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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 reiterates the virtues of gratitude

September 28, 2017 9:14 am / Leave a Comment

One of the biggest virtues in maintaining human relations is to acknowledge the efforts of others and express gratitude wherever possible. Every person in the world is important in his own way. You never know who can be of help at what time. Hence, one should always thank people for whatever they do. It could be as trivial as thanking the railway booking clerk while purchasing your ticket. Your smile and acknowledgement can go a long way in making his day. You do not lose much either. These are some of the teachings of the Landmark Forum when they conduct the courses especially for the younger generation.

It is not necessary that the person should be near you when you thank him. If you do it sincerely enough, it will reach him. We shall look at a fine example. This is a true story that happened in the Vietnam War.

One day, Charles Plumb, a Navy Jet Fighter was having lunch with his family at a restaurant. Suddenly, a person approached him and enquired whether he was Charles Plumb. He also stated that Charles was captured by the Vietnamese soldiers as he had to eject from his jet after it was shot down by the enemy. He also enquired whether his parachute functioned properly. Charles replied in the affirmative stating that if it had not done so, he would not have been alive today.

Charles asked him who he was. The man replied that he was the person who packed the parachute for him. Now, Charles could not help but thank him profusely. The same Charles might have carried out hundreds of flights over the enemy camps each time wearing the same parachute. Not once did he feel like thanking the person who packed it for him at that time. Now, he has realized the worth of the sailor who had the seeming thankless job of packing parachutes for the senior officers. Had there been even a small malfunction, the officers would have had to plunge to their deaths. This goes on to show that every man you meet in life is important to you in some way or the other. This explains why one must express their gratitude to others every time someone renders some service to them.

Life is similar in many ways. Every day we go through various challenges and come out of it successfully as well. Have we ever spared any time to think and reflect that there is someone behind us who has been instrumental in packing the parachutes for us? This makes us to sail over our problems with ease. This unseen force is the one called God. Landmark Forum recognizes this force as well. Hence, it advocates people to thank the Creator for all that he has done for us. That does not mean that the Forum is some sort of a religious cult. Many people have the opinion that the Forum is a cult organization. In fact, they have always gone on record stating that they do not have anything to do with religion.

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Landmark Forum emphasizes on the use of appropriate words while communicating

May 24, 2017 10:29 am / Leave a Comment

President Woodrow Wilson had said once, “If you come to me with your fists doubled, I assure that I can double up my fists faster than you do. However, if you come for a negotiation on the table, you will not find a warmer person than me.” What does this quote signify? It says that brute force cannot take you anywhere but subtlety can surely do so. This is the basic motto of the Landmark Forum.

How does one develop this trait of dealing with people? It is not at all difficult? Have you ever tried arguing with a policeman? The more you convince him that he is wrong, the more he will be convinced that he is right.

Words do matter, especially the way you use them. You can say the same thing in a different manner that could be acceptable to him. The following story can throw more light on the matter.

There was a noted Emperor in India who had the habit of discussing his dreams with his ministers. One fine morning he stated that he had a dream in which he lost all his teeth except one. He wanted to know the significance of the dream. All his ministers and astrologers huddled together. They did not want to give an answer that could incur the wrath of the Emperor. The consulted amongst themselves and concluded that the lone surviving tooth represented the Emperor himself. They stated that his entire relatives will die before him. The Emperor got angry and called for the court jester. The court jester listened to the case and remarked that the lone tooth definitely represented the Emperor but added that he would live much longer than his relatives. The Emperor was very happy and showered the jester with gifts.

The moral of the story is not whether the Emperor was a foolish man or anything of the sort. The moral is that one should use appropriate words while making a statement. In fact, the astrologers and the jester meant the same thing but the jester put forward his views in a manner, acceptable to the Emperor. What does this story signify? This story emphasizes the use of words in the right manner. It brings the concept of effective communication into the picture. If you are able to put forth your viewpoints clearly and effectively, you have won half the battle.

Youngsters should learn these traits early in life. They have to contend with their bosses as well as the subordinates at the same time. They have to perform the role of a vital link between the top management cadre and the worker class. If you manage to learn the skill of effective communication, you stand to benefit a lot. You can bring these skills to the fore while writing a Landmark Forum review. These reviews have a great significance because they can influence the decision of future participants of the course. A good review can definitely have a positive impact on the outcome.

