“The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” (TAP) Element #3 of 7: Treasure Hunting in the Past+Present+Future.
Part 2 of 2
The subject of the ‘Past’ continues. We ‘touched’ on several points in Part #1 of 2 of “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” Element#3-Treasure Hunting in the Past+Present+Future, that I believe needs further discussion. Here in Part #2 of 2 we get more ‘touchy feely’ with the ‘Past’ and discuss ‘more stuff’ you should be aware of. It’s up to you what you do with this information. I just ask that you give all this information a fair chance and keep an open mind. It could be Life-Changing for you.
EMOTIONS and STUFF WORTH MENTIONING and REPEATING:
Traveling back to the ‘Past,’ and ‘mentally poking and provoking’, is a particularly sensitive trip to make. Traveling hither and thither, over ‘The Bridge Past,’ and revisiting mistakes, failures, setbacks, heartbreaks and other emotional disrupters, will bring on those “detestable” and uncomfortable emotional ego-bruising and confidence crusher feelings, that you’d rather not deal with any more.
MINDFUL MOMENT: These emotions and feelings are natural. What’s not natural or, fair to you and the people you care about, is letting these feelings derail you and your Success Quest.
Please let me explain.
If you’re able to forge forward in spite of these emotional provocations, you’re going to be enabled and empowered to find a Treasure Trove of opportunity and good fortune, lying in wait for you on the other side of this turmoil. How you adapt to your emotional upheaval, will have a commensurate effect and a major impact, on how your “Enquiry”, Examination & Evaluation (The Triple-E Formation) of the Past, Present and Future turns out.
VERY MINDFUL MOMENT: Believe in your emotions, trust them and always give them the benefit of the doubt. As a reminder always ask yourself two things: “If they’re my emotions and I’m in charge of “Me”, how could they possibly be a bad influence and want to hurt”Me”? Why in the world would I want to hurt “Me”? These two simple but profound questions will get “your wheels turning” and move you to a more enlightened mindful moment of your life.
Your answers to these question is essentially the beginning, and one of the most influential elements, of the ‘Preparedness Process’ for your life-changing Success Quest. Most importantly, it sets the sequence tempo for everything that’s coming next, and way beyond.
Even if you don’t firmly believe in your emotions and their transformational powers today, improvise and wing-it, until you do. Get inquisitive and challenge them with questions, asked out loud, and never silently, i.e. What are you trying to tell me? Where are you leading me to? Why do I feel this way?
Take a walk. Close your eyes. Close down and close-off the distractions around you. Just take some quiet time and let your emotions have all the time they need, to reach out and answer you. The answers could and will, come in so many different ways. Never ever ignore your emotions and what your feeling.
The answers could come with Bells and Whistles clanging or, they could come cloaked in subtle and quiet ways. Expect to ‘Feel” the answers. Remember, if you have to, act as though you believe. It will happen. Whatever you do, never ever ignore your emotions and what your feeling.
If your emotions “detect” the smallest spark of curiosity or interest in them, they will take over and engulf you in a shroud of enlightenment that “signals” you that, “it’s all going to be okay.” Your emotions serve a humane and supportive purpose in your life. It comes down to how you view them that matters. Do you see them as allies or are they the enemy?
HEAVY DUTY MINDFUL MOMENT: No emotion exists to punish you. Not one of them! How could they? Remember: “If they’re my emotions and I’m in charge of “Me”, how could they possibly be a bad influence and want to hurt “Me”? Why in the world would I want to hurt “Me”? Understanding the actual meaning and the purpose of each emotion will definitely help you to work with them, and through them, to be able to get to the “other side, where a clarity wonderland is waiting.
The Emotions listed below are all individually linked to a Google Search. I set up the links for the Emotions listed. Learning about each Emotion will put each one of them in the proper perspective and, will create a great Success Support Tool to help you take the ‘Mindful Retrospection Expeditions’ back to the ‘Past,’ with a much healthier frame of mind.
Knowledge of each of these Emotions will help you get to the bottom of how and why you “feel this way” and they will serve as reinforcements, as you try to find solutions to any problem or any situation.
Fear: feeling afraid
Anger: feeling angry. A stronger word for anger is rage.
Sadness: feeling sad. Other words are sorrow, grief (a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died) or depression (feeling sad for a long time). Some people think depression is a different emotion.
