Major success comes from the heart, grows in the brain…
Major success comes from the heart, grows in the brain and flows into life through the hands.
Many people wonder: Will I be successful in the future, or will I fail? If Im destined for success, how big will it be?
My response to those who ask me this is, Look within. What doesnt exist within can never emerge. What lives within will eventually work its way out. Success is the surfeit of the resources that we have within.
As I sat on a park bench in Vancouver, Canada, and thought about this, I came up with three simple principles for myself, a kind of how to be a good person list. I try to live according to them. They may also be of help to you.
1. A clear mind. Clarify your thoughts. Confusion is the mother of all evil. The worst thing you can do to yourself is to continue to live with chaos. Sit down and organize your mind, regularly review your judgments and purify your mind.
2. A pure heart. The heart is just like the hand: it gets soiled from time to time and needs regular cleaning. Open your mind to all kinds of thought, but only take into your heart what you choose. Deal with any dirty matters in your brain; let your heart stay clean. Dont let the struggle to win harden your heart. Hold those you love by the heart and not by the hand.
3. Busy hands. Never let your hands stay idle. Man may conceive of a better world in his mind, but he shapes it with his hands. Life and action both exist in the hands. Idle hands aid and abet evil and the devil.
I wrote a sentence that came into my mind in my journal and then placed it in the heart of this book: Major success comes from the heart, grows in the brain and flows into life through the hands.
Source: Unlimit Yoursel by Mumin sekman