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Landmark Forum witnesses participants from various fields in life

February 27, 2017 7:03 am / Leave a Comment

The principle behind every Landmark Forum course is to bring about a change in the lives of people. Each course receives different types of participants. Some of them are young professionals seeking a foothold in their careers. You see people in their middle age as well. Such people might have reached a plateau in their lives. Hence, they approach the Forum seeking a change. You have the teenager as well with his or her typical set of problems. At the same time, you have the senior citizen seeking to turn the clock back. Every participant is unique in his or her own way.

The beauty of the Forum is that they have solutions for every one of them. The courses are such that they can cater to each problem on an individual basis. However, you can see a common trait amongst all the participants. They approach the Forum seeking a change in their lives. They have a wish to change their present style of living into something better. This may involve them sacrificing a thing or two as well.

The Forum does not disappoint them in any way. In fact, the Forum plays a great part in bringing about a huge transformation in the lives of such participants. There is a big difference between the words change and transformation. The Forum goes on to explain the same. When you change something in life, you do so with respect to the past. It entails that the changed thing retains some element of its past. You compare the changed item with the old one frequently to highlight the change. When you transform something, you make sure that the change is an absolute one with no traces of the past in it.

In this transformation act, the Forum encourages people to think beyond their capacities. This thinking has the capability of redefining the thinking limits of people. When you do so, you open up various possibilities to solve your issues. You need not restrict to the time-tested methods to solve your problems. By employing different ways to solve issues, you can enjoy life to the maximum. This is what the Forum is all about in its outlook. The Forum believes in leaving the past to where it belongs. The Forum is all about forgetting the past and moving ahead in life.

The Forum strives to bring out the best in each participant. By encouraging them to discuss their problems in public, they find novel ways of solving them. Indirectly, it can help others as well. You might have people feeling shy to express their issues. Such people can benefit by listening to the problems of others. In doing so, they might just get the spark of inspiration to solve their own issues.

One of the best ways of understanding the benefits of the Forum is to go through a positive Landmark Forum review. You will find such reviews in plenty. There may be negative reviews as well. However, reading the positive ones can give you the rush of blood encouraging you to enroll in the courses

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Landmark Forum differs from the others in many ways

February 20, 2017 8:22 am / Leave a Comment

There are thousands of personality development courses all around the world. You need them as well because the levels of stress in people are very high. Usually, these programs are of the “workshop” types where the speakers come and have their say. The Landmark Forum differs from these courses in many ways. We shall see the difference during the course of this article.

The biggest difference is in the way the Forum encourages the participants to do more of the talking. They give every participant a chance to come to the stage and share his or her views and problems as well. In addition, they encourage the participants to discuss with the person sitting next to them. These conversations with strangers can go a long way in helping them build up their confidence levels. This increase in the confidence makes them take a positive approach to life. In this way, they find ways to solve their issues easily.

When you start conversing with strangers, you develop the quality of listening as well. You begin to view the problem from different perspectives whereby you discover new ways to solve them at the same time. When you speak on the stage, you overcome the inhibitions of speaking in public. This, by itself, is a great confidence booster.

Airing your views in public can open up your mind a lot. This makes you receptive to various ideas from different people. An open mind has a great capacity to think rationally. By remaining open to suggestions from people, you start developing a positive attitude towards things. The positivity is a contagious one with people in your reach acquiring the same traits as well. Therefore, the courses at the Forum can help in an indirect manner too. You cannot say the same about the other personality development programs in town.

You get plenty of speaking opportunities in the Forum courses. Speaking on stage improves your linguistic skills and helps you have a command over the language. Control over the language is very important while communicating with people at any level. It could be the official communications with your seniors at work or the casual conversations with friends and family. A command over the language always helps you a great deal.

The best aspect of the Landmark Forum courses is that they are available for all ages right from the age of 8 to 80 years. Each category of participants has their individual and peculiar issues. The Forum does its best to help people find solutions for their own issues. In this way, they ensure that the participants do not face the same problem again in life.

The Landmark Forum might be the only one that encourages its participants to write a Landmark Forum review at the end of their course. They also encourage them to introduce more people to their courses. In fact, the Forum conducts some preview courses free as well for people to get a feel of the program before enrolling for the same.

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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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