Essays: What Are Your Intentions?

When we start something, be it a small chore during the day or a project that requires strenuous efforts and time or a journey in life, let’s always be clear on what we want and set clear intentions with the end result ‘visualized’ in mind.

What I am learning these days is, the more I read and gain knowledge, the more I seem to find the same wisdom from our ancient time. So my definition of learning is being changed to ‘finding’ from the pre-existing wisdom instead of ‘gaining’ something new.

When I finished Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book ‘The Power of Intentions’ a few years ago, I appreciated his guidance and somehow it improved my dealings with things, works, and how to think. Later on, when I checked the titles in Dr. Stephen Covey’s book ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’, I was surprised that self-help gurus somehow were sharing the same principle.

Now, in The Daily Stoic, I am again surprised! The book from my new year stack ‘The 48 Laws of Power’ also draws this subject. So this wisdom has been there all along taught by the great minds be they from ancient Greece or from our time.

I am sure I’m not the only one who appreciates this wisdom and also has seen and read from somewhere else! So a good reminder to start a new year, a new day, a new project or whatever we call ‘new’ and be better and effective to achieve the end result!

What book has inspired you to be effective and wise?

Jay

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