G. I. G. O.
(Garbage in. Garbage out.)
(The Caption reads)."Everything that enters the mind influences how we think and act". Don't let garbage enter your mind".
Hello and welcome,
The title for this Post is taken from a term used in the early days of computer programming. It means what it says. If you input rubbish programs into a computer you will get rubbish results out of a computer! It is also used to express the idea that in other fields, incorrect, poor-quality or rubbish input, will produce poor quality, faulty and incorrect output.
Mind matters, matter. Mind contents matter.
A factory stores raw materials and turns them into products. The things it produces are only as good as the raw material it has available. Your mind is a 'thought factory'. It stores information (raw material) and processes it into thoughts. . This information is the raw material for you to think with and do things with. Fill your mind with rubbish raw material and it will produce rubbish thoughts. Rubbish thoughts stimulate rubbish actions. Rubbish actions create rubbish effects. Why? Because, we all have to THINK before we can DO. What we DO creates effects. Those EFFECTS are what we HAVE in our life.
If you continually 'stuff your mind' with 'stuff' about, last weeks 'telly', next weeks' telly, next or last Saturdays' football match, what you chatted about with your mates in the pub last night, or plan to chat about next time you all meet, what you read in your 'Daily Thingy' etc. Then sadly that is the only information, raw material, you will be ever be able to use to, do your thinking with.
Do you know anything about investing, how to get healthy, how to fix a problem with your car, work on the plumbing in your house, know when is the right time of year to plant grass seed? If you don't have knowledge about these things you can't think about them and do them!
Replace the word HAPPINESS with QUALITY. Sorry Marcus.
You can only think about, and do, what you know about.
I was useless at mathematics in school. So if I want to work out anything more complex than, say, the ratio of sand to cement to lay some bricks, I struggle.
I know nothing about, Nuclear Physics, Ancient History, the oil production output from Saudi Arabia and much more. So I can't think about such things and I can't do anything related to them to use in my life. This goes for every area of life that I, or you, know nothing, about. Knowledge and understanding only comes through investigation, searching for information, and then filling your mind with stuff that is useful. This enables and extends, y/our capabilities in all areas of life. The more you know about something the more you can think about and do things based on what you know.
All knowledge/information, is not equally useful.
Knowing all the names of, all the World Snooker Champions, Golf Masters winners and football teams who won the FA Cup over the last twenty years will not provide you with knowledge that you can use to grow your life, that's (GIGO). But even if you spent only an hour a day learning about how to invest money wisely, how to start a business, on or offline, how to become more capable, more successful and make progress in life. I call it Non-Garbage In. Non -Garbage Out (N-GI N-GO). It's much more useful to your mind and you than the GI GO kind of stuff.
Is your mind a garbage bin?
Once you take in the 'right' kind of information (raw material) you can, think and do things or think and say things that can have a beneficial effects in your life.
Simple example, if you don't know how to boil an egg then you can't THINK about boiling an egg and you can't DO boiling an egg so you can never create or HAVE a boiled egg. Unless y0u get someone else to do it for you!
I realised a long time ago that I was filling my mind with information, garbage, rubbish raw material, that really didn't help me to evolve and grow as a person. I was simply entertaining myself . I was not taking in knowledge that would be of use and value in my search for Self - Empowerment.
My latest non - garbage, 'mind input'.
Most of my time is spent reading, books, articles, magazines, watching videos and listening to audio information that is designed to, build me up, empower me and grow me, as a person.
The book I am currently reading was written by a very successful, helpful and honest American guy named Jim Straw. He went from farm boy to extremely successful businessman by gaining knowledge about, then thinking and doing the things that helped him evolve as an individual and as a businessman. In his life he turned over in excess of $500,000,000 through selling a wide range of products across the world. Throughout his book he highlights, the need to gain specific information that you can use to think with/about and do in order to achieve and have what you want in life.
I learned a great amount of non-garbage stuff from Jim's book.
Beneficially yours, always,
Thought Master and Mentor
P.S. Reading my Posts will start you on the self-empowering journey of understanding how, what we think and do, determines the life we all experience.
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I think and do this Blog to help others to, think better and become ‘more than they currently are’. My objective is: “Changing people one thought at a time, changing the world one person at a time”.