The Big Idea
There are three kinds of people – or perhaps it would be better to say that everyone falls into one of the following categories:
Under which category do you fall? This is a question everyone needs to be able to answer, success and excellence are most likely to come to those who fall into the second category. But that is not to say that if you happen to fall under either of the other two, success is automatically out of your reach.
Your state of mind can help you orient yourself to success in this game called life. Success is really no more – and no less – than a state of mind.
Why You Need This Book
When you realize that what is going on inside you determines your success, then you make another important realization. Success is a choice that you can make. This one realization has an amazing power that cannot be underemphasized.
Success is a decision. Make the decision and this book aims to help you implement your new choice. Success is an inside job.
People Who Wait For Things to Happen
The Art of Living teaches us to be here now, in this moment. Think of all the wonderful things you have to be grateful of today. Your health, your job, your intellect, your physical body, your home, your friends – the list is as infinite as you are.
Take a moment to reflect, to embrace the real you, the true you that respects people and is creative, the true you that is sacred.
Pause for a moment! Breathe!
Listen to the song inside you – that wonderful resonance inside you that longs to be heard. Feeling present, feeling grounded, enjoying the moment and allowing you to be you!
As you make your way through your day, remember this feeling – the feeling that you have all that you need to fulfil your desires. You know that you are on the right path, embracing each moment for its sweetness and beauty, even if it seems difficult. As you do this, you will attract what you most passionately desire!
People Who Make Things Happen
They are the real go-getters and the belief – borne out by experience – is that most successful persons in all areas of life fall into this category.
Like the people who wait for things to happen, these people also live in the present moment most of the time, but the difference between the first type and this type is that they can and do go back to the past. While they do look to the future, their actions revolve around the present moment.
Such people aim for two things in life:
They achieve this through the following steps: