Joe Vitale

1
Feb

“Enough Already!” Says Epicurus

In the whirlwind of our ever-demanding lives, it’s easy to fall into the trap of constantly yearning for more – more success, more possessions, more experiences.

However, the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus offers a timeless piece of wisdom:

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

This profound statement underlines the importance of gratitude and contentment.

Let’s explore this concept through three relatable examples.

### 1. **The Career Ladder Climb**

Imagine Sarah, a young, ambitious marketing executive.

She worked tirelessly to land her current position at a renowned firm.

During her university years, she dreamed of this day – working with big brands, earning a respectable salary, and being part of a dynamic team.

However, now immersed in her job, Sarah often finds herself enviously eyeing the higher managerial roles, feeling restless and unsatisfied.

Here, Epicurus’ quote serves as a gentle reminder for Sarah to appreciate her journey and achievements.

Not long ago, she yearned for exactly what she has now.

By refocusing on the present, acknowledging her hard work and the goals she has already attained, Sarah can find fulfillment and joy in her current role, even as she ambitiously plans for the future.

### 2. **The Pursuit of Material Wealth**

Consider the story of Alex, who once dreamed of owning a luxury car.

After years of saving, he finally purchases his dream vehicle.

Yet, within months, the excitement fades.

Alex starts noticing even more expensive and luxurious cars on the road, and his once-dream car no longer brings him the same joy.

Epicurus’ philosophy highlights the fleeting nature of such desires.

Alex’s initial longing for the car was a source of motivation and excitement, but once attained, it quickly lost its luster.

The lesson here is about finding a balance between aspiration and contentment.

While it’s natural to desire nice things, it’s equally important to cherish and appreciate what we have achieved and possess.

### 3. **Personal Relationships and Social Media Envy**

Finally, let’s talk about Emily, an avid social media user.

She often finds herself scrolling through posts, feeling envious of others’ seemingly perfect relationships, vacations, and lifestyles.

This envy overshadows her own happy, loving relationship and enjoyable life experiences.

In this scenario, Epicurus’ words remind Emily to appreciate the real-life connections and moments she cherishes.

The joy and satisfaction in her life can easily be overshadowed by the allure of what others have.

Recognizing the value in her experiences and relationships, the ones she once longed for, can bring back the joy and gratitude that social media envy often diminishes.

### Conclusion

Epicurus’ statement is more than just a call to be grateful; it’s a profound insight into human psychology.

It’s about recognizing the beauty in what we have now, remembering our past desires, and finding contentment in the present.

This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t aspire for more, but rather, we should not let our future ambitions cloud the appreciation of our current blessings.

By mastering this art of appreciation, we can lead more fulfilling and happier lives.

Ao Akua,

Dr. Joe Vitale

 

1
Jan

Zenith: The Year of Zero Limits Living

Happy New Year!

My 2024 private mastermind – what I’m calling Zenith – will reveal 10 precepts over 6 months.

These are 10 practical wisdom truths I’ve never discussed before.

They are the secrets to my own success in numerous areas, from spirituality to books to movies to music to wealth – and more.

You will receive one precept every two weeks, along with my explanation of how to apply it in your life.

You will also get my personal help in setting and achieving your biggest goals for the New Year.

We’re talking goals you’ve not been able to attract before.

Maybe goals you’ve never imagined before.

We’re talking spiritual and material breakthroughs.

In addition, you will receive help from the other 7 people in this unique mastermind.

Their insights, resources, tools and support can help you achieve what others might call miracles.

In short, Zenith will reveal how to experience authentic Zero Limits Living.

What would your life be like without limits?

What could you attract?

What could you do?

What miracles await?

Because I can’t easily convey the power of Zenith in this post, please go see –

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Expect Miracles.

Ao Akua,
Dr Joe

PS – Only 8 can attend and only you can say yes. We begin January 11. Go see –

1
Dec

Zero Limits – New Book – New Movie

I’m excited to announce “Zero Limits” the movie is now in production!

Filming has been going on for months and we still have months to go, but it is real!

Get an overview at http://www.zerolimitsmovie.com  

ALSO, my newest book, “Zero Limits Living,” just went live for pre-orders on Amazon!

