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Landmark Forum opens up your mind to be receptive

November 27, 2017 11:49 am / Leave a Comment

Every aspect of life has a positive aspect and a negative one. It depends on how you look at the problem. Concentrating on the positive aspects of life help you attain the objectives. It is not so easy to be positive under all circumstances. You need a lot of practice to be able to do so. No school or university teaches you these aspects of life. You have to learn it from experience. Life teaches you these skills. You can supplement it with teachings of personality development courses such as Landmark Forum.

This Forum explains its points through stories that one can easily relate to. Let us look at one such simple story that explains positivity in a beautiful manner.

A teacher had two disciples. He found out that one of the disciples had a positive frame of mind whereas the other one was full of negativity. One day, they were walking along in the garden when they came across a mango tree with juicy mangoes hanging from its branches. He decided to test these students. He called them and asked them what they thought about this mango tree.

The negative-minded student started berating the tree and termed it as a useless item. He was of the opinion that unless you beat it with stones and sticks, the tree does not yield fruit. He was of the opinion that you have to be violent in order to get the fruits.

The teacher posed the same question to the other student who had the habit of looking at positive aspects of life. He opined that the tree was the most useful for humans as it gave them juicy fruits. You hit it with stones and sticks. In spite of the violent behavior on the part of humans, the tree gives its juicy fruits without any distinction. He further remarked that men should also learn from this tree and behave properly. They should share their belongings with others and spread happiness to people.

Imagine both the students were referring to the same tree. See the opposite kinds of thoughts. There are no prizes for guessing who made the teacher happy. Naturally, the teacher was happy with the positive minded student.

What is the lesson you get from this story? One has to be positive at all times. One should learn to look at the positives in each situation you face in life. Take the example of roses. You see the rose in the presence of thorns. One can look at it in this way. You can say, “Oh God, Even the beautiful roses have thorns in them.” Another person might just comment, “What a beautiful creation of Nature! You have beautiful roses among thorns.”

Both the comments mean the same. However, the attitude is what matters. The positive attitude can help you maintain relationships with people. The slightest negativity can destroy relationships within no time.

This is what Landmark Forum teaches its participants. Being positive in your outlook can pay rich dividends.

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Landmark Forum believes in positivity

November 15, 2017 11:45 am / Leave a Comment

It is natural for obstacles to come in our path in life. The successful person is one that removes all obstacles and moves ahead. It is the easiest thing in the world to curse others for the misfortunes you face. It would be better if you take steps to eliminate the obstacles rather than curse your luck and blame others for it. You will be able to do only if you develop a positive frame of mind. The more negative you are, the more difficult it will be to become successful in life. They say that ‘Fortune favors the brave’. Landmark Forum says that ‘Fortune favors those who are positive’.

You have to attend these courses to understand the real essence of their statements. This Forum helps you do that by using short inspirational stories. You tend to absorb the lessons better when you listen to stories that captivate your attention.

In the ancient times, kings used to rule the country. However, the basic mentalities of people in those times were just the same as they are today. One such king was determined to change this mentality. His ministers told him that he would just be wasting his time as it will not be possible for the king to do so. However, the king was desperate to succeed. How can you argue against the King?

The King placed a heavy boulder right in the middle of the road. He hid among the trees on the side along with a couple of trusted ministers. A trader came along. He dashed his feet against the boulder and injured his toe. Cursing the person who had placed this boulder, he limped away in pain. Another farmer came along on his bullock cart. The wheel dashed against the boulder and broke. Instead of removing the boulder, he started shouting at the top of his voice that the people in the administration were worthless. They could not even see the boulder in the middle of the road. He got the wheel repaired and continued on the way. The boulder was left where it was.

Many people passed by and avoided the same. Some blamed the King for his inefficiency, but no one came forward to remove it from the road. Finally, a peasant came along. He saw the boulder on the road and thought that it might just injure someone. It was late evening as well. No one would be able to see it at night. He tried to push the boulder away with his hands. It was heavy. However, with great effort, he managed to succeed.

