Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Are you ready to be SUCCESSFUL !!

Iam sure you must have heard about Robin Sharma, the author of the book "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". He is an amazing person who has made a huge difference in the people's life. I had recently read a thought from his articles. It went on like this:

Successful people achieve what they want because they are ready to put in the amount required to be successful.

Give it some thought. Everyone is born with same physiology. And everyone gets the same 24 hour-1440 minutes everyday. But then the outcomes of the so-called successful person and the normal person is vastly different. More often we focus on the result and hence label people as successful and unsuccessful.,. tats it. no more questions on why they have been successful and what they did to achieve that. On close introspection, one can find that, Successful people more often are ready to give more than what is required of them. I found a simple method to make us realize of this truth.

Take an instance from your own life, where you have loved doing something without no restrictions for time.,. You became so involved in the work that you didn't have a count of the work. You didn't mind whether you had your lunch/dinner, whether the guy/girl next door is playing music or whether your favorite program channel will up shortly. All that occupied your mind was the work you were involved in.

Do you think you did the work because somebody said you to do it. Yes, you might do it , if someone came and threatened to kill you, unless you do the work, or somebody came and offered you a million bucks for the work, you will undoubtedly do it. Yet very few people are so lucky as to have people come up to them and give them such fat package for work. So in case you are waiting for someone to come and make you do work, its time to get wiser.

This is what differentiates the Successful from the others. The required motivation to make things happen is something which Successful people take in from within. They might miss out the fun which others have, they might miss out a date which others have, they might miss out their favorite program, They know all this yet they make a conscious decision to focus on their work. They work as of their entire life depends on it. And of course the outcome will be proportional to that. And we people label someone as successful/unsuccessful and then think that Successful people are endowed with special abilities. And that the unsuccessful people are the one who are unfortunate and less talented. It cant be further away from truth.

As Vince Lambardi captured the essence when he said:

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of
knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Wishing you all Success in you and your Life !


The Wistler said...

A very motivational post... truly inspirational. This was the first post in your blog that I read. But, I'm going to frequent all your other posts as well.

Keep the great work! Be Successful!

Prashant Sree said...

@ wistler: Glad to hear it had been motivating...

Thanks for the wishes !! Welcome aboard :)

prakhar said...

A very true blog...great job prashant.

Prashant Sree said...

@prakhar: Thank You :)