What Do You Have Buried?
About a guy who sets out into the world to discover his riches. He hears about this mysterious science called “Alchemy” where you can turn rocks into gold.
Everywhere he goes, he hears stories about this mysterious man who can allegedly perform such magic. Through his travels, the hero meets a lot of people, learns all kinds of skills, but eventually comes home empty handed.
Only when he comes home, he finds that underneath the church where he lives, there is lots of gold buried.
Now, the question is, could he have taken a shortcut and just gone straight for the gold?
Or did he have to spend YEARS roaming the world, having adventure after adventure?
Did he need to go through that in order to ready himself to find the gold?
Of course, the gold is a metaphor. The church is also a metaphor.
You have gold, or greatness, inside of you. But can you take a shortcut and find it now, or do you need to go out into the world and have adventure after adventure?
A few people are lucky. They stumble their way to greatness. But are they REALLY lucky?
They finally realize that have what most people only dream about, but they aren’t really happy.
They really have no idea what they did, or how they achieved what they have.
This is why so many movie stars and musicians suffer from various addictions.
Sure, it’s important to “follow your bliss.”
But if ALL you feel is bliss, you won’t have nearly a strong sense of accomplishment.
No matter WHAT you want to achieve with your life, you WILL have to get out into the world and have some adventures.
And you WILL need to accept the idea that many times you WON’T get what you want.
But you WILL be able to turn those experiences into even better ones later, if you are willing to accept ALL feedback during your adventures. NOT just the good stuff.
Most successful entrepreneurs know that it takes a few failed businesses before you hit it big.
Few people meet their dream mates the very first time they talk to an attractive person. Most people realize you’ve got to at least go on a few dates before you find THE ONE (whatever that means to you.).
No matter WHAT you are intending, riches, fame, health, greatness, getting involved with other people is crucial.
Unfortunately, that is the ONE THING that most people would like to avoid.
Which means when you learn how to interact with others in a way that will leave a positive trail of happiness behind you, you’ll have an decided advantage.