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Learning 667

Read  regularly.  Reading  for  thirty  minutes  a  day  will  do wonders  for  you.  But  I  must  caution  you.  Do  not  read  just anything.  You  must  be  very  selective  about  what  you  put  into  the lush  garden  of  your  mind.  It  must  be  immensely  nourishing. Make  it  something  that  will  improve  both  you  and  the  quality  of your  life.

 I  would  never  tell  you  not  to read  as  many  books  as  you  can.  But  remember,  some  books  are meant  to  be  tasted,  some  books  are  meant  to  be  chewed  and, finally,  some  books  are  meant  to  be  swallowed  whole.  Which brings  me  to  another  point.

Thirty  minutes  a  day  will  make  a  delightful  difference  in  your life  because  you  will  quickly  start  to  see  the  vast  reserves  of knowledge  available  for  your  use.  Every  answer  to  every  problem you  have  ever  faced  is  in  print.  If  you  want  to  be  a  better  lawyer, father,  friend  or  lover,  there  are  books  out  there  that  will  rocket  you to  those  goals.  All  the  mistakes  you  will  ever  make  in  your  life  have already  been  made  by  those  that  have  walked  before  you.  Do  you really  think  that  the  challenges  you  are  facing  are  unique  to  you?

All  the  problems  anyone  has  ever,  and  will  ever  face  over  the course  of  their  lifetime  have  already  been  made. More  importantly,  the  answers  and  solutions  are  all  recorded  on the  pages  of  books.  Read  the  right  books.  Learn  how  those  who have  preceded  you  have  handled  the  challenges  you  are  currently facing.  Apply  their  strategies  for  success  and  you  will  be astonished  by  the  improvements  you  will  note  in  your  life.

It’s  not  what  you  will  get  out  of  the  books  that  is  so  enriching — it  is  what  the  books  will  get  out  of  you  that  will  ultimately change  your  life.  You  see, books  do  not  actually  teach  you anything new.

Really.  Books  simply  help  you  to  see  what  is  already  within your  self.  That’s  what  enlightenment  is  all  about. 

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Learning 666 “Repairing the boat hole.”

A man was asked to paint a boat.

He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.

When finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice cheque, much higher than the payment for painting.
The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat Sir!” 

“But this is not for the paint job. It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.”

“Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened.

When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention about the hole.

When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.

They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time.

When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.

Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole! You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your ‘small’ good deed.”

So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the ‘leaks’ you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.

You may have repaired numerous ‘boat holes’ along the way… of several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved.

*So let’s Keep up the Good work, no matter how small it may seem to be.*

Want to thank Everyone who Repaired my boat this year in every way like Good Wishes, Good thoughts, Love, Care & Prayers…
Thank you !

May God bless you always.

Learning 665

Ordinary occurrences can illuminate the extraordinary phenomenon of grace.

Grace is actually a rather common phenomenon. It’s the force that protects people’s physical and mental health, even in the most trying of conditions.

Perhaps grace is more than just an amazing resilience, and rather a force beyond our consciousness that nurtures our growth as human beings. We can see grace as an evolutionary force from a god who wants to ensure we don’t keep things as they are and instead feel the urge to grow.

Grace can also be found in our dreams and in instances of synchronicity and serendipity.

Synchronicity is the frequent occurrence of highly unlikely events, and, like grace, it’s hard to find an explanation for it. 

There are documented occurrences of synchronicity but there’s no logical way to explain why two people would share the same dreams or be able to transmit images.

But when events like these happen, they’re often beneficial to the people involved, making it an act of serendipity, which Webster’s Dictionary defines as “the gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.”
The author experienced this himself when writing a book. Away from home at the time, he was working in his friend’s library and feeling a bit stuck with writer’s block. And though his friend’s wife was ordinarily cold and unkind to him, on this occasion she came into the room unprompted and handed him a book. Even though she had no way of knowing what he was working on, the book she presented him with was How People Change, by Allen Wheelis, and it was the perfect material to get him unstuck and continue working.
We can all be touched by grace, even in the most mundane of situations.

