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Talent is never enough … by John Maxwell

“Talent is never Enough” is one of the more recent books written by John Maxwell.   In his usual style the book contains lists of things to think about , act upon and learn.   “Talent is never enough” is filled with great quotes and stories.  I have found a nugget of wisdom on nearly every page of the book.   Ancient wisdom is still useful as a teaching tool in today’s world.   The condition of man has barely changed in over 2000 years – we still struggle and we search for answers to lifes questions.

Chapters like:

Belief lifts your talent

Passion energizes your talent

Initiative activates your talent

Focus directs your talent

Preparation positions your talent

and more.

 

In each chapter is a great lesson to think about and act upon.   A book well worth the time and effort to read and meditate upon.   Best of all, if you use the material your life will become better.

Reflect

“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”  Einstein

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”  Lao Tzu

Take a moment and reflect on this past week.

What did you learn?

Did you thank someone?

Did you find joy in your week?

Did you find peace in your week?

Write down the high points from the past week?   Can you repeat them?

Take a deep breath – exhale – relax and refresh your mind.

Time out

Take a minute today out of your busyness and stop. Sit down, be silent and relax. Have those around you do the same. Silence the noise. Stop the action. Shutter the voices. Silence the mind.

Do it for one minute. You have the time.

Relax, rejuvenate, rejoice, reflect.

In today’s culture movement and doing are valued. Sitting still being quiet and relaxing are not values most people cherish. What if you spent a moment relaxing, allowing the tension and stress ( a societal poison) go? Would that be of value to you?

Our lives are filled to the brim. The worry or thought is if we aren’t doing – always doing – then we are of course NOT doing. The TV is on to numb our brains after being bombarded by the needs of the day. Unplug the TV – let there be quiet.

It only takes a minute.

Relax, rejuvenate, rejoice, reflect.

Do it daily. Make it a habit.