I received this 26 pages pdf file by mail, it’s titled:”The Top 200 Secrets of Success and the Pillars of Self-Mastery”, it is written by someone called Robin S. Sharma,( it was my first time to hear about him). El mohem,,, he was talking about the same stuff u find in self help books: smile, time management, concentrate on happy thoughts, put a mission statement for your life,,,, etc. One of the tips he was talking about caught my attention, it was number 19:
“Stephen Hawking, one of the great modern physicists of the world, is reported to have said that we are on a minor planet of a very average star located within the outer limits of one of a hundred thousand million galaxies. Are your problems really significant in light of this? You walk this Earth for but a short time. Why not become devoted to having only a wonderful experience. Why not dedicate yourself to leaving a powerful legacy to the world? Sit down now and write out a list of all that you have in your life. Start first with your health or your family – the things we often take for granted. Put down the country we live in and the food we eat. Do not stop until you have written down fifty items. Once every few days, go through this list – you will be uplifted and recognize the richness of your existence.”
I like the idea of writing down the blessings I have in life, but that’s another post. What was value added to me in this paragraph was Stephen Hawking. Take a moment to know a little bit about him, he is so amazing. Check out what was written about him in wikipedia:
Hawking is severely disabled by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS (a type of motor neuron disease commonly known in the United States as Lou Gehrig‘s disease). The disease makes it necessary for him to carry out the long and complex calculations that his work requires in his head…. He gradually lost the use of his arms, legs, and voice, and is now almost completely paralyzed. The computer system attached to his wheelchair is operated by Hawking via an infra-red ‘blink switch’ clipped onto his glasses. By scrunching his right cheek up, he is able to talk, compose speeches, research papers, browse the World Wide Web and write e-mail. The system also uses radio transmission to provide control over doors in his home and office.
Despite his disease, he describes himself as “lucky” — not only has the slow progress of his disease provided time to make influential discoveries, it has also afforded time to have, in his own words, “a very attractive family”.
Check out his website, It is very interesting. I totally love his fields of study: Cosmology and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, even though I understand zero about them. I feel that these two fields are very important in understanding LIFE. I hope one day I will do more serious research about it.