The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Gandhi said, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world”.

In many cases, people are more than willing to be, “an armchair quarterback”. One who is willing to opine on any topic, yet not willing to embody the principles or behaviors to which they are ascribing.

Others have framed this as people who are “talking the talk but not walking the walk.”

When you get past all of the rhetoric, I believe it all boils down to character. Do you have what it takes to embody your belief system through all of your actions on a daily basis?

Can you look yourself in the mirror and feel satisfaction on a daily basis that you are demonstrating your principles through the choices you are making on a daily basis? It sounds so easy, until you try and live up to that degree of personal scrutiny. In many cases you might find yourself slipping. Cheating. Postponing.

But if you can find the moral and spiritual backbone to bolster your daily behavior with your daily engagements and live up to the code to which you profess to believe, I think you discover a new chapter in your life.

Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors and if you have not read The Alchemist, I invite you to find this book and give it a try. It is a great read and he has so much to communicate in such a friendly and engaging style.

Wishing you a magnificent Tuesday!😊

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!