Odds are, the person you mistreated will cross your path again, and you will have a chance to make things right. Or if not, you will find another way, to pay it forward with someone else.
That’s all you can do. Take the course and learn the lessons along the way. And that is enough. You, working on you and your craft, just as Bruce did. Without concern for those who don’t have your highest good in mind. Many will be projecting their own insecurities, negative mind viruses, and petty jealousies upon you.
This is all part of the delicious roller coaster ride of life. The victories are sweetened by the failures that led to them. The moment you realize this, is the moment you break free. Your two lives become one, and you move forward through the good and the bad, moving toward your dreams.
Whether you’re in business, raising your kids, or working at a minimum wage job, there are no “hacks” for doing the right thing.
There are so many seekers in the world today. They’re desperately looking for meaning in their lives. They join gangs and cults, religions and causes, desperate to find something that makes them feel good about themselves. But here’s the vital truth about meaning…
You don’t find meaning in your life. You have to create it.
Most people are oblivious to this, as long as the lies are congruent with the memes they’ve been infected with. Or if those lies confirm their foundational beliefs or fears. Many people are easily manipulated because of something we discussed in the last post, their capacity for (or lack of) discernment.
This process of critical thinking, by its very nature becomes an ongoing one. A process that provides you with continually increasing benefits. Even exponential benefits, because as your knowledge base builds, you are able to realize higher levels of deduction, insight, and enlightenment.
You’ve allowed other people and outside factors to create the self-view you have of yourself. And many of those people and factors aren’t qualified to offer you feedback or have motives to distort it.
We have to get the message of Mad Genius to young adults. (And by young, I mean old enough to read a book with F-Bombs without needing to go into therapy.) We have to get teachers teaching how to think again. And we’ve got to get business school professors talking about these concepts again.
This process is fueled by doing something quite simple, yet quite profound: asking the right questions. The value of doing this cannot be overstated. This process of curious inquiry is vital because…
If you ask the wrong question, the answer is irrelevant.