Live a Diamond Life Part One – Diamond Cutters

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!” Marilyn Monroe sung this famous song in the movie “Gentlemen prefer blonds.” Once upon a time, my motto was: “Baby needs diamonds!” I enjoyed buying and receiving them as gifts. Over the years, diamonds have taken on a different meaning to me, my focus has shifted to how diamonds are formed and the value that people place on them.


Through various science classes I learned that diamonds are purest when composed only of carbon. They are formed when intense heat and pressure are applied from the earth. I also learned that the only difference between a substance becoming a diamond or a lump of coal is the arrangement of the carbon molecules.  Did you know that the word “diamond” comes from the Greek word adamas that means unbreakable?


Why all the fascination with diamonds? I wanted to know how they get their value. What makes them so special? If you take a look at the criteria a jeweler uses when examining a diamond for quality; he/she looks for cut, color, clarity and carat to determine the purity and value of the diamond. We too can apply these principles to our lives.


Just as there are diamond cutters who refine the look of the jewel, so too we should have mentors and coaches who help to refine us. These coaches and mentors will help guide you to understand your purpose in life is and to help you achieve the goals that will you fulfill your life purpose. You are the diamond and they are your diamond cutters.


Mentors and coaches can come from various avenues; they could be your parents, spiritual leader, sports team coaches, bosses, or professional mentors and coaches.  I find that having mentors and coaches help to enrich who I am as person. You should deal with people who add value to your life and help you live your purpose. As I mentioned above, the difference between a diamond and a piece of coal is the arrangement of the carbon molecule. You must be careful what type of people you allow into your life as a mentor and/or a coach. You definitely don’t want someone with the wrong attitude that leaves you with negative feelings towards yourself. You want people who will help to refine the real “diamond” within you; and not leave you feeling like a lump of coal.


If you haven’t done so yet, find a mentor and/or coach to help you on your journey to find your purpose in this life. Please visit my website at to learn more about Living a Diamond Life and A Successful You.


The second part of this series will define the color of diamonds! Until then, keep pursuing your purpose and living a diamond life!

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