“Be Inspired!”

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 “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.”

Julian remained calm and patient in the face of my persistence. Spotting the pot of tea I had left on the table next to him, he started to pour into my waiting cup. He poured until the cup was full- but then he kept pouring! Tea started to trickle down the sides of the cup and into the saucer, then onto my wife’s prized Persian rug. At first I watched silently, then I couldn’t take it anymore.

“Julian, what are you doing? My cup is overflowing. No matter how hard you try, no more will go in!” I yelled impatiently.

He looked at me for a long moment. “Please don’t take this in the wrong way. I really respect you, John. I always have. However, just like this cup, you seem to be full of your own ideas. And how can any more go in…until you first empty your cup?”

~Robin Sharma, The Monk who Sold his Ferrari

I’m so glad exams are over, I can finally get back to my books! Books aren’t just ink, they’re treasure♥


 

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26 thoughts on ““Be Inspired!”

  1. One of the best book I read, The monk who sold his ferrari. It is great to read this part again. Thank you for sharing. I’m going to keep coming back to your blog 🙂

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      1. Yes, of course!
        So as of now I’ve zeroed in on the following-
        1. Animal farm by George Orwell
        2. The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
        3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
        4. No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy
        5. You can win by Shiv Khera
        💕

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      2. Great! You have some fantastic books lined up, enjoy your books and hope you share your thoughts later on the blog. Would love to hear what you liked about them 👍😊

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      3. I would suggest mix up the list of books with a little bit of fiction that includes mystery, romance, tragedy and war. Which authors/books you choose is entirely up to you! Because I’m certain you have good taste in books, seeing your current list 👌😉

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