It's about you and being yourself, being the person you are really meant to be.
It is about using your inner abilities to improve your life and the lives of those you come in contact with.
THE PURPOSE OF MONEY
An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied “only a little while”.
The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?
The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.
The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?”
The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life.”
The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats; eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.”
The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”
To which the American replied, “15-20 years.”
”But what then?”
The American laughed and said that's the best part. “When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”
”Millions.. Then what?”
The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.” - (Anonymous)
Goal Setting – How To Order From the Menu of Life
It’s your life – you get to design it.It’s like going to eat at a restaurant.
Firstly you get to choose what type of restaurant you would like to dine at. Do you just want to go to a fast food outlet so as to quickly sate your appetite and then leave?
Or would you prefer to dine at a top quality establishment and take your fill from all the abundance that is available to you?
It is your choice; you can choose to dine at either one.
Let’s choose to go to the best restaurant available, as we can do that just as easily as going to a fast food outlet and our experience would be much more satisfying and enjoyable, so why not choose the best?
But this restaurant that we have chosen to go to is not only the finest eating establishment that is available but it is also very special in another unique way.
You see at this restaurant you get to create your very own menu. What’s even more special is that whatever it is that you create to be on your unique menu is now available for you to order. It has all been prepared in advance for you and is just there waiting for you to make your order.
Then, like you do at any fine restaurant, you give the waiter your order for each course that you have designed for yourself on your special menu.
And like you do at all fine restaurants, when you have given your order to the waiter you just sit back and relax knowing you have placed your order and it is being prepared to be served to you at your table.
You don’t give your order to the waiter and then keep going out to the kitchen to se if you will really get what you have ordered, or keep calling the waiter back to change the order because you can’t really make up your mind what you really want or don’t really think you deserve what you have ordered.
No, you just let it go and believe it is being brought to you, anticipating the delight and joy of experiencing what you have ordered, being in a state of receptivity and anticipation knowing without a doubt that what you have ordered is being delivered to you at your table.
You continue this same process during the course of your delightful repast as you order and partake of each course as it is served up to you.
Designing life is like just like designing your own menu at a restaurant, you get to chose how it will unfold for you, accessing the great abundance of the Universe.