Learning 664

The only  limits  on  your  life  are  those  that  you set  yourself.  When  you dare  to  get  out  of  your  circle  of  comfort  and  explore  the  unknown, you  start  to  liberate  your  true  human  potential.  This  is  the  first step  towards  self-mastery  and  mastery  over  every  other circumstance  in  your  life.  

When  you  push  beyond  your  limits, you  unlock  mental  and physical  reserves  that  you  never  thought  you  had.

The  average  person  uses  only  a  minute  measure of  his  human  capacity.  I  wondered  what  we  could  do  if  we  started using  the  remaining  reservoir  of  our  abilities. 

Even when we are exhausted after working on something, and we get a little motivation or a will to finish the task, we get that energy to perform and get the results. We have more  inside  us and  when  we reach for  our  resources, we receive more.  

We  practice  the  art  of  kaizen  by  pushing  ourselves daily. Work  hard  to  improve  your  mind  and  body.  Nourish  your  spirit. Do  the  things  you  fear.  Start  to  live  with  unbridled  energy  and limitless  enthusiasm.  Watch  the  sun  rise.  Dance  in  a  rain  shower. Be  the  person  you  dream  of  being.  Do  the  things  you  have  always wanted  to  do  but  didn’t  because  you  tricked  yourself  into believing  that  you  were  too  young,  too  old,  too  rich  or  too  poor. Prepare  to  live  a  soaring,  fully  alive  life.  It is  said  that luck  favors  the  prepared  mind.  I  believe  that  life  favors  the prepared  mind.

Identify  the  things that  are  holding  you  back. Are  you  scared  of  speaking  or  do  you have trouble  in  your  relationships?  Do  you  lack  a positive  attitude or  do  you  need  more energy? Make  a  written  inventory  of  your weaknesses. Satisfied  people  are  far  more  thoughtful  than others. Take  the  time  to  reflect  on  what  it  is that  might  be  keeping  you from  the  life  you really  want  and  know  deep  down  you  can have. 

Once  you  have  identified  what  your weaknesses  are,  the  next  step is  to  face  them head  on  and  attack  your  fears.  If  you  fear public speaking,  sign  up  to  give  twenty speeches.  If  you  fear  starting  a new  business or  getting  out  of  a  dissatisfying  relationship, muster every  ounce  of  your  inner  resolve  and do  it.  This  might  be  the  first taste  of  real freedom  that  you  have  experienced  in  years. 

Fear  is nothing  more  than  a  mental  monster you  have  created,  a  negative stream  of consciousness.

Learning 664

The only  limits  on  your  life  are  those  that  you set  yourself.  When  you dare  to  get  out  of  your  circle  of  comfort  and  explore  the  unknown, you  start  to  liberate  your  true  human  potential.  This  is  the  first step  towards  self-mastery  and  mastery  over  every  other circumstance  in  your  life.  

When  you  push  beyond  your  limits, you  unlock  mental  and physical  reserves  that  you  never  thought  you  had.

The  average  person  uses  only  a  minute  measure of  his  human  capacity.  I  wondered  what  we  could  do  if  we  started using  the  remaining  reservoir  of  our  abilities. 

Even when we are exhausted after working on something, and we get a little motivation or a will to finish the task, we get that energy to perform and get the results. We have more  inside  us and  when  we reach for  our  resources, we receive more.  

We  practice  the  art  of  kaizen  by  pushing  ourselves daily. Work  hard  to  improve  your  mind  and  body.  Nourish  your  spirit. Do  the  things  you  fear.  Start  to  live  with  unbridled  energy  and limitless  enthusiasm.  Watch  the  sun  rise.  Dance  in  a  rain  shower. Be  the  person  you  dream  of  being.  Do  the  things  you  have  always wanted  to  do  but  didn’t  because  you  tricked  yourself  into believing  that  you  were  too  young,  too  old,  too  rich  or  too  poor. Prepare  to  live  a  soaring,  fully  alive  life.  It is  said  that luck  favors  the  prepared  mind.  I  believe  that  life  favors  the prepared  mind.

