Reading Pictures: These 20 Pictures Will Teach You Much More Than Reading 100 Books

Every day is precious and important. You can waste the 24 hours you are in right now or use them to create something that will make your life stand out.
Money disappears over time. But the things you create have permanence. For example, great works of art continue to impress people even after their creators have died. If you spend every day moving towards your dreams, you’ll be surprised how far you’ve come. If we make good use of our time, we realize that we have more than enough time to do great things in our lives.
If you are determined to live your life to the highest possible level, the following 20 images will be an inspiration for you. Successful psychologist Benjamin Hardy says these 20 images if studied correctly, can teach you far more than the life lessons you’d learn in 100 ordinary books.

Contrary to popular belief, reading painting is not an innate talent. This skill, which can be acquired later, opens your horizons. He can teach more than 100 books .
Let’s take a look at each image of this work, drawn by Hugh MacLeod and collectively called “Culture Wall“, one by one.

1) Behavior Increases Motivation

“You are more likely to act on your feelings than act on yourself.” -Jerome Bruner
Motivation and momentum are two related concepts. If you don’t act goal-directedly, you won’t have any of these. You can’t wait for inspiration to act. Motivation doesn’t just happen. It’s a reaction to intention. Motivation and momentum kick in immediately when you start taking small steps in the right direction. You need to think ahead and do even a little planning. By taking 5 to 30 minutes each evening, you can prepare yourself for what to do the following day.
You need to set things up in advance so that motivation and momentum come to you quickly. According to psychologist BJ Fogg, forming habits is about design and revision, not willpower. Benjamin Franklin similarly states:

“If you fail to plan, you plan being failed! Abraham Lincoln said: The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
So we can say that motivation is about setup and follow-up. When you tell yourself you’re going to get up at 6 a.m. and you’re on your way, you begin to experience motivation. In this case, motivation quickly gains momentum. Because it gets easier and much easier to keep doing the right thing.

2) Action Comes Before Inspiration

“This is a secret that real artists know and copycat writers don’t. When we sit down and do our work each day, the power is concentrated around us. The muse considers and approves our perseverance. We have earned a good place in your eyes. When we sit and work, we become like a magnetized rod and attract iron filings. Ideas come, insights grow.” – Steven Pressfield
Getting creative insights on a regular basis is something you can personally master. Psychologists call this “epiphenia/enlightenment ability”. Inspiration, like motivation, is not something you should expect. Instead, it’s something you need to design and actively seek.
The ideas flowing through your mind are greatly influenced by what you personally desire in your life. Your daily decisions and the big ones you will make are shaped by your desires. Your desires are the product of your actions. This means that you can train your desires. You can train yourself to want success, happiness, health.

You can also train yourself to work hard or to want anything. You can do this through specific inputs and actions. As you continually act in powerful ways, your confidence will grow to spark new ideas and inspiration. And in the end, you will want incredible things that no one has thought of before. You will become a visionary with a desire to serve humanity in more remarkable and more innovative ways. You will be like a kind of idea machine.
All you have to do is start acting much more potent than you are now. Pay attention to what your mind is telling you. Write it down. Then keep moving upwards.

3) Confidence Comes Before Success

“Do what is right, and the result will come.” – Anon., Psalms of Life, Boston, 1857
According to Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, trust is more critical to an entrepreneur than anything else. When you lose your trust, you lose everything.
How eager are you to pursue something powerful right now?
How many requests can you create in others?

Leadership follows trust. Impact follows trust. Like motivation and momentum, confidence is something you must create every day. Trust must be designed. For this, you have to be proactive and deliberate. To further develop trust, you need to improve who you are continually. As Leonardo Dicaprio said:
“Each next level of your life will require a different you.”
In other words, the old trust will get you so far. If you rely too much on previous experiences and stop pushing new boundaries, you’ll get stuck. Eventually, everything starts to collapse. Because to maintain trust, you must constantly be growing. You are undermining trust by trying to maintain the status quo. By its very nature, confidence requires you to take bold and new risks to seek new growth and opportunity.

