整个生命的过程就是能量的获取与释放的过程

2017-12-03 净空法师

除了从饮食中获取能量外,其实很多人不知道我们还需要从虚空中获取能量、这个能量的获取其实说起来也很简单,就是虚、静二字而已。

生命中能量的得与失

告诉你一个天大的秘密:当你充满欢喜心、慈悲心、包容心的时候,时空的能量会源源不断流入你的身体;当你打开智慧之门,法喜充满的时候,你获得的能量将超乎你的想象。

当一个人真正发一个大的善愿后,他会在瞬间得到无限的能量。反之,当你内心充满怨恨、恐惧、无奈、嫉妒、烦恼的时候,你的能量会迅速流失,加速衰老与死亡,尤其是恐惧,它会让你的能量顷刻间丧失殆尽,失去生命。

知道了这个秘密,你该知道了如何让身体健康,如何消除疾病了吧?这一切,必须是发自内心的,绝对不能是装出来的,虚荣心也是极为消耗你的能量的。

人在说谎的时候是很消耗能量的,这点你必须知道。

修炼修什么?就是修得让自己健康长寿、快乐幸福,增长智慧,让内心充满安详。

建造一个充满祥和的能量场

我们很多人都有这个经验,就是你到一个陌生的家庭或单位的时候,如果你有足够的感应能力,你就会感受到这个家庭或单位是否和谐。这是因为在这个小空间里聚集着人心念好坏的能量场。这个能量场不仅影响你的心情,更能影响你的健康。

还有,在与陌生人之间交往的时候我们很多人也会有这个经验,就是有的人会给你很舒服的感觉,让你很有亲近他的念头,而有的人就会让你很紧张也很不舒服,一刻也不想和他在一起。其实这些都是和人的心念有关。

很久以前的时候,有些德高望重的老中医,他们有着菩萨一样的心肠,病人到他那里,不用吃药病都能好三分。为什么?就是这个充满祥和之气的能量场让病人感到心情舒畅。心情舒畅,病自然就会退去。

而如果医生不是想着如何让病人减少痛苦,而是盘算着怎么才能从病人的口袋里多掏些钱出来,好让自己拿的回扣能多一些。这就是现在人之所以看不好病的其中原因之一。

所以,今天我们无论在单位还是在家庭,首先要知道心念的重要性。善念感召的是健康和吉祥,恶念感召的是疾病和灾难,这绝对不是迷信,而是实实在在的科学。

智慧是什么?

智慧其实也是一种能量,而且是高级的、看不见的能量。一个人能力的大小,其实起关键作用的还是他的智慧。这就是先贤大德为什么会有那么大的号召力、为什么他们做事就能成功的根本原因。

他们的内心蕴藏着无穷的智慧,他们是心念一动,就会调动大量的能量来帮助他完成所要完成的事业。

一个静不下来,空不下来的人是不可能有什么大智慧的。还有非常重要的一点就是,一个人拥有的能量大小是和他的心量完全成正比的,他的心量有多大,他吸取的能量就会有多大,能量越大,能力就越强。

起心动念皆是能量的消耗

应该知道,做任何事情,任何事情的成功都需要付出能量代价的。其实,无论是生命的过程还是做任何事情,都是能量的收放过程。我们说,当一个人运气好的时候,他往往做什么事情都容易成功,因为这个时候他内在的能量是充足的。

但任何人的能量状态都是在不断变化的。我们要善于把握时机,该干的时候干,不该干的时候就要韬光养晦。

我们的能量消耗主要是通过起心动念消耗的。你每发出的一个念头都是通过能量的消耗来完成的。佛、道为什么强调心要清净(清静),其实就是要你减少起心动念,减少能量的消耗。

什么是禅定?禅定就是身体几乎处在能量不消耗的状态下,就和电脑“待机”的状态差不多。

一个人“命”的能量构成

我们知道生活在现实当中的人,每个人的命都是不同的。命看起来复杂。其实说透了也很简单,从能量的角度讲。

一个人的命无非就是由体能、智(慧)能、德能三部分构成。再细分的话,德能是一个人能量的树根,慧能是一个人能量的树干,体能是一个人能量的枝叶。一个修炼人修也就是修这三个方面。

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Convenience and Inconvenience

Do not take for granted the conveniences that others have been and are providing us,  otherwise it will later become inconveniences to yourself  and also to the providers.
Speak with good and compassionate heart so that others will be able to return your communication with good and compassionate heart;  speak will insincere and disrespect heart,  you will surely   eventually (it is a letter of time)  get the firing from others with harshness and carelessness  behaviors.
You can request others to do something,  but never insist. Timing,  relationship,  right enrionment matters.
Never insist that others to believe in what you believe in,  though you may share your beliefs with others politely. Each of us will form our own beliefs based on the knowledge  we gathered,  the mentors or guru that we have high regards for.
When people do not care for you anymore,  that will be the end of a relationship. Be careful and be mindful,do not take relationship for granted.  有缘相合,缘盡必散,要懂得惜缘,才不會有“早知道”的后悔!
Best wishes to all.

