Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Next Step Is Yours

This is a story about the potential that lies in each and every one of us. A man died and met Saint Peter at the pearly gates. Realizing that the apostle was wise and knowledgeable, he asked Saint Peter a few questions.

Man: Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for years. Tell me-who was the greatest general of all time?

Saint Peter: Oh, that's a simple question. It's that man right over there. (he pointed)

Man: You must be mistaken. I knew that man on earth. He was just a common laborer.

Saint Peter: That's right my friend. But he would have been the greatest general of all-IF he had been a general.

Well, this conversation is merely a reminder that you can's stop a pig from wallowing in the mud. In other words, God had created you with natural potential and an internal compass that guides you toward a particular focus for you life. That's only the starting point; the next step is yours.

The genius-Michelangelo

Michelangelo said, "It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hand." Discover what you are supposed to, and do it! Sometimes when I am in the city...almost invariably, I notice that droves of people who look like they are in a hurry to nowhere. Isn't it darn amazing that so many people devote their entire lives to fields of endeavor that utterly have nothing to with the talent inside of them? It is unbelievable many actually spend their whole lives trying to change the way they were made.

Michelangelo's masterpiece! Damm. He is so darn good!

Stop complaining so much. Every person has their very own, unique blessings, talents and strengths. God gave everyone of us our very own special custom-made gift. It's up to us to unwrap it. Marcus Aurelius said, "Take full account of the excellencies which you possess and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them if you had them not." So, the next step is yours for the taking!

If you count all your assets,
you'll always show a profit!


foongpc said...

I guess it is true that God has already given us the natural potential but it is us who need to work at making it a success. Only thing is, many people are not sure what they want or good at, that's why I always recommend people to go seek a reliable sifu to read their Bazi (8 characters). From their Bazi, they will know what type of career is suitable for them and how great the potential is.

Tekkaus said...

Hey, that's a great idea. Maybe I should see one of those reliable sifu too. Who knows I might be the next PM! LOL =)

foongpc said...

I sincerely doubt you'll be the next PM. But if it's true, I don't mind at all. Then I can boast that even the PM visits my blog. Haha!
Maybe you want to try the Joey Yap's bazi consultation? I went there last year - cost me RM300 for a 45 min. consultation with one of Joey's trainee. If go see Jeoy himself will set you back as much as RM1K.

Nessa said...

So true. I have yet to learn the art of appreciating what I have.

The other day I was complaining we didn't have a proper salad bowl. Then I accidentally saw this documentary today about a certain tribe in Africa where all they had was this dried 'labu' to store their bee's wine. And everyone drank by using their palms... and it hit me.

You won't hear me complaining about salad bowls anymore :)

cc said...

I'm trying to lead a life with less complains and focus in appreciating the simpler things. It's working because I'm a much happier person. :)

Tekkaus said...

Wow! Even one of his trainee cost RM300. Ha =) Nah, to be the PM is like putting one's life on the line. It's never easy.

Tekkaus said...

Ness-->Yeah! Just when we thought that we are in a worse condition, there are always people who are less fortunate than us. So, we should really count our blessings. Appreciate what we have lor. =)

CC-->Great for you. Sometimes it's the simpler things that make life happier. And I sure can see that you are happy through your photos that you snap. =)