In the famous Shakespeare play Hamlet there’s a famous line to be or not to be that is the question.
I was watching Jim Rohn yesterday and for me he is a very powerful speaker because she talks and very simple concepts that carry many truths. One thing you said yesterday that was very powerful to me was what are you becoming. He said when you take a job or working don’t ask what you are getting ask what you are becoming. Wow that is a very powerful concept.
At first you may wonder but I need things so getting is very important. No doubt you need things just survive and to live with you enjoy your life to some degree, but you also need to invest in yourself it is sort of like people that are focused on their income versus their balance sheet. Jim Rohn doesn’t talk about that in particular in this segment. However, I think his message is very clear – work on yourself first.
He also has another profound insight that he repeats over and over again. He says that in order for things to change you have to change. I think this is similar to what Gandhi said when he said be the change you want to see in the world.
So my friends focus on your being focus on you’re becoming. Be the change don’t expect things to change for you.
I really enjoy listening to Jim Rohn.
Every moment you have the gift of the life you want to live.
Every moment you have the choice to step forward or to step back.
Every moment you shape the next moment.
Every moment is right now.
Focus is the key to long term success.
Water dripping off a rocky cliff can dig a hole in the rocks below.
Holding a magnifying glass still as the light from the sun collects on one point can create fire.
A person working towards a clear, detailed goal not distracted by the many peripherals of living can attain that goal. The clearer and more detailed the goal and the more focused everyday the person is, the more focused everything is and will be.
Focus. Your mind. Your time. Your emotions. Your reactions. Your attention. Your energy. Your choices. Your thinking. Your down time. Your vision. Your anger. Your joy. Your life.
You are who you focus on
What will you be glad you did on you are on your death bed?
What do you want five years from now?
What will be life like a year from now?
What do you want to do next season? How do you want to feel?
Make your future.
I often have heard that the actors have decided not to play a character for much longer. So why do actors feel like they need to stop playing a character?
My understanding is that they do not want to be stereotyped as that actor and they want to expand the repertoire and how they are perceived.
Why then do we like they’re human beings feel like we need to act same way at the same personality through our lives? Why can we also say I no longer wants to be stereotyped as this type of actor?
As Shakespeare said something like the world is out stage and we are merely players.
Expand your range. Why do you act the same way. Why do you not decide to expand who you are just as you do with what you do and what you know?
Is it really how people will respond to us that makes us fearful? Or to be perceived as being fake or inconsistent?
Live fully. Expand your range.
I remember seeing this quote somewhere. It was anonymous.
It is so powerful though. When wondering what to do, just keep moving forward. You really cannot go backwards.
This does not mean you cannot go back to an old job, old town, old lover, old ideas. It means venture forth and continue to make choices intentionally and do not dwell on the past like you can undo it.
You cannot shape the past. You cannot shape the future. You can shape the present.
The only way out is forward.