Learn It, Live It, Give It. This is the message that Jairek Robbins has for us. He talks about accelerating results and being more productive. He gave a talk in 2013 and this is the takeaway from it:
When you learn something new or inspirational, ask yourself:
1. How well do I know this? Enough that you're living it? Enough that your life is congruously in line with it and you're giving to to your community?
2. The Dalai Lama said that modern man:
"sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then, he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
So, what are the cherished things in our lives that we don't take the time to notice? Loving family? A supportive community?
We have lost the concept of hard work. At first, hard work, like carrying lumber at a mill, is easy. It's new, challenging, etc. But it's not the boulder that gets you, it's the pebbles. It's the halfway point where you say, "I'm better than this," rather than, "I can step up in this job and learn true leadership."
So how do you fall in love with hard work again?
1. Learn to shift your perception of what you're doing. Learn to appreciate having little but love life. Find the depth of meaning in what you do, especially the small stuff. You need to sweep a floor? Make it your mission to allow all beings a clean path to their goals.
2. Find purpose and meaning in all things you do. Imagine you have four days to live. How much more meaning would you find in every action you performed?
3. Remember, we are not promised anything past the present moment. Live every moment with the knowledge you could die at any time.
4. Live the life of your dreams. If you do, you're willing to fall in love with every moment. If you had a perfect day, who would you share it with? Who would you wake up with? Who would you have lunch with and what would you eat? How would you spend the day? What would you appreciate? What would you look forward to the next day?
Learn this vision. Live it viciously. And inspire it in others and pay it forward. You can build any project that inspires you.
What was your takeaway from Jairek's message? Share your story in the comments section.
With Love, Dania