Why is it that most people don’t become financially free?”
Today with the opportunities that we have, why is it that
so few people retire financially independent?
Due to the following reasons, people don’t become financially free.
1 People don’t define their enough
The first reason that people don’t become financially free is that unless they define their enough, they will never be financially free. People have lots of money but they still think of making money because they have not defined their enough.
If people don’t work out of a need for money but for joy only, then they are financially free. Billionaires don’t work for money but for joy only.
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.— Maxim Gorky
2 They never think of wealth
The second reason is that they never think of it even in their dreams.
The average person grows up in a family where he never sees wealth or knows anyone who is financially free. In his school and society, he socializes with people who are not financially free. He works with people who are like him, not financially free. He has role models who are wealthy but he does not think himself like them. He is conditioned up to an age of twelve like this and his beliefs totally become stunted. When he becomes a fully mature adult in our society, it never even occurs to him that it’s just as possible for him to become financially free as for anyone else.
On the contrary, we see that people who grow up in homes where their parents are financially free are much more likely to become wealthy as adults than people who grew up in homes where their parents are not.
So the most important reason why people don’t become financially free is they never think about it that it is possible for them. And of course, if they don’t think to become financially free then they never take any of the steps necessary to make it a reality.
3 Make A Decision
The third reason that people don’t become financially free is that they never make a decision to become one
Even when a person reads a book, attends a lecture, or associates with people who are financially free, nothing changes until he makes a decision to do something different. Even if it occurs to a person that he could become wealthy if he just did certain things in a specific way, his family and peers don’t let him do the things he wants to do for becoming wealthy. Therefore he finds him indecisive to take the first step, he ends up staying as he is.
If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.
The primary reason for underachievement and failure is that the majority of people don’t decide to be successful and financially free. They never make a firm, unequivocal commitment or definite decision that they are going to become financially free. They wish and hope and pray that they will make a lot of money, if providence helped them or if fate favored them but they never decide clearly, “I am going to do it!” This decision alone is an essential first step to becoming financially free.
4 They procrastinate
The fourth reason that people don’t become wealthy is procrastination.
People always have a good reason rather an excuse not to begin something that they know they need to do to achieve their financial freedom. It is always the wrong time for them. The market isn’t right for them. They may have to take a risk or give up their security but they never and keep on saying, “Maybe next year, ” “someday.”
There always is a reason to procrastinate. As a result, they keep putting it off, month after month, year after year, until it’s too late. Even if it has occurred to a person that they can become financially free, and they have made a decision to change, procrastination kills all their plans and their future becomes indefinite. After becoming too late for this they start giving an excuse of mid-life crisis.
5 Freedom is not free
The fifth reason that people remain poor because they can’t practice a habit of saving, and pay now enjoy later theory.
Most people live from paycheck to paycheck and they have habits of spending more than they earn. They avail all credit available to them from banks and credit cards. The majority of people have an irresistible temptation to spend every single penny they make and whatever else they can borrow or buy on credit. If you don’t save for tomorrow, cannot delay gratification and spend all you make you can never become financially free. If you cannot practice saving, budgeting as a lifelong habit, it will be impossible for you to achieve financial independence.
As W. Clement Stone said, “If you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you.”
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When you have designed your dreams and are ready to work for your dreams you get very enthusiastic and you start sharing your dream with everybody you meet in your friend circle, relations and others. You should actually not disclose your dream to anybody. Why? It loses energy. People start reacting and their comments affect you. However, if you already have, then don’t be apologetic to it.
it is better for you to work on your dream silently and let your success alone
make the noise. Naysayers will also try to deflate your dreams. Don’t let
anybody steal your dreams. Eat it, sleep it, drink it, get obsessed with it,
the more you focus on it your dream expands.
Your burning desire should be so intense that the question of whether it will happen or not changes to when it will happen. End that uncertainty whether it will happen or not. Only those dreams become a reality which are full of burning desire. Visualize it, live in the eyes of your mind like a pregnant would-be mother, visualizes her child in the actual world. She starts knitting gloves, socks, head cap for her little child even before he comes in this world. She buys cribs and other paraphernalia for her coming child. She doesn’t have even an iota of doubt in her mind about her dream of becoming a reality.
Then why people have doubt about your dreams not becoming a reality. It is because they have not decided finally about realizing their dreams.
dreams were included in your ticket to this life.
Once a passenger boarded a sea liner for a long journey of 6 days. He didn’t have enough money to buy the ticket with food. So he thought that he will buy the ticket without food charges and buy some peanuts from outside to save the money. So he bought some peanuts from the market as his food for the 6 days and after buying the ticket at the port boarded the sea liner carrying peanuts packets stealthily with him so that people or Captain may not see them. He went straight to his cabin and, during his journey, hardly came out for anything except two-three times at night.
When the sea liner reached the destination he tried to escape quickly out of the liner but the captain was standing at the gate to bid farewell to all passengers. So the captain accosted him, “Goodbye, do come again. By the way, where were you, I didn’t see you aboard for all the six days. Not even in the dining hall.” The passenger sheepishly told him that he didn’t have enough money for buying food on the sea liner and for the sake of saving money he had brought peanuts with him and so he didn’t go to the dining hall for all the six days. The captain laughed and told him,” You should have talked to me at least once, I would have told you that the dining charges were included in the price of the ticket”.
Robert Schuller says that dreams come from heaven. So your dream is God-given to you and it was meant for you only. You took birth with the dream included in your life. So it is your own thing. You have already paid for it. Won’t you like to avail the facility which you have already paid for? You should claim it like your birthright otherwise you will have to repent like the person in the sea liner.
You are on a journey on this sea liner(your
life here is like a guest in this world).
Why you want to live your life with
when you have paid for gourmet foods(dream
included with this life).
Just come out of your cabin(conformity box
ask the captain about food( learn from
successful people about how to succeed),
Take(self serve) your gourmet food in the plates(take action for realizing your dream) and
have your gourmet food(fruits of
on the sea liner(in the world).
