Many People wonder how Success can succeed. The answer seems simple: break out of the hamster wheel. But how exactly does that work?

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From the attic to the dream castle - is that possible?

Years ago, I and my 45 kilos overweight (at 177 cm height) lived in a small one-room attic apartment. In summer the heat was unbearable, there was no terrace, few windows and a lot of roof area that was heated by the sun. I worked a lot and earned little and the frustration was correspondingly high. I wasn't in a relationship and I was pretty much dissatisfied with all aspects of my life.

I felt alone, sometimes even right lonely and still didn't want to socialize. I was involved in a growing start-up that was growing in revenue, but also growing in size Costs caused. So in the end stayed out Stress and anger not really much left.

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Luck in my life wasn't far off either. When I was 30 years old, except for my sister and an uncle, with whom I hardly were Contact had, all direct family members already deceased. Especially the loss of mine Mother had nagged at me, she had been my anchor, she was the center of an almost non-existent one Family, but had this gift, which only mothers have, to fill in the many gaps that had arisen. When she was gone too, it suddenly became very dark and very lonely around me. She was only 58 years old and her death was one of those moments where you ask yourself: why this person?

In the meantime I had already passed 40 and I could hear the clock ticking, tick tock, tick tock... You know that: once you're in a downward spiral, you see everything even more critically and even worse than it does already is. I developed into a cynic, first as a part-time job and then as a full-time job, and I described to everyone who wanted to hear it and also to those who didn't want to hear it how bad the people and the Welt but had become. One day I read in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) that only 2,1 percent of the people in Switzerland would own 97,9 percent of the wealth!

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I couldn't believe it and started researching. In fact, I found the fact with light different figures confirmed by different sources. In the end, I was left with the realization that 5 percent of the people in this world are successful in what they do, and 95 percent of people more or less struggle through life until it ends at some point. This realization strengthened my belief in a bad and unjust world. And now that I had it in black and white, that realization terrified me, too. I was pretty though for sure, actually very convinced that the world was bad and unfair, but somehow I just didn't want to accept it. Something stirred inside me, a kind Resistance spread.

In retrospect, these must have been the fighting genes that my mother had bequeathed to me, because she defended herself all her life against everything that she believed was unjust. I remembered her stories of how she led women's movements in Switzerland at the end of the 60s and stood for the right to vote Women started, which was not enshrined in law until 1971. She had always fought for justice, not just for women, but for all people. And what did I do? I sat there and felt mine Age heavy on my shoulders, but maybe it was just the 45 pounds overweight I felt.

Is the world really unfair and why?

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It was 2012, the year I saw the 2012 blockbuster of the same name for the first time. In the film, the world is ending and only the super rich have a chance to survive while the others are doomed to perish with the world. I was pretty sure the world wasn't going to end, even if it deserved it at times, unfair as everything was. Ironically, for me it was the year that I set out on a quest. I felt that in addition to the cynic, there was another in me voice made noticeable. I didn't know what she wanted to tell me, but I wanted answers. Why should only 5 percent of people be allowed to be successful? What about us, the other 95 percent? Weren't we entitled to a fair share of the pie?

I started to deal with this unjust world. The more I did it, the less Sinn made the world for me, and more presented themselves to me Ask. The world seemed increasingly grotesque to me. Never before in human history have there been so many diet offers, nutritionists, fitness studios and such detailed information Background about exercise and nutrition. Nevertheless, the number of overweight people continues to rise rapidly. Never before have we had so much Technology like today, which makes life easier for us, relieves heavy work or even completely automates it, and yet we still have a further increase in stress diseases such as burnout, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

What do successful people do differently?

Social media may have connected the world, but more people than ever are still lonely or even more so because they can no longer withstand the pressure of having to be something special and are withdrawing. It struck me no matter how many deals we got for that Solution create a problem that Problems continue to increase. I had experienced this myself with my diets. Whatever I tried, the success was never long-term. If you're desperate enough, reading "Lose 15 pounds in 30 days" sounds tempting.