Dear all,  sharing with you my this morning life insights.
Do not take for granted the conveniences that others have been and are providing us,  otherwise it will later become inconveniences to yourself  and also to the providers.
Speak with good and compassionate heart so that others will be able to return your communication with good and compassionate heart;  speak will insincere and disrespect heart,  you will surely   eventually (it is a letter of time)  get the firing from others with harshness and carelessness  behaviors.
You can request others to do something,  but never insist. Timing,  relationship,  right enrionment matters.
Never insist that others to believe in what you believe in,  though you may share your beliefs with others politely. Each of us will form our own beliefs based on the knowledge  we gathered,  the mentors or guru that we have high regards for.
When people do not care for you anymore,  that will be the end of a relationship. Be careful and be mindful,do not take relationship for granted.  有缘相合,缘盡必散,要懂得惜缘,才不會有“早知道”的后悔!
Best wishes to all.

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Seeing the flaws of other as always

Why can some people always only see the flaws of others and zoom in on them? And how would you deal with these kinds of people?


People who do that are either (1) Narcissists, and cannot be changed no matter what. Avoid them, walk away, don’t talk to them any more than you have to if you’re co-workers and NEVER EVER share personal information with them. (2) they’re insecure and can only feel better about themselves by pointing out the flaws of others.


BY caring about these people you’re filling up your mind with negative thoughts and energies by focusing on WHY. I know you think that if you understand WHY they do it, you can formulate an answer or solution and change THEM. You can’t. Even if you did understand why they do what they do, it doesn’t change anything or anyone. The only solution for getting away from the bad feelings you have when you’re around them is to change YOU. You, you can change. So start there. Develop and set personal boundaries. Dr. Henry Cloud has a great book called “Boundaries, when to Say Yes, How to Say No.” Best place ever for learning about boundaries.


With boundaries you don’t have to worry about how they act because you’re in control of how you act, and respond.  For instance, if your boundary is that you don’t want to listen to someone criticize you, you tell them, “I don’t listen to uninvited criticism, and what you’re saying sounds like uninvited criticism. If you’d like to change the subject and talk about something else, I’d be happy to keep talking. If that doesn’t work for you then this conversation is over.” If they don’t agree to change the subject, say, “Okay, well, goodbye.” and walk away. Don’t argue. Don’t debate. Don’t get into a discussion. State your boundaries, ask what they choose to do and then if they don’t want to respect your boundary, walk away.


When you have good boundaries and can express and honor and enforce them you will stop attracting people like this because they’ll recognize you won’t put up with it. They need attention and if they want it from you they’ll learn to engage with you in ways you approve of.

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5种直销人更容易成功,你是其中之一吗?

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我永远相信只要永不放弃,我们还是有机会的。最后,我们还是坚信一点,这世界上只要有梦想,只要不断努力,只要不断学习,不管你长得如何,不管是这样,还是那样,男人的长相往往和他的的才华成反比。

今天很残酷,明天更残酷,后天很美好,但绝对大部分是死在明天晚上,所以每个人不要放弃今天。

——马云哪五种人做直销容易成功?

一、肯学习的人

知识是财富的源泉。不管你在什么行业做得再成功,你从你进入直销的第一天起,你就应该有归零的心态。万事开头难。你走进一个全新的行业,你不可能什么都懂。俗话说:隔行如隔山。不懂不可怕,可怕的是不懂自以为懂,那就一事无成了。走进直销,你就要虚心地向直销的前辈学,向直销公司学,向书本上学。要有打破沙锅问到底的精神;要放下原来的身段,要认真地看书,认真地笔记,认真地思索,认真地领悟。只有这样,青出于蓝才可能胜于蓝。在直销行业有所建树。不学无术的人做直销要想成功也一样难于上青天。

