Through the same progression Chip away what doesn t belong sculpt our lives and give them form through people we associate with and the information we take in allow the rough spots of our lives to be sanded away through adversity and suffering and then only then are we ready to be polished and let our power and beauty show in all their gloryh Being Content Sometimes Success Takes Years Sometimes success takes years It takes methodical action over timei No One Starts With The Sistine Chapel Live your life and do your work in the embodiment "of excellent and opportunities will flow your way People cannot they will not "excellent and opportunities will flow your way People cannot they will not class="7c9dd19184df00a00900e5e1fd21ca42" style="color: #000033; font-size: 17px;">Turn An Eye Away From ExcellenceA Very Powerful Educative And an eye away from excellenceA very powerful educative and read that is highly recommendedBelow are three excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful1 I like to view books as a chance to converse with the author I like to imagine that the author is speaking these ideas directly to me I react and ask uestions in my mind as I read and this allows me to speak with the author This way I am not bound by the limitations of time and space I can be friends with the greatest minds that walk and have walked the earth I can invite them into my life to challenge my thinking shape my life and help me become a better person a successful person2 Yet almost all people of significance and accomplishment have experienced tremendous adversity *or suffering in their past Those times of suffering are what give us substance and our lives meaning *suffering in their past Those times of suffering are what give us substance and our lives meaning trials are what eep us humble and appreciative when we finally succeed They eep us from seeking simple answers about life because there are none As one ancient writer told us Trials produce perseverance perseverance character and character hope Wisdom indeed Yet most people run from adversity and as a result they never learn to persevere Instead they learn to uit or hide3 Yes there are exceptions but for most life unfolds careers unfold slowly and over time Every stage is a proving ground Only after we have mastered each stage are we given the opportunity to move forward It takes time at each stage to build a foundation for future success to learn the lessons that we must learn and to develop the skills that we will need for the future All the while however we are passionately pursuing what we love and preparing ourselves for greatness in the years to com. OnceivesAll great accomplishments start with a single swift actionNo one begins by creating the Sistine ChapelWhether you’re looking for a way to reinvigorate your career or searching for the courage to begin a new one THE ANGEL INSIDE is a must read if you want to find true meaning in your life and workThe break out business parable that’s already sold than 70000 copies The Angel Inside tells the story of a young man searching for meaning in his work and finding it in an unlikely place the life and art of Michelange. ,
A good reminder on the *Purpose Of Life Whether To *of life Whether to yours or what others want you to I m retiring this week so this book is very timely for meit is a super uick read the electronic version doesn t really get you in the mood to write down answers to the uestions at the end which is probably the whole point of the book of course I found them on the internet and made myself a copy I will try to answer themidentify a passion and your strengths make a plan to live your passion take action realize that it could take a while and you will have to "Work At It This Book "at it This book amazing I loved the emphasis on finding the activities that bring you joy in your life and then pursue them I had never considered that you would never succeed at anything unless you loved it very interesting An interesting little book that can be read in a single sitting Nothing profound but provides encouragement and motivation Brief and useful Interesting book that I nocked out on a plane ride It reinforced some ideas I ve encountered over time eg follow your passion the beauty is in the details success can take years so be content What made this book worthwhile was the execution of the story You can probably figure out the twist before getting too far book worthwhile was the execution of the story You can probably figure out the twist before getting too far it but it s well done I left it in the back of an airplane seat in hopes someone else might enjoy it as much or at least have something besides an airline magazine to read Inspiring story But a lot of the later bits are typical self help adviceThe statue of David is a gigantic statue sculpted over 28 months by Michelangelo in sixteen century ItalyOne day while Michelangelo was working on this marble that would become David a young child came by where he was working They young boy asked Michelangelo why he was working so hard hitting the rock Michelangelo said to him Young boy there is an angel inside of this rock and I am setting him free That marble was originally cut for work before Michelangelo was even born But the first artist who received it could not decide what to do with it so he gave up the commission A decade later when Michelangelo was just 1 year old another artist was commissioned to work with the marble but declined as well Even Leonardo da Vinci was asked to consider working with the marble He declined tooThree artists one of them the most famous ever came and went without seeing. There will come a time when you must decide to lead the life someone else has chosen for youor the life you wantAccording to legend when a young boy asked the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo why he was working so hard hitting the block of marble that would eventually become his greatest sculpture David the artist replied “Young man there is an angel inside this rock and I am setting him free” In The Angel Inside the renowned consultant and career coach Chris Widener uses Michelangelo’s words to explore the hi. ,
The potential in the marble But Michelangelo saw the angel deep at rest in the rock waiting to be set free to inspire Florence and the worldWhat is the meaning behind this storyThere is an angel inside all of us A person of beauty and strength A person who can light up this worldYet why do so many people seem to go through life without really living They whine and drag their feet from day to day Unfortunately they are living the lives of others Or they let others judge them is incompetent As losers If you they let others judge them is incompetent As losers If you only 1 chance to live this life isn t it a shame to live it so badly Let the angel out Pursue your dreams Fly as high as you want to be I really enjoyed this encouraging book about finding your God given gifts hidden inside Thought provoking ideas from a timeless age and artisan I chose to read this book following reading The Art of Influence by the same author which I really enjoyedIn The Angel Inside Chris does it again presenting powerful lessons in following one s passion and finding the career and jobs that you love The vehicle for these lessons is a trip that a young professional Tom Cook takes across Europe While in Florence he meets an old man who mentors him through Michelangelo s life and work specifically The DavidThe lessons are summarized belowa Finding The Angel Inside You Every person has this tremendous capacity to be both ing and warrior a person of value and a person of accomplishment of beauty and powerb The Power Of Following Your Passion There comes a time in every person s life when they must decide whether they will follow what they want for thir life or what someone else wants for their lifec Beauty Through Details The masters the ones who succeed tremendously and set the standard for others are those who master the detailsd Your Hand Creates What Your Mind Conceives Our worlds are created through the synchronization of the creative brilliance of the mind and the diligent steadiness and skill of the bande The Importance Of Planning And Preparation The lesson is not to move too fast Fast enough to get where you want to be but slow enough to do it right the first timef All Accomplishment Starts With One Swift Action Action is the beginning of accomplishment Without *It You Have Only Wasted Dreams And *you have only wasted dreams and intentionsg Embracing The Stages of Chipping Sculpting Sanding And Polishing We must go. Dden potential that exists within us allIn this unforgettable tale Tom Cook a disillusioned American businessman has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life In Florence the last city on his tour Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist’s work can teach him and all of us about the power of following your passionAmong the lessons that Tom learns over the course of the next dayThe beauty is in the detailsYour hand creates what your mind .