Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to Change the World

Many of us in business want to set the world on fire with our ideas..we want to radically and profoundly change the world...but you know what..there is only one way to change the world..and that is to change yourself first...as the old monk professes here is the process:

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

- Unknown Monk (1100AD).

2 comments:

Aruni said...

So very true and I wonder why us humans take so long to figure that out? It would save so much heartache and pain if we did took time to accept/love ourselves so we can transmit that acceptance/love to others. :-)

Profit Prophet said...

Thank you so much Aruni for the kind and wise words..<3