Wednesday, October 22, 2008

An Ancient Sanskrit Poem

Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power
For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today well lived
makes every yesterday a memory
of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well, therefore, to this day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life is from A to Z...

Life is ADVENTURE dare it.

Life is BEAUTY worship it.

Life is CHALLENGE meet it.

Life is DREAM realize it.

Life is ENDURANCE cope with it.

Life is FRAGRANCE smell it.

Life is GAME play it.

Life is HEAVEN take it.

Life is INITIATIVE take it.

Life is JOURNEY complete it.

Life is KEROSENE burn it.

Life is LOVE enjoy it.

Life is MYSTERY unfold it.

Life is NAME find it.

Life is OPPORTUNITY catch it.

Life is PROMISE fulfill it.

Life is QUESTION answer it.

Life is REALITY face it.

Life is SONG sing it.

Life is TIME utilize it.

Life is URGE satisfy it.

Life is VOICE listen to it.

Life is WEALTH acquire it.

Life is X ? solve it.

Life is YEARNING go after it.

Life is ZENITH attain it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The man and the apple tree

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow...

He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by...the little boy had grown up, and he no longer played around the tree every day.

One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. "Come and play with me," the tree asked the boy.

"I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees any more", the boy replied.
"I want toys. I need money to buy them."

"Sorry, but I do not have money...But you can pick all my apples and sell them.
So, you will have money."

The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy who now turned in to a man returned, and the tree was excited.

"Come and play with me" the tree said.

"I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?" "

"Sorry, but I do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches
To build your house."

So the man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted.

"Come and play with me!" the tree said.

"I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat," said the man.

"Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy."

So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. Finally, the man returned after many years.

"Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything for you anymore.
No more apples for you..." The tree said.

"No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite." The man replied.

"No more trunk for you to climb on"

"I am too old for that now" the man said.

"I really cannot give you anything... The only thing left is my dying root,"
The tree said with tears.

"I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years" the man replied.

"Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come, come sit down with me and rest."

The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears...

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ten Laws of Lifetime Growth

by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura

1. Always make your future bigger than your past.

2. Always make your learning greater than your experience.

3. Always make your contribution bigger than your reward.

4. Always make your performance greater than your applause.

5. Always make your gratitude greater than your success.

6. Always make your enjoyment greater than your effort.

7. Always make your cooperation greater than your status.

8. Always make your confidence greater than your comfort.

9. Always make your purpose greater than your money.

10. Always make your questions bigger than your answers.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Clock, Thorns and Heart