Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Quote of the day

"Thriving is all you understand anymore. Mediocrity is a mismanagement of your innate human potential. "

This is some interesting thought. You are not successful if you are thriving. But you are a failure if you are average, because this mean that you are not reaching for more. You are not giving 100%. You are not doing everything you can. This made me think about a Japanese story, when the novice go to the Master and ask him how much he need to meditate to became a wise man.
- One hour every day, the Master said.
- And how fast i will reach my goal?
- Five years.
-What if i meditate 8 hours every day, how fast i will become a wise man?
-30 years.

Conclusion: when you are giving all you can, less is more.

And i have even a follow up story.

After few years the novice return to the Master.
- My Master, i try to become a wise man, i did tremendous efforts, but i am still an ordinary person, what i am doing wrong?
The Master pushed his head under the water into the river nearby. After one minute he let go of him and left. Very angry, the novice ran after the Master and asked him why he did that.
- What were you thinking after one minute under the water? said the Master.
- I was longing for air, nothing else.
- When you will try to become wise as much as you wanted to breathe, when we were at the river, you will become almost instantly.

Conclusion: We are under-performing constantly, when we are not using our full potential. As Richard Bach said, our biggest sin is to limit ourselves, do not limit yourself in any way.

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