Just below the boulder, he found a purse with gold coins and a note signed by the King. The gold coins belonged to the person who removed the boulder from the road.

What do you learn from this story? One should endeavor to remove the obstacles from their way to succeeding in life. This is what Landmark Forum Reviews tries to explain in every lecture. They place great emphasis on looking at the positive side of things and endeavor to remove obstacles in their path.

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Landmark Forum helps you develop the self-belief

October 20, 2017 10:51 am / Leave a Comment

What is the most important quality one should have as a human being? The answer is the self-belief that ‘I can’. Man is not much different from other animals in the universe in this regard. Every man in the world is born with the same brain size. However, a brain is one organ where size does not manner at all. The thing that does is the extent to which you use it. An overwhelming majority of people in the world use a minuscule portion of the brain. The quantum of usage depends on the circumstances they are brought up in life. Of course, there are geniuses who have flourished under very trying circumstances, but they are more of the exception that the rule. Landmark Forum tries its best to bridge the gap between the rule and the exception.

Let us look at a couple of stories that can help you drive home this fact.

One day, I was coming home after watching a circus. I found out that huge elephants were tied to small pegs on the ground with thin ropes. Just one tug and the peg would have been uprooted. I thought it should be a dangerous thing to do so. Hence, I approached the elephant keeper and questioned the logic behind the act. His reply was as astounding as it was true.

He said that these elephants have conditioned their minds that they are not strong enough to break this bond. This rope was strong enough to hold these elephants when they were small. They tried to break free but could not. It resigned in their brains that they do not have the strength to break this bond. Hence, they never try. They do not have the self-belief that they can do so. Now, the elephant has a large body and a comparatively large brain as well.

Now, come to another side of the same story. A scientist conducted an experiment where he kept some fleas in a cardboard box. This box had one opening towards the sky. He covered this opening with a glass lid. The fleas tried to jump out and collided with the glass lid, not being aware of its presence. This happened for several days. One fine day, the scientist removed the glass lid and kept the box open. The fleas could easily jump out, but they did not do so, conditioned as they were by the presence of the glass. The fleas have small bodies and small brains.

The point we are driving at is that the size of the brain does not matter. The only thing that does so is the belief that you can achieve the impossible. If Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did not have the self-belief they would not have conquered Mount Everest. In doing so, they inspired thousands of others to do so subsequently.

Landmark Forum Reviews believes in developing the self-belief that you can do it under any circumstances. Once you learn this technique, the sky is the limit for you. Mind you, the sky is imaginary. It is only open space up there.

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Landmark Forum teaches you to become a man

October 7, 2017 10:31 am / Leave a Comment

The biggest quality one should develop in this world is the belief that you can do it. Otherwise you end up as one of the five monkeys in the cage. What are you talking about? Who are the monkeys and what are they doing in the cage? You might ask such questions. You must do as well because if you do not do so, you again end up as one of the five monkeys in the cage. Does it sound confusing to you? If it does, please read on to understand the concept of the monkeys. Landmark Forum teaches you certain basic skills that you should use in your everyday life.

Let us now unravel the mystery of the five monkeys in the cage. A group of scientists put five monkeys in a cage and conducted research that should well explain the difference between monkeys and humans. They placed a ladder in the cage and kept a bunch of bananas on top so that the monkeys had to climb the ladder to reach them.

Now, a monkey is one of the most inquisitive creatures in the world after Man. One of them will certainly try to climb the ladder and get the bananas. As soon as one monkey tries to climb the ladder, the scientists throw a bucket of cold water on the other monkeys in the cage. As a result, the other monkeys would not allow the first one to climb the ladder. When another monkey tries to do so, the scientists repeat the cold water treatment. This happened for a couple of days. Resultantly, when any monkey tried to climb the ladder, the other monkeys would gather and beat the hell out of it.

