Friday, July 15, 2011

Axiom 8: Ask and You Shall Receive

"Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration." -Thomas Edison

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde

There are times in life when we all get depressed about our situation. We think about how it is too hard to become successful and about how bad the present situation is. Truth is that most people will blame their failures on anything except themselves because it is hard to find fault in their own character. People feel better about a bad situation when they believe that they have no control over it.

The hope lies within knowing that you are different than the rest of the sheep out there. How? The answer is that the people who persistently pursue answers eventually find them.

I go out everyday into the world and see thousands of mindless people just miserably passing through life. None of them ever going beyond the surface level of self examination. Just the simple fact that you want to be more successful than the general population, and that you are seeking the knowledge to do so, sets you apart from most people. Ignorance is not bliss, contrary to the famous quote. Ignorance holds you to the status quo, a life of mediocrity. 

Don't be afraid to sit there and ask yourself the tough questions. Without questions there are no answers...

Don't know where to start? Here's a few examples to get you thinking:
  1. If you died today what would be your legacy? 
  2. How do you define success?
  3. What is something negative in your life that you have the power to change?
  4. How much money would you need to make each month to live comfortably? Do the math...
  5. What do you want your life to be like in 5 years?
  6. What have been your greatest achievements / failures?
  7. What are you passionate about?
  8. What are you thankful for?
  9. What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?
  10. What is the meaning of life?