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The Seven Power Sources

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Power Sources of GandhiWhen you speak of power, you usually think of a Rockefeller or a Trump, somebody with money or property. But one of the most powerful men who ever lived had neither. Mahatma Gandhi didn’t own a house, he had no money, but his influence eclipses that of any other person of this century. Though born into wealth, he ultimately gave it all away and through the course of his life managed to let go of material trappings. He followed a life of simplicity. Continue reading

The Law of Increasing Returns

Law of increasing returnsThe law of increasing returns states that the quantity and quality of the extra service you offer will come back to you greatly multiplied.

Consider the farmer who plants a crop of wheat. If he harvested only one grain of wheat for each grain he planted, he would be wasting his time. Instead, every successful grain produces a stalk containing many more grains. Of course, a few don’t sprout, and he has to discipline his disappointment, but whatever problems a farmer may face, getting back many times more wheat grains than he or she planted is not one of them. Continue reading