I had the opportunity to listen to a great TedxFutian 2018 Annual Conference Talk this week. The founder of XMind shared his insights about the relationship between what we do and what we choose to do with the rest of our lives. Here is the quote that really struck me as so insightful and powerful.
“Someone may argue that only old men can see through their lives, while young men see only profits in a short term. I definitely disagree with that. That’s because they haven’t been benefited. If we start up a business by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, if we make every decision by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, if we deal with every tiny little thing around us by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, we shall live in peace and freedom for the rest of our lives. Thank you. – Brian Sun, Founder and CEO of XMind, Ltd.
In our zeal to make a better business, make a great profit or simply “crush the competition”, I wonder if we lose track of what we are trying to accomplish in life. It is in the words of this speaker, I see some great advice about thinking about the long term. Maybe, just maybe, when we commit, focus and remember that what we set out do is for life, we can make the difference to those around us and to ourselves.
Take a few minutes and watch the talk. It is very insightful.
You can read more on the talk at the XMind blog
And thank you, Brain Sun, for a great life lesson.