Above is your story, in short, on this
Have faith in your creator and start working
for your dream today only.
Victor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist, and psychiatrist as well as a survivor of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Kaufering and Türkheim; Nazi concentration camps, has said,
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it .”
Decide today, what is your dream, and work on it to realize it before you are handed over your return ticket to your creator.
hat do you want to become when you grow up?” It’s an age-old question that everybody is asked early in life. Whenever some guest comes he asks this question every kid. What some fail to realize is how much power you have in determining your future and in making your dreams a reality? The fact is, everything you do, the achievements you realize, and the person you become can all be traced back to one thing…choice. Make your choices carefully — for they will become your destiny
Og Mandino in his book “Choice” says,
“When we were given dominion over the world, we were also given dominion over ourselves. God is not our navigator. It was never his intention to chart a course for each of us and thus place us all under His bondage. Instead, He bestowed each of us with intellect and talent and vision to map our own way, to write our own Book of Life in any manner that we choose.
Choice! The key is choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing your failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. But, hold on! If this is true, then why have so many among us apparently elected to live in that manner? Who would be fool enough to choose failure over success, ignorance over knowledge, poverty over wealth? No one! So how do we explain that vast multitude of humanity that continues to exist in hopeless mediocrity, unfulfilled, frustrated, envious, drained of confidence and self-esteem, unable to meet even their daily obligations and sad- so sad that each new day produces no fresh seedling of hope, only more weeds of despair from showers of tears?
The answer is simple and obvious.
Those who live in unhappy failure have never exercised their options for the better things of life because they have never been aware that they had many choices! Life to them has never been a game of skill where study, hard work, courage, and perseverance can be brought into play to turn failure into success, misery into happiness.!”
Every one of us awakes each morning with dread in our heart. To face the monotony of yet another day with its ceaseless toil and
pressure for so little reward is agony. We bathe, we put on our costume and
reluctantly force ourselves to crawl from our cocoon to confront a world we
imagine is ready to devour us or trample us underfoot.
Each day repeats the drudgery of the last,
except that the hours seem to grow painfully longer as the years pass. The body
is weary. The mind is numb. The obligations increase. The future is dim.
Finally, the day ends. Blessed sleep. Oblivion. And then the sun rises again.
All Choices Are not Created Equal
Next time you forget that
you’re the captain of your ship, think about the choices that you make every
day and the impact they have on your life. For example, do you:
Surround yourself with positive role models or negative influencers?
Satisfy your needs or try to please everyone else?
Set high expectations or settle for mediocrity?
Keep your promises or break your commitments?
Crave instant gratification or invest in your future?
Grumble about things or work to make them better?
Live in the present or relive the past?
Listen to your conscience or fall victim to temptation?
Forgive and forget or harbor anger?
Accept personal responsibility or make excuses?
It’s your choice: what to
think, how to spend your time, who to be.
The Choice Is Yours
Making a choice requires more than selecting between option A or option B. Some people let things happen; others make things happen. The choice is yours. You can take control of your life in your hands or leave it to fate, the choice is yours.
By definition, a choice is an
either-or decision. As such, every time you choose one direction, you’re also
choosing not to take an alternate path. In other
words, saying “no” to one idea enables you to say “yes” to another.
Your view of the world can significantly impact the choices that you make. The fact is, we are blinded by filters that distort our thinking process. Be aware of these filters and the impact they have on your decision making.
view the glass as half-full or half-empty? I hope you said “neither” — it’s
never good to see the world through a single filter. The fact is, every gear in
your car does something different. What would happen if you got stuck in
neutral? The same can be said of the way that you view things. How do you see
we often fall victim to “thinking traps” that influence our feelings and impact
our behavior. It’s not a matter of lacking intelligence, but rather of being
blinded by a filter that distorts our thinking process. For example, if you
wake up thinking that today’s going to be awesome, you’ll likely be happier and
more productive than if you fear that problems are lurking around every corner.
If you look for problems hard enough, you’re bound to find one.
key is to know how you see the world and to manage it accordingly.
Do you put first things first
or treat everything as a priority? If you treat everything on your plate
equally, you won’t have adequate time or resources to address the important
Choices are easy. The tough part is living with them. While some of your decisions have short-term consequences, others will shadow you for life. That’s why it’s important to achieve a balance between your short-term desires and your long-term goals.
Some days you’ll make good
choices; other times you won’t. That’s life. It’s important to accept
responsibility for your decisions rather than shifting the blame to others.
Accepting responsibility will instill humility, boost self-reliance, and
emphasize the importance of making good choices.
However, always remember that not to decide is to decide. If you don’t take the bull by the horns, the decision will be made for you. You can’t shirk from your responsibility. It is your choice.
Your Life Is Determined by the Sum of the Choices That YOU
The future you get depends on
the choices you make. Period. No one’s going to force you to go to the gym,
invest in your personal growth, or save for retirement. Additionally, you can
choose to be an honest person, surround yourself with positive role models, and
live a healthy lifestyle. Or you can choose an alternative path. The upshot is,
you are bound by the consequences of your choices. It’s your life; own it.
Your most important asset
One of the choices that you
make each day is determining how to spend your time. The truth is, we all have
24 hours each day. Do you spend your time on things that matter most to you, or
do you squander it and lack enough time in the day like most people? The fact is, you begin each morning with a
blank canvas. It’s your life. You choose what you make of it. You can craft it
as you like.
Most people squander their time in doing major in minors of life. They spend pounds (valuable time) in saving pennies(a little money). Then they run short of time and keep harping on the same old string that they don’t have time. They fail to understand that they are wasting their time in telling this thing to others because nobody has any solution to this problem.
If someone complains in
public that he doesn’t have enough money to buy his necessities then what will
be people’s reaction? They will label him as inefficient, incapable,
unintelligent, lowly employed, poor and with many more adjectives for being
poor. Actually, those who complain that they don’t have enough time are in
other words complaining like this fellow only. They are also poor by all
standards and should be treated like those who don’t have money.
