Life is precious. We should live like every day is our last day on earth. Make it special. Make it fantastic. But we should also live like every single day is our first day on our exquisite planet. We should explore, and find new paths and new questions.
I love to enjoy what life has to offer. And, I truly believe that good will always win, no matter how much bad we experience. So, with this in mind, I enjoy reading books that can help me understand the world we live in and how people act, and why they live their lives the way they do. When reading, I learn a lot about myself as well.
A few days ago, I finished reading a very interesting e-book by Jonathan Figaro. The title of the e-book is
Six Stupid Things People Do To Mess Up Their Lives (not an affiliate link). He uses experiences from his own life, combined with stories from famous people, to make us understand what we should be doing to live fantastic lives.
The e-book is brilliant.
I’m going to provide you with a few examples of what you’ll learn if you decide to read it.
I don’t believe in circumstances. I didn’t before I started reading the e-book, and I still don’t. It’s no fun believing in circumstances, and it’s no incentive to take action.
Let me give you an example where Jonathan discusses a quote from George Bernard Shaw.
“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.” Where you are now is solely based on the choices you have made. No one else thinks your thoughts, feels your emotions, or acts your actions. As the saying goes, You cannot hire anyone to do your push-ups for you. Where you go from here is based on the choices you make today.
Life is about taking action, and making the right choices.
The secret shouldn’t be a secret
I have read the famous book called the secret. And I was stunned that this was actually a secret to so many people. The book was awesome, but this shouldn’t be a secret to anyone. And, reading Six Stupid Things People Do To Mess Up Their Lives, makes me think about how important this so called secret really is.
American psychologist and philosopher William James classically statement, “Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of minds”. Most people don’t think about their attitude; instead, they are poised to react to any stimuli they encounter. There are so many human beings taking a narrow, darkened attitude toward life, fulfilling the prophecy of their attitude. Your world can be bright with hope and passion, or dark and lonely.
Good will always win. A positive attitude towards life will always make your life a good life. I believe that this is also true when it comes to business and marketing. If you’re passionate, work hard, and enjoy what you’re doing, you will always be successful. You need to be persistent, because it will take time.
I almost never think about death. I always think about life, and what I’m going to do to make each day a fantastic day. But sometimes, thinking about death, makes us understand life and how we should live it.
I’m working at a college, so the story about Rose really caught my attention.
One week after graduation, Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over 2,000 college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.
When you close your eyes and look into the future at your own funeral, what do you see? I know. I don’t see 2,000 college students either. That’s why you and me should start making a difference today.
I highly recommend that you read Jonathan Figaro’s
Six Stupid Things People Do To Mess Up Their Lives (not an affiliate link).
Remember, everything that happens is connected to you and the choices you make.