POINT TO PONDER
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Leonardo da Vinci
STORY LINE by Anand Shah
I have been fortunate to have learned a great deal from many wonderful mentors, teachers, and bosses in my life. Even in the pressure cooker environment of High Technology people have taken the time to impart “soft” lessons to me. The following lesson, written by an unknown author, was given to me by a CEO during the mid-part of my career. Looking back, he meant well.
You Will Receive A Body
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
You Will Have Learning Experiences
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school, you will have the opportunity to learn lessons - you may like the lesson or think them irrelevant and stupid.
There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons
There is a process of trial and error; experimentation. The 'failed' experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately 'works'.
A Lesson Is Repeated Until It Is Learned
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
Learning Does Not End.
There is no part of Life that does not contain learning. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
'There' Is No Better Than 'Here'.
When your 'there' has become a 'here', you will simply obtain another 'there' that will again look better than 'here'.
Others Are Merely Mirrors Of You.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
What You Make Of Your Life Is Up To You.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
Your Answers Lie Inside You.
The answers to Life's questions lie inside you. All you need do is look, listen and trust.
You Can Forget All This or Make it Worthwhile.