With imperfect realities,
don’t scream your cries.
Power is captured,
in your hands, heart, and mind.
Make things work,
if you want them to be.
Thinking big is not enough,
for the future, you desire to see.
You have the ultimate power to change your life, you are your boss. Despite the obstacles, endeavor for the thing you want the most.
Some days back, I read a very inspiring story. I would love to share it with you all. Some of you may have heard or read it before.
A man was very inspired by his guru (teacher). He wanted to be like him. One day while walking along the beach he met the Guru. Apparently, this guru is the wisest and most thoughtful person in the world, but usually inaccessible. Knowing how to interpret fate, the young man asks the guru a question:
“What must I do to be successful?”
The guru glances at him in that zen, guru-like way and says he’ll share with him how to be successful tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. at this same beach.
The next day, the man shows up, nicely dressed and finds the guru near the shoreline. He asks the guru the same question. The guru responds by asking the young man to follow him out into the water. The man is confused at first, but figures the guru must know what he’s doing, so the two wade into the ocean together.
The guru turns and says, “Let’s keep going.” So, they walk in until the water is up to their knees, then their waists, then their chests. The man, suit soaked, now asks, “Guru! What does this have to do with success?”
“Do you want to be successful?” the guru asks.
“Yes! Of course I do,” the man replies.
Just then, the guru dunks him under the water. The young man fights to get back above water, but in addition to being wise, the guru is also strong. After about 15 seconds, the guru lets him back up. Confused and infuriated, the young man rails, “What was that?! What are you doing?!” Immediately, the guru pushes him under and holds him down again. After about 15 seconds, he lets him up.
The man is irate now. “What are you doing?! I asked you how to be successul and you’re trying to drown me!”
The guru calmly replies, “Do you want to be successful?”
Frustrated, the man looks at him and says, “Yes, I want to -”
Before he can finish, the guru dunks him a third down, holding him down longer than before. He finally lets him up. The man is gasping for air now, trying to regain his bearings.
The guru asks what did he wanted the most when he was under the water and suggested some air to breathe obviously. He asked if he wanted anything else than the air to breathe. The man was silent. Guru questioned if he thought to delay breathing and rather do some fun activities. Probably no.
The guru states, “Until you want success as badly as you wanted air just now, you will never achieve it.“
This story never fails to motivate! Print it out and stick it on the wall you encounter every day. Work harder every day. You’re a winner and undoubtedly you’ll win but only if you won’t lose the hope to win before your victory. You can get motivated by everything if you wish to and can make your goal look tough to achieve if you intend to. It’s up to you to decide what motivates you and what does the opposite. Never blame the others for the failure of yours and never praise only yourself for your accomplishments. Pampering doesn’t make you stronger, harshness would do the job.
In the end, I would wish you not all the luck because I don’t believe in the luck but I believe in you. I hope you would give your 100%. Bring the change you wish to experience.
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