One thinks to oneself: "What's the matter? 30 days, 69 euros, I can try that. «We all know the results of such diets. After carefully analyzing many diet methods, I have finally come to the conclusion that all diets have three basic problems, namely the beginning, the middle, and the end. In other words, the whole diet is the problem. They only consist of renunciation and are therefore in Konflikt with ourselves. Nevertheless, there are always people who have successfully lost weight. How did they do it? Why are certain people successful at this and others not? I quickly recognized the 95/5 formula here too.

What to do if you belong to the 95%?

I was clear, I was one of the 95 percent. I haven't been successful in losing weight or in my life. I wasn't one fast gives up, and I've never shied away from hard work. I was also always willing to take risks, often working 12 or 15 hour days and more. And yet the desired success did not materialize. So what is it that these 5 percent of successful people do differently than we do?

I decided to tackle my weight problem first, as I felt that was the most important thing. I was sure that once I got the hang of it, everything else would take care of itself. It doesn't really make sense from today's perspective, but it sounded good to me at the time and I had to start somewhere anyway. So I started reading cookbooks in my one bedroom attic apartment because I wanted to learn how to cook because I saw it as an important factor in my weight loss. However, for someone who thought of the couch potato as a dish, it was quite a challenge.

Murphy's secret of success

In the first cookbook I read in the Hand the author asked you to consider whether you are more of a person who likes to prepare quick dishes, or whether you want to cook more with passion and consciously and thus prepare elaborate dishes. He ended by saying, "What kind of person are you?" "Good question," I thought, "what kind of person am I anyway?" So there I was, sweating, 45 pounds overweight, in my 40's and couldn't even do that answer a simple question from an unknown cookbook author. I put the book aside and sat down at the computer. In Google I searched: "Who am I?" Google gave me more than 370 million search results. "Great," I thought to myself, "so there seems to be a lot of opinions on this."

I continued googling, moving from page to page, and eventually came across a book by one Dr. Joseph Murphy, The Power of the Subconscious. The description of the book intrigued me and I immediately went to buy the book and started reading. Murphy explained that while we are all always trying to be conscious of all our actions, those conscious actions would only affect a small portion of our day-to-day activities. The vast majority of all daily actions would be dominated by our subconscious, so it would make more sense to influence the subconscious7. That sounded very logical to me and I devoured the 316 pages of Murphy's book in no time. I later learned from Dr. Bruce Lipton and other researchers even found that our subconscious influences up to 95 percent of all our daily actions. After reading Murphy's book, I felt like he let me in on some of the basic mysteries of humanity. I felt that I was on the trail of the secret I had been looking for for so long. I bought more books and after reading another 1000 pages I got a whole new attitude towards the question "Who am I?". I also found myself starting to think about a lot of things that had always been clear to me, because a lot of things suddenly didn't make sense anymore, at least in mine Eyes.

I am who I am, just who is that?

Everyone has probably asked themselves the question »Who am I actually?«, but very few have ever answered it, let alone thought it through to the end! When I started doing this, I suddenly realized that if I don't like the results of my life so far, I can't blame the world or circumstances, I have to blame myself first and foremost mandatory take, because they are my results. That was the first important realization I had. But to successfully change, I first had to think about who I am and what I want to do with my life. My first realization was that like most people, I had no real idea of ​​who I was.

Whether you are asked this question or ask someone, you will usually hear the first name and the last name. If you ask further, they will Job and added the age. Well, my name is Friedrich Schneider, I'm 36 years old and I work as a logistician. Depending on the situation, the place of residence and marital status may also be mentioned. Now we know who we're looking at and who we are, right?

No, we don't know, we have no idea!

