Mind – Education, Philosophy etc
Body- Nutrition, Health, Fitness etc
Spirit – Religion, Philosophy etc
Public- Friends, Coworkers, Strangers, Acquaintances etc
Family – Blood, Marriage, Friends etc
Occupation – Hobbies, Work etc
All of these spheres are important. They move in concert with one another each taking priority in turn depending on the circumstances.
MIND – Education, Philosophy, Religion, Motivation, Drive,
The obvious focus of developing the mind is: education. Education is very important, not just to discover new thing, but having a formal education allows for a more fluid transition between ideas. Learning is gaining different perspectives on the world. The more education, the more perspectives. The more perspectives, the easier it is to relate and communicate with people, regardless of their background.
A philosophy is not always an affluent study or a multi-volume collection of whimsy published by a doctor, professor or public leader. A philosophy can be as simple as taking 5 or 10 minutes to think about something. Philosophy is desiring clarity and information to make more sense of the world. A disciplined philosophy will take into account all parties and their opinions/positions before taking an educated stance on a matter.
Philosophy is usually ignored or shunned by the religious side of the world-view house. There isn’t any reason both can’t share the spotlight. Reasoning is one of the beautiful gifts we were blessed with upon creation. I’m a Christian and find using the mind God gave me should be something I should flex daily. The power to reason, deduce and explore the world around me is wonderful. Too often the religious sects get nose-deep in text and forget to live…
The acquisition of knowledge and understanding how things work will give way to the ability to motivate. Accomplishing a goal is impossible without knowledge or an understanding of the situation. Granted, often times in the military the lowest ranks aren’t given the big picture…but the scope of their knowledge tells them, their leaders are armed with all of the knowledge to give instruction or commands. It’s this knowledge that breeds an almost rabid motivation to accomplish a mission. These men/women are shown time and time again that their leaders will take care of them and the mission will get done.
Everyone is capable of generating enough knowledge about something to effectively motivate themselves to accomplish a goal.
As a society – obesity, drug-use, alcholism etc. are all prevelant because of a lack of knowledge. Not a lack of information, a lack of knowledge. Information is everywhere. But, if it’s not applied nothing gets done. Usually issues of overindulgence manifest themselves because people don’t know how else to vent their frustration or are unwilling to glean the information necessary to generate enough motivation to break free.
Get out. Get Smart. Get it Done.
This is me getting some ideas out there for the masses. I’m planning on completing research and going into more depth at some point.