The book will come out July 2024 but you can preorder it right now at https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Limits-Living-Essential-Achieving/dp/163774496X/

Early reviewers said —

“A must-read book of the year.” – Los Angeles Tribune

“I’ve watched Dr. Joe’s evolution as a leading-edge author for decades. His latest book is a breakthrough in personal development and spirituality. It’s truly a new map to success. I loved it.” — Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason

“An eye-opener! We need this book now more than ever before. It’s empowering, enlightening, and entertaining too!” – Lee Milteer, Author, Speaker, Business Coach

“If you’re seeking a path to a limitless existence, I highly recommend “Zero Limits Living” by Dr. Joe Vitale, unquestionably one of the greatest self-help authors of our time.” – Moe Rock, publisher, music producer, bestselling author, The Moral Compass

“These high-consciousness techniques include understanding the Universe conspires to help us, harnessing the power of the collective unconscious, identifying with our inner “I” of divinity, rewiring our brains, and turning any failure into feedback on our way to our dreams. Welcome to living a life of infinite possibilities!” – Tassel Faith Shanebrook, founder of You Are Your Own He

“Empowering and transformative, this isn’t your ordinary “self-help” book! This masterpiece is the only book you will ever need to unlock the secrets of attracting your desires and goals with precision and grace. Its profound wisdom not only reveals the path to achieving your dreams, but also bestows the gift of inner peace, nurturing a serene mind and soul amidst life’s chaos. With the three-part formula, prepare to kick limiting beliefs to the curb and finally have a limitless life!”- Amberly Lago, Bestselling Author, Top 1% Podcast Host, Mindset Coach, TEDx Speaker

“A brilliant synthesis of spirituality and self-help, revealing a new system for getting results in a balanced, healthy, and accelerated way. I highly recommend this amazing book.” – Mary Morrissey, author, Brave Thinking, Founder, Brave Thinking Institute

“Dr. Joe’s use of his own compelling story will have you captivated, inspired and ready to break down limitations in order to live the life you deserve.” – Dariush Soudi, Founder of Gladiator Mastery

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Looks like 2024 will be the YEAR of Zero Limits!

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year!

Expect Miracles!

Ao Akua,

Dr Joe

1
Nov

Three Steps to Paradise

Friedrich Nietzsche, a renowned 19th-century German philosopher, had a way with words that often probed deep into the human psyche. Look at this famous quote –

“I was in darkness but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second a good word, and the third, a good deed.” -Nietzsche

Nietzsche paints a vivid picture of a transition from darkness to paradise, achieved through three progressive actions: a good thought, a good word, and a good deed.
Let’s break down this journey into simpler terms and illustrate it with relatable examples.
**1. A Good Thought**

Imagine you’re in a room with the curtains drawn, shrouded in darkness. The very act of thinking about opening the curtains to let the light in can be likened to having a ‘good thought’. This thought is the initial spark, the first realization that there’s an opportunity for change, for something better.

In daily life, this can be compared to the moment you decide to change a habit, perhaps giving up a detrimental vice or adopting a new positive routine. Let’s say you’ve been feeling sluggish lately due to a lack of exercise. The ‘good thought’ in this case might be the recognition that you need to be more active and the idea of joining a local gym or taking up jogging.

**2. A Good Word**

Returning to the dark room analogy, now that you’ve had the thought of opening the curtains, voicing it out loud makes it more real. Sharing it with someone – “I think I’ll let some light in” – transforms it from a mere thought into a declared intention. This is the ‘good word’.

In the context of our exercise example, this would be the moment you share your fitness plans with a friend or family member, or perhaps when you seek advice on the best running shoes. Expressing our intentions often adds a layer of commitment to them. It’s as if by voicing them, we are halfway to turning them into a reality.

**3. A Good Deed**

Finally, physically drawing back the curtains and flooding the room with light is the culmination, the ‘good deed’. This act transforms the environment, changing it from a place of darkness to one filled with brightness and warmth.

To continue with our fitness analogy, this step is when you actually lace up those running shoes and step out the door for your first jog or when you attend your first gym session. It’s the manifestation of your thought and word into tangible action, bringing about a real and positive change in your life.

Nietzsche’s quote beautifully illustrates the progression from introspection to action. Starting with the inception of a positive idea, progressing to the commitment through verbalization, and culminating in a tangible act that ushers in change. His metaphorical journey from ‘darkness’ to ‘paradise’ can be applied to numerous aspects of our lives.

In essence, Nietzsche is emphasizing the power of proactive transformation. No matter how deep the darkness or dire the situation, three simple steps can guide us toward a personal ‘paradise’.
We all have moments of darkness in our lives, be it challenges, doubts, or regrets. But by adopting a positive mindset (good thought), vocalizing our intent (good word), and finally acting upon it (good deed), we can overcome many of these challenges and make our way towards a brighter, more fulfilling existence.