Joy: feeling happy. Other words are happiness, gladness.
Disgust: feeling something is wrong or nasty
Surprise: being unprepared for something.
Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Anticipation: in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.
Your emotions and feelings are there to warn you, protect you and even help build up mental muscle and knowledge by disentangling, restoring and reinvigorating your self- confidence and self-awareness via a heightened level of perception, intuition and, with enabling an unimpeded ‘view’ of your introspection workouts. In other words, it ‘clears’ the deck’ for you: “It helps you Think Clearer and See Clearer.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: With the new and improved ‘Clarity’ in hand, your ‘Mindful Retrospection Expeditions’ will become tolerable and in time, maybe even downright exciting. Another benefit, is that your ‘Preparation Process’ once a tedious chore for you, can now rise up and become the respected Success Support Tool that it deserves to be.
To be successful in anything you need to believe in your Emotions and they, also need you to believe in them, in order for them to be effective and efficient.
There’s ‘Poignant Poop’ on ‘The Bridge Past’
‘The Bridge Past’ in particular, is especially slippery due to excessive ‘poignant poop.’ Why’s that you ask? You’ve been there and done that and, you know exactly what ‘done that’ felt like. It’s the memory impact effect, and it’s the emotional frustration and sting, that lingers for an untold amount of time. There’s no imagining or guessing for you. You lived it, and still may be ‘Living it.’
The ironic twist surrounding the ‘back to the past’ retrospection event, is that feeling the distress in taking a mental ramble back to the past, but courageously moving forward in spite of it, will eventually bring you to a place where your confidence, glorious progress and exhilarating feelings are at an all-time high.
Your courageous move to revisit the turmoil of the past, and apply an inquisitive mind to all that was ‘provocative’ back then, will help you build an impenetrable coating of ‘thick skin’ and, help you to create and reinforce, a permanent ‘mental backstop’ for all your movements when ‘Enquiring, Examining and Evaluating’ in any one of the 3 time- periods.
You’re ambling in the Past is all for a good cause. It’s your cause. It’s for a better life for you and the people you care about. Your ambling in the past is only to gain ‘enlightenment’ and bring that ‘Knowledge’ back, and apply it to your personal and/or business Success Quest.
To dig through the ‘Treasure & Trash’ of your past is to learn and to gain strength from the revelations. It’s to learn about things you did right and, things that you didn’t do right. It’s about exploiting, correcting or upcycling your findings, all to your advantage.
This sequence of events can, and will, stand tall and unyielding as your perpetual guide and support for Information Aggregation when traveling ‘hither and thither’ over the “Three Life Bridges.’ Facing the past and working through the ‘Treasures and Trash’, will have empowered and emboldened you.
The Take Away: You’ll now have experienced one of the most profound lessons in life: Facing anything that causes you discomfort or fear, always mitigates or eliminates, that discomfort or fear.
The Desire to Succeed & ‘The Three Bridges’
REMINDER: The Pivotal ‘Three Life Bridges’: The Bridge Past~ The Bridge Present~ The Bridge Future.
There are a boundless number of ‘roads’ to take or to go down in your life. ‘The Three Life Bridges’ interconnect with every one of them, making it possible to reach any destination that you could dream of. Your success or accomplishments are only limited by you and your desires.
You could mentally move to wherever, or do whatever, your mind’s eye can perceive and visually capture and hold on to. These are your ‘Three Life Bridges’ that have been painstakingly created, deliberately or sometimes unwittingly by you and, whimsically, by life’s quirkiness and randomness.
By possessing a ‘Compelling Desire and Vision’ to Succeed or Improve your life,
1-comes the genesis of a transformational power and determination that provokes, inspires and guides you to seize that vision and bring it to life, and make it your reality.
2-comes a lifetime pass to cross any of these ‘Three Life Bridges’ and be able to move on through to anywhere you need to, in order to get the information and insight you require, to shift your life from ordinary to extraordinary.
Preparation & The Past + The Present + The Future
The ‘Preparation Process’ and the ‘Past + Present + Future,’ have a tepid ‘relationship’ at best. In a ‘Preparedness Operation’ for any Personal Endeavor or Success Quest, you must always take in to account, individually and collectively, the information aggregation from the Past, Present and into the Future.
