Thursday, January 24, 2008

Practical Implications

The world is perishing. Everything has a definite end in this life. Christians believe that this life is not all there is. Atheists hold the opposing viewpoint. Putting theological notions aside, we are all the same in some respect. We all want to obtain things which we believe will assist us in the present life. Money is one factor of high regard, of course. Who does not want more money? However, as we know, many of the "methods" on the internet, for instance, are scams empowered by con artists. Who is there to trust nowadays? htt:// is one legitimate website. Anyways, what do we want out of life? I like to think that if we can think it, then we can obtain it to a great extent. There are obvious limitations to this notion or it would be preconceived. Judicially, we should do that which benefits us the most in a given situations, which even though I said spiritual notions aside, I will say that it should be done in moderation so as not to be labeled as anti-Christian. So, in the process of generating business, what techniques allow us to facilitate this idea? Social skills and intellect and dedication are all very important. To further elaborate on the psychological, people are hard pressed to think differently. We act according to that which we have been taught, logically. Is that necessarily evil? It is not evil, but there may be other alternatives to become wealthy, and quite honestly, I believe it helps to "think outside the box" the majority of the time, which is highly controversial among people. For instance, if someone tells you not to do something, do you listen to them? If you want something, do you allow the obstacles in life deter you from your goals? Are you afraid of failure? I have tried to cultivate a line of thinking that does not regard what others "think" about me because it creates individualistic tendencies. Most people like to "fit in," and I am not condemning that. I am simply suggesting something. Do not be afraid to do something new just because you have never done it before. More can be achieved by not caring/worrying about everything... bottom line. Even if you fail, you still have learned. Just learn from your mistakes and move on.
Our failures are stepping stones for greatness. We may not enjoy failure, but it is necessary. Everybody fails, but not everybody succeeds because of failure, and not everybody fails, but not for fear of succeeding. In other words, do not be afraid of succeeding because trying new things can result in great success. How do you define success? Success is in the eye of the beholder, respectively. Considerably, by presenting an honest effort, our motivation sometimes consummates in what we want. Sometimes it does not, but one thing is for sure. If we never try, then we simply cannot succeed... ever. Do you agree? People are frightened of getting out of their comfort zones. I encourage you to be your own person. You may like what you see. Life is not meant to be lived by confining your thoughts. Express yourself within limitation. It is not wrong to do so. Just because not everybody does it, does it make it bad or wrong or badong? I hope you enjoy these posts.

1 comment:

Dale said...

Derek, I agree with your statement, "Our failures are stepping stones for greatness". Someone asked Thomas Edison about failing 2,000 times to invent the filament for the light bulb. He responded by saying that he had not failed 2,000 times but had found 2,000 ways that did not work. He could see the good in continued effort.