So always have time on your
side to exercise more choices in your life. It’s your life.
What is your opinion of choices
in life? Comment below.
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Do you remember a person who made a major impact on your life? Your mom, dad, brother, sister, teacher, coach or neighbor. There are many people who make positive as well as negative changes in us for our lifelong learning.
Someone who gave you a big
opportunity in your job, business or profession or your first sales job.
When you think about that person you become indebted to him forever. You pray for his well-being and long life to God.
Most of the people we come across in our life are doing their hustle. May be their jobs, business or professions but what they do to us by their advice makes them stand out of the rest. A teacher building your dreams, encouraging you to become great in life instead of disparaging you. A parent extending their every help for your life advancement. A neighbor wishing for your success in exams, someone helping pay your fees for education.
Pay for somebody’s education, donate
blood to someone, say words of encouragement to someone to make his day.
Say words of encouragement to a traffic policeman who is standing whole day in scorching heat with attention on a road crossing listening to horns and imbibing the smoke of your vehicles. He is doing a grueling job and a few words of compassion can make his day.
Express empathy for someone
handicapped. Help someone blind or handicapped to cross the road. Encourage a
girl child to go to school.
The words you tell a child to become something big in life may change their life.
The power of your appreciation or
When Victor Serebriakoff was 15 his school teacher labeled him a dunce and with this label, he kept doing various jobs for the next 17 years and acted like a dunce.
At 32 a test revealed that he had
an IQ of 161. And suddenly he was a hit guy. He completely transformed himself
into an intellectual and wrote books, secured patents in his name, he went on
to become chairman of the International Mensa Society.
Did he suddenly get a super brain doze? No. But when he came to know about his IQ he started thinking like that and his subconscious transformed him likewise.
It is true you are what you think.
So mind it you don’t know who is going to turn tomorrow into a Victor
Don’t allow somebody to label you a dunce because it is sure you are not one. Also, don’t worry if your IQ is not 161. You may be having something else in place of a super IQ. Sachin had cricket passion, Bill Gates had a computer knack, Beethoven had a music acumen, Amitabh Bachchan had an acting talent and so on.
You find out, what is your Knack?
Words work miracles.
A gentleman was in a hurry at a railway station to catch the morning local train. He was alighting staircase in a hurry. He saw a boy sitting at the platform and he thought something and threw two dollars in the pot with the boy and hustled to catch the train. But instantly came back to the boy an picked up 4 pencils from his glass and told him I thought I should take my pencils after all you are also a businessman and rushed again to board the train.
After some days he was in a get together where a young boy came up to him and wished him saying, “Sir good morning, do you recognize me?” He said no. The boy introduced himself, “I am the same beggar who was begging at the station that day but you came and gave me two dollars and took pencils telling me that after all, I was also a businessman. Those pencils were also given to me by a child who had no money to give me.
That day my soul humiliated me and I woke up to start my small business of selling magazines on the train and today I am also a businessman and I have my own newspaper vending business. I am thankful to you that you awakened me that day.”
So a beggar turned into a
businessman because somebody called him a businessman. Many times our soul gets
hurt or inspired by the words we hear from people about us.
Therefore, in addition to our help we do to others by our money, time and resources a great help to people maybe our words for them. If we encourage and appreciate people for their work then they try to live that and in turn start doing good work. Everyone in this world has something good in them. We can always find that good in people for their betterment and tell them.
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Everywhere we are told to write our
dreams, goals clearly. Why? There is a clear reason behind it.
If the story of your life was a novel
and you, the novelist, how would you write your story? After all, even in real
life, you are the author of your own story. Imagine if you
took that metaphor literally, and started listing everything you’ve ever wanted
in life, writing those dreams and goals down on paper.
This article will explain why that’s not simply a crazy
metaphorical idea. In fact, pinpointing your dreams this way can actually help
bring them closer to reality.
Perhaps you don’t know about the amazing change that can
happen to your life once you start writing these dreams down.
Writing down exactly what it is you want.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
– Napoleon Hill
Most people’s goals in life are only vague ideas. Their goals may be, usually to make more money, to get a better job, to have someone to love or to have the chance to travel. Whatever it is?
While you might
be in this category of a person with vague dreams, not written anywhere, it’s
important to be precise if you want any of your dreams to turn into a reality.
means going from saying “I want more money” to saying, “I want to earn $10000 to
open a restaurant.”
When it comes to a relationship, you have to be specific in the type of person you want. List out all the details like whether you want someone who’s funny and kind, or whether or not they want kids.
These specifics sound extreme at first, but in order to actually reach your goals, you have to have a definite plan to work toward, so you don’t get side-tracked. If you want to go to someplace in the city which you have never been to before what you do? You take help of Google Maps and trace a path beforehand or online navigation and by following that path you reach your destination.
In this small
story, there are four things.
desire to go to that place.
Second, your knowledge of where you have to go, your
search of the roadmap.
And fourth and
last is your journey to that destination until you reach there.
In life also
you have to define all these things exactly. Once you know for sure exactly
what it is you want, physically write it down on paper.
our dreams is no new idea — many incredibly successful stories started this
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey
was a born entertainer. In school, his teacher let him perform his comedy
routines for his classmates at the end of the day in exchange for being quiet
during class. Carrey used to wear his tap shoes to bed, just in case his
parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
When he was young, Carrey’s
father lost his job and the whole family had to live in a camper van on a
relative’s lawn. They all took jobs working as janitors and security guards at
a nearby factory – Carrey himself worked an eight-hour shift straight after
Carrey got his start as a
stand-up comedian at 15, wearing a yellow suit that his mother sewed, Carrey’s
debut bombed so badly that it gave him doubt whether he could make a living as
an entertainer. Fortunately, he persevered and gained popularity as a stand-up
comedian. A year later, he dropped out of high school to concentrate on his
At 19, Carrey headed to Hollywood – but like many young actors trying to make it in Tinseltown, he found that success was elusive. In 1985, a broke and depressed Carrey drove his old beat-up Toyota up the Hollywood hills. There, sitting overlooking Los Angeles, he daydreamed of success. To make himself feel better, Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million for “acting services rendered,” post-dated it 10 years and kept it in his wallet.