To be ultra-effective, ‘Preparation’ needs total transparency from The Past + The Present + The Future. These “Three Amigos,’ on the other hand, are bent on keeping things to themselves and making everything a bona-fide pain in the ass to find.
Like I said earlier, ‘It’s all up to you!’ It’s going to take compelling desire, determination, and perseverance to be effective when in the process of ‘Enquiry’, Examination and Evaluation of the three-time periods.
Let’s move forward and we’ll discuss this relationship some more.
All the dynamic elements of “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” can be run parallel to your life-course, and at your discretion, can veer off and start intersecting, intertwining while always interacting with one another and, with one purpose in mind: Ensure that your Success Quest launches safely and is ‘at the ready’ and with absolute resoluteness, when facing the upcoming challenges.
“The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” exists for the sole purpose of supporting and guiding you during your ‘Preparation Process.’ It’s strength is its 7 Elements working together as a well-oiled and fine-tuned mechanism to help you ‘Prepare’ for your personal or business Success Quest. Your compelling desire and determination to succeed is the impetus that brings all 7 Elements up to optimum speed.
All 7 of the Dynamic Elements of “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” Strategy also work together during the ‘Preparation Process’ to ensure, that any and all of your endeavors or Success Quests, are given a fair chance to survive and flourish at the most vulnerable point in their lives: Their Inaugural Launch.
The three-time periods of the Past, the Present and the Future, hold a pivotal position in the ‘Preparation Process.’ In fact, all three hold both corresponding and complementary roles in the process. All three-time periods make up the infrastructure and the data artery for the ‘Preparation Process’ and, they’re the source from where all your relevant and vital information originates and flows from.
‘Enquiring, Examining and Evaluating,’ when pressed into service, are all concerned with these three-time periods. The ‘Triple-E’ is interconnected and works hand-in-hand to diligently ‘assemble’ the clearest perspective possible for you and your Success Quest.
To Answer Your Question: ‘Enquiring’ is the British Spelling.
The ‘Triple-E’s’ mission is to determine and reveal the safest, most efficient and most effective success route available, in order for you to clearly see where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
As we discussed earlier, at the moment you embrace and initiate the ‘Preparation Process,’ your use of ‘The Triple-E’ will amass the tangibles and the intangibles needed to strengthen your resolve and sharpen and augment your cognitive skills and capabilities.
Your ‘Intuition, Perception, Intellection and Discernment’ abilities will start to develop, evolve and become more mature and capable of being up to the task of helping and supporting you in the ‘Preparation’ stages.
Some More ‘Success Inducing’ Benefits Gained by Being Well-Prepared:
As you set your ‘Preparation Process’ in motion by deploying and navigating the ‘Triple-E’s,’ Enquiring, Examining and Evaluating and, as this development and evolution progresses, your ‘Preparatory Skills and Power’ will incrementally increase towards an enhanced level of ‘High-Performance Preparedness.’
You’re going to find that because of this transformation and upscaling, your “Being Prepared” will morph into a more highly effective and efficient Success Support Tool, than ever before.
This development and evolution also creates a platform for your awareness and vigilance to step up and take on the new identities of hyper–awareness and hyper-vigilance.
This acute and newly acquired, ‘Panoramic Vigilance & Awareness’ and ‘Preparatory Muscle’ enables you to also access the fine-tuned ability of keen insight, thus being able to wisely work your Success Quest towards victory.
The Bottom Line: Making it a practice, or habit, to always initiate a steadfast ‘Preparation Process,’ brings forth opportunities for personal and business success, that will transcend the most ambitious dreams of an extraordinary life.
Getting Up Closer and More Personal With ‘The Mindful Retrospection Expeditions:
Earlier we discussed the ‘Triple-E’s,’ Enquiring, Examining and Evaluating powers and now, let me introduce and clarify ‘Retrospection’.
‘Retrospection’ is an overall, Big Picture, Success Support Tool.
It’s the all-encompassing, panoramic view of the lay of the land for your ‘Mindful Retrospection Expeditions.’ Retrospection provides the data and insight needed, to enable and empower you to successfully create your ‘Preparation Strategy.’
‘The Triple E’s,’ being one of the more pivotal hands-on Success Support Tools, will do the actual heavy duty ‘digging and lifting.’
