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(6) Reflections on Life

The Result of Our Life or Work= Attitude×Effort×Ability

The outcome of our life or work is the product of three factors: attitude, effort and ability.

Effort and ability range from 0 to +100 points. Since these two numbers are multiplied rather than simply added, it means that someone who exerts unbeatable efforts to compensate for "average" abilities can accomplish more than a genius who makes only a minimal effort. This product is further multiplied by attitude, which can range from −100 to +100. Depending on our attitude, the outcome of our work and our life can change by 180 degrees.

Thus, while ability and effort are important, it is our attitude that counts the most.

About the Philosophy
To Lead a Wonderful Life
(1) Elevate Our Minds
(2) Work More Effectively
(3) Make Correct Decisions
(4) Accomplish a New Feat
(5) Conquer Obstacles
(6) Reflections on Life
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