7 Life Lessons From Ralph Waldo Emerson


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7 Life Lessons From Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. 1. 7<br />Life Lessons From<br />Ralph Waldo Emerson<br />
  2. 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. Emerson’s work has influenced nearly every generation of thinker, writer and poet since his time.Here are 7 Profound Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson:<br />
  3. 3. Lesson 1 : Thoughts Rule the World<br />If what I preach is truth, if we’re truly “in charge” of our destiny, if we’re really the captain of our souls, it is for the singular cause that we are in charge of our thoughts.  The power of our kingdom resides exclusively in our thoughts.  If you are ever to succeed and master your world, the first step, is to master your thoughts. Your thoughts rule your world, they are king.<br />
  4. 4. “Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.”<br />
  5. 5. Lesson 2 : You Need To Be Rich<br />You should be a producer, a creator, and your creations should make you rich.  What are you producing?  Who are you producing it for?  What are they giving you in exchange for your production?  Is it making you rich?  …Why isn’t it making your rich?  Ponder these questions, they hold the key to your wealth.<br />
  6. 6. “Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.”<br />
  7. 7. Lesson 3 :  Be Thankful for Your Faults<br />I’ve fallen down on my knees and given thanks for my faults.  My faults have brought me to where I am today.  My faults have taught me, they’ve trained me, they’ve prepared me; they’ve made me a better me.  I am more relevant to today because of my faults.  I am grateful for the faults that I’ve made; they’ve strategically positioned me for success.<br />
  8. 8. “Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.”<br />
  9. 9. Lesson 4 : It’s Okay to be an Amateur<br />It’s true, the greatest artist in the world was once just an amateur, but through desire, perseverance, hard work and patience, they became a master.  The same is true for your, it’s okay to start small, don’t despise starting small.  It’s how you perform during the ”silent years” that determine if you leave the chrysalis and become the butterfly.<br />
  10. 10. “Every artist was first an amateur.”<br />
  11. 11. Lesson 5 : Cause and Effect<br />It’s not luck that determines if you succeed or fail, it’s you.  It’s not the circumstances; circumstances are just a circle around your stance.  It’s a circle around your position, your belief.  You change your beliefs by changing your thinking, and you change your thinking by consciously changing what you give your attention to.<br />
  12. 12. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”<br />
  13. 13. Lesson 6 : There’s Nothing Wrong with Gold<br />The reason you should want to be rich is for the freedom and the benefits it permits.  Who doesn’t want to be free?  Only a slave who’s been so brainwashed that he can not perceive freedom and its benefits, only a slave who’s bought into the idea that the pit is better than the palace.<br />Only a slave who does not believe that freedom is worth the price.<br />
  14. 14. “The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.”<br />
  15. 15. Lesson 7 : Great Men are Simple Men<br />Russell Conwell said, “The greatest of men, are the simplest of men.”  I love that, “The greatest of men, are the simplest of men.”  The greatest individuals aren’t the ones whose chest is puffed out the most, or the ones who won’t speak to you in passing. They have used their simple thinking to provide simple solutions to a great number of people.  They can relate to anyone. <br />
  16. 16. “Great men don’t mind being little.”<br />
  17. 17. “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” <br />Thank You Very Much<br />SompongYusoontorn<br />