I came across a great little book recently at the local library. It was written by two of my favorite authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen back in 1995. The title of the book is The Aladdin Factor. I was introduced to their personal happiness philosophies many years ago. The main premise of their concepts are centered around knowing what we want and using very strategic thinking to manifest these things despite the appearance of insurmountable obstacles.
What makes the Aladdin Factor unique is its definitiveness about what holds us back in life; not asking for what we truly want is one of the biggest obstacles. Canfield and Hansen make it clear that there are 5 main barriers between where we are and where we want to be in life.
Limiting and inaccurate beliefs
They advocate that if we will take more control of these five areas in our lives by focusing on them we can maximize our talents and strengthen our skills. Just as in the children’s fable a genie appears when the little boy in Aladdin’s lamp begins asking for the things he wants, and is granted them.In their book, Hansen and Canfield remind us that it is our curiosity that brings with it, the right questions. It is these inquiries that lead us in the right direction where we can find what it is that we are really looking for.
“One of the easiest ways to begin clarifying what you truly want is to make a list of 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have, and 30 things you want to be before you die.”
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