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Ichigo Ichie: 10 Rules of The Japanese Way To Happiness

Introduction The meaning of Ichigo Ichie is ‘one time one meeting’ that describes a valuable concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of the moment. It can also be translated as ‘once in a lifetime’ or ‘for this time only’. This Japanese philosophy stresses upon focusing on the importance of present in order to lead a fullfiling life without feeling anxious about the future or troubled about the past. Héctor García and Francesc Miralles explained this evergreen Japanese philosophy in their very famous book ‘Ichigo Ichie’. Ichigo Ichie: 10 Rules of The Japanese Way To Happiness 1. Don’t postpone special moments According to a very famous saying "you cannot step into the same river twice because it’s not the same river and same you". Each and every opportunity presents itself only once. If we don’t embrace present moment, then it will be lost forever. Never ever postpone special moments . 2. Live as if this were going to happen only once in your life

Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success: Jim Rohn

Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success: Jim Rohn


Jim Rohn was known for his highly influential and inspirational speeches. He won the hearts of millions of people and ignited the fire of hope in society. Jim Rohn was raised on a farm by very poor parents. He came in contact with Earl Shoaff when he was struggling in managing his finances. Earl Shoaff told him, “If you want to become wealthy then start working harder on your personal development as compared to your job.” He walked on the path shown by his mentor and achieved exceptional success in his life. Throughout his life, he stressed on the importance of personal development or self-development. He wrote a letter with the name “The Miracle of Personal Development” and today we will learn key lessons from that letter.

Why Personal Development Is Critical to Success

Rohn explained that what you become is far more important than what you get out of any challenging situation or task. The basic flaw in society is that each and every person focuses on a single question “What am I getting?” but we must focus on another question “What am I becoming?” Getting and becoming are closely interrelated. What you become is directly proportional to what you get. He also said that income levels can rarely exceed personal development. This proves the old saying that if we equally distribute all money of this world among everyone then it would be back in the same pocket it was before. Here are the three major tips suggested by Jim Rohn in his letter the name “The Miracle of Personal Development”.
1. Search out how things work: I observed that many people used to crib about the lack of resources in their kitty but when you give them resources then they become confused. They do not know how to utilize the resources. Similarly, Money cannot solve our problems but money management can resolve our issues. It’s about learning the techniques and developing ideas about money/resource management. Keep writing those down and there will be nothing in this world that can stop you from achieving your goals.
“Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself, but also to attract opportunities and affect others.”  Jim Rohn
2. Hands-on Experience: Once you find your “How” then go to the field and get your hands full of dirt. There is no benefit of learning new ideas until you implement those ideas in practical life. Get the things out of your head and make a structured plan of implementation. Think Big.
3. Don’t try to change the whole system: Chanakya very rightly said that “Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.” Focus on personal development but do not try to immediately change the whole system. Be like water which is used to adapt to everything, it is colorless and takes the color of the pigment. This adaptability will help you to not come in the eyes of multiple opposing parties.


You may take any path but it takes effort to reach from one level to another. You can reap multiple rewards, both personally and professionally by working on self-development. People will provide you the leadership opportunities based on your personal development or self-development


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