4) Behaviors Shape Personality

“Imagination is more significant than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the whole world, encouraging progress, giving birth to evolution.” — Albert Einstein
Research by Dr. Nathan Hudson and Dr. Brent Roberts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014 shows that over 97% of people want to change significant parts of their personalities. Unfortunately, despite wanting to make lasting positive changes, most people think their personality has to do with who they are.
Your personality is not who you are. Your personality is how you appear in certain situations and relationships. According to Dr. Gabor Maté, personality is an environmental adaptation. In many ways, personality is the product of previous traumas. Once these repressed traumas are healed, the personality will also change.

For most people, personality is reactive and unconscious. However, personality can be designed proactively. You can change who you are and how you live. But to do this, you need to change your behavior. Now you will have to start living the way you want to be. There is a tremendous power within you “to be”. You must have the intention to do so. Who do you want to be?

5) A result of what you do every morning before 8 o’clock: To sink or beautify your life

“If you lose an hour in the morning, you’ll spend all day looking for it.” – Richard Whately
Having a strong morning routine is also essential for all the reasons listed above. If you don’t start right, you will have difficulty reversing the negative momentum. If you don’t start correctly, you will lower your motivation and confidence throughout the day. This leads to increasingly impulsive and hostile decisions. This is a vicious circle.
How you start your day is the basis of your decision to sink or upgrade your life. But before you get started right, you need to design it right. The order of how you relate to your morning routines is important. First, you must set priorities. You need to know your triggers. What are the things that will make you give up? How can you control them?

When you design your day the right way, you can do in hours what most people do in a week. But the order of operations is essential. Don’t try to multitask, and don’t try to do too much. Being able to do deep work is much more important than shallow. Focusing on one thing for a long time will create long-term results for you.

6) 100% is Easier Than 98%

“It’s easier to stick to your principles 100% of the time than 98% of the time. The limit is your personal moral line. It’s pretty strong. It’s so strong that you can’t cross it. Once you feel right to cross that line, nothing will ever happen to you again. It can’t stop it. Decide what you’re standing up for and maintain that stand.” – Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business Professor
“Will is for people who are still unsure of what they want to do.” – Helia
Trying to be 98% committed to something doesn’t work. Because in this case, people leave everything to chance. For example, you’re trying to eat healthily, but you haven’t quite decided what to do beforehand. Then you live with a reactive approach to the situation at hand. In other words, you actually eat whatever you want at that moment.

98% commitment is a slippery slope. If you are not entirely sure what to do in a given situation, you should rely on willpower. And, of course, you quickly realize that willpower doesn’t work very well. Making decisions and determination is much stronger. There’s a reason most people live far below what they’re capable of. They never make real decisions and do not stick to their decisions.

7) When You Make a Decision, the Universe Comes Together to Make It Happen

“When you make a decision, the universe comes together to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Whatever the mind can think and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
You have to make strong decisions every day. When you truly make a decision, let yourself and the universe know that you are serious about it. Tony Robbins “Your life changes the moment you make a new, consistent and sound decision.” says. If you really want to change your life, you have to make this decision. Your decision should be firm and consistent. It’s okay if you fail along the way. But for this to be a real decision, you must be willing to take it all the way. You have to live each day accordingly to see results. You should start and end your day by writing down and visualizing the completion of your decision.

8) Write and Watch

“Writing organizes and clarifies our thoughts. Writing is how we think about the path towards a subject. Writing allows us to find out what we know and what we don’t know about the things we are trying to learn.” – William Zinsser
If you write your dreams vividly, you begin to occupy both your conscious and subconscious minds. If you draw your dreams in the form of a mind map , you are constantly working both sides of your brain.
Writing down your dreams and visualizing them in detail makes them more emotional and meaningful to you. Your dreams will not be strong enough for you unless they are on an emotional basis. You must reconstruct your identity and memory by developing a new and emotionally driven vision of your future. As you write down your dreams every day, write down how you can achieve them. Focus more on “who” than “how”. When you focus on “who,” you begin to think bigger.

