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The Most Valuable Resource

Power of Justice [JG]

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I often find myself pondering how the world works, why I am where I am in my life, and how I can better myself. Why some people spend their whole lives just existing and essentially doing nothing, and why there are those who leave a mark and change the world forever.

I looked at some of the most successful people in the world and found that they were all self-made, and nearly all of them started with nothing. It wasn't luck or something they inherited that got them to consistently be at the top of their fields. They clawed their way up through their own strength, knowledge, and skills.

I asked myself, "What makes one an achiever?" If everyone starts with nothing, then, for there to be winners and losers in the world, it's not about how many resources you have but how resourceful you are (how much you can do with what you have).

Because, as it turns out, you can have all the time, money, and energy in the world, but if they are scattered, their power is squandered.

So how do you make the most of what you have? Through attention. Attention is the most valuable resource.

All the things you do in your life demand that you spend attention on them; otherwise, you literally couldn’t do them. That's why it's called paying attention, because attention is a resource and it is finite.

You can think of your attention as a bucket of water. The more you fill it up, the more powerful it becomes. Just as water can be used to irrigate plants or cut through any material depending on the force applied to it, so too can your level of attention determine your success in all areas of life.

What happens with a lot of people, and the reason why their lives are such a mess, is that in trying to do everything, they end up doing nothing. They take their bucket and pour a little bit of water on all the things they consider important, like their health, relationships, family and friends, kids, work, education, entertainment, spiritual advancement, etc., and end up in this in-between state of always being everywhere and at the same time nowhere. [1]

Their attention is spread so thin to the point where they don't have enough power and potency to really focus on and deal with anything in their lives. They end up living day to day, only addressing things as they come up, making very little, if any, progress. Even worse, whenever something unexpected happens, it seems like the end of the world. They have no attention left to spend, so anything out of the norm seems like an explosion.

But when we have lots of attention, big problems seem small, and things that were perceived as difficult become really easy. Much like waking up well rested and finding the answer to a problem after struggling to solve it the day before, attention gives us the ability to see and think clearly.

The other extreme of this is when small problems start to appear big because suddenly you have all this power and you begin to overthink things, but that's a whole other can of worms.

The most successful people in the world are masters at managing their attention. They know what their priorities are, and they eliminate everything else. They are successful because every resource at their disposal is laser-focused on their goals.

One can dedicate all the time they want to spiritual advancement, but if their attention lies elsewhere when they sit down to meditate—they’re thinking about work, video games, friends, etc.—then they can’t get anything done with that time that they’re supposedly allocating. Thus, their resource of time is wasted because they mismanage their attention.

The incomplete tasks or unresolved situations that occupy our mental space and drain our attention are called open loops. The more numerous the open loops or unfinished tasks, the greater the feeling of cognitive overload will be, and your ability to focus will be greatly diminished.

If you find yourself in this situation, you must complete the loops and get your attention back (collect every drop of water scattered throughout all areas of your life) so that you have more potential energy to focus on the thing you’re working on. [2]

Attention is also widely regarded as the most valuable commodity in business today. Social media, advertisements, TV shows, video games, etc. are all competing to get the maximum amount of attention from as many people as possible.

If you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media or completely zoned out in front of the TV, figure out how your attention was stolen from you and make an effort to not let it happen again.

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Notes & References:

1. "You can do anything, just not everything."

2. This is why void meditation is so vitally important, as it gives us the ability to quiet down and temporarily plug all the things that drain our attention, even if we haven’t actually resolved them.

Alex Hormozi - Attention
 
I wanted to say thank you for these posts you make. They are very educated, well-written and valuable and have helped me a lot to get into proper Satanic mindset.

It all comes down to setting your goals and priorities correctly and then being constant and disciplined. As you gain power, you break down the easier problems and get stronger, forever improving. It is a very simple snowball effect.

It sounds so obvious and when you say this to common folks, they generally agree with you, but none of them ever change. All the time the same old: videogames, Netflix, social media. But they all agree with you. Funny.

I am very blessed to have been given a chance to become a Spiritual Satanist. As someone once has written here, being given this chance is a rare blessing and I could not possibly bear the guilt of squandering this opportunity.

Good luck with your endeavors, brother. You are a valuable member of this community, may the Gods reward you for this.
Hail Satan!
 

Al Jilwah: Chapter IV

"It is my desire that all my followers unite in a bond of unity, lest those who are without prevail against them." - Satan

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