二、肯付出的人有人说,直销是零投资,零风险的行业,其实不然。做任何一项事业,没有投入就没有成功的结果。直销也是一样。做直销虽然不需要象做传统行业一样要有店面投资,要大量的进货投资,但一样要付出精力,付出车旅费用,付出学习的资料费用等。如果你是打个电话都让别人回电话付钱的人,如果你是千方百计想把伙伴做起来的业务抠一点下来放到自己名下报单的人,如果你是只想别人请客而自己从不掏腰包的人,那你的直销事业也一定不可能做大。

三、肯体验公司产品的人时下,有些人做直销完全就是为了把产品推销给别人,想从别人口袋里赚钱。保健品说成了灵丹妙药,可以治好百病,而自己对产品却一无所知,根本就没有好好使用过产品,对公司的产品有什么成分,有什么用处,适应哪些人群一概不知道。实际上说得越好,他自己也知道那是越在骗自己的亲朋好友。这样的人即使短时间内也卖出去一些产品,但过一段时间,等使用产品的人发现介绍产品的人是在骗自己,那直销的路也就走到了尽头。

四、有爱心的人真正会做直销的人都知道,做直销99%是做人,1%做技巧。要使你的顾客成为你的永久消费者,你就应该以诚待人,实事求是,不虚假扩大产品的功效,你要有帮人的思想,而不是去坑人,不是去让别人花冤枉钱。如果你让别人花了冤枉钱,你短时间内可能也赚到了钱,但那是急功近利,最终搬石头砸自己的脚,最后把人格都做没有了。

五、会借力的人是否天赋高、勤劳的人就一定会成功?当然不是!一个武术大师格斗技巧再精湛,也敌不过一个普通人手里拿的一把枪。借力,是普通人快速成功的一个捷径。区别于传统的线下市场,借助互联网,利用网络全球化的特点做康婷,能够将市场无限放大。互联网+直销的领军者——直销家园网,能够为各位直销人带来全方位的互联网展业技术支持,通过微商城,各大门户网站引流,三大搜索引擎竞价推广等方式,帮助直销人快速开拓市场,尤其是传统方式无法涉及到的陌生市场,大大提高了展业效率和事业成功率!

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1.職場:先升值,再升職;
2.
溝通:先求同,再求異;
3.
執行:先完成,再完美;
4.
學習:先記錄,再記憶;
5.
設計:先仿造,再創造;
6.
創業:先成長,再成功;
7.
發展:先站住,再站高;
8.
人際:先交流,再交心;
9.
先做好自己,再要求別人;
10.
先解決心情,再解決事情。

你同意嗎?

李嘉誠

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言不中理,不如不言

我的小姨便是如此神奇的人物:
全职妈妈,孩子三岁,每天的工作是这样开始的:
早晨七点,卧室:“小宝,起床了”,“小宝,起床了”,“小宝,起床了”,“小宝,起床了”,“小宝,起床了”……
能从早上七点一直喊到九点,结果呢?孩子一直躺在床上。
中午12点,餐厅:“小宝,这个有营养”、“小宝,再多吃一口”、“小宝,要听话啊,把饭吃完”、“小宝,不乖吃饭妈妈就不爱你了”……
每顿饭至少要吃上1个小时,结果呢?孩子挑食、不按时吃饭、更不会自己吃饭。
晚上九点,卧室:“小宝,很晚了”、“小宝,要睡觉了”、“小宝,再不睡觉妈妈就不爱你了”……
当然,最后的结果都一样,孩子养成了超级拖拉的习惯,这一切都源于有一个爱唠叨的妈妈。因为她只是唠叨,却从未采取惩罚措施来对孩子。让孩子意识到拖延的严重后果。言胜于行。
《童蒙训》说:“言不中理,不如不言。一言不中,千言不用。”一句话说不中,说的再多也没用。说的越多,效果越差。
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Success

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.
Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.
So why won’t most people be successful?To be successful, you can’t continue being with low-frequency people for long periods of time.
You can’t continue eating crappy food, regardless of your spouse’s or colleague’s food choices. Your days must consistently be spent on high-quality activities.
The more successful you become  —  which is balancing the few essential things (spiritual, relational, financial, physical) in your life and removing everything else  —  the less you can justify low quality.
Before you evolve, you can reasonably spend time with just about anyone.
You can reasonably eat anything placed in front of you.

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.

So why won’t most people be successful?To be successful, you can’t continue being with low-frequency people for long periods of time.

