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How To Train Your Dragon

Updated on July 28, 2010

Throughout life there are times when you feel weighed down by problems. Sometimes the weight of the problems you face is brought on by a lack of knowledge in the area, as in you would fix it but you do not know how. Without acquiring the correct knowledge or finding someone who does have the knowledge to put things right or offer a solution you can often find yourself buried in a problem. This is when the problem begins to drag on. It drags you down and it drags you off your purpose and it drags you out of the other areas of your life that need your attention. Drag ons definitely do not contribute to the quality of your life.

There is the Dragon Your Finances and a Dragon Your Time. There is a Dragon Your Energy and a Dragon Your Mind. I have a Dragon My Attention and a Dragon My Health. I think you are getting the picture that you have a dragon or three, yourself.

You don't believe in dragons? Well, I know they are real for sure and I’ll tell you how I do. Real as real can be they are. I know because I have some dragons around me and I’m betting that you do too. They fly about the place without regard for day or night. Some breathe more smoke than fire and some give me quite a fright. Dragons differ from witches; although witches can be scary; a run in with either of them can be pretty (dare I say it?) “gosh darn” hairy.

Drag On Too Long

Dragons often stink up the place because they hang about for such a while. And you’ll know when a dragon has got you because you will forget to smile. They thrive in an environment of ignorance and they tend to come out in droves (or is that flocks? – they do fly you know). Too often are the times I’ve found myself in a spot where dragons love to go. So if you find yourself in a situation that continues to dragon too long know that it only there because you are doing something wrong.

And now I’ll leave the verse behind and tell you want to do, in case you find yourself like me with a dragon or two.

Symptoms Of A Drag On

And now I’ll leave the verse behind and tell you that you know you are dealing with a drag on when:

- You cannot stop talking or thinking about the same person or the same subject.

- You do not feel good mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually or any combination thereof.

- You view all of life is a problem.

- You are gaining nothing, getting nowhere and treading water.

- Your facial expressions look like you ate something nasty.

- You do not find anything funny and you have to stand on your head to turn your frown upside down in order to get anything remotely resembling a smile on your face.

- You feel hopeless, you consider yourself a victim (dragons are really good at creating you as a victim) and you are negative towards life in general.

- You couldn’t have an “aha” moment if your life depended on it and everything and everyone is a problem.

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Drag On Slaying

The thing with dragons is that in trying to rid yourself of them or wrestle with them or slay them or douse them,run from them, hide from them, or plead or bargain with them or any other twisting, bending method of resisting them, they tend to get much more ferocious. They are like tar babies only much, much bigger and they are scaly and they have very foul breath. In dealing with a dragon it really comes down to recognizing who you are and what is within your control and what is not. Then you take what you can control and control it! You can take control of your own presence. You can take control of your own emotions,your own attitudes, your own intentions, your own actions, your own abilities and your own knowledge.

The best way to slay a drag on is to arm yourself with knowledge. Given that dragons are created out of ignorance it stands to reason that the opposite will lay them to rest. If, for example the Dragon Your Finances has been going on for far too long then what you must do is start by acquiring an education in the subject of finance. With that knowledge you can get into action and with that action the dragon will cease to exist. Learn how to invest yourself, your time, your energy, your mind and anything else that is under the influence of a drag on. It does take courage to look a dragon square in the eye(er' I) I'm not going to lie, but I'm also thinking, it's worth it! So who is up for a little drag on slaying?


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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I'm surrounded by dragons and an even an odd witch or two.

      Mind you they might not all be nasty just nuisances.

      Great hub

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia


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      malcolmb 7 years ago

      Yeah, I have several of these beasts still hanging around. After tackling two or three I can definitely agree that they are generally more smoke than fire. However, scary they too be. Great Hub!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Ha I would call these my demons

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      Ethel - Demons are the dudes that make you wrong for having dragons, wrong for having wants, wrong for things you did in the past, wrong for decisions and choices you have made, wrong for feeling the way you's a long wrong list that demons have! If one doesn't deal with one's demons they can tend to team up with dragons! I think it's because they are attracted to the heat!

      And Malcolmb you are on of the best dragon slayers I know!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, very clever title. I am going to use it all the time now! And you are so right. We only allow our drag ons to drag on if we let them! great stuff. Oh, and I am surrounded by dragons, but they are the statue variety! I collect them, now I will not be able to look at them in the same way! thanks nell

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      WAY TO GO NELL! You've got the idea, use them for decorations, use them to hold papers down, use them for doorstops, put them in the garden, give them jobs to do - teammates assigned with tasks to help you bring about that which you wish to bring about - but, no more are they to take their station in your life so literally! Tell them if they want to hang around you they have to contribute!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, ha ha great idea! Nell

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      2uesday 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading this, I like the way you can make people smile about things that usually weigh them down. I will bookmark this and read it when I can see a dragon on the horizon.

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      Thank you! When you see one coming use your drag on slaying words....that is just as effective as a sword except the 's' is at the end.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      many uses of dragons, I love the dragons, it is an ancient animals -- mythical as well, Thanks for this one, Maita

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      You are welcome - I'm working on the "three witches" now because if they don't get handled - they attract dragons like crazy!

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      Cecilia 7 years ago from New York

      I like how you (instinctively or deliberately) associated dragons with habitual patterns made by past choices that are not supportive of your present goals.

      The programming you want to slay are programming of the lower brain, the reptilian brain. Interesting. When you use myth to convey a truth, it really really penetrates! Engaging. I read the whole thing and ate it up with ketchup. now I'm wiping my mouth and saying thanks for a good one!

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      You are most welcome - now you are all set to lick a dragon!

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      cmagick2 6 years ago

      I love this! I do beleieve in These dragons and they are around us all the time!!! Awesome hub!

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      raisingme 6 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      Thank you and all the best with your drag on slaying!

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