FLASHES of THOUGHT Lessons in Life and Leadership from the Man Behind Dubai

Flash of thoughts
Flash of thoughts

I am always fascinated by how individuals can change and shape nations’ course, showcasing their testament of selflessness and determination in building a better future for their citizens.

This week, I have been reading the book “FLASHES of THOUGHT Lessons in Life and Leadership from the Man behind Dubai“, and here are some of the thoughts I picked from the same:

1. Simplicity

The ultimate key to happiness is to lead a simple life. Refuse to be burdened with needless complexity. Life was created to be simple, and it is important to live it as such. Simplicity is inherent; it leads to peace of mind and tranquility. I absolutely do not like to overcomplicate things, as those who are close to me know well. Always strive to lead a simple life. Simplicity starts in the heart, away from negativity and pessimism.

2. The race to be number one

Intend to be a winner, or you will never win. “First” is the only goal worth setting. Never ever doubt your ability and never underestimate your capacities. Do not take your mind off your goal. Always work towards first position and trust in God, for it is God who grants success.

Your determination and energy will be proportionate to your goal.
Therefore, set a high goal for yourself and do not settle for anything less than the very best. The best is exactly what you will get if you accept no less.

3. Keys to leadership

Welcome competition with open arms, harness ambition to beat your goals and nurture creativity to generate new ideas. In every aspect, the objective is to rank among the top countries in the world. With the help of a longterm vision, high competitiveness, creativity and innovation, we are sure to get there.

Competition, and not protectionism, is healthiest for any country.

4. Positive energy and positive thinking

All of our actions and accomplishments are simply a reflection of what we bear in our hearts. Positive energy and optimism help us to take up any challenge in life and to succeed in even the most difficult tasks. Positive energy is contagious: we can transmit it to others. In the same way, we can
be influenced by other people’s positivity or negativity.

Positive energy is born of optimism. Positivity is a choice that empowers us to set and reach our highest goals.

Positive energy turns hard times into beautiful moments, hardships into manageable challenges, and the impossible into nothing more than a word or a point of view. It offers you a beautiful perspective on life and arms you with the ambition, drive and motivation you need to succeed.

5. The victory sign

Creativity is inherent in a person’s make-up and way of thinking. To be creative is to add something new to life as opposed to being a passive part of it. We may not live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone. So if you accustom yourselves to creativity in small things, creativity on a larger scale will follow.

Be creative in everything you do: even celebrating success!

We may not live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone.

6. Bigness

Everybody starts small. We all begin life as a single cell. Every business starts with one person with an idea. How fast you go, how far you get, is in your hands. The bigger your vision, the bigger your achievement will be.

Don’t let fear make you small. Think big, aim big, and you’ll achieve big.

Will you stumble on the way? Perhaps, but we cannot let fear keep us small. We have
to be brave to be big.