Episode 111: Tough Grapes, Fine Wines & Your (Fine) Life

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“I recently toured the California wine country, and was fascinated to learn that in winemaking, the grapes are purposely stressed. Growers take care not to give the grapes much water, even though they raise them in full sunshine, purposely keeping shade to a minimum. The stress is intentional; it keeps grapes right on the border between survival and almost collapsing and dying because the grapes that survive the test make the finest wine. There’s a metaphor here: Don’t wish for an easier life. Wish to be at your finest. Just as the finest, most expensive wine comes from the grape that can stand the greatest resistance, you too will grow in direct proportion to the resistance you can sustain.” ~ James Arthur Ray from Harmonic Wealth

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Tough Grapes, Fine Wines & Your (Fine) Life

“I recently toured the California wine country, and was fascinated to learn that in winemaking, the grapes are purposely stressed. Growers take care not to give the grapes much water, even though they raise them in full sunshine, purposely keeping shade to a minimum. The stress is intentional; it keeps grapes right on the border between survival and almost collapsing and dying because the grapes that survive the test make the finest wine. There’s a metaphor here: Don’t wish for an easier life. Wish to be at your finest. Just as the finest, most expensive wine comes from the grape that can stand the greatest resistance, you too will grow in direct proportion to the resistance you can sustain.” ~ James Arthur Ray from Harmonic Wealth

So fine wines and fine diamonds are both produced by the amount of pressure they can withstand, eh? Nice.

So are fine lives.

Are you willing to step into the challenge of your own audacity and create the fine wine you’re destined to be? Sweet. Here’s a toast to that! :)