Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Story About a Blind Boy

Let me share with you a story about a blind boy

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.”
What he had written was: “Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.”

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing? Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

One important lesson that I want to share with you from that story is

Be thankful for what you have.

We should, as much as we can, being grateful for all the good that is in our lives.
If you have little in your life now, it will increase.
If you have an abundant life now, it will increase.
Gratitude increases your abundance.

Start a gratitude journal. Write something to be grateful about each day. On a daily basis, tell someone how grateful you are for something. Tell your family members, friends, colleages, even perfect strangers.

Well, let me be the 1st one to start here

The more you share your gratitude, the more you’ll receive abundance in your life.

What are you grateful for today?

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Achieving Goals

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become
by achieving your goals.

Many people are so focused on achieving their goals that they don’t enjoy the process or the journey along the way. Yes, it’s true that we set goals with the hope that we will achieve them, however there’s more to life than merely meeting a goal. We must become better people as we strive to meet and exceed the goals we’ve set for ourselves.

Are you aware of your growth as you work towards your goals?

Lesson from Thomas A. Edison

“I have not failed, I’ve just found 700 ways that won’t work”
                                                                                                 -Thomas A. Edison-

Thomas Edison had very little formal education and was a great believer in self-improvement. Whatever he knew was taught to him by his mother and his own efforts. When his first patented invention, an electric vote recorder, proved a commercial failure, he didn’t give up.
You could say that his mother was his motivator. Of her, he said in later years: “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, and I felt I had some one to live for, some one I must not

When he was twelve, he lost almost all his hearing, but rather than perceive it as a drawback, he felt it helped him to concentrate on his experiments. Then came the tin foil phonograph, which brought him
international fame, followed by the incandescent light bulb which had taken him one and a half years to perfect.

When Edison was asked in an interview how it felt to fail 700 times in his attempts to create the light bulb, he answered: “I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that
those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I’ll find the way that will.”

You too can learn from your mistakes. They’re not a waste of time as long as you use them to avoid further mistakes. Success comes by trial and error. Keep a journal of your progress. Write down what you did towards realizing your goal every day, even if it’s something small.

Writing things down will bring clarity to your efforts.

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