Who can help you achieve this?
From whom must you learn and seek guidance?
Who are the networks, connections, and capabilities to help you achieve this?
“Who” contemplative instantly elevates your vision. As you write down your dreams and goals, the right people start to enter your mind. An essential part of your success will be learning to position yourself so that you can connect and collaborate with the right people.
To become someone to connect with and worthy of cooperation, you must first accumulate a large number of personal talents in yourself. Some of those abilities are:
– Make a firm decision about what you want to master.
– Fully embrace the “process” of development.
– Consider only certain people, ignore the rest.
– If you’re outstanding, you won’t be invisible.
– Help the right people reach their goals.
– Invest in the right mentorship.
– Be a giver.
– Never lose your “whys”.
– Never complain about your success.
– Make enormous demands.
– Start collaborating with your heroes after building credibility and helping them in incredible ways.
All of this should be in the pages you wrote long before it could happen. Then you take decisive action and watch those writings come true more vividly and clearly. You witness your goals turn into realities faster.

9) We Are Entering A Vast Ocean of Abundance and Abundance

You can use whatever you want for yourself. You just have to decide what you want and how big to play.

10) Gratitude Changes Everything It Touches

“When you change the way you see something, the things you see change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
Expressing gratitude changes you. This changes the way you see. But it also changes everything or everyone you are grateful for. There is no stronger emotion in the world than gratitude. It is considered “the mother of all virtues”. The benefits of gratitude are endless. But more than anything, it helps you become aware of the abundance around you. What you focus on expands.
“You will get results much faster if you use expressions of gratitude in your prayers for the blessings that are already present, rather than asking for things you don’t have.” – Napoleon Hill

11) Nothing Happens Unless You Burn The Ships

“Until someone reaches the stage of dedication, there is always hesitation, the possibility of giving up, and inefficiency for that person.” – William Hutchison Murray
If you are serious about making significant progress in your life, income, and situation, you must take bold steps and take big risks. At this point, moving towards your goals becomes easier than avoiding. In fact, this is the moment when following your greatest ambitions is your only option.
How does this work? First of all, you can see it as an investment that will allow you to go forward without forcing you. Once you have invested in a point, you must move forward. This will cause an objective change in your identity and orientation.
Because you are no longer confused about what to do. That’s why you can and must move forward. You have already taken action, and now you need to do your best for this action. Several psychological reasons why you can succeed in this action:
– Not to look like an idiot.
– To justify your investments.
– Consistency in the behavior you perform (hint: your personality follows your behavior)
– Because you want to achieve a specific goal, and now you have created external conditions that will manifest in a self-fulfilling prophecy

Psychologist Benjamin Hardy interviews several entrepreneurs in his master’s thesis. Some of these are real entrepreneurs. Some are copycats who become entrepreneurs to become entrepreneurs. The main difference between these two groups is that real entrepreneurs have some kind of “Point of No Return” experience, whereas wannabe entrepreneurs have not. One of his interviewees is a 17-year-old boy who wants to sell shoes. He and one of his high school friends “partner” invested $10,000 for a shipment of shoes. That boy describes his “Point of No Return”:
“It was all or nothing that we had all our money invested in the same inventory. It scared me because we were going to do it or we would be broke. I had to sell the shoes. In that case, you can’t go back. You have to sell them, get the cashback, and move on.”
Has anything changed since this moment?” asks Hardy. He answers as follows: “After that, I realized that we could do it. At this point, I saw that I was successful. I started a company, invested in it, and now I have to run this thing. That’s when I saw that I could run the company. And that caused a shift in my leadership role.”
Once you’ve passed your point of no return, you’ve entirely formed your vision. You are now determined. Your role, and therefore your identity, has changed. You’ve eliminated distractions and inconclusive alternatives. You have challenged yourself, and now you are moving in the direction you want.

12) The More You Develop Psychologically, The More You Invest

“The unconscious will only allow us to have what we believe we deserve. Poverty is what we deserve if we have a small view of ourselves. And our unconscious will see that we have this reality.” -Dr. David Hawkins
You don’t need to invest $50,000 right now to make your dreams come true. But if you start investing a little in your goals and dreams. You will begin to get 10x returns psychologically, relationally, and later financially. You then reinvest in yourself. Then you watch as trust and connections increase. As these increase, your ability to be successful changes and evolves significantly.

What is the difference between imitators and professionals? Professionals invest in themselves and nurture themselves over a long period of time. Then they create motivation, momentum, inspiration, and power. In time, they design themselves according to the person they want to be.

