Just finished the book by Robert Holden and learn’t quite a bit….
In this manic society, we speed ahead, on fast forward and the danger is that we leave ourselves behind, we leave behind what is precious and we leave behind the truth. Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened – Churchill.
Successful and happy people are good at making time for reflection and inspiration. Cultivate a strong vision in which you learn to see not just with your eyes but also with your mind and heart.
Busyness is what you give your time to; but a purpose is what you give your heart to. Success is not about doing enough, its about doing what is valuable. Many people fear the hyperactive workplace is too brutal for the human heart. They feel drained having given their pound of flesh yet wholeheartedness engages the whole being and accesses all your potential. It opens you up to greater inspiration and success.
Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value – Einstein. Just because you will not listen to your wisdom does not mean it is not there. Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins that may buy you just a moment of pleasure but then drag you for days behind a farting camel – Hafiz. There is never any shortage of wisdom, only the confidence to use it.
The highest reward from your working is not what you get for it but what you become by it – Sydney Harris. Life isn’t about getting there, its about being here. If your goals are important to you, how can you make them count today? Crazy is spending the best years of your life doing a job that you hate so you can buy stuff you don’t need to support a lifestyle you don’t enjoy!
Love is the goal. To dedicate your life to love is the ultimate secret to success. Love is intelligent because it inspires vision, strengthens values, excites imaginations and expands possibility.