Real character development begins with the humble recognition that we are not in charge, that principles ultimately govern. I don’t talk much about ethics and values because to me those words imply situational behaviors, subjective beliefs, social mores, cultural norms, or relative truths. I prefer to talk about universal principles and natural laws that are more absolute. You may think that it’s just a matter of semantics and that when most people talk about values they really mean these universal principles. But I see a clear difference between principles and values. Hitler was value-driven; Saddam Hussein is value-driven. Every person and organization is driven by what they value, but they aren’t necessarily ethical or principle-centered.
Archive for February, 2007
From the moment we become aware of the world around us, we begin to wonder about our place within it. The questions we ask are timeless: Why am I here? How do I fit into the scheme of things? What is my destiny? As children, we tend to think of the future as a clean sheet of paper upon which we can write our own stories. The possibilities seem endless, and we are energized by the promise of discovery and the sheer pleasure of living immersed in so much potential. But as we grow up, become adults, and are “educated” about our limitations, our view of the future becomes constricted. What once lifted our imaginations now weighs us down with dread and anxiety. What once felt boundless becomes narrow and dark.
One of the most wonderful and exciting facts about your life is that you already know a lot of the things you need to know to become the person you want to be. You have your “heart’s desire” deep inside of you. There’s something that you were put on this earth uniquely to accomplish. There’s something that you, and only you, can do. And when you find your heart’s desire, you’ll have the key to unlocking your potential in every other part of your life. You’ll have the key to happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment and the joy that’s your natural birthright.
Thanks to the phenomenal sales success of the inspiring DVD and book, “The Secret,” following full-length segments on Oprah and Larry King Live, another book of related spiritual and inspirational material has experienced a notable surge in sales.
“The Secret” dramatically portrays how a number of successful visionaries and motivators have achieved phenomenal results in their lives through the application of the scientific principle called the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction simply states that the thoughts we choose to think and the ideas we choose to believe determine the circumstances of our lives, good or bad. By consciously choosing thoughts and beliefs of success, we can program our subconscious minds to attract that success into our lives.