You can’t continue eating crappy food, regardless of your spouse’s or colleague’s food choices. Your days must consistently be spent on high-quality activities.

The more successful you become  —  which is balancing the few essential things (spiritual, relational, financial, physical) in your life and removing everything else  —  the less you can justify low quality.

Before you evolve, you can reasonably spend time with just about anyone.
You can reasonably eat anything placed in front of you.

You can reasonably justify activities and behaviors that are, frankly, mediocre.

As your vision for yourself expands, you realize you have to make certain adjustments. You need to cut-back on spending all of your money and time on crap and entertainment. You have to save more, and invest more in your education and your future.

The more successful you become, the less you can justify low quality. The more focused you must become. The more consistently your daily behaviors must be high quality  —  and increasingly higher quality.

If your daily behaviors are consistently low quality, what do you expect your life’s output to be?

Your choices must become higher quality.

Your relationships must become higher quality.

Every area of your life affects every other area of your life. Hence the saying, How you do anything is how you do everything. This is very high-level thinking. It only makes sense for people who have removed everything from their lives they hate. To actually live this principle, your daily and normal life can only be filled with those things you highly value.

When your days are filled with only those core essentials that mean the world to you  —  and you’re succeeding in those few areas  —  you absolutely will dominate in “all” areas of your life.

Because the only things in your life are the things you highly value. Everything else has slowly been weeded out. You are living intentionally and congruently. You have momentum and balance. You’re being who you truly want to be, every single day.

Giving up bad habits is hard.

Changing your belief system and expanding your vision takes courage. It’s so easy to revert back to small and mediocre thinking.

However, as you come closer to living on a daily basis with your values and ideals, amazing things start to happen. You’ll feel happier. You’ll be more present with those you love. You’ll spend your time better. You’ll pursue bigger dreams and ambitions. You’ll be more resilient during challenges. You’ll live at a higher frequency. And everything around you will reflect that.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/14/why-most-people-will-never-be-successful.html

