Can you be the Hero of your own movie? Or the author of your own life story? To what degree can you design your life? And how can you exercise a free will if things are written in the starts? Listen to our fascinating discussion with Stoyan Yankov where we explore the notions of destiny, the ability to control our lives, the law of attraction and many more!
We were discussing 5 theories about human’s ability to design their lives:
TRUE OR FALSE?
1. People reject the thought of being able to create their life, because that would mean that they have a full responsibility for it, and there’s no one left to blame for everything that happens.
2. Life is like a computer game. Your circumstances and the attributes (background, personality, strengths and weaknesses) of your player have been set up, but it’s up to you how you play the game.
3. Everything happens for a reason. Some things are written in the starts and you need to go through them in your life.
4. You attract what you think. If something bad happened to you, it means you had to attract it somehow with your thoughts
5. There is a window that exists between the moment you have an instinct to change and your mind killing it. It’s a 5-second window. And it exists for everyone.
We Have Also Talked About The Results Of The Survey That We’ve Done Among Our Listeners:
QUESTION 1 DO YOU HAVE A VISION OF YOUR LIFE IN ONE YEAR?
77% Sort of. I more or less know where I want to be in a year
8% Yes, I know exactly how my life will look like in a year
8% Hahaha, no, I don't even have a vision of tomorrow
8% No, I like to live my life spontaneously and get surprised by what future hold for me
QUESTION 2 DO YOU BELIEVE IN DESTINY?
57% Kind of. I think some things are meant to happen
14% Totally! Things are written in the starts!
14% I believe we create our destiny
7% I don't know and I ask myself this question from time to time
7% No, I believe destiny is an excuse used by some people to justify things they cannot explain
QUESTION 3 DO YOU BELIEVE IN LAW OF ATTRACTION?
46% Yes I do, we attract what we think!
15% Hahaha, I think it's a nice fairy tale but there's no scientific proof it works
15% I don't know, the idea appeals to me but I tried to use it and it didn't work
8% What the hell is that?
8% I believe that in life we get what we deserve but law of attraction is too far-fetched concept for me
8% No, it's BS
QUESTION 4 IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE; WHAT GENRE WOULD IT BE?
40% A coming to an age / inner journey type of a movie
30% 1000-episode long soap opera
10% "Art film" or "one of those foreign movies that Americans just don't understand."
10% Not sure about a specific genre but it would be definitely R-rated!
10% Black Comedy
QUESTION 5 DO YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR LIFE?
64% You can only control yourself, but you cannot control your circumstances
14% No, life is totally unpredictable and you never know what's gonna happen! There's no way to control it
7% Yes, you can control your life by using the law of attraction
7% Yes, definitely! With a great plan and preparation you can control your life to a great extend
Who is Stoyan?
Stoyan Yankov is an economist, film producer, productivity and performance expert and keynote speaker. He works with brands globally and often gets invited to speak at international business and creative conferences, sharing his best advice in the areas of productivity and performance.
One of Stoyan’s favorite public speaking topics is “Life is like a movie: Be a freaking hero!” and he has visited us in a studio to elaborate on this fascinating, yet sometimes difficult to implement idea.
How To Find Stoyan?
Stoyan's Personal Website
Stoyan’s YouTube Channel
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