I just finished reading this great classical book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry called “The Little Prince” and in it I was reminded of a timeless lesson about dreaming big that I had to write about. In the book there is this really interesting character who is a child who dreams big and has great ideas but the grownups discourage him (much like how it often is in real life) and even go so far as labelling him as being “unrealistic” and “foolish”. This made me think – why is dreaming and going against the grain of society considered foolish? When isn’t it the “dreamers” that we ironically all look up to?
Every human on this planet has the potential to be rich. Including You. But then why is it that only a handful of people do so? Well it all starts with the basics. People who are rich have learnt certain skills and techniques along the way that allow them to be so successful. These skills are what separate them from everyday people. These abilities or talents per say are what make the rich, rich‰ . Here are the 8 main differences between rich people and poor people:
Taking deliberate steps to improve your life today is one decision that will pay off in days to come if you keep at it! 2017 is now behind us, the question before us is how did you fare? Did you make the most of it? Are there things you wish you did or didn’t do? Whether you’re into new year’s resolutions or not, change is something we all crave and taking action towards that change today is the best resolution you can make. An adage says “whenever you wake is your morning.” This could be yours if you want it to.
There’s a quote by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya I really like: “This world is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to. Turn your back on it, and it has no choice but to follow you.”I like thinking about that quote when I want to achieve something. It convinces me that in a harmonious and balanced state of mind, the solution comes more easily. But it’s hard to get to that balanced state of mind when we’re chasing so many goals at the same time. Most people are perfectionists to the bone...
The right challenge is the yin to your yang. I don’t know about you, but I’m not enjoying life if I don’t have something challenging that I’m working towards. When my goals push me to the limits, I know that I’m not selling myself short. Anything less than that, and it’s hard to be sure that I’m getting the most out of life, or at least trying to. You fail when it’s easy and succeed when it’s hard because you want to: (a) make a unique contribution to the world, and you can only do that if you sincerely push yourself and...
How many of you woke up today thinking that today would be different? That today would be the day you’d finally live to your potential and would transform your life. Or wait I’ll change the question, how many of you slept last night with that goal in mind? That today you’d wake up early and workout and drink that green hipster smoothie everybody’s crazy about, that you’d do yoga, be super productive and get all of your work done?