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告诉孩子什么才重要

01、主见比顺从重要;
02、兴趣比成绩重要;
03、良知比对错重要;
04、幸福比完美重要;
05、信仰比崇拜重要;
06、成长比赢输重要;
07、察己比律人重要。
一、家长篇
01、每天花半个小时和孩子交流。
02、和孩子在家也要使用文明用语,“早上好,请,谢谢,晚安”等等。
03、让孩子养成爱卫生的好习惯。
04、多听听孩子的声音!——用耐心、用爱心、用开心,心是长着眼睛的!
05、不要为了提醒孩子,而总是揭孩子的伤疤。
06、严肃指出孩子的错误!
07、不要总对孩子一本正经,要多和孩子一起欢笑:因为笑声能让孩子更加热爱生活;引导孩子积极、轻松愉快的看待事物。
08、给孩子讲故事,要有耐心,故事有一定的教育意义。
09、不要把当年未曾实现的理想强加在孩子身上,想让孩子去实现。
10、关爱孩子但适当时候适当的惩罚也是需要的,不要护孩子的短。
二、成长篇
01、给孩子一些私人空间。
02、给孩子选择的机会和权利。
03、让孩子自由选择自己的伙伴、朋友。
04、让孩子做想做的事。
05、让孩子做一些力所能及的家务,如洗洗自己的衣服、烧水煮饭等,让他意识到自己是家庭成员中的一分子。
06、为孩子准备一个陈列架,让他在上面展示自己制作的物品。
07、认真地对待孩子提出的正经问题和看法。
08、把孩子当作成人一样,和他平等相处,把孩子当成自己的朋友。
09、及时发现孩子的点滴进步,懂得赏识孩子。
10、记得对孩子说:我爱你,你是我的宝贝!
三、生活篇
01、给孩子一些钱,让孩子学会理财。
02、没有得到孩子的许可,不要看孩子的日记与信件。
03、经常和孩子郊游。
04、睡前给孩子讲讲故事,让孩子笑着入睡!
05、给孩子一个主要供他玩耍的房间或者房间的一部分。
06、如果有条件,每天晚饭过后和孩子到户外散散步。
07、快乐与孩子一起分享!
08、对小家伙开心的笑,并希望他(她)也常笑!
09、帮助孩子与来自不同社会文化阶层的孩子正常交往。
10、鼓励孩子与各种年龄的人自由交往。
四、学习篇
01、和孩子一起读书,家长可以看看报,一个好的学习伙伴很重要。
02、孩子在家学习,家长切莫搞一些娱乐活动,一个舒适的学习环境很重要。
03、不要逼孩子学自己不喜欢的东西。
04、不要因为孩子的成绩而责骂孩子。
05、不要因为孩子试卷上的低分而认为孩子没有出息。
06、教他(她)足以带来成就感的知识:古诗、数字、故事、家务、玩耍、交朋友。
07、教育孩子读好书、好读书。
08、不要对孩子的学习成绩表示太大的关注,那样会造成孩子学习紧张,压力增大。
09、不要把孩子的成绩与其他孩子相比,要分析一下造成这种现象的原因,反思一下有没有自己的责任。
10、孩子的房间要有自己的书桌,书桌上要有几本自己爱看的书籍,如《格林童话》、《伊索寓言》等。
五、娱乐篇
01、和孩子一起看他喜欢的动画片、一起听他爱听的故事等。
02、和孩子一起玩游戏、锻炼身体。
03、控制孩子看电视的时间,每天在半个小时到一个小时之间。
04、多让孩子看一些少儿节目:动画片、益智节目等,少看动作片、连续剧。
05、孩子看电视时,家长们适时地陪他们一起,并且对里面的内容作一些讲解与讨论。
06、春天可以和孩子骑自行车去郊游,夏天和孩子一起去河边游泳,秋天则背着铁锅和孩子去野炊,冬天一家三口在野地上打雪仗,堆雪人。
07、允许孩子收集各种废弃物。
08、孩子的朋友来做客时要表示欢迎。
09、和孩子下棋,让孩子知道落子无悔,教育他对自己所做事要负责任,同时下输了要承认,家长有时也要放手让孩子赢一两盘,这对孩子来说很重要。
告诉孩子的话(很重要)
01、对你不好的人,你不要太介怀,在你一生中,没有人有义务要对你好,除了你的爸爸和你妈妈。对你好的人,你一定要珍惜、感恩。
02、没有人是不可代替,没有东西是必须拥有。看透了这一点,将来就算你失去了世间最爱的一切时,也应该明白,这并不是什么大不了的事。
03、生命是短暂的,今天或许还在浪费着生命,明日会发觉生命已远离你了。因此,愈早珍惜生命,你享受生命的日子也愈多,预期盼望长寿,倒不如早点享受。
04、爱情只是一种感觉,而这感觉会随时日、心境而改变。如果你的所谓最爱离开你,请你耐心地等候一下,让时日慢慢冲洗,让心灵慢慢沉淀,你的苦就会慢慢淡化。不要过分憧憬爱情的美,不要过分夸大失恋的悲。
05、虽然,很多有成就的人士都没有受过很多教育,但并不等于不用功读书,就一定可以成功。你学到的知识,就是你拥有的武器。人,可以白手起家,但不可以手无寸铁,紧记!
06、你可以要求自己守信,但不能要求别人守信,你可以要求自己对人好,但不能期待人家对你好。你怎样对人,并不代表人家就会怎样对你,如果看不透这一点,你只会徒添不必要的烦恼。
07、亲人只有一次的缘分,无论这辈子我和你会相处多久,也请好好珍惜共聚的时光,下辈子,无论爱与不爱,都不会再见。
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旺夫: 只有女人才能旺男人

