I am currently reading a book entitled "10 Sikreto ng Mga Mayayaman" (10 Secrets of the Rich). I got it yesterday as the title is really catchy and in Tagalog. Who doesn't want to be rich, huh?
I have been reading a lot about happiness, how to be successful and how to be a winner. "Baka kulang lang ako sa pansin (I may just be craving for attention, heheh).
Anyway, no easy step-by-step instructions in the book on how to get rich. Discussions were on building the proper mindset. I guess, that is the foundation.
The author, Al Sembrano shared the following secrets in his book:
1. the new me who believes in me
2. be content without ever being content
3. know the unknown
4. failure is your best friend; not your worst enemy
5. control your emotions; don't let your emotions control you
6. sacrifice temporarily to succeed permanently
7. be a great leader especially if you think you are not
8. cherish what you take for granted
9. the impossible is possible
10. create, carry & carry-out a tactical plan of action
The book I have is just one of a series of 10 books. The author would be teaching more detailed secrets in the 9 books.
I came across a Truly Rich Coaching Progam scheduled next month, launched by motivational speaker, Bo Sanchez. I have attended this two years ago. The participants are introduced to his seasoned mentors from whom you can get valuable advise based on their own experiences.
Honestly, right now I feel rich and happy. There is joy in my heart because of Him. Joy differs from happiness since joy remains, even in the midst of life's challenges (which are ever-present).
I learned from my other readings that what make us happy is maintaining fantastic relationships. That is where I want to invest in right now. My focus is on my relationship with our Lord, with family, with friends, with sports buddies, with co-Community members, with people in the Parish and ultimately making an effort to live in peace with people around me.
Be happy and stay happy.
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”