Have you got a master code?
I have had my website up for nearly 7 years now and it has gone through many changes. While restructuring it I noticed many similarities between it and the way our lives are.

Confusion of Coding
The first thing that I noticed is that there was a "confusion of coding". Each time I added information onto the site it brought with it the coding from its source. This coding often caused conflict with one code over-riding another and causing the page to be displayed incorrectly. So while I wanted one thing I was getting another. Doesn't that happen so often in our lives, our intent is good but our results are not good and we can't understand why.

This is because we have so many "sub conscious" programs running us. When I say sub conscious, I mean programs that are running without our being aware of them. They are the "software" of our lives, but they cause the "hard" results that we experience. I say running us because they, at this stage, control our behaviour, they are our habits and our filters through which we see the world and they cause our conditioned responses to events.

Back to the website.
In order to gain control over the way the pages displayed I created what is known as a CSS (cascading style sheet) what this really is, is a "style control sheet" it is a master code that controls all pages that are linked to it.

However the pages would not "obey" this master code because of the confusion of code that they already had. This meant that I had to take each page, there are over 1,000 on my site, imagine how many there are in your life, and clean all the unnecessary and conflicting code from it and leave it with just the basic code that would now let it be controlled by the "master code", the CSS sheet. Now that this is done, at last, I can, by changing just 1 page, change the display of all the pages linked to it.

First question
Do you have a "master code" have you taken the time to determine how you want to behave, what you want to do and what you want the world to see?

This is the most important task you can ever perform and it is the only way that you will ever be able to gain and then maintain control of your life.

You must decide on the character that you want to display.
You must decide on the reputation that you want.
You must decide how you want people to feel about you.
You must decide what you would like them to say about you.

Once you have done this you can design your own CSS "Character Style Sheet" and link all your behaviour to it and so control your life.

First Problem
Ah But. I can hear you say, what about all this "sub conscious" coding I've got that's going to get in the way, just like on your website.

Don't worry about that for now. I'll show you how to deal with that later. The most important thing right now is for you to design your CSS so off you go. Go get creative. Go create your character then I'll show you how to install it.

I am sure that this article, one of a series, is going to raise some, perhaps many, questions. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please send them to me at johan@motivate.co.za

Here is a related article that I wrote some time ago - The POWER of Programs - http://www.motivate.co.za/LYBL/lybl-256.htm
To live your best life be true to the YOU, that you want to be.
Live with passion. Change your life from making a living to making a difference.
Live up to the reputation that you want to have.
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Author's Bio: 

Johan Campbell - The Corporate Healer - Life and Business Coach. A professional speaker and trainer, Johan delivers exciting and empowering presentations, seminars and workshops. As a life and business coach he gives practical advice and counselling that you can immediately use to transform your life.

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