Illuminations: Wisdom from this Planet’s Greatest Minds is a book of select quotes regarding the following areas of life:
- Power & Leadership
- Fame & Prestige
- Love & Relationships
- Wealth & Success
- Knowledge & Wisdom
- Choices & Decisions
- Hardships & Bravery
- Science & Belief
- Health & Healing
- Life & Death
Having completed reading this book I have found all of the quotes to be of benefit and I plan to continue reading it as a daily orienting method.
At 129 pages it might be easy to dismiss Illuminations as overly simplistic, but I believe this would be a mistake. The real value is in the quality of the selected quotes and the brief accompanying description for each. I have provided an example of one such quote and description which I find very relevant to entrepreneurship:
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. – Florence Scovel Shinn
All successes are found after great difficulty. Hardships are rocks on the road to victory, threatening to tear apart your shoes and tripping you along the way. A person becomes weary as they work on a project, and wearier with each passing moment they spend searching for its solution. Time has a way of cultivating discouragement, steadily chipping away at a person’s stamina with self-doubts and internal anxieties.
If winning was easy, winning would be no victory. Magnificent accomplishments require effort and perseverance. When you trip, you must stand again. The harder the journey is, the greater the reward at its end.
The aspects that I enjoy most about Illuminations are that each quote is of high quality with powerful descriptions, while being presented in a very simple and straightforward way.
In addition to Illuminations, be sure to check out the preceding book Illuminatiam as well.
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