Changes in life are not instantaneous. We can resolve with all our will to change. Then we need to use that will to slowly readjust the patterns in our mind, body and nervous system. And this will take time. So don’t expect instantaneous changes in life. Life does not work that way. Life is like nature. Change takes place over a period of time. If you take a seed and you plant it in the ground, you can’t expect a fruit tree the next day. It might take weeks, months, years before the tree grows tall enough — 15 or 20 feet — and starts to bear flowers and fruit, before you can begin reaping the rewards of it.
It is the same way with your practice as well. The first thing that is needed is your resolve. Just say one of your goals in life is to live a focused life. Then make a clear and determined resolve to live a life of focus. Once you have done that, then comes perseverance, patience and compassion. Perseverance because your consistency in applying the tools every day in your life is what will bring you the rewards that you seek. Patience because the true benefits of the practice will come further down the road. Compassion because as you walk this path of unwavering focus you will stumble and fall many times. Lovingly and compassionately pick yourself up again and again. Don’t be upset with yourself for failing or falling short. Rather be your own biggest advocate. Believe in you. For this, compassion is necessary. And that compassion comes out of the understanding that you are a work in progress.
Can you pursue a life of acquiring wealth and also pursue your spiritual path? This is a question I get asked a lot. In this clip from my interview on the Scaling Impact podcast, I give my answer to this question by sharing about Hinduism’s four goals for a householder’s life and more...Read More
Well, we’ve almost completed another year around the sun. For me, I’ve made much progress in some areas and in others I have a lot of work to do. It has been a full year for me and I can’t say I’ve wasted a minute of it. I always take the months of November and…Read More
I had a long conversation with Katinka Magnussen from Germany about life’s purpose, workspaces, and priorities. One of the questions that we talked about was how you get to know yourself better. The very simple answer is you have to spend time with yourself. What I mean by that is actually ...Read More
These are the first four paragraphs of Lesson 1.3 in my book, The Power of Unwavering Focus. Without an inextinguishable desire, nothing is achieved. Napoleon Hill, the twentieth-century mystic, said in his book Think and Grow Rich, “Behind this demand for new and better things, there is one qu...Read More