About two months back I finished reading this sensational book entitled 12 Pillars; a novel by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener.
I wanted to share their points with all of you because it effected me so. I still encourage everyone to go out and get this book because there is a certain magic it leaves you with that even with this broadcast I may not be able to deliver.
Both Rohn and Widener have been public speakers between 20 and 38 years of their lives respectively. They have been seen in the political, literary, athletic and philospical arenas.
During this time of economic crises around the world, I wanted us to think positively and perhaps read this book which would change our attitude and allow us to progressively move forward in our lives progressively and postively. This books is about how to be successful and how all areas of ones life must be worked on to reach that ultimate sucess.
I wish you all the best of luck and since I took the time to type all of this down...I sincerely hope each and everyone of you take the time to read these notes taken right from the novel.
Take care and GOd BLESS,
And remember ; 99% of life is ATTITUDE! :)
firstname.lastname@example.org (email me with your thoughts-I would be so interested to know how this book may have effected any of you)!..
FIRST PILLAR: THE ONLY WAY THING ARE GOING TO CHANGE FOR YOU IS WHEN YOU CHANGE
Work on your PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT -develop yourself from where you are currently-get better at what you do.
SECOND PILLAR: YOU SHOULD M AKE SURE THAT THE OUTSIDE OF YOU IS A GOOD REFLECTION OF THE INSIDE OF YOU
Total WELL_BEING is 3 dimensional: Your Body (physical); Your Soul (intellect, ). emotions your WILL); and Your Spirit (the think that seperates us and makes a difference .
THIRD PILLAR: TIME EFFORT AND IMAGINATION MUST BE SUMMONED CONSTANTLY TO KEEP ANY RELATIONSHIP FLOURISHING AND GROWING.
Make the most out of the gift of relationships- relationships are the backbone of our exsistence. like a garden we need to cultivate through time, effort, and imagination.
FOURTH PILLAR: THE MAJOR REASON FOR SETTING A GOALS FOR IT MAKES OF YOU TO ACCOMPLSISH IT.
Write down 100 things you would like to accomplish before you die. What it makes of you is far greater Value than the goal you achieve. Let your goals make you a better person.
FIFTH PILLAR: EVERYDAY HAS MANY OPPORTUNITIES, BUT ONLY ONE BEST OPPORTUNITY. THE PAIN OF DISCIPLINE OR THE PAIN OF REGRET.
Pain of discipline weighs ounces where the pain of regret weighs Tonnes. Be the designer of your life!
SIXTH PILLAR: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE BEST PEOPLE; DONT JOIN AN EASY CROWD, YOU WONT GROW. GO WHERE EXPECTATION AND DEMANDS TO PERFORM ARE HIGH.
Be around people who exhibiand live consistent to the values and skills you want to aquire and develop. Catagorize everyone into three groups: Dissassociation Limited Association and Expanded Assoication . BE AMBITIOUS and ask yourself who am I around? what effect to theyhave on me? how have they changed my thinking? saying? Being? HOW MUCH TIME TO I SPEND WITH THEM?
SEVENTH PILLAR: BE A LIFE-LONG LEARNER ; FORMAL EDUCATION WILL MAKE YOU A LIVING. SELF-EDUCATION WILL MAKE YOU A FORTUNE.
1)READ BOOKS 2) OBSERVE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE 3)REFLECT ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES (what went right ; what went wrong and WHY).
EIGHT PILLAR: ALL OF LIFE IS SALES: ONE KEY TO HAVING INFLUENCE WITH OTHERS IS TO HAVE OTHERS PERCEIVE YOU AS A PERSON OF TALENT AND VIRTUE.
Influence is key to success! Get people to see your success through your talent and virtue.
NINTH PILLAR: INCOME SELDOM EXCEEDS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT; WHAT YOU BECOME DIRECTLY INFLUENCES WHAT YOU GET.
Love what you become not what your making. Profits are better than wages. So work full-tim on your job and part-time on your fortune. How? Start a small business on the side that you can launch full time in the long-run.
Work to achieve financial independence: which means moving from getting someone else to pay you, to paying yourself! WHOO!
TENTH PILLAR: ALL COMMUNICATION BRINGS THE COMMON GROUND OF UNDERSTANDING; cCOMMUNICATION IS TWO OR MORE PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER TO FIND THEIR COMMON GROUND OF UNDERSTANDING .
When you have that common ground they then are positiioned to have tremendous power together.
ELEVENTH PILLAR: THE WORLD CAN ALWAYS USE MORE MORE GREAT LEADER: TO LEAD OTHER IS TO HELP THEM CHANGE THEIR THOUGHTS, BELIEFS AND ACTIONS FOR THE BETTER.
Managers let people see you as you are; leader help people see you better than you are. If you want to get paid more bring value to others by becoming a better leader.
TWELVETH PILLAR: LEAVE A LEGACY; LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL HELP OTHERS SPIRITUALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, PHYSICALLY, FINANCIALLY, AND RELATIONALLY. LIVE A LIFE THAT SERVES AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE CAN LOOK LIKE!
We can not choose how long we are going to live but we can choose how well we are going to live. We can m ake a living or we can design a life and some are fearful of dreams they do have because they believe that will go unfulfilled. They never had the courage to take that risk that would enable them to reach their goals and live their dreams. LIVE YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL, GIVE OF YOURSELF AND KNOWLDGE AND SACRIFCE FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS. BE PATIENT LOVING AND LOYAL AND ABOVE ALL- TRUE TO YOURSELF YOU GOALS YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY YOUR SOUL.
WOW. Just writing these down got me pumped again! Wish all of you the best of Luck . Your friend above anything else. And hope this was an awesome motivators to ALL OF YOU!
TAKE CARE, TINA K!