conscious oneness afterwards, that's an interesting perspective. Isn't it? What does this mean
Your goal of your early life is to develop such a strong cautiousness, identity and personality that you love to cook,
you going even after you die, see, look at you
your dissolve into alight, and you exclaimed. No thanks. I'll keep toy with what have created. If
Your sword maker create an amazingly beautiful and elegance, or would you acknowledge its greatness of any possible
into the forge right away to recycle it? Would you displayed proudly study at more deeply admires, craftsmanship
we enjoy using such a sword. Once the sword is craft,
Would it be nice to learn how to wield it? You can
a whole other lifetime, exploring in mastering the use of that sword. Long after forging has done life
forging sculpting an moulding you? Sometimes it shapes you with fire. Sometimes it shapes it with water and sometimes military rest forging to self.
When you see that you're being forged by experience, you gain the option to consciously participate in your own forging you can help to wreck the forger,
telling him how to mould and shave you in ways that you desire the forger
Amazon plan for you and you can submit to that plan, you can break from it
Don't lie with it and help enhance it. How do you do this one
It is through surrender, reckon
as the ways that life has already been shaping you, and instead of resisting those movements actively invite and encourage them notice where life key
now Jane you to go and go. There are other ways through exploration
lean into new experiences. When I feel
expressions is improved
the new US
When I do this, I have few regrets. If the outcome is positive, then of molten,
Character and some valuable new way, if the outcome is
So good to have learned a good lesson
how to mould my character in a free my mind to let go of the recurring. Maybe I should try. This thought pattern is much easier to keep
progressing when I satisfy my curiosity through direct experience. Another way is by confronting fear: what do you fear public speaking talking to strangers being homeless, failing and business being rejected, deep intimacy confront your fears again and
again in your fear, dissolves. This gives you more power to participate and sculpting your own characters, and now you can embrace new types of forging they had otherwise resist Tudor, irrational fear
to gain new lists are properties. Are you can forge into your character properties our previously unavailable to you, for instance, you could?
eat a character who travels around the world doing public speaking, which would have been accessible. We resisted flying speaking and travelling abroad
and still another way is by consciously modifying the forge itself. You can deliver
how to change environment, Aigner, social connections, tab influence, how you turn out moved
who city are part of town drop? Unsupported,
total connections and invite
in an more inspiring ones if you dont, like them,
the forgers in your life or doing stuff, inviting them into your forge, conscious, character, desire. What kind of character would you
light create. Who do you dream of becoming take some time to review them
list of values as teeth travelling at our com. Note, the one
the most like to include in your character there more than four hundred to choose from save you
or your favorites down to personal top ten list does not help you get a clue.
The idea of what kind of character you lie to create, at least in terms of broad strokes. What,
current patterns in your life. Could you surrender to such that surrendering, instead of resisting, would actually help you forge the character you desire? What
experiences could you lean into tell forge a character or fears Guinea consciously face until the dissolved
What social environmental changes would help to forge a character even more powerfully. You can let the forge make
of these decisions for you or you can actively participate in the process, which gives you a bit
It is significantly enhance. Customize and polish. Your character
pretty created such a delightful care. True that you love to keep a living in exploring with creation, as it is right now, could you decline the invitation,
to dissolve into the light. If not, then, what's missing what
Additional forging remains to be done was an extra for you. What action
Did you take right now tell forger character in the direction of your desires? Take that action.
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