|Among the trillions of people that have gone before you and among the|
trillions of people that will come after you, you will eventually come to
the realization that you are unique on this planet. This holds true for you
as a business person as well. There is no other business person like you.
There are the idols of history to which you might aspire but in reality you
are as much of an idol as anyone one of them. This is the way life has been
designed. We talk of the George Washington's & the Thomas Jefferson's of a
former time. Somehow distance in time makes them more unachievable but at
the same time so are you. No one else can come close to you in that which is
you. You are unique in creation.
With this uniqueness comes a certain aloneness because no one has the same
view as you. You are one in an infinity of others. You must somehow find
solace in your aloneness and come to rest with yourself or as they say your
"lot in life". You must accept yourself.
Many of us look outward for acceptance. It is a fruitless search. It will
lead you to frustration. You must look inward for this is the only place you
will find yourself and your uniqueness.
I once knew of a very, very rich man who found his solace in drink. Everyone
in his life - his wife, his children, his friends, his business associates -
only sought after him for money. He could only find himself in drink. I am
not to judge why he died a drunk - according to those around him - but at
least he separated himself and could find himself somewhere in a bottle.
I have also talked with some who condemn others for the decisions they make
in life. The answer to this one is that "you don't condemn a person unless
you have walked in their shoes".
The external forum are the rules and regulations that we live by - all of
those "outward" societal constructs. They are "made up" by people with
"particular points of view" in mind. The internal forum is the interior of
the person. The inner soul. It is here that we can find the "oneness in our
uniqueness" that can bring us the peace we look for on an everyday basis.
It is the conflict between the outward forum and the inward forum that
creates confusion & doubt. Our present day society has taught us to seek the
answers on an outbound basis. Society says it's OK to do something yet the
individual still finds themselves with an internal conflict.
Society also tells us what is right and what is wrong. It often mixes
legality and morals in a very peculiar basterdizing mix that conflagrates
the brew. Why then do we feel wrong internally anyway? We already know the
answer. Those who make the wrong choice set up the rest of their lives with
a constant state of imbalance unless they make a correction and come to
their own realization.
So it is true for the business person who bases their internal decisions on
sand. The structure is in constant need of maintenance and repair - patch up
after patch up.
A business person who is a visionary is not recognized in their own time.
The prophetic call to the world is not heard or understood. It must wait
until some future point when we can call them a George Washington, a Thomas
Jefferson, a Christ, a Buddha, an Einstein.
Keep in mind though that you do not have to "sound the trumpet" in this
regard. It is simply enough that you find your own uniqueness. No one else
has to know. It can be (and usually is) a private moment in which you find
the answer for yourself.
It is a point in time where you - alone - find peace & are at one with
yourself. (hint - you will need more than just yourself otherwise you will
be left with only your aloneness.) So what else do you need? You will have
to find this out for yourself.