I was trolling on Facebook this morning for ideas and came across a book review for a book called Ten Laws of Enduring Success by Maria Bartiromo. She is apparently an anchor for CNBC. I do not watch television news so I had never heard of her before. She has some good points, and admittedly I am going from a review, I have not read the book. So I may be wrong when I say that this is all very good stuff, but it’s missing a key ingredient. Here are her ten laws:
Self-knowledge, vision, initiative, courage, integrity, adaptibility, humility,endurance, purpose and resiliance.
Like I said, all good stuff. But where does this stuff come from? You can’t just pull it out of thin air. It comes from a place within yourself. The review does mention that, but even knowing that this stuff comes from within you doesn’t really help you know how to get it.
You get stuff like this by consistently spending a period of time, every day, in communion with that sacred piece of yourself that some people like to call God. Yep, it’s in the meditation and other daily spiritual practices, where you connect with Spirit, that allows you to develop things like vision and courage. And self knowledge is very valuable, but when faced with some real life choices in some situations, self knowledge will avail you nothing unless you also have a sense of a Sunlight of the Spirit to partner with.
Again, I could be totally off base here and she might talk about a spiritual connection in her book. And again, her ten laws are indeed very valuable. I just wanted to point out that to get to a place where you have those ten things in your life, you must first go to a place of Spirit, consistently, and connect with that, then those ten things will indeed come to you.