Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Secret Of Life

Searching for the secret of life can be an illusive task. At one point, we all ask ourselves: "What is life all about? Why am I here and what is my purpose?" Tough questions to be sure but the answers may be more simple than you think. One mistake people often make is thinking that life is somehow about them. It is not. Life is not about you but rather everything around you. When you begin to learn how to tap into the infinite energy that is all around us; you will then be well on your way to truly understanding what life is really about. It's not you... it's about others around you and how you effect their lives.

Later on in this article I am going to recommend that you read a book that will change your life and change the way you look at yourself and the people around you. You may think that I am going to tell you to read the bible but that's not the book I am referring to.

The first secret to living a happy life is to stop chasing money. You've heard the expression: "money is root of all evil" but that may be over simplifying things. Money is important because it obviously enables us to survive and support our families. The real question about money is how much is enough? You may be surprised to know that there are millions of people living in this country that make a fraction of the money you earn but they are infinitely more happy than you. These people understand the secret of life. It's no secret to them, but it may be to you.

My first suggestion to you is to stop spending money on things that you don't need. It sounds simple but very few people practice this common sense principle. Secondly, slowly pay off your credit cards and once they are all paid off, STOP charging to them. Before you use your credit card in the future ask yourself this simple question: "Can I afford to pay this item off in full at the end of the month when my credit card bill comes in the mail?" If the answer is no, then don't buy it. Practice this simple rule and you will be well on your way to financial peace and security. Remember, credit card companies rely on you to purchase things that you cannot afford! They make billion of dollars profit each year by charging you outlandish interest on the items you have chosen to purchase using credit.

There is a DVD called: "The Secret" which has been in the news for months. "The Secret" talks about the power of attraction which simply stated tells you that if you think negative thoughts then you will attract negative things into you life. If you think about positive things then you will attract positive things into your life. Although there are some interesting concepts put forth in this DVD, the one thing that I disagree with is the notion that once again, the secret of life is somehow about you and the things you would like to get out of life.

Well my friend... one of the true secrets of life is learning that things/possessions are not the secret to happiness at all. In fact - pursuing money, wealth and the notion that these things will in some way make you happy can be a life draining waste of time. Money and financial success comes easily to some people and almost impossible to attain for other people. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to compete with your neighbors for the almighty dollar.

At 46 years old I have read hundreds of books on countless topics - but the one book I would recommend to anyone that I love (and you're included) is the book "How To Win Friends and Influence People". Go to the book store tomorrow and purchase this easy to read paperback book. I guarantee that it will suck you in like a vacuum! I guarantee that this book will change the way you think about what is important and change the way you think and treat the people around you.

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" is the kind of book that you cannot put down once you start to read it - and that is the mark of a truly exceptional book. Even if you haven't read a book in 20 years and the thought of reading one sounds like the most boring thing you could do with your time... buy this book anyway and read it! You will thank me for it later.

Maybe you disagree with me and say to yourself: "I want to make as much money as I can and I want the finer things in life for myself and my family." "How to Win Friends and Influence People" will teach you how to do these things if that is what is truly important to you. But more importantly, this book will teach you how to understand what OTHER people want and that is the real secret to life. Written almost 100 years ago, "How To Win Friends And Influence People" is as valid today as it was when it was first published. The modern version of this classic book has been revised to reflect modern times, but the principles and many of the stories remain the same.

There are almost 6 billion people living in this world and only a few million have read the book "How To Win Friends And Influence People". Buy this book tomorrow and read it from cover to cover! If you are sad - it will make you understand happiness. If you are poor - it will make you understand success. How to win friends and influence people will help you truly understand the Secret of Life!


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