It wasn’t 20 years ago today. It was probably in September or October. But twenty years ago this Fall, I came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
From time to time someone comes up with a new “business parable.” Perhaps the most successful example in recent history is Who Moved My Cheese?, a tale of dealing with change. In fact, an Amazon.com search of “business parable” results in more than a dozen current books. Each of them will lead you to additional options.
One of the big buzz words of the last ten years is “Multi-Tasking.” I’m sure you’ve heard people say they’re multi-tasking. Or perhaps you’ve prided yourself on being a multi-tasker.
There are many forms of relaxation and focus. When we say “meditation” people in the United States do not necessarily associate the word with religion. But when we use the word prayer, we do associate it with religion. And yet prayer and medication are very closely linked.
A great deal of what we need is simply a matter of taking a little time every day to think. We need to think about our lives. Do we have a plan? (Yes it will change, but any plan is better than no plan.) You can begin today.
Success is an odd thing. Almost everyone knows how to be successful but almost no one chooses to work at it.
Do you allow yourself to be inspired? Or are you too cynical for that?
I’m sure you’ve read this quote before: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates said that at his trial for heresy. He was on trial for encouraging his students to challenge the accepted beliefs of the time and think for themselves.
Perhaps the area of greatest confusion regarding the philosophy of “Relax Focus Succeed” is the Relax part. After all, we live in a society that does everything but relax.
Have you ever heard the statement that “Americans are lazy”? That statement is patently absurd. Americans work their tales off. We work long hours. Sometimes two jobs. We hustle and bustle and squeeze in work during lunch.
But there is a difference between pain and suffering. Pain tells us information we need to know. We often change our behavior to reduce pain. We adjust our exercise routine, or how we lift something, or the way we work. This is good.