自古以来只有“旺夫”一词,没有“旺妇”一词,可见只有女人才能旺男人,而男人无法旺女人。
老婆发脾气越多,丈夫就会越衰,老婆越温柔如水,丈夫就会越旺。什么原因呢?面相学家根据面相找到旺夫相的女人,比如圆润,有光泽,柔和等等,都不是根本的原因,也做不到百分百的准确。
现在,从佛法的角度跟大家谈谈根本的原因——
传统文化认为,女人是水做的,而水为财,是故,女人天生就是财命。这里的女人,是指所有的女人,而不是个别的女人。而男人的财,只是掩藏在五行水中,这个水,只是一小部分而已。所以,对于男人来讲,有一句话叫“成家立业”。只有成家了,才能立业,所以,男人需要一个女人来旺自己才可以立业,所以一个成功的男人背后总有一个为之奉献的女人。
我们来看看水的特质是什么:
1、水总是往低处流
水往低处流,如水女人在家庭关系中,一定肯就下,托起满家。
自以为妇女能顶半边天的女强人,失去了水的本分,跟男人争天,让男人没了空间,肯定克夫。因此一般很容易离婚,即使有钱也享受不了。
2、水遇障碍自动拐弯
水是至柔的,水流经过的地方,遇到障碍,会自动拐弯,不会硬碰硬,水就永远不会受到伤害。面对男人大发雷霆的时候,如水的女人善于以柔克刚,因为只有柔能克刚,刚不能克柔。
所以,如水的女人撒撒娇,发发嗲,耍耍赖,男人就没了脾气。所以如水的女人永远是一家之主。
以刚性为主的女人喜欢跟男人对着干,这个叫“鸡蛋碰石头”,而且遍体鳞伤的永远是女人。
我曾经遇到一个硬碰硬的美女,她告诉我说,以前丈夫对自己百依百顺,结婚后不久丈夫就有了外遇,我告诉她,百依百顺,只能依你顺你有限的次数,不能依你顺你一辈子。
只有你做了真女人,男人才会对你全心全意一辈子。
3、水能滋润万物
万物的成长不留痕迹,如水的女人,总能找到男人的好处,不动声色的夸奖男人,赞美男人,口吐莲花,让男人感觉自己是个英雄,充满了力量,下定决心一定要保护自己柔弱的妻子,如此两个人的关系才能亲密无间。
反之,女人经常挑男人的毛病,男人的心越来越凉,越来越没信心,觉得自己是个笨蛋,觉得自己是个废物,只能越来越走下坡路。
北京一个女人问我说,她丈夫找的小三,既没有她漂亮,也没有她学历高,钱也赚的没她多,她搞不懂自己的老公看上小三哪一点了?我告诉她,你老公喜欢对方的温柔体贴爱语,她哑口无言。
旺夫的意义在于:一个圆满的家庭,需要女人做好自己的本分,也需要男人做好自己的本分,不要让自己的女人受委屈,让自己的女人受委屈便是让自己的财富受委屈。
请同修们反省,自己是否是个如水的女人,自己是否是一个怕自己的女人受委屈的男人。妻子是水,水为财,家财不安,外财莫入。女人为水,男人为刚,要有容乃大。你有多大的肚量,就能盛多少财,你妻子不够的,外财会来补充,所以,作男人的,不能斤斤计较,要懂得慈悲喜舍。有人天天求财神,注定了自己是个穷人。有人经常慈悲喜舍,那么,在别人的眼里,他就是财神,财神没有钱,谁还能有钱呢!
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The 10 Best Quotes About Success From Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Address

Lisa Eadicicco
May 26, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the commencement address to Harvard University graduates on Thursday, during which he proposed an ambitious challenge: create a renewed sense of purpose for the world.

The address touched on everything from defining moments in Zuckerberg’s own career to global issues such as the threat that automation poses to the future of the workforce. Here’s a look at the 10 most insightful quotes from the speech.

1. “Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, that we are needed, that we have something better ahead to work for. Purpose is what creates true happiness.”

2. “There were all these big technology companies with resources. I just assumed one of them would do it. But this idea was so clear to us — that all people want to connect. So we just kept moving forward, day by day. I know a lot of you will have your own stories just like this. A change in the world that seems so clear you’re sure someone else will do it. But they won’t. You will.”

3. “Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started.”

4. “The idea of a single eureka moment is a dangerous lie. It makes us feel inadequate since we haven’t had ours. It prevents people with seeds of good ideas from getting started.”

5. “It’s good to be idealistic. But be prepared to be misunderstood. Anyone working on a big vision will get called crazy, even if you end up right. Anyone working on a complex problem will get blamed for not fully understanding the challenge, even though it’s impossible to know everything upfront. Anyone taking initiative will get criticized for moving too fast, because there’s always someone who wants to slow you down.”

6. “In our society, we often don’t do big things because we’re so afraid of making mistakes that we ignore all the things wrong today if we do nothing. The reality is, anything we do will have issues in the future. But that can’t keep us from starting.”

7. “The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail.”

8. “When you don’t have the freedom to take your idea and turn it into a historic enterprise, we all lose. Right now our society is way over-indexed on rewarding success and we don’t do nearly enough to make it easy for everyone to take lots of shots.”

9. “We can all make time to give someone a hand. Let’s give everyone the freedom to pursue their purpose — not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because when more people can turn their dreams into something great, we’re all better for it.”

10. “Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people like us. In our generation, the struggle of whether we connect more, whether we achieve our biggest opportunities, comes down to this — your ability to build communities and create a world where every single person has a sense of purpose.”

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