The shark and the goldfish: Positive ways to thrive during waves of change by Jon Gordon is a good read. This interesting fable about a goldfish who has always been fed and the shark who looks for his food teaches an invaluable lesson that in the face of adversity, the difference between a full belly and an empty stomach depends solely on your faith, beliefs and action. A recipe to attain the life you dream of consists of taking the following actions:
- Embrace and ride the waves of change.
- Have positive thoughts, beliefs, and actions.
- To thrive, work hard.
- Focus ---> tune out distractions. Ask "What do I want in life?" and maintain focus.
- Always improve yourself ----> don't settle for being average.
So, it's important to pause and ask: "Are you a shark or a goldfish?" and assess the quality of our life.