At 19, Carrey headed to
Hollywood – but like many young actors trying to make it in Tinseltown, he
found that success was elusive. In 1985, a broke and depressed Carrey drove his
old beat-up Toyota up the Hollywood hills. There, sitting overlooking Los
Angeles, he daydreamed of success. To make himself feel better, Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million for “acting services
rendered,” post-dated it 10 years and kept it in his wallet.
The check remained there
until it deteriorated but Carrey eventually made it: he earned millions for
movies like Ace Ventura:
Pet Detective and Dumb
and Dumber. When his father passed away in 1994, Carrey slipped the
check in the casket to be buried.
Football player Lou Holtz didn’t just have one goal—he had 107 and wrote each and every one of them down on paper. He did this in 1966 when he was 28 years old and unemployed. His goals included meeting the president of the United States, coaching a football team, and making a hole-in-one in golf.
years later, Holtz has fulfilled nearly every one of these goals. On his
website, there are pictures of him shaking hands with not just the president,
but the Pope too, as the coach of the football team at the University of Notre
Dame and winning the 1988 national championship, and, as for his luck at golf,
he’s managed to hit not one, but two hole-in-one shots – so far.
When your goals
are very specific like this, it unlocks so many opportunities for success. You
still may have some doubts about how this can truly work, so let’s look closer
at the power of putting pen to paper.
The Reticular Activating System
See if this
sounds familiar: your mother calls to tell you she’s finally bought herself a
new car –a red Hyundai Creta. This
surprises you —you’ve never heard of this car before.
The next day,
though, as you’re driving around your city, you start to see Hyundai Creta everywhere,
and most of them are red, just like your mom’s! How is this possible?
Your brain has a filter, known as the Reticular
Activating System, or RAS, and this is it at work.
The RAS is what sharpens our attention, and it can be primed to notice or ignore certain things.
New parents are
super familiar with the RAS working all the time, which allows them to sleep
through traffic noise, and yet still wake up at the slightest cry from their
baby. This is due to their RAS being biologically focused to hear when their
child is in need.
The same brain
function is working when you hear your name called in a crowded room at a loud
party. Even though you’re surrounded by all sorts of loud noises, you’ll notice
this specificity and all of a sudden, a conversation that was just background
noise a second ago will enter your attention.
The RAS can
also help you to reach the goals you’ve written down. When you write your goals
down, clearly defined on paper, you actually prime your brain and it begins its
unconscious work toward your goal.
Once your goals are written down, your RAS will constantly be on the lookout for anything that might help you reach this goal, from messages to information. So, once you have it down on paper that you want enough money to open a restaurant, you’ll be primed to overhear someone at a party who’s talking about the fact that they used to invest in restaurants, which is something you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. Somewhere you will find a bank manager who can loan you money for opening your restaurant. This is very strange for those people who never dare to dream and it is very familiar to dreamers. That’s why they dream newer and newer dreams every day because they know that there is RAS and subconscious mind to work for them like their google map to show them the direction.
Writing down your fears as well as your goals is a great
way to acknowledge them and start working past them.
The RAS is a
helpful part of our subconscious mind, working to get us closer to our goals.
goals, though, we often have unconscious fears dormant inside us as well, and,
by doing the same thing as with our goals, and writing these fears down on
paper, it becomes easier to recognize and conquer what obstacles may stand in
writers, the unconscious fear that might stop them from writing their book is
the fear of being rejected by a publisher. Due to this fear, many writers will
only send their work to a small number of publishers and then give up hope when
those two or three rejection letters come back. Because of this, they’ll start
to believe they aren’t good enough right from the start and think that they
should stop trying to be a writer.
realized from the beginning, though, that they had a fear of rejection, this
running away from their goal might not have happened. If they had recognized
this early on, they’d know that a few rejection letters is really only a small
setback. They would also have in the back of their minds that esteemed writers
like JK Rowling received dozens of rejection letters before her first book was
the only ones who have a fear of rejection and criticism. So many people have
those exact same fears, and that’s the reason a lot of us put our goals aside.
When we ignore our fears, it sits inside us, where it festers and takes over,
keeping us from being creative.
Writing these fears down can ensure this doesn’t happen, but you have to be as precise as possible in recognizing your fear so that they start to lose the power they have. Once you start to do this, you’ll start to truly see your fears for what they are —obstacles, and be able to work past them from the start.
With the right mindset, no dream is too big. Too often, we let ourselves be too scared to actually accomplish what it is we want. These fears, though, can be put aside by taking time to write down what it is we truly desire and using these methods to unlock our powerful subconscious mind to set us down the right path. The simple act of writing our goals down is a powerful one that is actually quite similar to praying and can turn us into a magnet for the things we most desire from life.
Start your day off by writing down your intentions.
Each morning or on the eve, it’s smart to take some time to write down what it is you want to accomplish that day or the next day. It’s not a to-do list, and shouldn’t contain things such as doing laundry or going shopping. The purpose is to guide you emotionally and spiritually through your day, such as having the goal to “be the best mother I can be.”Starting your day with intention will help you to stay grateful and positive as you move throughout your day.
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Never think the world is large enough what if you don’t make a decision or not make a noise against something. There are times when each one of us has to make a decision. And we don’t make a decision and sit back waiting for others to start — we wait who else takes the decision first for us to follow him.
