Personal Growth and Development

Being Open to Possibility

One of my goals for this year is to read more Personal Development and Self Empowerment books. In the past I have experienced major breakthroughs from applying personal development strategies to different areas of my life. I have chosen a word to represent my 2014 – that word is “possibility.” I told my good friend and colleague and she immediately suggested that I read the book “The Art of Possibility’ by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander. I am only 70 pages in and already I have been absolutely blown away and enlightened with what I’ve read. I wanted to share with you this passage from the book that really resonated with me. Sometimes in life we feel like we are being taken off course from our destination – we need to remain open to the possibility that we are heading to exactly where we need to be.

“Four young men sit by the bedside of their dying father. The old man, with his last breath, tells them there is a huge treasure buried in the family fields. The sons crowd around him crying, “Where, where?” but it is too late. The day after the funeral and for many days to come, the young men go out with their picks and shovels and turn the soil, digging deeply into the ground from one end of each field to the other. They find nothing and, bitterly disappointed, abandon the search. The next season the farm has its best harvest ever.” – Benjamin Zander, from “The Art of Possbility”

I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book. I have thoroughly enjoyed the content thus far!

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