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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter, Issue #003 - Anwering the most important question of all and more.
March 12, 2007
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What is life really about?
Wow, what a deep and important question. And I bet there have been times in your life where you asked yourself that question. We all have.
Well, in this issue of the everyday-wisdom.com newsletter, the first thing I want to talk about is how Jim Rohn answers that question. Jim Rohn is known as America's Foremost Business Philosopher. In one of his tapes, he says that "Life is not just the passing of time. Life is a collection of experiences, their frequencey and their intensity."
Take a moment now and think back over your life. As you think about your past, isn't that what comes to mind? A collection of experiences. And in this process, don't you reexperience their intensity and perhaps think about how many you've had, both the good and the bad?
So how does one create as many wonderful experiences as possible? Jim answers that question as well. He says:
Do what you have to do as fast as you can, so you can do what you want to do as long as you can.
That quote makes so much sense, doesn't it? If we get what we have to do out of the way as fast as possible, we have more time to do what we want to do. And doing what we want to do will build those experiences that make up a wonderful life.
So here's an important question - Why isn't the above principle taught to all young people? I first heard Jim say it when I was in my forties. My forties! My parents never said it, and I didn't learn it in school. Why is that?
Jim says he is teaching it to teenagers. If you have a teenager, wouldn't this be a good idea for them to hear? And isn't it a great idea to help you lead a better life? When your children see you leading your life based on this important principle, they will learn it first hand. It won't be just a group of words to them. It will be a guiding principle to live their lives.
Most people go through life, spinning their wheels. No, I'm not saying life is bad for those people, it could just be so much better. I can't help but think of the quote, "People live lives of quiet desperation." Perhaps that wouldn't have happened for them if they would have been taught the principle we've been talking about.
Here's the second reason I am basing the first part of this issue on Jim's quote - our website. www.everyday-wisdom.com, is a great tool to help you do what you have to do as fast as you can. You don't have to spend all your time trying to come up with all the answers yourself. Use the ideas others have come up with that have proven themselves. That's why we say we give "The idea you need when you need it."
Let's say you've spent a lot of time to come up with a solution to one of your most pressing problems. You did it and you think, "Great, that's done." But what if, by looking at our website, you would have found an idea that works better or faster. All it would have cost you is a small amount of time.
My father has a saying that is relevent here. He says, "It's the mistakes you don't make that get you ahead." Yes, that's a strange way to look at life, but in many ways it is true. It's so easy to make a mistake that is so bad, it sets you back so far that it's hard to make up the time and resources it costs you. We all make mistakes, but it's important for that to happen as seldom as possible.
Warren Buffet, the second richest man in the world, has two rules of investment. The first rule is "Never lose money." The second rule is, "Never forget rule number one." Again, it's the mistakes you don't make that get you ahead.
It's so easy to take a casual approach to life. But therein lies a problem. As Jim Rohn says, "Casualness leads to casualities." So... when you have a problem, why not check our website to find a solution. It's a pretty young website, but as one person said, "I could spend hours going through your website." And here's the good news, we're continually adding content.
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