For those who are added to the world wide web, know that once in a while you come across, videos, articles and even quotes that can change your life. 'This is Water' is a speech by David Foster Wallace that I recently read and it indeed impressed me to become more aware of my surroundings.
We tend to forget a lot of things in our routine, day-to-day lives. Nagging bosses, daily deadlines and rush hour traffic can indeed drive us crazy and our judgment can get clouded tremendously. So, what does one do, how does one deal with the nasty obligations of daily life to ensure that life does not get in the way of life?
Well, it's all in the mind and indeed it is. When one is faced with situations that make one feel that everyone is getting in their way, maybe one should look around and wonder, what situation the other person is in. Are you in their way, and maybe then, one can deal with situations in a happier manner and may be even become more productive.
The default setting in the mind, allows one to always imagine the worst, if you consciously make an effort to go with the flow and not stress too much about the situation that you are sure, that you will indeed come out victorious and successful.
This simple lesson indeed has a lot to teach, and one is looking at avenues to making money and finding success, then this lesson can play a very important role in helping you get there. While it does not give you blatant ideas as to how you can build a fortune, it gives you insights in an attitude and temperament that you can adopt that will indeed help you succeed as time goes by.
An interesting excerpt from the speech talks about how knowledge is not everything, it is awareness that makes the difference. Being aware of your surroundings, being aware of the people around you, sympathizing with them, empathizing with them is important, if you do wish to make all your dreams come true.
It's happened to all of us, when we're waiting in a long queue or are stuck in the middle of rush hour traffic, we tend to start getting worked up about what's going on around us. Instead, why not use this time that you have to think about other problems, and think about solutions for them. When you start doing so, you not only make the best use of your time, but you also stay positive, focused and on the right track.
It is an inspirational speech, and indeed makes one wonder, if success can be achieved with just a change in attitude, well, it is all about the attitude, and once that changes, there is no looking back. Change your mind, and you can change the world around you, it's that simple, that true and that important. This is water, is a speech that is highly recommended and a must watch for those who wish to change their mind and change their life.