To think, according to its’ etymology, is ‘to imagine, to conceive in the mind’. ‘To cause to appear to oneself.’ The truth, in etymology, is characterized by good faith and the be state of the steadfast.
A ship, in its’ present location, has weathered every storm that it’s had to on its’ way to it’s current location. While it cannot think, its’ appearance was certainly designed by someone who caused its’ blueprint to be created in the first place.
“To think what you want to think is to think TRUTH, regardless of appearances.” – Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich, chapter 4
To think the reality that science reflects, the objective truth, is one way to view this. Another can be quantified in the following equation. The amount of subjects that a human can perceive to the power of the amount of people that are alive today. That equation is a lesser value of the amount of topics that can become a person’s personal truth. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares the difference in video here in the first three minutes. Objective truths are true no matter what anyone cares to think about it. Personal truths must be sold on another person to be adopted.
David Goggins hit on this topic in his second interview on Impact Theory and inspired this post. He’s one of three people to my knowledge to demonstrate authenticity to the tune of personal greatness on their own scale with an eye to cause and effect. The other two are Jeffery Combs and Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. Three different industries, one common thread: cause and effect.
An objective truth that remains undocumented still remains true. Addressing the cause that creates the effect will reverberate as it has since before late James Allen called it out in his principled book on thought.
Demonstrating truth also applies to your truth. You’ll probably have to stand the gap for it – choose wisely.