But what if we could stand and take
the decision and become the first to do so. It would have been better if other people
also stood with us and took decisions. But nobody in this world wants to bell
the cat. There are very few people who stand up and say ‘NO’ to the tormentor, to
their inhibitions, which they fear and sit back inactive waiting for others to
Think what difference it would have
made in the society if we all stood to the negative people to stop sabotaging
our minds by their negativity, to the advertisements claiming fake benefits for
making big money, to the public figures who act in such fake advertisements for
their incomes. The impact would have been astounding.
There is power in numbers. If one
stands up to start, another may second him and a third one may yet get a fourth
one to stand up to the cause. Sitting back and not taking decisions will not
make our day.
Steve Jobs said, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the
world are the ones who do.”
Never underestimate your power to make a change in this world.
An old man, walking on
a beach one morning, noticed a young woman walking and bending down every
now and then, picking up fish and throwing them back into the sea. The man
asked her why she was doing this. She replied that the poor fish had got washed
ashore at night, and would probably die in the morning sun without water.
“But this beach stretches for miles and there are probably a million fish on the shore,” countered the old man. “How will your effort make any difference?” The young woman looked at the fish in her hand, flung it into the water and said, ‘Well, it sure made a difference to that one.’
In our lives and
careers, we regularly come across such fish moments, seemingly insurmountable
problems, where our individual contribution to the solution seems small, almost
trivial. Be it corruption, tax evasion, donation, blood donation, raise voice
against the injustice, Tyranny, Freedom of speech and many more. We should raise
our voice in all such cases.
The next time that
happens to you, your fish moment, remember you could do one of two things.
Either shrug your shoulders and say why bother, what difference can it make or
take that small step and do your bit.
The beach may be long. There may be millions of fish. But throwing one back means one life saved. You can make a difference!
Every little bit counts. Do your part.
Make decisions frequently. Never think what people will say. People will always say something, whether you do something or not. You are you. When you don’t take decisions often your power becomes dormant and this happens with the whole nations. People don’t take decisions don’t raise voice and tyrants, wrong-doers flourish.
In office meetings executive don’t speak, they feel what people will say? Why me? We don’t speak in front of people in a party or a congregation thinking that we would look foolish.
If you are unaware of the power of one and think you are very small try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. If that small creature has so much power then how do you underestimate yourself?
The power of one has
never been denounced or less in this world. There have been instances when a
single man has stood the tyranny, discrimination or apartheid being meted out
to a community, race or a particular country people. We will take here three stories
of such type which show us that the power of one is not less than a whole
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was also known as Mahatma, “Great Soul”, Gandhi, was a hero, as well as a political and spiritual leader of India. Known for his ascetic lifestyle – he often dressed only in a loincloth and shawl – and devout Hindu faith. Later in 1893, Gandhi went to South Africa to work and found that there was a lot of prejudice towards Indians. He began his activism as an Indian immigrant in South Africa in the early 1900s, and in the years following World War, I became the leading figure in India’s struggle to gain independence from Great Britain. Last but not least, the non-violent Indian Independence Movement was the all-time heroic deed led by Gandhi. This movement was accomplished in 1947 and India got freedom from Britishers. The three main qualities that define Gandhi as a hero are his strong leadership, simplicity, and bravery.
By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery,
Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped
initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. The leaders of the
local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Parks was
convicted of violating the segregation laws. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not
coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that bus segregation was unconstitutional. Over the next half-century, Parks
became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle
to end entrenched racial segregation.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela ( 1918- 2013) was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician, and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country’s apartheid system. For generations to come, Nelson Mandela will continue to be a source of inspiration for civil rights activists worldwide.
Never underestimate your power. You are not alone, you have with you, GOD.
is with us. We don’t speak good even for a good person. The latest is a
political party of India. The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) of India had only 116 seats
in Lok Sabha before 2014 but one man, Narendra Modi(a.k.a, Namo) took the reins
of the party in this hand and united his party.
He won elections in 2014 winning 282 seats in Lok Sabha and became Prime Minister of India. He worked hard to overhaul the policies of the nation, take new initiatives, provide amenities to the nation’s poor. He took big financial decisions. He boosted the image of India in front of the International community. He traveled across the world to woo the investors to invest in this country.
People spoke foul of him but he kept doing his work for the nation and all those naysayers were silenced in recent elections of 2019 when his party won 303 seats with a thumping majority in Lok Sabha and he again became Prime Minister of India for another 5 years to run the government.
He worked in silence and let his success stories make the noise for him. People tried to malign his image by allegations of corruption against him but they themselves were sullied by the nation’s electorate and he remained a winner. It is because you can fool few people for few days not 150 crore people for years. When people saw his work they voted him to power again. Think and work like Namo and your results will also be likewise.
If you raise your voice, someone, somewhere will stand to listen to you; just shout in full pitch against the wrong.
up for your dream, for your purpose.
Same is with us. We don’t speak good for a good person. The latest is a political party of India. The condition of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) was not good before 2014 but one man, Narendra Modi(a.k.a, Namo) took the reins of the party in this hand and united his party.
He won elections in 2014 and became Prime Minister of India. He worked hard to overhaul the policies of the nation, take new initiatives, provide amenities to the nation’s poor. He took big financial decisions. He led the image of this country in front of the International community. He traveled across the world to woo the investors to invest in this country.
People spoke foul of him but he kept doing his work for the nation and all those naysayers were silenced in recent elections of 2019 when his party won with a thumping majority and he became Prime Minister for another 5 years to run the government.
He worked in silence and let his success stories make the noise for his. Think like Namo and your results will also be like his. People tried to malign his image by allegations of corruption against him but they themselves were sullied by the nation’s electorate and the winner remained a winner. It is because you can fool a few people for a few days, not 150 crore people for years. When people saw his work they voted him to the power again.
Same may happen with you. Someone will stand to listen to you; just shout out in full pitch against the wrong.
Just stand up for your dream, for your purpose.
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Everyone is born on this earth for a
reason. What’s yours?
Have you found your purpose in life? Your why?
If not, find your purpose of life and pursue it with passion? There are millions of people who don’t know the purpose of their life and living lives without meaning.
themselves are not excited about their life.
