Blueprint >> Inner/Outer World Distinction

Disclaimer: This document is in raw form as I process and distill 4 years-worth of my personal development notes. Expect some typos and cryptic language for now. I will be updating frequently and polishing up.

Prescription: Understand just how much power you inner world has over your outer world.
Related Concepts: Mind Power, The Gremlin, Positive Thinking, Subconscious Mind, Visualization, Affirmations, Contemplation, Acknowledging, Journaling, Charting, Goal-Setting

What is the Inner vs. Outer World Distinction?

The idea that we really live in two separate worlds: inner and outer, and that you should focus on mastering the inner world more than the outer world.

Why is it Important?

Creating an amazing life must happen from the inside-out. Most of us are too caught up in external circumstances to create the kind of life we want. Realize that the outer world is changed by changing your inner world.

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Inner vs. Outer World: Key Points

We live simultaneously in two worlds: outer world and inner world. Big mistake to think of it as one world. Simply NOT true. There are two worlds.

The quality and degree of concentration of the thoughts you think shapes your whole life.

  • Ask yourself, Are my thoughts productive or petty?

We live in the inner world in a state of constant reaction to the outer world. So we have no personal power.

It's important to recognize the difference between the two worlds:

  • Different laws
  • Different possibilities

Confidence, worry, fear, happiness, and meaning does NOT exist in the outer world.

Most people live life in reaction. Their inner world merely reflects their outer world. Mesmerized by the outer world.

Most people focus on the outer world far too much. No! You should be entirely focused on your inner world.

Your mind is in constant motion. It is always thinking thoughts.

There is a lot of useless thought going on inside you: worry, anxiety, negatives, fears.

Recognize that you've lost control of the mechanism.

You are not your thoughts.

Thoughts are powerful when focused. Unfocused thoughts are weak, just like sunlight and a magnifying glass.

Train your mind to generate thoughts independently of what present reality would suggest.

Thoughts are real forces:

  • Only two things shape your life: your thoughts and your actions.
  • No action can happen without you thinking about it.
  • Thoughts are creative substances and each has an affect on your life.

You have the power to insert any thought into your mind.

  • You must think positive, constructive thoughts especially when you're doing badly.

The inner and outer worlds are connected.

  • 4 stages of creation with mind powers:
    • Stage 1: x = x
    • Stage 2: x + y = x (reality is a delayed response to your consciousness)
    • Stage 3: x + y = x + y (start to see intermittent results)
    • Stage 4: x + y = y
  • Must pass through all 4 stages. Be especially aware of stage 2 and 3, which can be discouraging.

Inner Game vs Outer Game — understand the deep importance of inner game in your pursuit of success. A level 2 person will crumble under the weight of a level 5 problem. The solution is to raise your level.


  1. Mind Power, John Kehoe
  2. Mind Control, Eben Pagan
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