Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Welcome what comes your way
-Henry David Thoreau
What a beautiful proverb. Wisdom for life conveyed simply.
I love metaphors, such a powerful way to convey a message.
Accept life now as is, with enthusiasm and smile and things would be just fine.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Own your perspective
Really, Nobody else in the world has got a perspective as yours of the outside world.
The combination of your past, your upbringing, your circumstances, your family and friends,
your job, in essence, your experiences is unique and hence you look at outside events in a unique fashion as well.
And that is a gift handed to you.
So recognize it, make use of it, be proud of it, own it, capture it and express it.
We all want to see what is your perspective.
The world is waiting.
The Universe is watching and so is God.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Now and One
Want to change something?
Have a goal and a plan.
But here is the secret.
You have to come up with steps small enough that can be done NOW
because it can only happen ONE at a time.
If you want to feed millions,
1. feed ONE NOW.
2. Repeat Step 1
If you want to handle a billion dollars,
1. start managing your pennies NOW.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
So, What are you doing?
Before you answer that, I'll tell you a story.
There are three stonecutters, and they are all cutting stones. The first stonecutter is asked, "What are you doing?"
He answers angrily, "I'm cutting stones as any idiot can see."
He is angry because every day is the same, He gets up and cuts stones,
His life has no purpose that he can see, and he is unhappy.
The second stonecutter is asked, "What are you doing?" He is irritable.
"I am cutting stones so I can raise a family and afford a nice house."
He will die an unhappy, selfish man in a nice house, He has served only himself.
The third stonecutter is asked, "And what are you doing?"
He is happy. "I am cutting the stones for a great cathedral that will give comfort to thousands of people." His life has purpose, and the purpose feeds him and feeds his family and makes him feel good.
So now go ahead answer the question to yourself,
"What are YOU doing?"
Labels: purpose in life
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