Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Self Reliance

Grow from the inside, out.
“We need to take ownership of our lives. That is the true meaning of power.”-The 50th Law (Robert Greene and 50 Cent)
Focus on life and what you can do. Life is a journey of transformation.
“To get there you will have to learn a craft—educate yourself and develop the proper skills. All human activities involve a process of mastery. You must learn the various steps and procedures involved, proceeding to higher and higher levels of proficiency. This requires discipline and tenacity—the ability to withstand repetitive activity, slowness, and the anxiety that comes with such a challenge.” -The 50th Law (Robert Greene and 50 Cent)
Success is getting through your personal barriers. When you set a goal say it out loud. Stay focused. Pay attention to your achievements and appreciate your efforts.
“The only way to gain self-reliance is through effort and practice, it is the process of gaining power over yourself. And this effort should not be seen as something ugly or dull; that is the most satisfying of all, knowing that step-by-step you are elevating yourself above the dependent masses.”-The 50th Law (Robert Greene and 50 Cent)
When you learn something new it is easy to forget how life was before learning, but if you ever look back and say “I wish I knew this back then.”, you are educating yourself. School didn't teach me how to apply knowledge. It was through work that I learned the best education serves a function.
“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that . . . imitation is suicide . . . that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
A good education, imparts noble character, creates a wide circle of friends and creates an honourable name.
“You cannot get this requisite inner strength from books or a guru or pills of any kind. It can come only from you. It is a kind of exercise you must practice on a daily basis—weaning yourself from dependencies, listening less to others’ voices and more to your own, cultivating new skills.” -The 50th Law (Robert Greene and 50 Cent)
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