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Motivational Monday 43What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
Sai Baba of Shivdi
When I first read the above quote I thought it was contradictory. It seemed to be first saying that you create your future by your current actions and then saying that your future path already exists.
I’m very happy to agree with the first thought but I’d argue against the second point until the end of days. Then I realised that Sai Baba was being subtle and that I was being too single minded.
Taking his second point first it's true that what happens next in your life has probably been set in motion by your previous actions.
As an easy example take a look around you right now and consider that how the people around you will react to you when you approach them next will be strongly influenced by how you have interacted with the
Motivational Monday 42Power is the ability to do good things for other people.
There comes a point in my management training course when I present the five areas of power that we all have. These are:
I present the areas of power and then the delegates discuss and work through a series of exercises relating to both their personal power points and those of their colleagues.
It's a very powerful section of the training and I think one of the things that makes it so powerful is that the principles that are presented and studied are as applicable outside work as they are inside.
So when I train I break power down into different aspects and attributes but Brooke Astor gives us a nice summary of what its ultimate use should be - to do good things.
It is typical to think of power as a domineering force that only has a place in business yet that misses out so much.
Everyone of us, every day, has the power to make the
Motivational Monday #41 Awaken"Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look."
Typically we live in an imperfect world. A world where things are not quite right and we want things to be different.
Everyone's main area of dissatisfaction lies in a different area of their lives whether that be work, home or relationships. The truth though, is that most people would make changes in every area of their lives.
So how has this come to be? How is it that pretty much all of us would have things be different in all the areas of our lives?
I think that there are two deep truths about this. The first is that things aren't as we want them to be because we have let them become as they are.
We have allowed things to develop in directions that we don't really like sometimes through active neglect but more often by quiet acceptance.
Think about a relationship that you have at the moment that is not what you want it to be. Whether this is with a colleague,
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