Friedrich is a name that the parents chose, Schneider is obviously the name that the father already had. The age of 36 years, well, that's an approximate indication of when Friedrich was born, and the job of logistician, which he probably learned at some point, but that's not who he is, just what his name is and what he does for a living. If a logistician were what Friedrich is, then he would no longer be Friedrich once he changed his profession. If the name Friedrich were what it is, it would be there quite often. So the question remains: Who am I? Or to the reader: Who are you? Now, if we accept that the name or the job is not really what we are, then next we point to our body. Most of the time we tap our chests and say, "That's me." But is that true? Is our body really what we are? We say, »My leg/my hand/my Head hurts.« We say »mine« and not »I«! So who do we mean when we say "mine"? Obviously someone owns this body, but who? Now, if you answer well, "I do, of course," then please go up a few lines and start again with the question of who you are! By the way, pay attention: you also say “my name” and “my job”. Here, too, the question arises: who is “mine”?

So you see, it's a very simple question that we've been asked many times and answered many times, and suddenly we find that we don't really know how to answer that question. We know what's ours, but we can't exactly define "us"! If you are now a bit torn between interest in and rejection of this topic, then that is quite normal. Your SELF is being questioned right now and IT doesn't like it at all. He prefers it if you carry on as before. But we know that the results of what you have done so far have not been very convincing, so it is time to question the ME and make some changes.

How do you get it implemented?

If we try to become aware of who we are, one has to know that we live in different worlds. On the one hand there is the physical world with our body and everything that we can touch and see, such as ours Spiegelpicture we watch every morning combing their hair and brushing their teeth, although we're not quite sure who we're seeing. Then there is the psychic world, our intellect, which we know is there, but which is already more difficult to comprehend, let alone grasp. Since we as humans tend to believe more in what we can see and touch, we lack awareness of much that is not physical, and this is where the problem with ME lies. In addition, there is the spiritual world, which also plays an important role for many people.

Personally, I've found that most of who I am is intangible and invisible, and yet it's there, as real as my hand, my leg, or my headache. To understand that, I first had to learn how our mind, our Brain and our bodies work and most importantly how all these things work together and what a tremendous impact this interaction of mind, brain and body has on our lives. When I finally realized this, everything in my life changed in ways I never thought possible. I began to understand why some things seemed so simple and easy for certain people and why these people seemed to succeed in everything they set out to do.

This text is not a text written by a doctor or scientist. This text was written by a pragmatist who, after trial and errorMethod explored the world and wrote down his findings accordingly to help people in real life. The methods of the 95/5 formula listed here can be implemented by anyone of any age, because that's what I'm all about: implementation. There are already enough quotes, sayings and requests to do something. I was specifically concerned with helping people Implementation to bring, because that's exactly where we usually fail. Of course, knowledge is an important ingredient, but what use is knowledge alone? Nothing.

Record promptings in writing

For example, I recommend that you arm yourself with a notebook and pen to collect interesting information for your entire life. You will then sometimes have spontaneous ideas or a question that you want to pursue. However, since the moment only lasts a maximum of three seconds for our brain and then a new moment begins, it often happens that things that were in your head just a few seconds ago are gone. That's a pity, because these ideas or questions are often important messages that come from your subconscious, in which an infinite amount of information is stored.

Let's hold these ideas, inspirations and questions in writing, so we can consciously deal with them again at a later point in time. I've filled about a dozen such notebooks over the past few years. You can of course also do this with your smartphone or tablet. The exciting thing is that if you go through these notes days, weeks, or months later, you'll come across things that will astound you. "What a great idea!" you think to yourself as you read the memo, and you can't even really remember coming up with that idea. You will also find that certain questions or promptings keep coming back, and with the help of your notes you can now give these things the appropriate meaning.

Use notebooks as an inner compass

For me, these notebooks are always a kind of inner compass. I can see what's on my mind unconsciously and respond to it. Furthermore, the notes also show me how I have developed in recent years. But don't confuse the notebooks with a diary, which you can of course also keep if you want. The notebook should be for the things in our heads that keep popping up briefly and then disappearing again. If we write them down, we can quickly see which of them are important to us.

I have read the positive I've found that things I want to change and implement in my life are much more likely to be done if I have them written in my notebook. In this way they are a challenge to myself that I can read again and again. I wish you a lot now Fun when implementing new ideas. And don't forget the notebook.

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