Think Truth In Spite Of Appearances


think truth in spite of appearances

In Vienna today.. wow is it ever amazing.

I actually went to a cafe that many incredible people (and some infamous people – including Hitler) used to frequent..

it was a strange feeling to be in that space and was interesting to see.. Absolutely amazing architecture.

Here’s a shot I took from the outside.

cafe central vienna


That’s not really the point of today’s post.


I wanted to point out something incredibly important.

Wallace Wattles once said that “there is no labor that more men shrink from than the labor of continued and consecutive thought”

In other words..

Thinking about our vision is literally the hardest thing that we could do.

It’s much easier to swing a hammer… scrub the dishes or watch the TV.

So why is this important?

Well.. it’s all about wiring our brains to think the way we want to think.

Almost every self development leader will agree that our results are a product of our thoughts.

So if we want a better life, or to achieve certain goals…  we have to think about our lives when those things are accomplished first.

We have to be certain and detailed.

If we never take the time to think it… odds are, we’ll never get it. Its like a boat in the ocean without a rudder, hoping to make it safely to the other side.

Today, and for the next thirty days, make it a point to write out your vision exactly as you want it.

Be clear on that and you will literally attract the opportunities to get you there.

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44 thoughts on “Think Truth In Spite Of Appearances

  1. lynsrod

    Needed this today. I’m trying to get into nursing school and it’s been so hard I’ve almost given up on myself and have just been so blinded by the struggle that I forgot why I wanted this in the first place! I’m gonna take you up on the challenge and hammer my goals out and keep them present in my mind. Thanks and keep doing what you’re doing! :)

  2. ssnroyal

    When I hit a snag in my writing…either the character isn’t cooperating, or my mind won’t grasp the right words to say what I want to say…I get up from the computer and go do something like wash dishes, fold clothes, water plants. My mind is still working, but I’ve stepped back and most times when I finish my chore, I’ve also found a solution. Does anyone else do this?

  3. mlinkhorn

    Absolutely a great post. It reminds me of my vision board I have. Think it so it shall be, however you do have to put in some effort. Great post!

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Great comment. Yes, effort is paramount but it’s much easier to
      Put it in when you know where it’s taking you :)

  4. tanguerabeth

    Vienna — great place to drink espresso and eat tortes! Thanks for your encouraging/dream-seeking post.

    Do you have a WordPress site for following?

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I will check back on your site again soon.

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      I hear you Bindu.. I’ve postponed for three years. Id do it for a while and fall off because I never knew if I was doing it right. That’s why I love the idea of doing it every day. That way if I don’t completely like my vision one day, I can improve it the next :). No matter what, I’m thinking about it and visualizing it and that is helping me get there

  5. brandimarie91

    I completely agree with your post. In order to achieve our dreams or goals, it’s important to get up and start making them happen. Sitting around and doing nothing won’t make the process easier. We’ve only got one life to live and we need to make every second count!

    P.S. That is a beautiful picture! :)

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Hi Barbara, thanks for the nice complement! :) I’ve had so many amazing people influence and guide me over the years.

  6. fictionfitz

    As they say, I like it. Liking though doesn’t mean I will do it. As Larry Brooks writes about in Story Engineering, what is the concept and the difference of concept to plot, etc. Is vision that I want to lift writing to be number one in what I do including its economic effects? Or is that a plan? Is determining if I am a fiction and a non-fiction author rather than a creative non-fiction writer a vision or a plan? And me seeing the Red Sox losing the wild card series to the Rays, what was that?

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Hmm interesting.. Lol your vision is supposed to be what excited you and gets you out of bed in the morning.. All the rest is the plan IMO :)

  7. flammetjie

    Loved that post, thank you. And I love that cafe in Vienna! I recently wrote, “if you aim at nothing, you are sure to hit your target”. It is not that easy to dare to dream. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  9. GoldenDoor

    “Thinking about our vision is literally the hardest thing that we could do”

    Beautifully said. If a vision or goal of mine comes to me while I’m laying on my bed, I make sure to get up and jot it down. No matter how comfortable I am. The more specific I can be the better. Creating a deadline for yourself works wonders as well!

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Great point! Some of my best ideas and song ideas for that matter have come to me while sleeping :)

  10. James Я Draven

    just wanted to drop by and thank you for the follow. i have read a couple of your post and I must say it is a little more on the serious side than what I normally read everything here is inspired. Thank you!

  11. uhbeautifuldisaster

    I love how down to earth this reads. Napoleon Hill says to create a definite plan to achieve your desire at once, and begin without hesitation. Sometimes there are going to be alot of uncertain obstactles, but the tests are there to prove our strength. I’m definately going to follow for more self-help tips, Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. sharonsdarrow

    Thanks so much for the well-written reminder. All too often I find myself frustrated because of lack of progress and realize that I’ve stopped doing the very things that create the most difference.

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