“Rough Conditions bring Precious Gifts”


This is an excerpt from a book by Robin Sharma – a fairly recent discovery of mine.  I can take positive motivational stuff in small doses but this guy, the author of the acclaimed The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, has some great insights.

Nature is an incredible teacher. Life is run by Nature’s Rules. So it only makes sense to observe how nature works to really get how life works. This morning I observed something fascinating. The rains of last night here in Southern Italy caused a little miracle on the verandah of the apartment we are staying at: the collection of cacti in the garden has morphed into a stunning array of flowers (I’ve never seen flowers coming from cacti). The Takeaway: Rough conditions can bring precious gifts.

Life can be hard. We all have our good seasons as well as our difficult ones. But hard times bring many blessings. Like:

•             Strength of character

•             Self-knowledge,

•             Courage

•             Greater understanding and deeper compassion.

Some of the qualities of the very best leaders that have walked before us. We grow the most as human beings during our roughest times. So why do we judge them as bad – when they bring such good? The challenging pieces of our lives just might be when we are most alive. And they always bring tiny miracles. If you are awake to them.

Read a review of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari on Amazon and check out Robin Sharma.



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