Success in Life: What Famous People's Lives Reveal
Famous people’s lives reveal that the good and bad seasons in their lives alternated from good to bad and vice versa according to a certain pattern. More important is however, that not only the famous people’s, but also the ordinary people’s lives alternate according to the same certain pattern. That means we can know how our own seasons alternate in our life, so that we can take advantage of it. More
Famous people’s lives reveal that the good and bad seasons in their lives alternated from good to bad and vice versa according to a certain pattern. A good season has given its place to a bad one at a certain moment, and a bad season has given its place to a good one also at a certain moment – and so on.
Great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, for example, went through a bad period of his life around the age of 32 because he had become totally deaf. Contemplating suicide, he wrote his will. But later, at a certain point indicated in this book, he overcame his hearing problem, was recognized as one of the greatest composers of all time –he wrote nine insuperable symphonies– and became a celebrated member of Viennese society.
Napoleon provides another such an example. During the years 1792 to 1809, he conquered almost all of Europe, was crowned Emperor of France, and lived a life full of grandeur, triumph, and success. But then things reversed, at an also certain point indicated in this book: Napoleon lost all he had achieved, he was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, and he was exiled ultimately to the remote island of St. Helena.
Those two examples are not the only ones. Lots of more others show the same alternations in the famous people’s lives, as revealed in this book. More important is however, that not only the famous people’s seasons alternate according to a certain pattern, but also the ordinary people’s lives alternate according to the same certain pattern, as you will see in detail in this book.
The existence of that pattern helps, of course, all of us to know how our own good and bad seasons alternate in our life. Knowing that, however, helps us to live a much better life. The moment you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll be able to learn whether the years just ahead are good or bad for you, and how long this season will last. You’ll be able thus to act accordingly: if there is a storm on the horizon, you’ll take shelter in time; if sunny days loom ahead, you’ll take advantage of it before the opportunity passes. In short, you’ll be able to take crucial decisions regarding your career, marriage, family, relationships, and all other life’s issues.
You will see among other things, why you mustn’t be seized by despair and pessimism when you are in a bad season – fearing that this season will never end. Winston Churchill, for example, failed his exams in school again and again when he was in a bad season of his life, and at a moment of another of his bad seasons he said: “I am done, I am finished.” But later he became prime minister of his country.
You will also see why you can dare when you are in a good season – fate is with you. Christopher Columbus, for example, succeeded in discovering the New World since he was in a good season of his life, despite of the fact that almost everybody – the Spanish royal council included – was skeptical and had rejected his idea.
There are many other benefits deriving from the certain pattern the seasons alternate in our lives, as you will see in detail in the book. We start revealing that pattern by seeing how the good and bad season alternated in the life of great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.