When somebody asks them, “How is life”, their reply is very trite like,“It just goes”, which means they are biding their time here.
people can neither serve anybody better not they do something worthwhile in
their own lives. They are vegetating their lives.
We get life once, but once is enough if we live it right. Do something great in your life so that “an aha” instead of an “oh no” signifies it.
Believe in the unseen, impossible and insecure.
Dr. Wayne W Dyer said,
“You will see it when you believe it.”
It is your belief and faith in the unseen that will convert it into reality. Most people who succeeded in life big time had a bigger than life dream and a faith that they would succeed and they succeeded.
Initially, everything seems impossible until you do it, start it and prove that it can be done. Don’t expect that a fine morning you will get up and find yourself successful. Success doesn’t happen by accident but it is a cumulative result of your failures in life for realizing your dream.
There is no success without a dream and faith. Everything big takes time in realization. Be it a child, big business, a profession or a building or a nation. Nothing happens overnight.
conscious mind works on your beliefs and makes only those things realities
which you believe. Think carefully, and try to write 10 things where you
succeeded and you had no belief in those things.
You will not find even a single such thing. It is because of this reason that some people are rich, some poor; some happy, some miserable; some beautiful, some ugly and some successful and some failures. Their lives are mirror images of their inside. Whatever they see themselves within they are exact copies, without.
and Rich people, both are manifestations of their own creations. We are
sculptors of our lives. We create our outside world with our beliefs inside.
Rich people see themselves rich inside them and poor people see themselves poor
inside them in their beliefs. Change your beliefs and change your world.
One mammoth eighteen-foot block of marble had been lying around
for several years. In fact, it had been around long before Michelangelo was
Some great artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, were invited to
create something from that slab of marble. They all looked at it and dismissed
it as flawed and worthless. Nothing could come of it, they all felt.
Several years later, Michelangelo got to work on that ‘flawed and
worthless’ piece of marble, and went on to create a magnificent work of art of
18 feet height, later called ‘David’.
Apparently, while he was working on David, a little boy went up to
Michelangelo and asked him why he was banging away at the rock of marble, and
hitting it so hard.
“Young man,” said Michelangelo. “There’s an angel inside that rock. I am just setting him free.”
If you think about it, we are all like that rock of marble. There’s a genius inside each of us. Only we have to set it free by carving ourselves. Remember, it’s never too late to become what you might have been.
Dream big, reach for the stars
Never think small because small dreams discourage you, make you mediocre even if you achieve them and big dreams make you magnanimous when you achieve them.
Always be proud of your achievements, but also take pride in the way that you achieve them. Your dreams are your motivation, they move you in life. They keep you alive. People who have no dreams are like dead people whose funeral has been delayed to be carried out for some time till they actually die.
“Hold fast to your dream for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
–Langston Hughes, American poet.
in this world is created without a dream. Whatever we see today here is because
somebody dreamt of it someday and it was created. We create everything with our
dreams. Everything is a dream, realized.
Remember, pursuing your dreams is a marathon, not a sprint.
Whatever you want in life, you will have to create first in your dreams. Whatever it is, start dreaming about it, create it exactly as you want it in reality, in your dreams. Your mind has an inbuilt system to make it a reality in your life; you only need to love your dream like a mother loves her child. You have to cling to it like a nascent child clings to her mother until it becomes a reality. Visualize it vividly in your mind, feel it, smell it, touch it as if it is real.
When you visualize something vividly, you actually enliven it.
to believe in your dream and it will be a reality in front of you. It is only a
matter of time. Just hold fast to your dream.
It’s easy to have big ambitions, but dreams, unlike eggs, don’t hatch from
sitting on them. You have to nurture them to become a reality. The nurturing of
dreams is done by working for them with all might.
much work you have to do to realize your dreams?
has said, “Pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything
depends on you.”
The above clearly defines the amount of work to be done for making your dreams a reality.
Victor Frankl said,
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life;everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique ashis specific opportunity to implement it.”
you have faith in God, then pray with all your might to him, to bless you in realizing
your dreams but it is the first part only.
second and final part is, to have faith in God and prove to him by your work that
you are committed to your dream and will indefatigably work for your dream,
come what may, you will not quit. If you can prove to God that you have only
one way and that is to live your dreams, then only he will bestow upon you his
blessings to realize your dream!
No, doubt, Man proposes, God disposes. But before disposing of, he takes care of the fact that dreams of committed people are not thrown in a dustbin.
Make good choices
Often, in life, make good choices because your life will grow to be the sum of those choices. Your choices are your building blocks. You make your beliefs, your dreams with your choices.
somebody chose to become a Doctor instead of an Engineer, he became a Doctor
because by his choice he put himself on the path to becoming a doctor.
you make a choice of becoming successful, then you put yourself on that path.
Whatever you are today, it is the creation of your own choice. The choice is the greatest gift given to you by God for creating your own world in life. Those who exercise it become what they want to be in their lives, and so those, who don’t.
Do what’s right
Always do what’s right not out of fear of getting caught, but because integrity matters. God gave us all conscience for this purpose. Your conscience is the real sentry on the gates of your choices. Every time you choose something wrong, it will caution you to choose correctly and every time you choose right, it will give you a pat on the shoulder in terms of an inner satisfaction and happiness.
Let’s do an experiment for testing your conscience. Take a strong wooden stick, go out of your house and think of hitting a dog with it. Merely a thought of it will activate your conscience and it will forbid you from doing this. Now think opposite that you will go out with a loaf to feed a dog with pampering and your conscience will happily allow you.
Every wrongdoer, sinner, tyrant is cautioned inside himself about his wrongdoing but they become deaf and don’t listen to their inner voice for worldly gains. But remember, if you pretend to not listen to your inner voice and make a wrong choice, then you are accumulating wrong Karma for you. The inexorable Law of Compensation will compensate you, invariably, in the same coin.
