It’s Halloween, but this has nothing to do with being scary. Though when you read the passage below, you might think it’s so simple to do it is scary, it’s so profound it might pump the blood of inspiration into your brain and into your heart. It’s proof that the ghosts of those long-gone still speak to us and can literally change the direction of our lives.
I’m currently reading My Philosophy for Successful Living, by Jim Rohn. Rohn passed on years ago, but because he wrote, because he spoke and because he shared we still get the chance to bask in the wisdom he had about life. It’s almost frighteningly profound:
When you take the time to learn, as you are doing now with this book, you are investing in you and your future. The reason for this is that one good idea can effectively change your entire life. Stop and think about that for a moment. One good idea can transform your whole future, ranging from your health to your finances to your relationships.
Ideas are funny and they tend to have resonating effects. In this way, it is almost impossible to calculate what an idea is worth. This is why when you buy a book you are not buying the ideas. The publisher simply can’t charge for ideas. They can only charge for the book. After all, you might make a million dollars from a book that only cost you $9.95, that’s just how ideas work. And that’s what makes ideas so grand.
Another remarkable fact about ideas and concepts is that you never know when or where you are going to find that resonating idea that radiates out and changes everything for you and your life.
The bottom line is that you will never know when that moment will arrive and change your life in the process. Viewed from another perspective, the knowledge and inspiration you need to transform your life may not come all at once, but instead in pieces as part of a process.
All human beings have the ability to transform like a caterpillar emerging from its cocoon and taking to the sky. This is the essence of personal development: taking information in, becoming inspired by it and allowing yourself to be transformed and, in turn, inspire others as well. Seeing what you can become and what you can help others become is the major challenge in life.
It’s all so profound, it’s almost scary to think about. But don’t be afraid to allow that one moment to change your life.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
Author: The #1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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