Saturday, August 20, 2016

Work and the Buddha: Your Trip to Success

The Laughing Buddha
I like the Buddha. 

He is always credited with such marvelous, pithy sayings. Whether he actually said them or not is moot. They serve me well. 

Like this, for instance:

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way. And not starting.

And this:

We are what we think. All the we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. 

(You'll find a similar pity quote in the biblical Book of Proverbs: As a man thinketh, so is he. KJV)

In my humble opinion, I believe the sayings above can be boiled down to a simple reality: 

You will move through the world according to your dominant thoughts. 

If those thoughts are leading to failure, or if they're leading to success, you will achieve your goal.

Choose success, get started, finish well. It may not seem like it sometimes, but the world really is your oyster. 

If you think so.....