WELCOME TO THIS BLOG


"A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom and joy but illuminates the way to true human potential." Paul Rademacher, author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd, author: Daring To Be Yourself

Monday, August 6, 2007

Success & Lord Beaverbrook I

Canadian born newspaper magnate and politician, Lord Beaverbrook. Photo Credit


A small book - Success - written by Canadian newspaper magnate and politician, Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, has some interesting pointers to make, although it, as so many other books of this type, was written nearly 100 years ago as weekly newspaper articles. They raised so much interest that it was decided to collect them and print them in volume form.
I have chosen a few paragraphs from the first chapter, also titled Success, and offer them here. In successive posts, I will continue to bring some of Beaverbrook's thoughts in further chapters.

What are the qualities which make for success? They are three: Judgment, Industry, and Health, and perhaps the greatest of these is judgment.



In the ultimate resort judgment is the power to assimilate knowledge and to use it.


The true secret of industry well applied is concentration, and there are many well-known ways of learning that art--the most potent handmaiden of success.


The real trouble about industry is to apply it in the right direction--and it is therefore the servant of judgment. The true secret of industry well applied is concentration, and there are many well-known ways of learning that art--the most potent handmaiden of success. Industry can be acquired; it should never be squandered.


But health is the foundation both of judgment and industry—and therefore of success. And without health everything is difficult. Who can exercise a sound judgment if he is feeling irritable in the morning? Who can work hard if he is suffering from a perpetual feeling of malaise?

No comments:

Post a Comment