The scientists continued the experiment by replacing one monkey with a new one. The new one would love to climb the ladder unaware of the fate that is waiting for him downstairs. They tried replacing the second monkey with a new one, only to see the same result. Similarly, they replaced the third, fourth, and fifth monkey on by one with new monkeys. The result was the same every time. Now, you have a set of five new monkeys that had never experienced the cold water bath, but still the result is the same.

What can you deduce from the story? If the monkeys could speak, you could as well ask them. Their reply would be, ‘This is the way things are. No one can do anything about it.” Now, does it not sound familiar to many people in the world? Do we not take things at face value?

The moral of the story is that one should not be afraid to question any belief. Secondly, one should develop the belief that they can achieve the impossible. Maybe, this is the only difference between Man and the monkeys. The choice is yours. You either question and become a man or behave like the monkey in the age, as most people do. Landmark Forum helps you in becoming a man.

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Landmark Forum has no connections with any religion

June 12, 2017 5:57 am / Leave a Comment

Does the Landmark Forum have anything to do with religion? Many people believe they have a deep religious connection because the teachings of the Forum have many things in common with what you find in the scriptures. However, the Forum has reiterated that they have nothing to do with any religion whatsoever. Their teaching methods might overlap because all religions profess people to have a decent psychological upbringing.

The Forum does not teach anything new to people. You can find all their teachings in various psychological books all over the world. This Forum has the main objective of developing the psychological aspect of a person. They realize that the psychological development of an individual is as important as the physical one.

The Forum strongly believes that a person should develop a positive outlook on life. When you develop this positive attitude, you tend to look at your problems from a different angle. This can provide different ways of solving problems. A positive attitude can broaden your vision and result in an open mind. The open mind is like a sponge that can absorb everything that you throw at it. You need an open mind to weigh all the options before arriving at an amicable solution to your problems.

With the Landmark Forum, you start to develop a fearless attitude towards life. They encourage you to throw all inhibitions to the wind and exhort you to express yourself freely. You get the chance to overcome your stage fear. This is because the Forum encourages you to use the stage to express your problems and opinions. You can find it a bit awkward in the earlier stages. However, you tend to overcome this fear and begin to express yourself clearly.

The best aspect of highlighting your problem from the stage is that you will be speaking out your problem aloud. When you do so, you find that the problem is not that acute as it seems to be. You find that the solution can be easy to find as well. In addition, you have the audience to help you out in this matter. There may be people in the audience who would have gone through the same problems in life. They would have solved the same as well. They can share their solutions thereby helping you to find a solution as well. You can also participate by offering solutions to their problems.

It can happen that discussing a problem can bring out the solution. The best part of this Forum is that even if you do not take to the stage and speak out over the mike, you can find your solutions in other people’s problems. This is the advantage of participating in the discussions of this Forum. However, it is always advisable to take part in all the discussions as it can be a mind-opening feature.

This experience can open your mind thereby prompting you to write a positive Landmark Forum review. This can be helpful to prospective participants as they get a ringside view of the Forum through your reviews.

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New Websites About Landmark Forum Published in French

February 6, 2017 4:52 pm / Leave a Comment

Several new French language websites have been created in Quebec Canada.  These are useful resources for people who would like to learn about the Landmark Forum in French.

The Landmark Forum has locations in more than 100 cities around the world.  To date, upwards of 2.4 million people have benefited from Landmark’s programs.

We want visitors to learn more about how they can bring about a positive and permanent shift in their lives.  We also want everyone who is interested to learn more about how the Landmark Forum works and why 94% of surveyed participants reported that the Landmark Forum made a profound and lasting difference in their lives.

 

This is why we offer a range of informational sources for visitors. If you would like to learn more about the Landmark Forum, you can view this online introduction.

 

There are also other informational opportunities for those interested in gaining more information about the programs, including the Landmark Forum website and Landmark Forum Review.

Resources have also been created specifically for French-speaking individuals.   French-speaking individuals can feel free to visit the C’est quoi Landmark Forum? website, as well as a new website just launched found here.

