Why Read Inspirational Quotes?Written by Steve Gillman
Maybe you've heard this one:
"What does it profit a man to have gained whole world, and to have lost his soul?" - Jesus Christ
Inspirational quotes and sayings from present day or centuries past, can inspire and instruct us. This is true regardless of religious or spiritual tradition they come from. Nor do religious or spiritully-oriented individuals have a monopoly on useful words. Quotes that strike at truth of matter can come from scoundrels, saints, and ordinary people.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excelence, then, is not an act, but a habit” - Aristotle
"Do not seek to follow in footsteps of men of old. Seek what they sought." - Basho
Why Read Inspirational Quotes?
Philosophies and arguments often use logic in an attempt to "capture" truth in a net of words to build systems of knowledge, or to satify egos. Logic is important, but when mis-used it leads to confusion. Inspirational sayings cut through fog and point at truth, so you can see it for yourself.
WHAT IS “REALLY” YOUR PASSION?Written by Bob Garner
William Batten, a former executive at J.C. Penny once said, “There is nothing wrong with wanting to make money – except that it should not become sole objective. The end should be to provide a service or product that people need.”
No matter what your passion is in life, should you decide to follow it and turn that passion into reality that passion must provide a service or product that people need. It’s not as hard as you might imagine.
For example, say that your passion is painting art. The product that you will create will satisfy need of those who enjoy beauty of art. You will touch their emotions, you will awaken senses and feelings that have been dormant and bring to your customer – as anyone who appreciates art knows - hours, if not days and years of peace and enjoyment.
You may ask, “Can my artwork do that?” The answer is yes and maybe even more.
However, say that your passion is making money. I would ask you, “Is it really? Or is your passion really art of making deals?” For example, do you watch Donald Trump on television or read his books? Are you fascinated when you read in newspaper of how some people at a company put together a merger or acquired another company? Perhaps in your spare time you enjoy reading spy novels or books about lawyers or police putting together a plan of action to get “bad guy” (or girl, let’s be fair!) If so, then you are into details behind how certain ideas and deals are brought together and therefore your passion is making deals. The money is by-product or as many others have said, “Just a way of keeping score.”