WEEKEND THOUGHT NUMBER ONE
Hopes, dreams and visions
The late, great Steve Jobs once said: “Your time is limited. So don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
He also said: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying,
‘We’ve done something wonderful – that’s what matters to me.’
Some people have Hopes, some have Dreams and some have Visions.
What is a hope? It’s when someone says “I hope I get this job.” Or “I hope they buy my product.”
A hope is a nebulous thing. It doesn’t really exist and it has an element of possible failure about it.
A dream can be someone says, “I dream of retiring g to a little cottage in the country” Or, “I dream of owning a Ferrari.”
A dream is something that only exists in a dream state. Not in reality.
The word Vision means to see. So a vision is something clearly seen in the mind’s eye. Like an inner movie running. For instance:
“I can see myself in a red Porsche 991 convertible.” Or “I can see myself as the CEO of a successful company.”
There’s the difference!
WEEKEND THOUGHT NUMBER TWO
The secret is never to give up!
Bill Gates and I have something in common. We both dropped out of college. Our professors thought we’d never amount to anything. Well Bill has done really well, but I haven’t dome too badly. And someone else who never did well at school is Winston Churchill, Britain’s war time Prime Minister and the saviour of the nation. Despite his lack of academic success at school, on his 80th Birthday Eaton, the poshest and most expensive school in the country invited him back to address he boys. So thee they all sat, in their silly stiff collars and tail coats, the future rulers of the nation. Then on walked the Great Man. After the tumultuous applause had died down, Sir Winston delivered his message to the future captains of industry and top people.
Never – ever – ever – give up!”
And then he turned and walked off the stage.
WEEKEND THOUGHT NUMBER THREE
Stop thinking of yourself as separate
Different nations, different languages, different belief systems.
Story of the one celled amoeba.
WEEKEND THOUGHT NUMBER FOUR
Change your perspective
We are all ruled by our brain and this brain of our is like a sponge. It soaks in data, ideas and opinions from all over the place, from friends, colleagues, teachers, trainers, politicians etc. And none of it is really our own personal opinion. It’s someone else’s agenda.
So, if there’s something you don’t like about your life, your job, your location or whatever, change your perception.
For instance, if you were in an art gallery looking at a piece of modern sculpture it might look a bit like a monkey. But if you moved round to a different position, it might look quite different, more like an old woman. What happened? You changed your position. Most people are wedded to a particular perception of a subject or a person but – if you change your perception, that is look at it from another angle – maybe you’ll see something completely different!