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The Landmark Forum is the best in the business today

January 28, 2017 7:27 am / Leave a Comment

There are thousands of personality development programs all around the world. Among these thousands, the Landmark Forum stands out for its sheer innovativeness in imparting personality development training. The Forum concentrates on the overall development of the individual. They believe in making a long lasting change whereas many similar courses offer cosmetic changes. These cosmetic changes vanish with time. You return to the initial state of mind. However, in the case of the Landmark Forum, the change is of a permanent nature.

The strongest point of these courses is that the Forum expects its participants to learn how to live life on its own terms. They do not believe in teaching anything new. The make the participants learn the skills. In this way, they ensure that the participants do not forget the skills for their entire lives. They pass on these skills to others, notably their children. This results in a chain reaction of sorts.

The Forum concentrates on the participants finding their own solutions to the problems they face in life. This is a wonderful experience for all. When you learn to swim your way out of trouble, you become an expert in handling similar situations in future. This is a source of great empowerment. This empowerment brings in a sense of great awareness among the participants. When you become aware of the problems, you begin to search for the roots of the problem. This can enable you to solve the problems from its roots.

Every person has a unique temperament. They require different types of handling. The Forum keeps this aspect in mind while designing the courses. They do not follow the one-size-fits-all kind of rule while formulating the course designs. It is true that they insist on active participation of all people. Many a Landmark Forum review appreciates this logic. The Forum believes that the problem is yours. Therefore, finding the solution is also a part of the problem. They help you in finding it though. However, you have to do the hard work. This Forum does not believe in handing you everything on a platter. This is because they have the objective of bringing a huge transformation in the personality of the individual.

When you do the hard work, you remember the effort you have put in for your development. You are not likely to forget the same in a hurry. The main benefit of the courses conducted by this Forum is that they have applications in daily life activities. You get many opportunities to practice these skills and find solutions to the number of problems that you face every day.

One more advantage of these programs is that you have them for every age group. The kids have their own version of the Forum. The teenagers and the young professionals have their own as well. This is unique of this program. No other personality development program has such a vast reach. This makes this program endearing to all as well. Once you enjoy the program, the chances of imbibing the values taught in the same increase.

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The Landmark Forum offers self-development courses for prospective leaders

January 16, 2017 7:10 am / Leave a Comment

Landmark Forum - Self development coursesA majority of people know the Landmark Forum as a personality development Forum. This Forum focuses on developing the interior qualities of a person People usually know that the Forum conducts intensive three and a half day courses starting on Fridays and stretching up to Sunday evenings. They have a half-day refresher course as well on Tuesdays where they encourage the participants to write a Landmark Forum review. People can use this opportunity to introduce new members as well. In this way, you can ensure that more people adopt these teachings and become better individuals in life.

This is the usual schedule of courses at the Forum worldwide. In addition, this Forum conducts advanced courses on developing leadership skills. These special courses run for a full day on any one Saturday or Sunday in a month. The Forum conducts these courses for a period of four months where they inculcate leadership qualities in people. Of course, many people may exhibit the flair for leadership. This program can help in honing their skills.

Leaders deal with many people. Not allow of them would subscribe to the leader’s point of view. That should not affect the leadership skills of the person. It is very natural for people to have different opinions on each subject. The good leader is one who knows this fact and considers the opinions of others as well. The Landmark Forum aims at creating such openness of minds in the participants.

These special programs teach these leaders various methods of self-expression. The basic skill of a leader is to make people follow him or her. In order to achieve this object, the leader should have the ability to influence other people. This requires the leader to develop excellent communication and language skills. Using the right words at the right time is the hallmark of a good leader. This Forum concentrates on such aspects of leadership.

The leader should lead by example. Only a person who has gone through these travails can hope to lead others. The leader should have excellent convincing skills. The biggest quality of the leader is the willingness to sacrifice his valuable time for the welfare of his followers. The followers place their entire trust on these leaders. They should never let the followers down in any case. The Forum inculcates such qualities in their special courses.

