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Motivational -law_of_the_seed

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  • 1. Law of the SeedLaw of the Seed
  • 2. This is a very good piece ofThis is a very good piece of thought.thought.
  • 3. Read carefully and relate itRead carefully and relate it to your life.to your life.
  • 4. The Law of the SeedThe Law of the Seed Take a look at an appleTake a look at an apple tree. There might be fivetree. There might be five hundred apples on the treehundred apples on the tree and each apple has tenand each apple has ten seeds. That's a lot of seeds!seeds. That's a lot of seeds!
  • 5. We might ask, "Why wouldWe might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds toyou need so many seeds to grow just a fewgrow just a few more apple trees?"more apple trees?"
  • 6. Nature has something toNature has something to teach us here.teach us here.
  • 7. It's telling us:It's telling us: “Not all seeds grow. In life,“Not all seeds grow. In life, most seeds never grow”.most seeds never grow”.
  • 8. So if you really want toSo if you really want to make something happen,make something happen, you had better try moreyou had better try more than once."than once."
  • 9. This might mean:This might mean: You'll attend twentyYou'll attend twenty interviews to get one job.interviews to get one job. You'll interview fortyYou'll interview forty people to find one goodpeople to find one good employee.employee.
  • 10. You'll talk to fifty people toYou'll talk to fifty people to sell one house, one car, onesell one house, one car, one vacuum cleaner, onevacuum cleaner, one insurance policy, or ainsurance policy, or a business ideabusiness idea
  • 11. And you might meet aAnd you might meet a hundred acquaintances justhundred acquaintances just to find one special friend.to find one special friend.
  • 12. When we understand theWhen we understand the "Law of the Seed", we"Law of the Seed", we don't get so disappointed.don't get so disappointed.
  • 13. We stop feeling likeWe stop feeling like victims.victims.
  • 14. We learn how to deal withWe learn how to deal with things that happen to us.things that happen to us.
  • 15. Laws of nature are notLaws of nature are not things to take personally.things to take personally. We just need to understandWe just need to understand them - and work withthem - and work with them.them.
  • 16. IN A NUTSHELLIN A NUTSHELL Successful people fail moreSuccessful people fail more often. But they plant moreoften. But they plant more seeds.seeds.
  • 17. When things are beyondWhen things are beyond your control, here'syour control, here's something that you mustsomething that you must NOT DO so as to avoidNOT DO so as to avoid misery in your life:misery in your life:
  • 18. - You must not decide how- You must not decide how you think the worldyou think the world SHOULD be.SHOULD be.
  • 19. - You must not make rules- You must not make rules for how everyonefor how everyone SHOULD behave.SHOULD behave.
  • 20. - Then, when the world- Then, when the world doesn't obey your rules,doesn't obey your rules, you get angry!you get angry!
  • 21. - That's what miserable- That's what miserable people do!people do!
  • 22. On the other hand, let's sayOn the other hand, let's say you expect that:you expect that:
  • 23. -Friends SHOULD return-Friends SHOULD return favours.favours. -People SHOULD-People SHOULD appreciate you.appreciate you.
  • 24. -Planes SHOULD arrive on-Planes SHOULD arrive on time.time. -Everyone SHOULD be-Everyone SHOULD be honest.honest.
  • 25. - Your husband or best- Your husband or best friend SHOULDfriend SHOULD remember your birthday.remember your birthday.
  • 26. These expectations mayThese expectations may sound reasonable. Butsound reasonable. But often, these things won'toften, these things won't happen!happen!
  • 27. So you end up frustratedSo you end up frustrated and disappointed.and disappointed.
  • 28. There's a better strategy:There's a better strategy: Demand less, and instead,Demand less, and instead, have preferences!have preferences!
  • 29. For things that are beyondFor things that are beyond your control, tell yourself:your control, tell yourself:
  • 30. "I would prefer this, but if"I would prefer this, but if that happens, it’s OK too!"that happens, it’s OK too!"
  • 31. This is really a change inThis is really a change in mindset. It is a shift inmindset. It is a shift in attitude, and it gives youattitude, and it gives you more peace of mind ...more peace of mind ...
  • 32. You prefer that people areYou prefer that people are polite ... but when they arepolite ... but when they are rude, it doesn't ruin yourrude, it doesn't ruin your day. You prefer sunshine ...day. You prefer sunshine ... but if it rains, it is ok too!but if it rains, it is ok too!
  • 33. To become happier, weTo become happier, we either need to:either need to: a) Change the world, ora) Change the world, or b) Change our thinking.b) Change our thinking. It is easier to change ourIt is easier to change our Thinking!Thinking!
  • 34. IN A NUTSHELLIN A NUTSHELL It is not the problem that isIt is not the problem that is the issue, but rather it isthe issue, but rather it is your attitude attending toyour attitude attending to the problem that is thethe problem that is the problem.problem.
  • 35. It's not what happens toIt's not what happens to you that determines youryou that determines your happiness.happiness. It's how you think aboutIt's how you think about what happens to you!what happens to you!
  • 36. ENDEND