“I was in darkness but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second a good word, and the third, a good deed.” -Nietzsche

Ao Akua,
Dr Joe
2
Oct

The Greatest Quote

You’ve probably come across this famous quote by Napoleon Hill in some form or another, whether it was on a poster in a classroom, a motivational meme on Instagram, or maybe even a pep talk from a friend.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill
Let’s dive deep into why this Napoleon “Think and Grow Rich” Hill quote isn’t just a catchy phrase, but a life principle embraced by many successful people.
It may be the only quote you need to succeed in life.
I’ve seen variations of it over the decades.
One version is from Mulhammed Ali, who said –
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.’
Obviously this is an important quote. So let’s unpack it:
Imagine for a moment that you’re at a party, and in the corner, there’s a makeshift karaoke setup. You’re feeling the vibe, and your favorite song has just started to play. You think, “I could totally sing this!”
That’s you **conceiving** the idea.
But then, the self-doubt creeps in.
“What if I’m terrible? What if everyone laughs?”
However, if you brush that doubt aside and wholeheartedly **believe** that you can nail that song, chances are, you’ll grab the mic and give a memorable performance.
That’s you “believing” in the idea.
And your belief can nudge you to take action.
And that’s you **achieving** it!
Let’s take a real-world example: Walt Disney.
When he conceived the idea of Disneyland, many deemed it an impossible dream. But not only did he conceive it, he passionately believed in it.
Against all odds, criticisms, and financial troubles, Disneyland was built. Now, it stands as a testament to what the power of belief and action can achieve.
And how about J.K. Rowling?
She conceived the magical world of Harry Potter, not in a grand office or a fancy coffee shop, but on a delayed train.
Rowling faced rejection after rejection from publishers, but she believed in the magic she had penned down. And well, we all know how that turned out – millions of books sold, a successful movie franchise, and theme parks dedicated to the Wizarding World.
All because she believed!
The underlying power of Hill’s quote is the marriage of imagination and confidence.
First, you’ve got to dream and allow yourself the freedom to envision even the wildest possibilities (the conceive part).
But that’s just the starting point.
The real magic happens when you have unwavering faith in that dream (the believe part). Without belief, ideas are just fleeting thoughts, like clouds passing in the sky.
Of course, action is essential and Hill would be the first to agree.
He wrote, “Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
Your belief should ignite a fire in you to move.
And that movement stirs the world around you to respond.
The combination of all this – conceive, believe, achieve – is the formula for success.
The importance?
Well, if you dissect any success story, at its core, you’ll find a person who dared to dream and had the confidence to pursue that dream.
Every innovative gadget you use, every inspiring book you read, every movie that moves you – they all began as a seed of thought in someone’s mind. That person not only conceived an idea but believed in its potential, and thus, they achieved greatness.
Now, relevance?
In our current world, with rapidly evolving technology and a shift towards valuing creativity and innovation, the ability to conceive, believe, and achieve has never been more pertinent.
Start-ups are turning into tech giants, young artists are becoming global sensations, all because they dared to think differently and had faith in their vision.
However, a word of caution: while the quote is immensely motivating, it’s essential to understand that mere belief doesn’t guarantee success. It’s a starting point.
You still have to put in the work, face setbacks, and keep adapting. But, with a robust belief system, those challenges become surmountable.
And note the word choice made by Hill in his famous quote.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
He didn’t say you “will” achieve success; he said you “can” achieve success.
In other words, you can do all the right things and still not achieve or attract your goal.
Success is not guaranteed.
But what’s the alternative?
Don’t conceive?
Don’t believe?
Don’t try?
Going for your dreams brings life; giving up brings death.
It’s your choice.
In a nutshell, Napoleon Hill’s quote is a timeless reminder that our mind’s power, combined with faith in ourselves, and persistent action, can be the blueprint for success.
But is it really the “only” quote you need to get through life?
Hill’s quote isn’t the be-all and end-all of what you need to know, of course. He wrote numerous books to expand on all he discovered. His mammoth Law of Success masterpiece alone will keep you busy understanding the science of personal achievement.
But if you need a quote to carry you into and through your next adventure, Hill’s is a good one to pack for the trip.
So, next time you’re at a crossroads, pondering a new idea, remember to not just dream it, but believe in it and take action toward it.
Who knows?
You might just be on the cusp of something incredible!
Expect Miracles!
Ao Akua
Dr Joe