13) Expect Everything and Don’t Get Attached to Nothing

“Wait for everything and don’t get attached to anything!” – Carrie Campbell
If you settle for conclusions, you will often be disappointed. A much better approach is to not depend on anything and wait for everything. Lowering your expectations is not a solution. According to motivational psychology, expectations for yourself, as well as expectations for others, are essential.
If you can’t get a job or convince a client, it’s either because the other person doesn’t understand you or you’re not suitable for the job. It is wrong to have great expectations about this result and to base all your goals on the approval of this business. In this case, you should look for your next job. According to psychologist Robert Kegan, the only way to truly experience the highest levels of transformation and “conscious evolution” is to break away from a state of attachment to particular outcomes.

14) It’s better to be productive than perfect

“It’s better to be productive than perfect.” – Joe Polish
Let it be complete rather be perfect.
Of the 50 most remarkable pieces of music ever created, six are by Mozart, five by Beethoven, and three by Bach. But in order to compose them, Mozart wrote 600, Beethoven 650 and Bach more than 1,000 songs.
The same can be said for Picasso. He created thousands of works, but few are considered his “wonderful works.” Edison has 1,900 patents, but we know only a few. Albert Einstein published 248 papers, of which only a few managed to get him into the literature for his theory of relativity.
That’s why I’m asking: Are you creating a large amount of work? If you love to build, build more. If you love to write, write more. If you like to run, run more. Do more. You value your ideas by applying them. The result of not working on a good idea is just pain and fear. Action requires trust. Action is also fun. Inactivity will slowly kill you.
Don’t wait to be activated by your soul. Get your soul moving by taking action. You can’t find inspiration without moving. Action, action, movement… These are inspiration. That’s how it works. Faith is action, therefore power. Faith and fear cannot exist in the same person simultaneously. Thus, action (i.e. belief) and inaction (i.e. fear) are opposite concepts. Do what you love. Do even more.

Artists who draw or work in a similar creative industry get into this business because their visual perception is vital. But there is a problem. Their first few years of work are not so good. They are trying to do well. There is potential but not good enough. But their visual perception is strong. That’s why they don’t like what they do and find it inadequate.
Many people never get past this stage, they quit. We are all experiencing this. If you are a beginner or still at this stage, you should know that this is normal. And the most important thing you can do is work. Set yourself a deadline to complete one piece of work each week. This is only possible if you do enough work to make up for it. In this way, your business will be as strong as your ambitions. It may take some time and is perfectly normal. Because you have to pave your way by fighting and laboring.

15) Creativity Drives Repetitive Thoughts

“In 2005, the National Science Foundation published a paper showing that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts a day. 80% of them are negative, and 95% are repetitive thoughts from the previous day.”
Repetitive thoughts are not good thoughts at all. Recurring thoughts reflect unfinished projects and unresolved internal conflicts. If you do not resolve or complete the cycle, your mind will continue to be preoccupied with these unresolved issues. Psychologist Benjamin Hardy has this to say about it:
“For a long time, I had a negative and impulsive relationship with caffeine. I thought about it for years. I spent hours thinking about caffeine. I could have spent those hours thinking about other new things.”
Unfortunately, many people have these thoughts that recur for years. Since they cannot resolve their internal conflicts, they cannot complete many necessary projects. They cannot solve problems. Again, Hardy gives an example of this:

“For example, I know a lot of people who have wanted to write a book for about ten years. The idea of writing a book was on their mind for a long time. If they had written the book ten years ago, they would have opened their minds to many other new thoughts in the process. If you have recurring thoughts in your head, fire them. Solve them. Rebuild if necessary so you can make room for new ideas for the next, next, and next project.”

16) Good Timber Doesn’t Grow Easily

“Good timber does not come easily. Strong winds mean strong trees. Vast skies mean high heights. Strong storms mean more power. With sun and cold, rain and snow, quality timbers form on trees.” – Douglas Malloch
David Bednar describes how a young man recently bought a pickup truck. This young man thinks he needs some firewood, and this is an excellent opportunity to test out his new truck. When you get to the top of the snowy mountains, your cell phone stops working. He finds a place to park his car among the trees, and when he moves to park, the car gets stuck in the snow. He puts branches under it to save the stuck tire, but it doesn’t work.
He tries to free the stuck tire with the help of a shovel. The sun is sinking fast. The young man is starting to get scared. He’s also starting to get more and more discouraged. Not sure what to do, he gets up and starts chopping wood. After working in this way for a few hours, he loads the wood he cut into the back of the truck. After the truck’s box is full, he gets into the vehicle and turns the ignition. The heavy truck manages to get out of the way it stuck. If his truck hadn’t been loaded with wood, it would’ve been stuck there.

