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A Man’s life and character are the result of his own inmost Thoughts and Ideals

James Allen

The philosophy above was as old as civilization, but ever fresh and new. James Lane Allen had proven the truth of it in his own life. He had been very poor in his youth, had none of the advantages so many young men count essential. He had started out with nothing to build on except what was within himself. But he had known what he wanted to do and be; he had kept his dream, his ideal, everlastingly before him; he had tried to live the life he imagined—and in the end, his dream became a reality. As a man thinks, so is he.

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True Happiness is to rest satisfied with what we have

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The message above was shared by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. He was a man of many talents—a poet, dramatist, orator, statesman and one of the greatest of the Stoic Philosophers. He was also one of the best-read men in Rome.

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The Unheard Story of David and Goliath

Recently, I have been loving the talks being made in TED and one that caught my attention (even before the book was published) is the one described by Malcolm Gladwell. He has an unusual insight in the fight surrounding the fight between David and Goliath.

It’s a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about? Watch and learn the fascinating story that has lessons which can let us see the wisdom behind David’s strength.

During his time, David’s three older brothers have been part of King Saul’s army and he was a shepherd. Since he was small and a shepherd, I believe he learned how to use a sling shot to protect his sheep. Remember that the Benjamites of Israel were the only recorded tribe who can use a sling shot and not miss a hair. But they were almost annihilated because of their wickedness.

After David killed Goliath, the whole Israel announced that David has killed his thousand while King Saul has slain his hundreds but the only person killed by David at that time was Goliath. So here are my lessons:

  • Don’t be afraid to be different.
  • Use your mind more to overcome competition.
  • What is common (and underused) can be used for your advantage.
  • The technology in today’s world is much more powerful and effective in accumulating wealth. So, learn and use them properly and effectively.
  • In creating wealth today, the old way of doing things will take you a lot of years (perhaps never) to get the wealth that would sustain you and your descendants up to fourth generation.
  • Don’t be afraid to learn new things so you can have new experiences.

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To your success,

Jake De La Cruz

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“This TOO Shall Change” Wisdom

Here is an inspiring story shared in the book. Here it goes:

 There was once two brothers whose father just passed away. As customary, after the burial, the two brothers sat down to divide what their father has left them. After having carefully divided everything, the younger brother noticed a small old dusty casing hidden at one corner of his father’s old drawer. He blew off the dust and opened the case. In it he found two rings. One was a magnificent ring studded with expensive diamonds. The other was just an ordinary brass ring with a faded inscription. Upon seeing it, the elder brother insisted that since he is the elder brother he should have the diamond ring as he reasoned that their father would like it to be passed down through the generations. The younger brother therefore kept the brass ring and wondered why their father would have kept such a worthless ring.

 As the years passed, both brothers had ventured into business and each prospered in their own ways. The only difference was the elder brother’s life always filled with worry, anxiety and fear whereas that of the younger brother was calm, happy and peaceful regardless of whether their businesses were good or bad.

 The elder brother then one day asked his younger brother, “Young brother, tell me what makes you so peaceful and calm even though your business has dropped and a big portion of your wealth has been lost?”

 “Remember the ‘worthless ring’ which our father left me?” said the younger brother. “I have always followed the wisdom in its inscription: THIS TOO SHALL ALSO CHANGE.”

 “When I am in the possession of a lot of money, I remain humble because I know this will also change. When I’ve lost my money, I remain calm because I know this will also change.”

 Thus, always remember the wisdom in such inscription.

To your success,

Jake De La Cruz

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