A plan for living your life in full colour, because only by becoming the best version of yourself, can you achieve all your dreams. The question to ponder is not what you would do if you had the means, time, influence and educational advantages. It is what will you do with the gifts or talents you have? More
Depending where you are in your personal development, I may, through this book, just be the one to plant a seed in your life. For some of you the seed was already planted and this book will serve to water it. And then there are those whose seed was planted and watered, and this book will provide the weeding. The final group is those whose seed was planted, watered and weeded, and the time for the harvest has come. Wherever you are in your life journey I pray that this book will bless you and provide you with the guidance and encouragement to move you to greater heights.
One thing I have come to know about life is that there is always a mountain to climb and you can always rise above it. As South Africa’s former and first democratically elected state president, Nelson Mandela, once said; ‘After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb’.
In this fast-paced and ever-changing world, you cannot afford to stop growing. If you do, you will literally die.
This book is about you. It is a call to the consciousness of your destiny and purpose; an awakening to the reality that you are responsible for the kind of life you live.
Do you like your life? Your life is the sum total of the choices you make. If you end up living a boring, miserable life it's because you ignored the voice inside of you and listened to the external voice of a parent, a teacher, or someone on TV telling you how to live your life. Therefore you have no one else but yourself to blame. In life, the wisest thing you can do is to think for yourself, listen to your spirit and from this day forward make up your mind not to live someone else’s idea of your life.
Frank Sinatra sang in his 1969 hit track – My Way; ‘Live your life so that in the end you can say...I DID IT MY WAY. NO EXCUSES…’, because in the end you will be answerable for your life. Ultimately, it is always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t want to climb. Happiness and success are about living your life in a way that fulfils you; always being yourself and walking your own path. Let no one tell you that you’re doing it wrong. Everyone has their own dreams, their own struggles, and a different path that is unique to them and makes sense for them. You are YOU for a reason.
This book will bring you face-to-face with yourself and help you realise the greatness that is within you.
Before we embark on this exciting journey, I would like to invite you to pack up and prepare yourself. It is a rather long journey; you’ll want to carry as little as possible and also make sure you take the essentials, which are:
An open and curious mind
A commitment to applying your learning
A willingness to change
An attitude of learning
Being present, concentrating on those things that are within your capacity to do today, and avoiding worrying about challenges that are not within today's range of action
Cultivating happiness: Happiness is not a happening. It is a state of mind. You can have everything in the world and still be miserable. Or you can have relatively little and feel unbounded joy. A commitment to being a doer: You will gain knowledge, but success comes from application. There is a big difference between having knowledge and the application of it. There is a big difference between knowing what to do and doing it. A teacher once asked, "What is agriculture?" The student replied, "Agriculture is just like farming, but farming is doing it."
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