Most of our decisions in life are affected by our environment. Our jobs, relations, friends, and finances affect our every decision. We feel that man is the creature of circumstances but Benjamin Disraeli said,
“Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter”. Successful people stand up and see whether circumstances are per them or not. If not, they create the circumstances as required by them.
You may be imperfect but be yourself. You have to live with yourself for the rest of your life. If you live your life in terms of others, your life becomes the puppet of somebody else. They control your life, your actions. Don’t let anybody control your life; make you live your life per their conditions. You will regret, such life when you leave this planet before your reincarnation. You will repent having lived life in terms of others because you could do many things of your own which you couldn’t.
Life is a journey and make it meaningfully. Never let your life become a meaningless journey which you never wanted to make.
Make a difference
a difference in people’s lives, not because you expect something in return, but
because witnessing their happiness is, by itself, a worthy reward.
You can get everything in your life if you help enough other people to get what they want.—Zig Ziglar
to give in life instead of taking. There are many things in life which you can
share with those who are less fortunate than you. Knowledge, money, time,
happiness, and hope are some of the things, you can share with others to make
difference in their lives.
Swami Vivekananda said,
“If you want to find God, serve man. To reach Narayana you must serve the Daridra Narayans — the starving millions of India….”
Service to mankind is service to God.
go to temples, churches and other religious places of different faiths. You
share your money, time and other belongings there. God is already the richest entity
in the world. He possesses everything we see in this world, even your lives are
his possessions. He doesn’t require your small offerings. He has said in all
scriptures that you should use these things in the service of poor and
destitute people. Don’t squander away what you have been given by him for those
who don’t require it at all.
Find your happiness
Not by means of seeking more, but by appreciating what you already have. Happiness is not to find what you don’t have, but it is to accept what you already have. Have an attitude of gratitude to open doors for more.
Count your blessings in life. If you start counting blessings, your list will run into miles. But the lists of what you don’t have will be in a few pages. So express gratitude for what you have and don’t concentrate on what you don’t have, else you’ll always be poor and never have enough.
If you are not happy with what you have today you will never be happy even with more riches. Learn to be happy with whatever you have today. It doesn’t mean not to strive for better in life but it means work not unhappily and greedily as if you will be happy only when you get those millions. Be goal-oriented, but happy with the present possessions. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and you may lose the one in your hand in a race to get the two in the bush.
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You have two minds in your brain, Conscious, and Subconscious. The conscious mind is analytical and uses reasoning for everything while the subconscious is subjective and is servile to the conscious mind. Whatever our conscious mind will confirm to the subconscious, it will make that the reality before us. Thus our subconscious mind is also a master of our achievements. It is thus our servile master and we have to tame it.
Whatever you focus yourself on or whatever you think most of the time it expands. If you concentrate on success, you will get it and if you concentrate on failure you will also get it. Most people concentrate on failure and they get it. When people start or don’t want to start anything they start with the idea of failure. But when you fill yourself with the idea of your success, whatever it is — wealth, fame, lifestyle, big business or some art— whatever then you make it happen.
You can make this exercise in your visualization. When you visualize your success already achieved, even when you have not achieved it and you act like it has happened for you, it becomes reality within no time. We call it, “Fake it till you make it.” Your subconscious mind can’t differentiate between actual and simulated experiences. Learn to convince your conscious mind that you have achieved your success. Create your success in your thoughts, and it will give a command to your subconscious mind to make it a reality for you.
Your every minute, every moment should
show you film of your success, live to you, in the eyes of your mind, and your
mind will show you the same film in physical reality when first you see this
film in your imagination.
Everything is created twice– says
Stephen R Covey, the author of ‘7 Habits of highly effective people’, – first in
your mind and then in reality. If you have an obsession for your dreams and
goals, then you will succeed without any doubt. The more you visualize your success
in your mind the earlier you succeed.
The Roger Bannister Mindset
Before 1954, it was a belief that nobody can run a mile
in less than 4 minutes and the best time was credited to Sweden’s Gunder Haegg,
who ran the mile in 4 minutes and 1.4 seconds in 1945. it became a
barrier as it was believed that no man could attempt it without causing
significant physical harm to his body until one day Roger Bannister, at a field
and track event in London, in 1954 physically ran a mile in 3 minutes and 59.4
How He did it? He did this miracle by rehearsing in his mind this thing several times such that he made his nervous system to believe that it can be done and thus creating enough reference for his belief. And see, John Landy—an accomplished runner and Roger’s rival, just fifty-six days after Roger smashed the mental barrier, too broke his own mental wall and ran the mile in 3 minutes and 57.9 seconds.
Within next one year of this, 37 other athletes had also done this and in the next one year, 300 other athletes had also done it.
how this happened? Did the athletes’ bodies suddenly get stronger? Was there
new technology to improve the runners’ shoes? Did training methods get
enhanced? Did athletes simply try harder?
of the above, really. It’s just that mental barrier—the self-limiting belief
that a mile can’t be run in under four minutes—shattered.
Don’t tell your mind
what it can not do
are all like that and we all have our limiting beliefs about what we can
achieve, and what we can’t. Our success is limited by those limiting belief
barriers. Even our effort is often restricted by those barriers. We don’t try,
because we see those barriers.
Henry Ford was right when he said,” If your mind doesn’t know what it cannot do, it will do that”.
Life is all about breaking mental barriers. Dreaming the impossible dreams.
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t you are right.
– Henry Ford.
yet another example, once a student fell asleep in his tuition class and woke
up only when the class was dismissed to find two problems written on the
blackboard. He thought it was homework and noted down the problems in a hustle.
home, he attempted those problems but could not solve. But he Kept on trying those
throughout the week and he solved both the problems. When he told the teacher
in the class, that he had solved the problems, the teacher and all the students
were didn’t believe him as those two problems were written by the teacher on
the blackboard for the students to solve but none of the students could solve
those problems as both the problems were unsolvable. The teacher had also
accepted it. But since that student was sleeping in the class at that time, so
his mind didn’t receive that command that these problems cannot be solved, and
it did solve the problems.
