Posted by: fabrulana | 8 July , 2007


Good mail by Bob Proctor again which basically revolves around around our fears. I have been reading a book to my children since they were little which is the same as the ‘The Little Engine That Could’ and it is about a little duck called Dilly. It goes about Dilly trying to face his fear of starting to swim and thinking of things that might go wrong. In the end he finally builds up the courage by thinking of things that are more positive and manages to swim and he enjoyed it. What I also like about this book is that iit has a reflective cover in the form of a dam that shows the child his/her own face. Obviously telling the child that he or she can also face their fears and overcome them.

Now as nice as this book is for children I do wish there was more books like that for adults that simply dealt with this issue. The more I think about it. I realize this is obviously what the SGR program is and what Bob Proctor is on about. It is  a program to reprogram your brain to realize your true potential and face your fears. But that said lets look at Bob’s friend Heather Walter recounting of the story, I really enjoyed it :

“The story tells of a small train that was faced with a steep climb up a very large hill. Half way up the hill the little engine started to feel as though it was an impossible task. Fear set in.

“Will I make it?” the train wondered. “What if I don’t? What if I run out of steam before I make it? What if I’m not equipped with a strong enough engine to handle this?”

The fear grew inside as his speed slowed with the climb. Soon he crawled to a stop. “I can’t make it,” he thought.

He was gripped with fear, paralyzed by it. Then things got even worse. He was now slipping backwards. His fear was now his reality. The top of the hill was out of his reach and he would never make it. As he slid backwards he yelled out, “I don’t want to fail!”

Then something inside him changed. In truth he really did want to be on the top of the hill, not forever stuck at the bottom to live in its shadow. Fear was replaced with determination, drive, and a desire to make it to the top. With all he had in him he focused on summoning the power he needed to stop the backward slide.

And he did it! He was now holding his ground on the hill. His excitement deepened his determination. Up the hill he began moving, ever so slowly, pulling the weight of the entire train behind him. He looked up toward the top of the hill and held clear in his mind the vision of making it. He became even more determined and that made him feel stronger. His confidence grew and he picked up more speed. The train didn’t feel so hard to pull now. He felt great strength within himself that he hadn’t known before; strength he had never needed before now. As he neared the top of the hill he felt unstoppable. He knew he was going to make it!

He did it! The little ol’train made it to the top of the hill and congratulated himself. It felt great to be at the top. Filled with joy, confidence and a passion for life he looked down the tracks eager to continue his journey. He saw another hill – bigger than the last! A big smile came over his face; for he truly understood there is no end to the hills! This filled him with a deep sense of peace and humility. He then further realized that the journey and the destination are one and the same.

He wondered how was it that at the half-way point he felt so overcome with the task and yet it was in him to make it. He was strong enough. Could it have been that as his fears grew, his thoughts were consumed with the vision of not making it? Failure almost became his reality. It was when he changed his focus – alerted his perspective – that he felt powerful. In fact, it seemed the more he believed in himself the stronger he felt, and the easier the climb became. His new focus became his new reality!

He admired just how powerful his thoughts are and he never took them for granted again. He became aware of his thoughts and he used them to go places he always wanted to go!”

The lesson is so simple and basic even children understand it. We teach it to our children but then we forget about it when we are adults and believe life is more complex than that. But it isn’t you know… go out there and face your fears it might just be worth every inch of your life !

Kind Regards


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