We want to have an easy life without any difficulties. However, we should not forget that the burdens and difficulties in our lives are the main things that enable us to progress. When you don’t take enough personal responsibility, you may not get as far as you would like. An easy life is not the path to growth and happiness. Instead, an easy life is how you get stuck in life.

17) If You Have a Strong Enough ‘Why’, You’ll Find Your ‘How’

“I think the average person’s talent can be doubled if demanded and circumstances demand it.” —Will Durant
When the cause is strong enough, you will do whatever it takes. In The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy gives an example of a scenario where you have to risk your life for $20. Do you want to do? Probably not. But if your child was in danger instead of $20, would you risk your life in the same scenario? Of course, yes! What is the difference? The difference is “cause-power”! And the “why” is often based on situational factors. “I think the average man’s talent can be doubled if demanded and circumstances demand it,” historian Will Durant says.
If you want more motivation, you often need a situation that will urge you to rise above where you are now. You also need a vision that really matters to you. The more open you are to this vision, the greater will be the “reasons” behind it.

18) Truth Is Relational

“When we try to understand something by itself, we realize that everything is part of a single whole, which we call the universe.” – John Muir
Most Western thinkers have an atomistic view of the world, assuming that something can be understood regardless of context. That is, who I am as a person is the same from one situation to the next. Unlike the atomistic worldview, the relational worldview assumes that something can only be understood in a particular context. From this perspective, we are not the same people from one situation to the next. Depending on the situation and our role now, the meaning of who we are can be very different. We can be students in one situation and teachers in other conditions. We can be father in one case and son in another.

How you see your partner is entirely different from how someone who doesn’t know them sees them before. It wouldn’t have the same meaning without context. Context is what gives meaning. When you change the context, you change yourself. Freedom lies here. You are not in a fixed state, on the contrary, you are incredibly fluid and flexible. If you open up yourself to new situations and relationships, you can change and turn into completely different people.

19) Everything Will Change If You Have a 20-25 Year Plan

“If you work on something important for 20 years, it will transform everything around you.” – Dan Sullivan
What are you working on that makes you wake up every day? What is your 20-25 year plan? According to Dan Sullivan, if you pursue something incessantly for more than 20 years, it transforms everything around you. Your life, your relationships, your environment, everything will change.
If you act on resolution, gratitude, and abundance, you will lead an incredible life in 20 years. You will be everything you want to be and more. You will look back and be shocked by everything you did. You must find something that can fascinate you for more than 20 years. How this thing came about would obviously change forms. However, commitment to a vision, quest, a contribution is very important.

20) Do the Right Thing, Let the Results Flow

“We control our actions, but the results from those actions are controlled by principles.” Dr. Stephen R. Covey
You control your behavior, but principles also hold results. You reap what you sow. Often we cannot immediately experience the consequences of our actions, which is misleading. If you smoke a cigarette, you probably won’t get cancer. If you spend 10 liras for coffee one day, it won’t hurt your financial situation. But over time, these habits have severe consequences. 10 lira a day is incredibly high for 50 years.
If you were given two options, you would have 1,000,000 in your pocket right now, or you would have 1 cent that doubled in value for 31 days. Which would you choose? Most people choose 1 million, but a doubling penny is actually 10.7 million. The real value rises at the end, but people are impatient for this big comeback. Live in the moment culture keeps people away from investment.
This is where the concept of “overnight” comes from. In exponential curves, the slope appears small at first. When you start a habit, the effect is small at first. It grows over time. So something suddenly appears on the stage; years of regular preparation. Principles govern results.
The same logic applies to obesity, debt, identity crisis, and marriages that did not work. These points are reached by the accumulation of daily decisions and false premises. Little things turn into big things. And always. This last principle combines the 19 items above. Everything in your life follows your behavior. You choose your behavior, and the universe responds to you similarly. The clearer and more ordered your actions are. The more fruitful the return will be.

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