Hello Dear Reader!
The past few days I have been reading and studying a lot on ‘success literature’ and success talks. Here are some things I have learned from a Jim Rohn video:
- the Law of Use. What you don’t use, you lose. For example, ambition unused, declines. Faith unused, decreases. Vitality unused, diminishes. This is explained in Jesus Christ’s parable of the talents as well.
- the Law of Sowing and Reaping. What you sow, you reap. An interesting way of looking at this law is to flip it backwards, which is also true: What you reap is what you have sown. If you sow bad, you will reap bad. If you sow good, you will reap good. Further more, you will reap more than you sow! While it is true that sometimes you can sow, and not reap the harvest, due to unforseen consequences, If you don’t sow, you don’t have a chance to reap.
Hearing these two laws again have made me reflect on my own life. Where am I not utilizing my talents? Today, I decided that I needed to exercise, so I got on the treadmill and ran. I was only able to run for two 3 minute sessions at 5.0 mph, before my heart rate got up into the red zone. My physical health, in that capacity, has diminished over the past year. I need to step it up again. It does feel good to make an assessment of where I am, so I can increase from there. Another area of my life that I would like to improve is in ambition.
These two laws are familiar to most people in our culture, to the extent that it is easy to say, “Oh, I know that already,” and discount the information, but there is always something to be learned about our own lives if we choose to apply this thinking to ourselves.
I plan to write more on the subject of self-improvement literature as I continue to read over the coming days.