As a certain point where attempting to understand something we cannot reasonably expect to understand crosses over the line into “driving ourselves bananas.”
For those human beings such as I who — by our very nature — can drive ourselves crazy by doing exactly that (and, admittedly, used to do so), Mr. Rohn’s sage advice can be a huge difference-maker, both in terms of personal effectiveness and peace of mind.
Another Terrific Lesson
Nearly 20 years ago, a friend gave me a book entitled, Illusions, by Richard Bach. I had LOVED his book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, so was totally fired up to read this one, as well.
The tale of Richard being mentored by Donald Shimoda was indeed compelling and filled with golden wisdom throughout. Re-reading the book recently for the first time and seeing all the highlights I’d made and notes I’d written brought back great memories.
What was THE gem, though? What did he write that had such a profound effect and made such a huge difference for me?
In the Epilogue, Richard is still grieving over the death (actually, murder) of his friend, Donald. Admitting he has lived the scene 1000 time over in his mind and hoping it would somehow change, he asked himself…
“What was I supposed to learn that day?”
WOW! Now, admittedly, this already fit my belief that there is a reason for everything that happens, even if I don’t understand (and perhaps never will understand) what that reason is. In other words, it wasn’t something I had to struggle in order to accept. Based on the premise that there is a reason for everything, then, logically, it follows there must be a lesson in it.Download Article 1K Club