Monday, November 27, 2006

Life Pushing you Around

 "Does teaching mean talking or a lecture?… 

That is how they teach you in school, but that is not how life teaches you, and I would say that life is the best teacher of all. Most of the time, life does not talk to you. It just sort of pushes you around. Each push is life saying ‘Wake up, there is something I want you to learn.’….

If you learn life’s lessons you will do well, if not, life will just continue to push you around. People do two things. Some just let life push them around, others get angry and push back. But they push back against their boss, their job, their husband or wife. They do not know it’s life that’s pushing. Life pushes us all around. Some give up, others fight, a few learn the lesson and move on. They welcome life pushing them around. To these few people, it means they need and want to learn something. They learn and move on, most quit and a few fight.

…or if you are the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up everytime life pushes you, you live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for some event that never happens. Then you die a boring old man. You’ll have lots of friends who really like you because you are such a nice hardworking guy. You spent a life playing it safe, doing the right things, but the truth is you let life push you into submission. Deep down you were terrified of taking risks. You really wanted to win but the fear of losing was greater than the excitement of winning. Deep inside, you and only you will know you didn’t go for it. You chose to play it safe" 

…You see, true learning takes energy, passion, a burning desire. Anger is a big part of that formula. For passion is anger and love combined. When it comes to money (or love) most people want to play it safe and feel secure, so passion does not direct them. Fear does."

An excerpt from the book ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’
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