Identify  the  things that  are  holding  you  back. Are  you  scared  of  speaking  or  do  you have trouble  in  your  relationships?  Do  you  lack  a positive  attitude or  do  you  need  more energy? Make  a  written  inventory  of  your weaknesses. Satisfied  people  are  far  more  thoughtful  than others. Take  the  time  to  reflect  on  what  it  is that  might  be  keeping  you from  the  life  you really  want  and  know  deep  down  you  can have. 

Once  you  have  identified  what  your weaknesses  are,  the  next  step is  to  face  them head  on  and  attack  your  fears.  If  you  fear public speaking,  sign  up  to  give  twenty speeches.  If  you  fear  starting  a new  business or  getting  out  of  a  dissatisfying  relationship, muster every  ounce  of  your  inner  resolve  and do  it.  This  might  be  the  first taste  of  real freedom  that  you  have  experienced  in  years. 

Fear  is nothing  more  than  a  mental  monster you  have  created,  a  negative stream  of consciousness.

Learning 663

Having a better life starts with practicing self-discipline and developing the habit of delayed gratification.

Delayed gratification is the process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life.

Let’s say you struggle with procrastination. Who among us hasn’t tackled the easy work first and then spent the rest of the day struggling with the boring and difficult stuff?

The author had a patient with this exact problem, and he advised her to start practicing delayed gratification by reversing her work habits.

This meant bearing down and dealing with the difficult stuff first. So instead of facing one easy hour followed by six miserable hours of dragging her feet, she could have one miserable hour followed by the reward of six enjoyable hours.

Discipline also means accepting responsibility, being truthful and striking a healthy balance in life.

Delayed gratification is just one of the tools that will help you bring discipline to your life.

Real self-discipline also requires that you accept responsibility for your own life.

Another tool that can improve your self-discipline is a dedication to truth, meaning that you honestly and openly face the reality of your life.

Now, this can be a tough one since it requires that you have a strong sense of self-reflection and be willing to constantly update your worldview.

Being open to self-analysis, and reflecting honestly on life, are part and parcel of personal growth.

The final tool for better discipline is balancing.
It means letting go and giving up the unhealthy habits and extreme behaviors that are throwing your life out of balance. These are things you may do because they add a thrill to your life, but which, in the end, tend not to turn out well.

Love is closely linked to our spiritual growth and self-discipline. Much has been written and said about the nature of love, but put simply, love is having the will to nurture your own spiritual growth, as well as that of someone else.

In this way, you can look at love as an important part of your evolution, since spiritual growth is about reaching a larger state of being.

It’s also important to understand that before you can love someone else, you first need to love yourself. It’s similar to a parent teaching a child how to behave in a disciplined manner. For this to happen, the parent must practice this discipline themselves.

To love someone means making an effort. It requires more than a mere desire to love. Most people desire, or want, to love, but few are in fact loving. Those with the will to grow spiritually have chosen to love and therefore they act lovingly.

Love is not a feeling but an action that requires attention and comes with risks. The feeling of love is related to cathecting, which means investing emotional energy in something or someone.

Love can even exist without that feeling we always associate with it, since true love is bigger than cathecting. In a well-functioning marriage, disagreements can happen, and tempers can flare, but the partners continue to work in tandem toward their goals. These are two people who made a commitment through their own volition, and that’s more important than any fleeting emotions.

However, for love to flourish it needs more than a commitment – it requires attention and the understanding that it can be lost.

Loving someone means giving them attention and supporting their growth. And this requires putting aside everything else to truly listen and concentrate on what your loved one is saying and experiencing. When you do this, you extend yourself and gain new knowledge about the person you love. But remember, you can’t love someone without the risk of losing them.

Learning 662

The Energy Bus – By Jon Gordon

10 rules for a new life. 

The first rule: become the driver of your own bus and take back control.

The second rule: with vision and focus, you can drive the bus in the direction you want.

Law of attraction.
According to this concept, all thoughts are magnetic, which means the things you think about will begin showing up in your life. Just take Olympic athletes, many of whom use the law of attraction by visualizing their best performances before entering a competition. Often this results in gold-medal wins. 

