الخميس، أغسطس 30، 2007

Let's do it (2)

One of the very best books I've ever enjoyed reading, life long.. that defiantly will have an impact on my way of seeing life starting from now...

"Always living in the future can show us down as much as always looking behind. Many people are always looking ahead and they never seem content. They look for quick fixes, like winning the lottery. I know that goals are important. Money is important. But the bottom line is money is just a means to an end, not an end in itself. And what is going on now is just as important as what you're planning for the future. So, even though my diary is full for months ahead, I have learned to live for the moment."

"It was the first fight I had ever had with anyone. I was very upset that the fight was with my best friend. But by facing it head on, I stopped it from getting worse. The lesson I learned was that it's best to bring things out into the open. A dispute with a friend or a colleague can be sorted in a friendly way."

"If anyone asks me what I believe in above all else, I would say my family. I firmly believe in the family. I know that sometimes they split up, and I have been through some of that myself. And I know that some people don't have anyone. But close friends can be like a family. We all need a strong support network. Even though I was taught to stand on my own feet, without my loyal family and friends I would be lost."

"If you're starting in business and ask me if I have a lesson for you, I'd say "Be fair in all your dealings. Don't cheat - but aim to win." This rule should extend to your private life.
My motto is, "Never do anything if it means you can't sleep at night." It's good rule to follow."

"It's said that money is root of all evil. It doesn't have to be. Money can be used for good. The biggest charities in the world were started by rich men and women, but some were begun with next to nothing.
But you don't need to be rich to do good. Children used to collect silver paper and empty cola tins to raise money for good causes. Today, they go on charity runs or donate to Live Aid. There are many ways of helping others. One very simple way is to do no harm and that costs nothing at all."

"I believe we should assess our lives from time to time. Have we reached our goals? Are there things we can weed out that we don't need? I'm not talking about throwing away old shoes or broken chairs. I mean we need to lose our bad habits or lazy ways that hold us back and clutter our minds."

"All the things in this book are my lessons and my goals in life, the things I believe in. But they are not unique to me. Everyone needs to keep learning. Everyone needs goals. Each and everyone of my lessons can be applied to all of us. Whatever we want to be, whatever we want to do, we can do it. Go ahead, take the first step - just do it."

by Richard Branson
from his book "Screw it, Let's do it".

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