Retrospection Defined: contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc. To look back in thought; refer back (often followed by to): To look back upon; contemplate retrospectively. Idioms: in retrospect, in looking back on past events; upon reflection.
With That Said:
When you make a conscious and deliberate effort, to revisit and reflect in and around your Past, it’s not just about looking back on your past actions and events, it’s deeper than that. It’s about a more inclusive, broader examination of your Past.
As we discussed, it’s taking a subconscious and sometimes, deliberate look at your emotions, feelings, experiences, actions, responses and using that information to add to your existing knowledge base.
This accession of meaningful knowledge, will enable you to reach a higher level of understanding about where you’re going and, how you’re going to get there. It does get personal, but it’s worth it.
How many times have you wished that you could physically take a trip back to the past and make things right?
Are you a reluctant participant in playing with the following non-productive mental time-wasters?
1-Excessively ‘second guessing’ yourself.
2-Using ‘Prequelizing’ or creating ‘Back Stories’ to salve your ego and aid in your grieving process.
3-Excessively applying vigilance to the ‘rear-view mirror’ instead of confidentially trusting your decisions and moving onward and upward with ‘eyes front and center’
4-Explaining away mistakes by hiding behind the excuse, ‘Yeah sure, hindsight is always 20/20.’
5-Being indecisive and keeping, ‘on second thought,’ close by.
6- In the habit of exclaiming, ‘Come to think of it,’ after the ‘Barn door is opened.’
7- Dancing with, ‘looking Back on it,’ once too often.
8-Trying to look genuinely shocked each and every time you blurt out, ‘who would’ve thunk it?’
What’s your other options?
When initiating this woulda/ coulda/ shoulda mind-bending, convoluted merry-making, what we’re really doing is ‘slapping ourselves in the back of the head’ and admitting that, ‘we just didn’t Prepare properly.’ We didn’t do what was needed to be done. We just didn’t do our ‘homework.’
‘Preparation’ is about Information Aggregation, using Retrospection for the Past & Prognostication for the Future and, the ‘Past’ is where most of it will emanate from. As we discussed, the ‘Past’ is going to be your foundation and your primary go-to source for help and support on your ‘Treasure Hunts’ and, for the information needed for your Success Quest ‘Preparations.’
The only productive, legitimate, generative and appropriate tool that should be used for exploring and examining the past is ‘Retrospection.’ ‘Retrospection is a powerful tool that’s available to you in your Success Support Arsenal 24/7/365.
In fact, “Retrospection,” should actually be applied in every situation, favorable or not, that emerges and effects any and all events and situations while on your Success Quest. It’s an indispensable way to gain knowledge and strengthen and reinforce your Success Support Arsenal.
“Retrospection” should be seen as the Success Support Tool that will educate you and enable you to fill up your ‘treasure chest’ with ‘experience’ and, with an abundance of life and business lessons and teachable moments.
Initiating current, deliberate and retrospective thought in the past, and uniting it with the application of ‘The Triple-E’: Enquiring, Examining and Evaluating, allows us to dispassionately see what we couldn’t see, while in the midst of the intrusive distractions of that bygone reality.
The new perspectives and new information gleaned from this phenomenon of ‘Mindful Retrospection Expeditions’, promotes and enables situational juxtaposition, i.e. “The information from 16 years ago, applied to the new information from today, looks like it could help us with our situation.”
This element in the ‘Preparation Process’ will help you correct your Success Quest course as you roll along and, it will help generate new information, knowledge and ideas for your Success Quest, and beyond.
Being able to make ‘Retrospection’ an integral part of your daily routine is something called ‘reflective practice’ or, making it a habit to monitor your actions and, examine and evaluate the results created by those actions, in order to help generate new knowledge and ideas.
For more information on ‘reflective practice’ and how to use it, please see my article, Information Part #2: Information Aggregation using ‘The p.e.e.e Concept’: Practice, Explore, Experiment, Experience, here on Its All Possible.
‘Retrospection’ and the ‘Mindful Retrospection Expeditions’ hands us the ability to reflect on our past actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning and building on our personal and business lifetime experiences. It just may be the most important source of personal development and improvement that we have free access to.