Just take the formula E + P = O. It says that Events + Perception/Positive Energy = Outcome. 

In other words, there are lots of things you’ve got no control over, but what you do control is how you perceive those events. So, by choosing to have positive thoughts, rather than negative ones, you can achieve better results.

The rule number three: This is key since positive energy is the fuel for your journey and it will keep your bus moving forward. But how can you keep that fuel tank topped up?

Sometimes it just requires approaching things from a different perspective.

If you have a lot of work to do, it can help to feel grateful for having a job in the first place, knowing that lots of people struggle to get work at all.

Such a simple act of gratitude will release endorphins and make you feel better before you know it. 

The rule number four: Tell people about your vision and ask them to join you on your journey. Whether it’s at work with your colleagues or at home with your partner, happiness and success often rely on teamwork.

It’s simple: the more people you get on your bus, the more positive energy you’ll have to fuel your ride and the more successful your results will be.

No one creates success in a vaccum and the people we surround ourselves with have a big influence on the life and success we create. 

The rule number five: Don’t waste energy on people who don’t share your vision; remove negative people whenever you can.

Save your energy and don’t try to convince people who aren’t ready to get on board. Just remember, if they’re full of negativity, they’ll only slow you down.

And if negative people do get on your bus, it’s essential to remove them as soon as you can. You might notice passengers who complain along the way. You can think of these people as vampires who suck out your positivity and vision.

The rule number six: is to get Energy Vampires off of your bus. To put it another way, if you have negative people on your team, sit them down and have a talk. Try to determine where their negative attitude comes from and how you can work together. If they’re unwilling to change, you have to let them go.

Or, in situations where you can’t get rid of problematic people, say your boss or supervisor, find ways to boost your own positive energy. If you can, you’ll outweigh the negativity they bring into your life.

Other people can feel your emotions and be inspired by your enthusiasm.

In other words, people around us can perceive the way we feel and respond to it. That’s why people can tell when someone is insincere. But it also means that when people are truly passionate about something, they share that enthusiasm and those positive emotions with others.

Because of this, it’s key to energize your whole bus, but when you do so, it’s also important it’s done with true enthusiasm. 

The rule number seven: enthusiasm will make more people join you and motivate them along the ride. In fact, the word “enthusiasm” comes from the Greek word entheos, meaning “inspired” or “filled with the divine.”

As long as you’re excited about your work and the tasks you’re doing, everyone around you will feel the same. This is the kind of positive energy you need to fuel your ride for the long haul.

The author events has a name for it your CEO or Chief Energy Officer. People who fill this role infect their team members, employees and even customers with powerful positive energy that inspires and propels them.

Make your passengers feel valued by giving them your time and recognition.

You’ve probably noticed that you work harder when others recognize your efforts and care about you. It seems obvious, but it points to a deeper human need for appreciation.

In other words, by loving your team members, you can make them feel good, but also motivate them to do their best work and follow you wherever you go. 

The rule number eight: is to love the passengers on your bus.

Here’s how.

First, be sure to take your time and listen. Remember, love and relationships need a while to develop and blossom. So, just as you need to spend time with your partner to build your relationship, you’ve got to spend time with your employees. Regular individual meetings are essential; they offer an opportunity for you to get to know your team personally.

For instance, you should never send an electronic birthday message. Rather, write out real birthday cards for each person on your team.

The rule number nine: Purpose and fun will propel you to new heights. Its needed to understand that purpose makes the work easier. 

A story about President Johnson and a janitor at NASA offers a great example. The president was visiting the space program when he encountered a custodian enthusiastically cleaning the floors. The president told the man that he was probably the best janitor he had ever met, to which the janitor responded, “Sir, I’m not a janitor. I just helped put a man on the moon.”

It just goes to show that, with a higher purpose, you can easily accomplish everyday tasks, and that’s why rule number nine is to let yourself be driven by a higher purpose. Most importantly, purpose and fun can enable stellar performances. 

Last rule, number ten: you have got to have fun on your ride. After all, success is much easier to attain when you’re enjoying yourself, rather than stressing out.