The attached is a small ‘extract’ from a book called “Integrity”. Having and accepting a crystal clear understanding of this will continue to propel each of you. Thought I’d share …..
No Problems, No Profit !
… one of the answers to explain the growth and success of so many. The ones who succeed in life are the ones who realize that life is largely about solving problems. The ones who can get with that find much success, and ones who can’t, don’t.
Scott Peck, in The Road Less Traveled, began by saying, “Life is Difficult”. And then he said, “once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters”. ~ If you orient yourself to the reality that nothing good is going to happen if you can’t deal with the bad things that are going to happen, then you are ready to have something good happen. If you can get with that idea, then you are in the program.
But, if you can’t orient yourself to that reality, nothing good is going to happen, because that reality will not go away. It is still the nature of the universe. It will be true that in your business life, personal goals, and relationships, you will encounter problems. Period. If you are not prepared to meet them and resolve them, then they will be the end of your hopes for making anything work, either personally or professionally.
Orienting oneself to and intellectually understanding that life is about problems is one thing. Being equipped to deal with them and resolve them is quite another. This is one reality that requires mature equipment, very complete equipment. It is only the equipment of character that is able to meet the demands of negative realities and transform them into all things profitable. What are the aspects of character that enable a person to “meet the demands of negative reality,” resolve them, and produce good fruit…?
No problems, no profit !
“There is no wealth but life”.
~ John Ruskin