As promised earlier (especially for fellow bloggers who suggest me to share).
For my bedtime story, I read this book based on daily basis (one chapter per/day) as recommended by the author. I did not finish it. I stopped at day 4. The days laid out in the book are:
Day 1: Who are you, Really?
(Discover your true potential and become the person you really want to be)
Day 2: A Use’s Manual for Your Brain
(Master your emotions and release your full potential)
Day 3: The Power of a Positive Perspective
(The art of reframing)
Day 4: Dreamsetting
(Discover what you truly want and make your dreams come true)
Day 5: Healthy foundations
(Creating and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit)
Day 6: Creating Money
(Discovering the secrets of the millionaire’s mind)
Day 7: Happily Ever After
(Live the secrets of life-long happiness – now!)
I stopped at day 4 for quite sometimes. It is about dream which I had before, I might have lost it somewhere in the jungle or I had lost in translation. In search of my dream, I slowly walk back few steps, muhasabah and ask for His direction. I follow my heart and instinct. I did not get all but at least I can see some light at the end although it seems very far to reach. It comes and goes. I kept on standing and walk even sometimes I fall. That is life huh! We have to keep going…
Points quoted from dream setting:
There are essentially only 3 things you need to have a wonderful life:
1. A clear direction (your dream)
2. A well-aligned compass (your values)
3. Milestones you can visit along the way to your ultimate destination (your goals)
We can think about it like this:
When you pursue your goals guided by your values in the context of your dreams, miracles happen!
A wonderful story quoted from Mc Kenna’s book in day 4 is:
A man was walking along a beach, reflecting on his life. He had always wanted to make a difference, but no matter what he tried, he wound up feeling as thought he was spitting into the wind.
Suddenly, he man heard a loud ‘crunch’, and looked down at his feet. Right where he was standing, and for as far as the eye could see in either direction, there were thousands upon thousands of tiny starfish washed up onto the shore by the ocean waves and tide.
The man continued walking, thinking to himself about the apparent cruelty of the ocean. After all, those starfish hadn’t done anything wrong! Yet before the day was done, they would be dead, washed up on shore and left to die.
After a time, the man came across an old woman standing at the ocean’s edge, throwing starfish that had washed up on shore back into the sea.
When he asked her what he was doing, she said she had always wanted to make a difference, and she had decided that today was a good day to begin.
The man looked from her to the thousands upon thousands of starfish that lay dying along the coastline and said, ‘For every starfish you throw back into the ocean, three more wash up onto the shore! How can you possibly be making a difference?’
The woman looked thoughtful for a moment, then she picked up another starfish and threw it back into the sea. ‘Made a difference to that one,’ she said, and she smiled the most beautiful smile the man had ever seen.
On top of all this, no other manual is as perfect as Kitab suci Al-Quran.
May all of us have a wonderful weekend :-))