" For every burden of your own creation, there is an alternative that will lift you up. When you feel yourself being dragged down by the attitude you have chosen, let that be a reminder to choose a more positive approach. You are in control of the way you look at life. And the way you look at life surely and inevitably determines the way your life will be."
"Do or do not, there is no try"" - One of my favorite quotes that I turn to often when I am faced with difficult and daunting challenges or decisions. You can either control or be controlled…act or be acted upon….get busy living or get busy dying.
Employee passion projects, seems like a growing trend that companies should encourage. Many corporations seem to benefit from letting their employees use a small portion of their time to pursue their passions. I know that when I am able to incorporate some of my external passions into my work the company I work for ultimately benefits. Check out the article below - http://tinyurl.com/yjlsteh
- Why Work Sucks - And How To Fix It - No Schedules, No Meetings, No Joke - The Simplest Change That Can Make You Job Terrific (Carli Ressler and Jody Thompson)
- The Dip - A Little Book That Teaches You When To Quit And When To Stick. (Seth Godin)
- A Whole New Mind - Why Right Brainers Will Rule The Future (Daniel H Pink
- The 4 - Hour Workweek (Timothy Ferris)
- The 7 Habits Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
- Presentation Zen (Garr Reynolds)
- Lovemarks - The Future Beyond Brands (Kevin Roberts and A. G. Lafley)
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Robin S. Sharma)
- The Four Agreements (Don Miguel Ruiz)
- Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
- Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
- The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life (Ben Sherwood)
- Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
- The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)
- Think and Grow Rich (Napolean Hill)
- The Richest Man in Babylon (George S. Clason)
SCIENCE / PSYCHOLOGY:
- Stumbling On Happiness (Daniel Gilbert)
- Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (Michio Kaku)
Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But that is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or, as we are conditioned to see it. We must examine the lens in which we see the world as well as the world we see through it.