Help is on the Way: As we mentioned earlier, the elements from ‘The Inquisition Alliance’(TIA) and ‘The Information Gathering Apparatuses’ (IGA), now known as “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol,” that will support and enhance the Preparation, Retrospection and Prognostication Process, will all be rolled out one by one.
In addition, the elements that follow will support and enhance the ‘Triple-E,’ made up of ‘Enquiring, Examining and Evaluating, which should be pressed into service and applied to each of the 3 time periods.
Last word before we move on to the other ‘Elements’ in “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol”:
The Bottom Line: ‘Preparation’ is about Retrospection, Information Aggregation, Prognostication, and bringing it all together, in order to be able to set up and support, an anticipatory, contemplative, proactive reinforcement system, that will serve as the impetus and guidance system, for the smooth launch of your Success Quest, and way beyond.
There is, and will always be, buried ‘Treasure’, waiting for you in each time period. Each time period holds a ‘Treasure Trove’ of palpable and, more often than not, imperceptible mental and physical opportunities and assets.
Due to these persistent and inconsistent states of ambiguity and uncertainty, it’s your responsibility to dig deep, sometimes very deep and deliberately, blindly and doggedly assume, that there is ‘Treasure’ to vigorously pursue at every inch, and every corner, of every time period when in the midst of exercising the ‘The Triple-E.’
The Treasure is there. You must make it a point to search until you’ve exhausted every possibility, and then some.
Links to the 7 Elements of “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” Strategy:
POSTED: Element #1 of 7: Introduction
I’m going to introduce you to, and discuss, the way in which “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” Strategy (TAP) operates, but first, a few more things to talk about and some background to cover.
“Preparation is the key to your success. You cannot dismiss the process and expect to be truly successful.” ―Linda Gibson
“Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !!
Make an attempt..” ― Manoj Arora
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln
“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ― Thomas A. Edison
POSTED: Element #3 of 7: Treasure Hunting in the Past+Present+Future
Your life comes with a built-in system that offers you the easy access, ‘ease-of-use’ and the freedom to initiate ‘Mind Expeditions’ and, with your ‘Mind’s Eye,’ explore your Past, Present and ‘Future,’ while hunting for ‘Treasure’ or better known as, ‘useful information, enlightenment and ideas.’
The subject of the ‘Past’ continues. We’ll ‘touch’ on several points, in Part #1 of 2 of “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol,” that I believe need further discussion. In Part #2 we get more ‘touchy feely’ with the ‘Past’ and, discuss ‘more stuff’ you should be aware of, or not. It’s up to you what you do with the information in Part #2. I just ask, that you give all the information in Part #2, a fair chance and keep an open mind.
This post will be broken in to 4 Chapters.
I’m going to post each chapter as I finish them .
Posted Chapter #1 Introduction
Posted Chapter #2 Interrogative Sentences
Chapter #3 Powerful Inquiring, Probing & Scrutinizing Sentences
Chapter #4 Shredding
‘The Inquisition Alliance’ (TIA) is made up of various ‘Inquiry Structures’ and other supplemental forms of ‘Inquisitive, Inquiring and Probing’ Success Support Tools.
“Curiosity, especially intellectual inquisitiveness, is what separates the truly alive from those who are merely going through the motions.” Tom Robbins
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.“-Albert Einstein
COMING SOON: Element #5 of 7: Information Aggregation
Information is the Life-Blood of the ‘Preparation Process.’ It provides the energy and sustenance that allows the “The ‘Alpha’ Protocol” to maintain its vitality and effectiveness. It touches every element involved in the ‘Preparation Process’ and, it also has the industrial-strength job of being the central power source for keeping you on the right course, in pursuit of a victorious Success Quest.
COMING SOON: Element 6 of 7: Information Conflation & Sequencing
One of the most important things to put into practice when preparing for the launching of your personal or business Success Quest, is determining the sequence of how you’ll execute the launch and, how you’ll bring it all together before you launch. Both essential steps are even more important than “doing the right things”.
COMING SOON: Element #7 of 7: Clarity of Purpose
Clarity of purpose is vital for the achievement of success and for making dreams come true. Your dream or goal must be specific and clear, and should not be vague. While it’s fun to daydream about being rich and successful, you have to know and define clearly, what you want to get or to achieve. A clearly stated purpose is essential.
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