The leader should be able to make a marked difference in the lives of the people. By concentrating on providing such valuable insights to people, this Forum plays an enlightening role. People expect the leader to have a great sense of awareness. The Forum accounts for all these aspects in the self-development courses they conduct for developing the leadership qualities in an individual.

Developing leadership is a continuous process. The world is changing everyday and so are the demands of people. The true leader is one who is capable of adapting to the situation and act accordingly. Such a leader can command the respect of all his followers. The Forum believes in creating quality leaders in life.

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Landmark Forum has a special program for teenagers as well

October 29, 2016 7:34 am / Leave a Comment

Introduction:
The human personality is such that it would be a great benefit if you were able to develop it at a younger age. A young person in his or her teens would be able to assimilate these qualities with ease. A young person, it will be easy to absorb these qualities before he or she steps out into the big and competitive world. The Landmark Forum Worldwide conducts special courses for teenagers and younger people as well.

Problems differ:
A person in his or her middle age would face different problems when compared to a teenager. The teenager has his own set of problems ranging from peer pressure to parental pressure. Each kind of problem would be new for him. It could make a terrific impression on his psyche if you do not treat the same on time.

Specific problems:
Teenagers face pressure from their families. They have their educational targets to achieve. This is a competitive world. The main asset for a teenager is a quality education. Hence, they face pressure from their parents. You should not blame the parents as well. Every parent would like their child to have a better future than they had. Hence, they wish that their children study well and become successful in life. Therefore, they pressurize the. They do not mean any harm. However, teenagers do have other issues as well. They face problems with their friends and relatives. They face problems in their schools with their peers and teachers as well. They require counseling on a large scale. This Landmark education is an attempt to counsel these children and ensure that they do not take any drastic steps in their lives.

Specific solutions:
The problems faced by the teenagers are different. Hence, they require a different kind of handling as well. These courses for the teenager are special in many ways. They do not have teenagers more than 17 years old in their programs. Hence, you would find similar kinds of discussions. They would prove useful to all of them.
These courses counsel the teenagers into encouraging them to be open with their parents. This would develop the bond between the children and their parents. The gap is slowly beginning to increase. There is an urgent need to bridge the gap. These counseling sessions harp on the sacrifices made by the parents in raising these children. They teach them to stay away for all kinds of vices. Drug abuse and alcoholism is a common trait in these kids.
Peer pressure requires a different kind of handling. The main issue with peers is that they too might be going through the same pressures. Educational issues are one of them. It is imperative for the students to cope with this peer pressure and handle their educational choices well.

Advantages:
Teenagers can have a separate platform such as the Landmark forum to address their issues. The counselors can attend to the specific problems of the children. The children come out of the program as better adults capable of taking on the world.

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Landmark Forum – Are you living a story?

September 22, 2016 5:59 am / Leave a Comment

landmark-living-storyOur mind is a curator of crazy thoughts and tales. We carry a plethora of stories in our head that is our perspective of a situation. Have you ever acknowledged your thoughts and analyzed them? Well, now is the time. We all have a bunch of people, we are reluctant to or dislike. This feeling is developed due to a situation between them and you. Maybe it’s a first impression or a past experience or most likely a misunderstanding. Thoughts are words with a mind of their own! We tell ourselves many stories about people but forget to see the other side of the coin. We are never ready to take blames for the mishaps or change our mindset; rather we keep cursing people for all wrongs.

The important part is that our thoughts control our life. It is essential to live in reality and get rid of all the ‘Rackets’ i.e. the assumptions we have a.k.a the stories we create. Every problem we face can be traced back to the stories we created in our head.

Landmark Forum is the rescue. The few necessary steps to living a life based on reality include-

To recognize what the tiny voice in your head says. It is essential to realize what the story is you created, why and when you created it.

To notice what is the voice exactly saying. This can help you figure out your misinterpretation.

Examine if the story is empowering. It is necessary to analyze if this story helps you or puts you down.

Lastly, To get rid of the rackets. It is now time to create a new relationship or perspective towards this situation or person. This is practiced and preached in the Forum within 3 days to attain exceptional results.

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