Monday, November 12, 2007

What Treasures Will You Leave Behind?

In the article KEEPING A JOURNAL - ONE OF THE THREE TREASURES TO LEAVE BEHIND(excerpted from the "How to Keep a Journal" audio series by Jim Rohn)

Jim makes great points. He says that a journal is very important, but is number 3 on his list. Just guess what number one is!!

"The first treasure is your pictures. Take a lot of pictures. Don't be lazy in capturing the event. How long does it take to capture the event? A fraction of a second. How long does it take to miss the event? A fraction of a second. So don't miss the pictures. When you're gone, they'll keep the memories alive.

The second treasure is your library. This is the library that taught you, that instructed you, that helped you defend your ideals. It helped you develop a philosophy. It helped you become wealthy, powerful, healthy, sophisticated, and unique. It may have helped you conquer some disease. It may have helped you conquer poverty. It may have caused you to walk away from the ghetto. Your library, the books that instructed you, fed your mind and fed your soul, is one of the greatest gifts you can leave behind.

The third treasure is your journals: the ideas that you picked up, the information that you meticulously gathered. But of the three, journal writing is one of the greatest indications that you're a serious student. Taking pictures, that is pretty easy. Buying a book at a book-store, that's pretty easy. It is a little more challenging to be a student of your own life, your own future, your own destiny. Take the time to keep notes and to keep a journal. You'll be so glad you did. What a treasure to leave behind when you go. What a treasure to enjoy today!"

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If you think about it, portraits (paintings/photos), documents and diaries fill museums. What are you going to leave as your treasures?

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