Re: HIgh Achievement & Self-Realization
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff Belyea"
> High Achievement & Self-Realization
> A few months ago, Tom Brady, the richly successful New England
> Patriots' NFL football team quarterback, was interviewed on "60
> Minutes". This handsome, gifted, rich young man, who owns a treasure
> chest of Superbowl rings, MVP awards, multi-million dollar sports
> and commercial endorsement contracts, and a future in which the
> Sky's The Limit, had one burning question in his life that he openly
> Tom Brady asked himself, on national television, "Is this all there
> The more I thought about his comment (to him, rhetorical question),
> the more I began to form an idea for some commentary. That
> commentary has now grown into the seed of an idea for a new
> magazine. I plan to call it, "The Sky's The Limit", The Magazine of
> High Achievement. The following is some of the developing
> commentary. Comments are welcomed (to a great extent)and interested
> writers are invited to submit article concepts or completed original
> writings (keeping in mind that the concept is only in idea stage):
> The Sky's The Limit is about high achievement and self-realization,
> or as Abraham Maslow called it, "Self-Actualization". Given Tom
> Brady's expressed internal angst, these two elements do not
> necessarily meet on the same playing field. High achievers,
> celebrities of varying stars and stripes, and financially successful
> people - by anyone's standards, do not automatically feel successful
> or fulfilled. Those who profess self-realization, on the other hand,
> whether successful in worldly terms or not (though many are), do
> consider themselves successful and fulfilled. They possess a clarity
> that leaves no questions, especially not the one asked by Mr. Brady.
> They "know" what "Is", and what "Is" means.
> Our editorial and pictorial features will focus on the various paths
> to success taken by high achievers, and we will look in on the
> lifestyles of those who have been blessed with material success and
> abundance. We will approach this subject with fascinated awe, in
> admiration, and for inspiration. At the same time, we will attempt
> to locate and search deeply into the workings of the minds (and
> hearts) of those who can speak from direct experiential knowledge
> about the rare mystical blessing that bestows a richness in life far
> transcending material success - self-realization.
> We'll talk to the self-realized, the rich ones and those of modest
> means among them. We'll talk to the multi-millionaires - the
> billionaires, if possible. We'll ask what motivates all of them. And
> we'll talk to the internationally recognized motivators, and ask
> what motivates the motivator. We'll visit their homes, peek in their
> closets, drive their cars, sail on their yachts, dine at their
> favorite tables, spend time with their gurus, meditate, visualize,
> go to their churches, and do yoga with them...God willing.
> We will begin with an inaugural issue in April 2006, as a regional
> issue, born of the sunny weather and sunny dispositions of the Tampa
> Bay area, from Tampa to Sarasota, Florida. We'll seek to find our
> share of local high achievers and realizers, and with good fortune,
> sprinkle our first edition with words of wisdom, or at least
> practical advice, from those who have risen to national and
> international acclaim.
> How far will we go to discover their secrets, share them with our
> readers, emulate their style, and model their methods for success,
> high achievement, and self-actualization?
> Sky's The Limit.
Great concept, exciting project! Please let us know how
it is progressing and when the first issue is ready for
sharing. I wish you well.
Peace and blessings,