|The Secret of Success|
young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to
meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young
man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck,
Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy
struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy
started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first
thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Socrates
asked, 'What did you want the most when you were there?" The boy replied,
"Air." Socrates said, "That is the secret to success. When you
want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it." There
is no other secret.
|The Wood Cutter|
|One day a woodcutter took his grandson into the
forest for his first experience in selecting and cutting oak trees. These they
would later sell to the boat builders.
As they walked along, the woodcutter explained that the purpose of each tree is contained in its natural shape: some are straight for planks, some have the proper curves for the ribs of a boat, and some are tall for masts.
The woodcutter told his grandson that by paying attention to the details of each tree, and with experience in recognizing these characteristics, someday he too might become the woodcutter of the forest.
A little way into the forest, the grandson saw an old oak tree that had never been cut..
|GUIDE TO A BETTER LIFE|
|GUIDE TO A BETTER LIFE
This is amazing, Randy Pausch 47 yrs old, A computer Sc. lecturer from Mellon University he died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind… In a letter to his wife and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow. May you be blessed by.