What is your philosophy in life?
This does not mean that you have to be a philosopher but you and I live with our own philosophies and our philosophy in life will determine for us our destiny for success or failure.
Oliver Goldsmith says: “There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher.”
Listen to this crazy philosophy from an unknown philosopher. He says:
Over the years, I have engaged in considerable deep thought about (among other things): Our place in the universe, ancient civilizations, human migrations, international conflicts, local and world economics, ozone depletion, the human genome, cloning, pollution, racism, local and world politics, population growth, extinctions, natural disasters, the environment, health care, the Internet, human relations, the space-time continuum and other aspects of relativity, and other factors that affect mankind’s struggle to exist.
After all of that deep thought, I have arrived at this conclusion: When all is said and done, in spite of or because of what we may or may not do or think, it is just as likely as not that, for better or for worse, everything will turn out one way or another, sooner or later.
Sounds profound but means absolutely nothing.
But the truth is that a sound philosophy for life will bring about a better life.
Listen to what the late popular speaker Jim Rohn has to say about the challenge of life. It’s a philosophy for success. Jim says:
Here’s the great challenge of life – You can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than you are.
I have found that income seldom will exceed your own personal development. Once in a while income takes a lucky jump, but unless you grow out to where it is it will go back to where you are.
Somebody once said if you took all the money in the world and divided it among everyone equally, it would soon be back in the same pockets. However, you can have more because you can become more. You see, here is how the other side of the coin reads – unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got. The marketing plan won’t do it. It’s a good plan but it won’t work without you. You’ve got to work it. It is the human effort that counts. If you could send a sales manual out to recruit – wouldn’t that be lovely? The major thing that makes the difference is what YOU do.
In order to have more, you need to become more.
The guy says “If I had a good job I would really pour it on, but I have this lousy job so I just goof off.” If that is your philosophy you are destined to stay there. Some people say if I had a lot of money I would be really generous, but I don’t have much so I’m not generous.
See, you’ve got to change that philosophy or you will never have “the lots of money”. Unless YOU change, IT won’t change.
Amazingly, however, when we throw out our blame list and start becoming more ourselves – the difference is everything else will begin to change around us.
My philosophy changed when I discovered the Bible.
Blessed is he who does not walk in the counsel of the jerks and losers, stand in the path of sinners or sit in the seat of scoffers…but in the Bible he meditates day and night…and in what ever he does, he prospers.
The thing is I first need to become more before I can be given more. And this is an irrefutable principle for life.