“If you can walk on the water, take the boat” by John Harricharan

“If you can walk on the water, take the boat” written by John Harricharan is a story about John, who is having some issues with his company recently. Out of a sudden there is very strange and intriguing man showing in his life – Gideon. As it turns out later, Gideon is working for God.

To be honest, as I’ve started reading this book, I was thinking, that it must be some kind of joke. It seemed to me, as I am having story for children in front of my eyes. But as I went deeper into it, I’ve realised, that no matter what kind of  book it is, I (and I hope you as well) can learn a lot from it.

I have been thinking for quite a long time, which way shall I expose to you, what have I red. It would be easy, but I don’t want to tell you, how this story finishes. Just in case if some of you wants to read it. What I’ve decided, I am going to present some quotes and short comments to each of them (note, there are much more valuable quotes in this book. What are you going to read here, is only peak of the iceberg of them).

Take some time to enjoy life. Everyone has same measure of time (…). It’s what you do with your time that’s important.

Gideon

Why I had picked this quote? Because this is something I used to think a lot about. I was wondering, how it can be possible, that some people can do double or even tripple amount of work than the others having same amount of time.

As I mentioned before in one of my posts, I am procrastinating kind of person. And well, I think my wondering proccess was one of the excuses, to make me not to do my work.

Well, this is the problem with our nature. We can do anything, just not to do what we need to do. And it is very important to be aware of this.

(…) you’ve been ‘going through’ experiences instead of ‘growing through’ them.

June, John’s friend

This is another thing, which seems very important to me. As a human-beings, we are making mistakes. We are going through many failures. But what we don’t do (at least some of us – including me sometimes) is we don’t learn our lesson. We are trying to errase everything what, according to us, was bad, without even trying to come to any conclusion.

The result of such behaviour is, that very likely we are going to make exactly same mistakes, as we are not trying to find out, what was the reason of our failure.

You care, so you try to make everything work right. When nothing seems to work right, you worry and become fearful and because of the fear, you short-circuit yourself.

Gideon

This is another quote, that catched my eye. Maybe, because very often I am guilty of it. When something goes wrong, we start to worry, instead of looking for solutions. We are scared of consequences of our action, so we just sit and worry. According to me, this is something worth, to be aware of.

To exist without chalenges would be boredom as its ultimate

Gideon

I have picked this as well, because I know a lot lf people, who don’t even try to do anything, but comain all the time, that they are bored (I think I was like this as well at some point). They have some dreams, but instead of trying to achieve them, thay are getting bored.

This is making me a bit sad, as so many people trying all the best to get a stuff done are complaining for lack of time, while others are wasting their time for getting bored.

People must learn that they are all shipmates on the common voyage of life and that they cannot sink their shipmates without sinking themselves.

Confucius (met on one of time-travels)

This is last quote I want to share with you in this post, but not least important. According to me, this is lesson, everyone should learn, no matter what he/she is doing. You cannot try to make other’s life hard. Maybe not right away, maybeater, but anything you do to someone, is going to come back to you. So it is worthed to make sure, we are helping others, instead of trying to pull their legs.

All of presented quotes are coming from book “If you can walk on the water, take the boat” written by John Harricharan and as I mention above, there is much more of them.

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Failure is a part of a success (day zero)

Hi guys,
I haven’t been here for so long time. I was even considering to leave this blog for good, as anything seemed to go right. But I just can’t. Every single day of my absence I used to miss it a lot. But let me explain, what was going on with me during all this time.

As you might know, I have had internet problem recently, but every second or third day I was able to post something. Finally I’ve got it done, now it’s working correctly. When I was in my job, I was thinking, that finaly I’ll be able to keep publishing regularly. I couldn’t wait to do so.

But two hours before end of my work-day an accident happened. Me and my workmate were geting some washing done. One step of procedure is to spray  them with bleach and put into washing machine, so my friend strted doing it. He wanted to scare me a little and while being sure, that spray is locked (it wasn’t), he pretended to spray into my eyes (and he succeded).

I’ve been taken to emergency by ambulance to hospital. Luckily, it wasn’t anything serious, but I wasn’t able to use my eyes for some time. Now, they seem to be much better. Today I have even came back to work. Temperature caused a little pain to my eyes, but it isn’t any major pain. Similar to this, when you haven’t got enough sleep and they are just tired. So I’ve decided to come back, this time for good, I hope.

There is another think I wanted to explain: why I wanted to leave my blog and stop publishing anything here. The reason is very simple: I’ve given up. When I was in hospital (few hours only) I was thinking quite a lot and what I’ve realised was, that no matter how much I am trying, I always fail in long run (of course I am talking about regalar publishing here). If there aren’t any internet problem, there is work, if not work, some accident and always something. And that time I’ve decided, that there is no point of trying. Why shall I waste my time, if I can’t do this properly? That was my opinion and I was sure, this is what is going to happen.

But after two days I’ve realised, that in fact I miss it a lot. Actualy I can’t wait, when my eyes condition will alowe me to write some post. I understood, that no matter how many times I’ve failed, proccess of writing posts brings so much fun into my life. So I’ve decided to start all over again, but this time I am not going to give up easily. Obviously, I couldn’t publish anything for last two (or three) weeks, as I was suppoused to save my eyes. But internet problem could have been sorted easily. I could have asked my husband and use his phone (as he has unlimited data). But I had choosen easier way (I’m not sure if I had mention this, but I am master of excuses 🙂 ). So this time I want to fight as hard as I can, to overcome difficulties and fail only if I’m realy not able to manage. Let’s see how it is going to work.

But why I actualy decided to continue? Well, my parents always thought me, that looser is not the one who will fall down, but the one who will not try to get up.

So here I am. I’ve gotten up. And I’ve lernt my lesson. I was thinking to share my thoughts with you, but I have a feeling, that this post is already too long.

Now, I am going to bed. I wish you productive and joyful day. And I see you in tomorrow’s post 🙂

Daria
PS. I’ve started my day counting from the beginning, as there were a lot of days, when I couldn’t do anything. Todays post doesn’t include summary, as I was getting my eyes used to work again (writting this post took me whole day, as stil my eyes are getting tired very quickly). So today’s day is numbeed as 0.

PS2. Self-development book’s post is going to be published on Sunday, as it was planned before. And I am going to do all my best to have one book every Sunday.