So your mind can find a solution to anything if it is not told what it can’t do. Also, the things which are seen as impossible in normal circumstances can be done in emergencies.
We have heard of the lifting of whole cars by a mom or a dad when their child was trapped under the car and needed lifting of the car by a few inches. Also, we have heard of stories of face to face real life human fights with lion or tigers to save our life or life of a beloved. How do we define this phenomenon? Even scientists have not been able to give reasons for such supernatural acts of human.
only explanation for such feats without application of any science is that we
are unlimited and our capacities are unlimited. We should believe in this
notion and work for our success. It is possible for a man to believe in himself
and attempt seemingly impossible things and succeed.
you need to remove mental barriers. Don’t ever teach or tell your mind what it
can not do. Keep your attitude always ready to soar high with I-CAN attitude.
It’s time to think about your career.
Recently you may have stepped into adulthood, by blowing off eighteen wax
candles, or you may be about to do so, shortly.
After some years, there will be a hanging question
mark over your career from the ceiling of your roof.
Isn’t that true?
And at the same time, isn’t that worrying for
But what if I tell you that you can bring an
end to all those situations. After all our country has gone through many technological
advancements, there are a lot of new career options, that have popped up before
The biggest advantage of those options is
that they are dependable. And they could provide you with a lot of money if you
see them in their right perspective.
Let’s take a glimpse at one of them, which
has been a big part of the trend, for quite a long time.
YouTube has come out as one of the most
popular career choices in the past few years.
The YouTube community has increased
exponentially, and that’s where there are things that have turned upside down.
Some of the popular channels such as
Mostlysane, etc. have hit the conventions and male chauvinism, with everything
they could, and it sets up an excellent example for all of us.
Prajakta Koli’s Mostlysane YouTube channel is an excellent showcase of her achievements and hard work. Reviewing products, gadgets, or even modeling have become very common. But reaching out to the audience is the most important thing, and that’s where marketing steps in.
Running a YouTube channel is as worthy as
running a stock market terminal from a cubicle!
But being passionate about something,
smoothens up the way, by huge margins.
For aspiring YouTubers who want to run a
successful channel, there are some essential things to look forward to.
If you are passionate about dancing, singing,
or even acting, then YouTube is one of the best platforms to showcase your
talent and reach out to billions of people, with just a single click.
On a small scale, you can start producing and
recording content, even with the 6-inch smartphone screen, holding one in your
hand, perhaps, right now.
The starting need not be expensive!
You should start with the equipment, you
already own, and there isn’t a need for some “definitive professional setup”
until you have the money to spend. And spoiler alert, the cameras do cost a
On the other hand, if you record your
performance from a smartphone, and upload it over the net, with some minimal
editing costs, the whole process would become affordable, and you will not have
to cut corners for the price.
And, if you look, then for a start-up, it’s
not a bad start. Every business starts on a small scale.
Don’t forget Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, started from a hut; Apple, Google, IBM and, Dell, all started from a garage.
You may still be between well coated four
walls, and that’s more than enough.
On YouTube, the next step is to have an
AdSense account. Google’s AdSense account will help you in collecting revenue.
Creating an AdSense account isn’t difficult.
It’s a small process, with great surprises awaiting, at the other end.
You will be able to customize all the
advertisements that fit into your video, and it’s the advertisement, through
which all the YouTubers earn money.
Yes, you read it correctly, and likes, shares
or subscribers don’t bring you money! It’s the advertisements. And the more the
number of times the ad is played, the more money you will earn.
Indirectly, it comes down to the fact that
you need viewers to earn money. And that is, directly proportional to the quality
and usefulness of the content you produce.
Today, the amount of resources youth have
reached out to, is just unbelievable, and even the touch of technological
advancements creates an advantage.
Creating your channel, with a logo, and a
unique name can be very beneficial in the long run. You can earn some serious
money if your channel starts attracting people, and if it reaches out to the
The best part of this career choice is that,
if your content is rich in quality and if you are capable enough to keep some
eyeballs glued to your video for a significant period, then you will kill the
notion of “slim chances of earning money, over YouTube”.
At the same time, you must also take care of
the fact that earning money should become the byproduct of your quality
content, and it should never be the primary purpose of entering YouTube.
Over some time, I have personally noticed a
lot of YouTubers scaling up their channel, after 6-7 years of hard work and
miserable failures. But at the moment, they are one of the top YouTubers,
across the globe.
Once you get going and are motivated enough
to produce content, for an extended period, then you are on the right path, and
handling everything shouldn’t be a problem.
Most people give an excuse that there ain’t sufficient opportunities, available out there for them. You never know who might approach you for a collaboration. Big Brands, firms, etc. always keep an eye over influencers and entrepreneurs who are sweating in some creative field. They say,
Work until your idols become your rivals,
and that day nobody knows what will be your value. It may be a next Hotmail or WhatsApp.
Therefore, an idle yet strong thought of
uploading your voice, or moves over YouTube can change your life within a
You can become a great reviewer or a singer
with one of the most melodious voice, or one of the best choreographers on
planet Earth. You may have a latent talent, and while reading this text, you
may have also realized that YouTube can prove to be an excellent resource for
Until a teenager, you wouldn’t have thought
of producing content for a platform as great as YouTube and the future is going
to be more digital only. Things are changing daily. There is something new
every day in this field.
Watching videos was the only square, where
all of us fitted adequately.
But being part of this creative cycle, you
must remember one thing.
Produce more than what you consume.
That’s the formula, and with that, you can
climb the charts!
In a developing country like ours, it’s
difficult to trace a path, which wasn’t meant to be traced. And a career, which
isn’t followed by many, can question your motivation, and also your heart. But
don’t forget that you can yourself become an icon and let others binge watch
Be a brave heart, create an AdSense account,
and sit back and enjoy the show called life.