Friday, 18 September 2009

Happy are the relentless (Part 2 of 2)


So much arbitrary advice is polluting our environment that careless listening has become a source of disorientation. Words fill the airwaves with promises of upcoming help that will never arrive. Believers without proof are always looking forward to recruiting new blood in order to expand their circle of followers and contributors.

Conflicts of interest will taint most recommendations you'll hear. Most of the advice you'll get will be biased to the extent of being manipulative. Those who talk the loudest are often on the look for personal gain, whether financial or psychological. As soon as you realize that received wisdom is less pure than you thought, it is high time for you to close your ears and heart to unproductive noise.

Others will encourage you to do one thing and deeply believe what they are saying, while a moment later, their actions will belie their speech. Look at the facts with a fresh mind and draw your own conclusions. No matter how sweet and enticing, words inconsistent with reality serve no other purpose than entertainment.

Drop your luggage of traditions and ignore empty promises. Do not place your trust on misrepresentations. Do no follow those who twist words and falsify concepts in the hope of rewriting reality. Let go of vain pursuits that clash with fundamental truths. Do not attempt to correct falsehoods at great cost. Ignoring them is the way to go.

In the worst possible moment, when everything seems lost, one should stop looking inside and focus all his senses on the world. Most often than not, the solution lies in front of us, if only we allow ourselves to see it. When things get tough, we should not waste our time with unfeasible theories. Instead, we need to watch those who are successful and imitate what really works.

Complaining does not help. Waiting does not move you forward. Should we hang around hoping for someone to fix our problems? That doesn't work either. Paralysis has never proven useful to anyone. Personal action is the only recipe that delivers results. Each of us must become the force behind his own transformation. There is no other way. All other roads are blind alleys.

Relentless, purposeful action is the only strategy that will move you towards success and happiness. Action will show you the way, no matter where you start, irrespective of how deprived or discouraged you may feel today. Even with the best intentions and motivation, perfect results are guaranteed to none, but once you start to walk, you are on your way to a better life.

In all countries, in all periods, men have seen how persistent and intelligent efforts lead to improvements. Your context will dictate your individual timing, but the path of change is the same that human beings have walked since the beginning of time. Stand up, choose your goal, and pursue it with the best you have, for happy are the relentless.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Crispin Swan under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Happy are the relentless (Part 2 of 2)


So much arbitrary advice is polluting our environment that careless listening has become a source of disorientation. Words fill the airwaves with promises of upcoming help that will never arrive. Believers without proof are always looking forward to recruiting new blood in order to expand their circle of followers and contributors.

Conflicts of interest will taint most recommendations you'll hear. Most of the advice you'll get will be biased to the extent of being manipulative. Those who talk the loudest are often on the look for personal gain, whether financial or psychological. As soon as you realize that received wisdom is less pure than you thought, it is high time for you to close your ears and heart to unproductive noise.

Others will encourage you to do one thing and deeply believe what they are saying, while a moment later, their actions will belie their speech. Look at the facts with a fresh mind and draw your own conclusions. No matter how sweet and enticing, words inconsistent with reality serve no other purpose than entertainment.

Drop your luggage of traditions and ignore empty promises. Do not place your trust on misrepresentations. Do no follow those who twist words and falsify concepts in the hope of rewriting reality. Let go of vain pursuits that clash with fundamental truths. Do not attempt to correct falsehoods at great cost. Ignoring them is the way to go.

In the worst possible moment, when everything seems lost, one should stop looking inside and focus all his senses on the world. Most often than not, the solution lies in front of us, if only we allow ourselves to see it. When things get tough, we should not waste our time with unfeasible theories. Instead, we need to watch those who are successful and imitate what really works.

Complaining does not help. Waiting does not move you forward. Should we hang around hoping for someone to fix our problems? That doesn't work either. Paralysis has never proven useful to anyone. Personal action is the only recipe that delivers results. Each of us must become the force behind his own transformation. There is no other way. All other roads are blind alleys.

Relentless, purposeful action is the only strategy that will move you towards success and happiness. Action will show you the way, no matter where you start, irrespective of how deprived or discouraged you may feel today. Even with the best intentions and motivation, perfect results are guaranteed to none, but once you start to walk, you are on your way to a better life.

In all countries, in all periods, men have seen how persistent and intelligent efforts lead to improvements. Your context will dictate your individual timing, but the path of change is the same that human beings have walked since the beginning of time. Stand up, choose your goal, and pursue it with the best you have, for happy are the relentless.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Crispin Swan under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]