#WednesdayWisdom: An Equation for Life



Read an interesting counterpoint to “failure” today. I recommend you read it. The counterpoint is by an author that I have an ambivalent admiration for (more on that here). His article on the counterpoint on whether it is GOOD to embrace failure is here. Either way, here’s one piece of advice he has that I am completely enamored with.

An equation for life:

Persistence + Love = Abundance 

He also sometimes writes the equation as Persistence + Love + Health = Abundance (read more about his post here).

I can see this in practice. And I can see how this would make sense. I can understand how this would work in life and in business. It’s an equation that is just as healthy for you and for others in your life.

Share it. Or write what you think it means to you below.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. dray0308 says:

    I use a similar equation, but use consideration instead of love. In a way being considerate and putting other’s needs before your own is a form of brotherly love. I like your post as it encourages one to consider “do I love?” “Do I put others before myself?” Or am I too self-focused??

    1. jchensquared says:

      Interesting thought…consideration instead of love. Does consideration yield the same amount of abundance as love does?

      I took James’ notation of love as an staid position of devotion towards your passions, loving yourself and loving others.

      I like the addition of “consideration” though. We need more of that in life. Thanks for reading! 🙂

      1. dray0308 says:

        I would be love on a much deeper level as it implies, to me anyway, a personal connection. And as I don’t “love” strangers with which I have no connection, I can be considerate of them. I really liked the post as you wrote it. I was just thinking out loud.

      2. jchensquared says:

        Ah – got it. Good point! Thanks for sharing!

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