Let's Get Philosophical
Some words to live by in the eternal quest for self-improvement
By Jeremy Burkhardt
I was involved in the organization of the CEDIA Management Conference that took place in February in San Francisco, and I asked a friend of mine, Dan Millman, to speak.
Dan has authored over a dozen books that have sold millions of copies around the world. He was the only presenter to receive a standing ovation at the conference, so I thought I'd share my notes with you. If you enjoy these quick points, please reflect on them and pass them on. I hope all aspects of your life continue to improve.
The following philosophy specifically touches on points Dan made in his book Way of The Peaceful Warrior.
The world is peopled with minds whirling faster than any wind, in search of distraction and escape from the predicament of change and the dilemma of life and death, seeking purpose, security and enjoyment, trying to make sense of the mystery of life. Many people live in a confused search. Reality never matches their dreams. Happiness is just around a corner that most don't turn.
Your mission is to stay happy. Only you can set the future. You have many days to contemplate exactly what you want. Your dreams of success become the reality you live every moment.
You have plenty of time to reflect daily on the lessons you've learned from your past and how you will change the future.
Everything you will ever need to know to be successful is in you and in the books you will read. The people you will meet are temporary, and though you may make good friends, allow no one to dictate what you do. Stay strong.
Through educating yourself you'll understand what it means to grow. You'll live daily with your heart, head and instinct, and you will prosper.