“The Buddha has a very beautiful metaphor… He calls it “like writing on water.” Whenever an unwholesome thought or emotion arises in an enlightened mind, it is like writing on water; the moment it is written, it disappears.”
– Chade Meng Tan, author of Search Inside Yourself, The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
This is a recent message I sent to my team about the power of focus.
Team, I’d like to share a bit of practical inspiration today. From Eric Schmidt of Google:
“I keep things focused on what we do best. A successful man is the average man focused.”
Thank you for adhering to standards of excellence, attention to detail and high levels of client service in all that we do.
Enjoy the day!
If you have the ability to focus, you have the ability to achieve excellence. If you care sincerely about every aspect of the process, from beginning to end; if you care about listening to every member of your team who is involved; and if you take time to focus on keeping your standards high…
You will win.
You will win excellence.
You will win respect of your colleagues…and yourself.
You will win excellence and the joy that comes with a sincere giving of yourself.
Who ever thought we’d have to go back to voice to be viral?
But as the Egyptian and Tunisian officials tried to quell their people from rising up, Google’s Speak2Tweet stepped in. These governments had cut off access to the Internet. So Speak2Tweet let voicemails from neighbors in the community be translated into Tweets. Technology allowed them to have a voice and let the world know, and their family and neighbors across the world, their true stand.
Technology can be taken down. But it can be reinvented. The soul and quest for freedom, will find a way, even if we go back to putting a message into a bottle, that eventually lands on a shore, gets texted, tweeted and websited. Voices for freedom will not remain silent.