9<br />Powerful Life Lessons <br />From Confucius<br />
Full name : Confucius<br />孔丘 KǒngQiū<br />Born :  September 28, 551 BCEQufu, Zhou Dynasty<br />Died : 479 BCE (aged 71–72...
Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher. Confucius’ philosophy focused on issues of morality, both from a p...
Lesson # 1 : Just Keep Going<br />If you keep going down the right path, you will eventually get to your intended destinat...
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”<br />
Lesson # 2 : Your Friends Matter<br />Your friends are a prophecy of your future; where they are is where you’re headed. I...
“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”<br />
Lesson # 3 : Good Things Come With a Price<br />This explains a lot! It’s easy to hate, it’s easy to be negative, it’s eas...
“It is easy to hate and it <br />is difficult to love. This <br />is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things...
Lesson # 4 : Sharpen Your Tools First<br />Confucius said, “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such pr...
“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”<b...
Lesson # 5 : To be Wronged is Nothing<br />Don’t sweat the small stuff; to be wronged is no great offense. Don’t let the w...
“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”<br />
Lesson # 6 : Consider the Consequences<br />Solomon said, “He that is slow to anger is greater than the mighty.” Always re...
“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”<br />
Lesson # 7 : Make Adjustments<br />If its looking like you’re not going to make your goals this year, now would be a good ...
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”<br />
Lesson# 8 : You Can Learn From Everyone<br />You can and should learn from everyone, be it a crook or a saint. Every life ...
“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. <br />I will pick out the good points of the o...
Lesson# 9 : All or None<br />Whatever you do, do it with everything, or don’t do it at all. To succeed in life requires yo...
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”<br />
SUMMARY : 9 Powerful Life Lessons From Confucius<br />1. Just Keep Going<br />2. Your Friends Matter<br />3. Good Things C...
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." <br />Thank You Very Much<br />SompongYusoontorn<br />
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  1. 1. 9<br />Powerful Life Lessons <br />From Confucius<br />
  2. 2. Full name : Confucius<br />孔丘 KǒngQiū<br />Born : September 28, 551 BCEQufu, Zhou Dynasty<br />Died : 479 BCE (aged 71–72)Qufu, Zhou Dynasty<br />Era : Ancient philosophy<br />Region : Eastern philosophy <br />School : Founder of Confucianism<br />Main interests : <br />Moral philosophy, <br />Social philosophy, Ethics <br />Notable ideas : Confucianism<br />
  3. 3. Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher. Confucius’ philosophy focused on issues of morality, both from a personal as well as a governmental perspective. Confucius taught concerning the correctness of social relationships, justice and equality. His teachings became very prominent in China. Below are 9 Powerful Life Lessons based on the philosophy of Confucius.<br />
  4. 4. Lesson # 1 : Just Keep Going<br />If you keep going down the right path, you will eventually get to your intended destination. The hard work is being consistent; anybody can do right for a day. The person who succeeds is the person who stays committed despite the circumstances.<br />
  5. 5. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”<br />
  6. 6. Lesson # 2 : Your Friends Matter<br />Your friends are a prophecy of your future; where they are is where you’re headed. It would serve you well to find friends who are going where you want to go.<br />
  7. 7. “Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”<br />
  8. 8. Lesson # 3 : Good Things Come With a Price<br />This explains a lot! It’s easy to hate, it’s easy to be negative, it’s easy to make excuses. It is love, forgiveness, and greatness that require a great heart, a great mind, and a great effort.<br />
  9. 9. “It is easy to hate and it <br />is difficult to love. This <br />is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”<br />
  10. 10. Lesson # 4 : Sharpen Your Tools First<br />Confucius said, “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” Whatever you are called to do, if you are to succeed, you must first be prepared.<br />
  11. 11. “The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”<br />
  12. 12. Lesson # 5 : To be Wronged is Nothing<br />Don’t sweat the small stuff; to be wronged is no great offense. Don’t let the wrongdoing of others ruin your day. Don’t let they’re negativity occupy your thoughts. To be wronged is nothing!<br />
  13. 13. “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”<br />
  14. 14. Lesson # 6 : Consider the Consequences<br />Solomon said, “He that is slow to anger is greater than the mighty.” Always remember to keep your temper in check and to consider the consequences.<br />
  15. 15. “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”<br />
  16. 16. Lesson # 7 : Make Adjustments<br />If its looking like you’re not going to make your goals this year, now would be a good time to adjust your plan. Don’t accept failure as an option, adjust your sails, and you will sail safely to your goal.<br />
  17. 17. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”<br />
  18. 18. Lesson# 8 : You Can Learn From Everyone<br />You can and should learn from everyone, be it a crook or a saint. Every life is a story filled with lessons ripe for the picking.<br />
  19. 19. “If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. <br />I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.”<br />
  20. 20. Lesson# 9 : All or None<br />Whatever you do, do it with everything, or don’t do it at all. To succeed in life requires your very best, give your very best, and you will live without regrets.<br />
  21. 21. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”<br />
  22. 22. SUMMARY : 9 Powerful Life Lessons From Confucius<br />1. Just Keep Going<br />2. Your Friends Matter<br />3. Good Things Come With a Price<br />4. Sharpen Your Tools First<br />5. To be Wronged is Nothing<br />6. Consider the Consequences<br />7. Make Adjustments<br />8. You Can Learn From Everyone<br />9. All or None<br />
  23. 23. "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." <br />Thank You Very Much<br />SompongYusoontorn<br />

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