Thursday, 24 September 2009

Finding your own way in life (Part 2 of 2)


The 21st century is the age of the empowered individual. We inhabit an environment where many businesses can be started with negligible upfront investment. Innumerable doors are open to personal initiative and skills, giving each of us almost infinite opportunities to find our own way towards happiness and success.

Business has become international, but the low-cost of internet communication gives us instant access to all corners of the earth. If you feel short-changed in any way, make a pause and look at things with perspective. If you are lucky enough to live in an industrial economy, you will not lack chances for personal development.

In moments of pessimism, remind yourself that the digital media are decreasing educational costs for everyone, that information about job openings is available on line, that inexpensive software applications are readily available, and that the cost of incorporating a company remains low in many jurisdictions. Chances are that you have more opportunities than you think.

“Materials and substances are not enough to produce change,” observed Aristotle. “The fact that something can be transformed, does not mean that it will. Without activity, there is no motion.” Let us devote our days to turning what we have into something more valuable. Let your willingness to perceive opportunities turn yourself into a motor of change.

If you still hesitate which way to go, why don't you get in touch with people who have similar interests and who are pondering the same questions? The easiest way to do that is to start up an internet blog on the subject that interests you the most.

A blog is deeply marked by the personality and philosophy of its author. One hundred million people go daily on-line and, in the near future, the number might grow to five hundred million. Many of them would gladly read more blogs if they found something that really appealed to them.

Use the internet fully to find your own way in life, since the web is offering you access to the whole world. This is the kind of opportunity that no other generation has enjoyed before our time.

If you decide to begin a blog, write about what you like and let people with the same interests find you. It is often through discussion with people like us that we come to realize that we already know the answer to our most pressing questions.


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

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

Finding your own way in life (Part 2 of 2)


The 21st century is the age of the empowered individual. We inhabit an environment where many businesses can be started with negligible upfront investment. Innumerable doors are open to personal initiative and skills, giving each of us almost infinite opportunities to find our own way towards happiness and success.

Business has become international, but the low-cost of internet communication gives us instant access to all corners of the earth. If you feel short-changed in any way, make a pause and look at things with perspective. If you are lucky enough to live in an industrial economy, you will not lack chances for personal development.

In moments of pessimism, remind yourself that the digital media are decreasing educational costs for everyone, that information about job openings is available on line, that inexpensive software applications are readily available, and that the cost of incorporating a company remains low in many jurisdictions. Chances are that you have more opportunities than you think.

“Materials and substances are not enough to produce change,” observed Aristotle. “The fact that something can be transformed, does not mean that it will. Without activity, there is no motion.” Let us devote our days to turning what we have into something more valuable. Let your willingness to perceive opportunities turn yourself into a motor of change.

If you still hesitate which way to go, why don't you get in touch with people who have similar interests and who are pondering the same questions? The easiest way to do that is to start up an internet blog on the subject that interests you the most.

A blog is deeply marked by the personality and philosophy of its author. One hundred million people go daily on-line and, in the near future, the number might grow to five hundred million. Many of them would gladly read more blogs if they found something that really appealed to them.

Use the internet fully to find your own way in life, since the web is offering you access to the whole world. This is the kind of opportunity that no other generation has enjoyed before our time.

If you decide to begin a blog, write about what you like and let people with the same interests find you. It is often through discussion with people like us that we come to realize that we already know the answer to our most pressing questions.


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

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