Once, there was a king. One day, he thought of experimenting on these people. So, he put a massive rock in the middle of the road, and hide nearby to see, what people do seeing the stone on the road.
After waiting for some time, he sees some wealthy merchants passing by. They walk by the rock, blaming the king that is not doing his duties. Then after some time, a peasant goes by the same way.
He had some heavy stuff over his head. Seeing the rock in the middle of the road, he stopped and tried to move the rock sideways.
It takes some time for him to clear the road, but he does it and goes back to his work. The next day, the same thing happens, but this time, there was a change.
He saw a sag filled with gold coins with a letter saying, "It is the reward for your work you did yesterday." It was the king who placed the sag for his work.
The Morel: Don't complain about things. Take action to make a change. You have the strength to challenge situations that look tough. So, go ahead, and challenge the challenging situation. Also, karma comes back. So, if your karma is good, you will get a good reward and vice versa.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. Orison Swett Marden
1. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley
Don’t be afraid to take a step because you might lose your heart when you fail. This quote is a powerful reminder for you. Failure is just a delay and not a dead-end.
2. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill.
The fear of failure has stopped many wonderful minds from shining in this world. Don’t become one. Have the courage to try. Face your failures. The courage to continue is what matters for you to win.
3. “The bridge of success is built on the pillars of failure.” – Unknown
A perfect building comes from a firm base. It’s the same in life too. Challenges and difficulties in life become a solid base. Failures are the pillars with which you will build success.
4. “No Man fails who does his best.” – Orison Swett Marden
Do your best and leave the rest. No man fails when best efforts are given as inputs.
5. “I think you have to try and fail because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.” – Unknown.
When you succeed after your failures, you will have the strongest grit and determination to pursue anything. You become closer to perfection every time you get up after a failure. You will know what you are good at.
6. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
Don’t worry if you fail. Next time, when you try, you become resilient and intelligent in handling things than before.
1. A good reputation is more valuable:
Life is short, so live it by ‘Being good’ and ‘Doing Good’. Don’t live your life for money and status alone. In the end, how you lived is what matters and not what you have.
2. Have care about how you speak:
Life becomes an inherent risk when you don’t know how to control your tongue. The way you speak and the things you say to people have a tremendous effect on people. Speak positively to yourself and others.
Everything heals in the world except for the wound caused by harsh, mean, and hurtful words. Remember this!
3. Positive Thoughts:
The more positive you are the more positive things you attract in life. What you think you attract. Keep your thoughts and actions positive. It’s a visible lesson that life teaches us.
Holding on to your anger, jealousy, grudges, contempt, etc. comes under the roof of negativity. This negativity is one big risk that you should avoid at all costs in life. Don’t carry them in your life. The best solution is to forgive. Forgiveness is one of the powerful lessons that we learn in life.
5. Everything has a Choice:
You can get up or stay down. You can either become better or become bitter from life’s lessons. Everything has a choice. Pick the right ones.
6. Look to yourself:
Blaming and pinpointing is easy. What’s challenging here is, accepting own mistakes, taking responsibility, asking internal questions, and improving ourselves. This is the ultimate lesson we learn in life.
7. Good Habits:
Bring self-control early in life by trying to accept things, staying compassionate, and being patient. Start good eating/fitness Habits Early in Life. Stay away from negative influences. Take Your Path and make it right. Give the gift of gratitude to your soul.
1. Expect the Unexpected in Life!
Life will never go as we plan. Embrace this fact. Be ready when unexpected things happen. Be flexible to accept the unexpected. Build confidence and courage to face it. Who knows, maybe, the unexpected things in life can turn out to be a new path for you. Expecting the unexpected is one big risk that everyone on earth takes in life.
2. Respect Yourself!
How you value yourself and how you talk to yourself impact your self-esteem and self-respect. By respecting yourself, you are paving a successful path for your life. This is one of the powerful lessons taught by life for us.
3. Consistency in Life takes you Height!
Be consistent with life. It’s easy to give up, but the real challenge is to keep going. That’s the difference between the rest and the successful people. Successful people don’t give up easily. They may take a break for a while. But they get back up. Consistency is the key.
4. We Can't Control Everything!
You can control yourself, but you can’t control your surroundings and people in it. So what can we do? You can either react to everything, get stressed, and feel demotivated or, you can ignore negativities, stay away from degrading people, and move on. This is the practical and powerful lesson taught by life for us. It applies in every walk of life.
5. Success Seeker. Not Failure Avoider!
It’s good to work for success. But it is also good to accept failures and learn from the mistakes. But, if you keep avoiding failures, it means you are not trying to move forward in life. A quick life lesson for us is, success and failures are equally important for us.
"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." -- Colin R. Davis
The way we are today and the life we live today is because of our success and failures. It shaped us and no one can deny that. Here are 5 real Thoughts that will justify why failures are needed for success! Go through them.
Thought 1: You learn life, people, places, and things when there’s a failure. You safe-guard your physical and mental self positively after life’s failures right?
Thought 2: Genuinely humble people we come across in life are the ones who have taken failures and came out of it. Have you noticed it?
Thought 3: Failures and embarrassments are the best teachers in life! Without them, what is left to explore in life? Have you thought about it?
Thought 4: Successful People, Life-changing inventions, and today’s technologies are not an overnight success but years of failure, right?
Thought 5: Truth is, there is no success without falling at least once. Maybe some people could hit it in the first streak. But those who fail will learn new angles, new data, and fresh experience to achieve success than others.
Why Failures are Difficult to Handle?
When there’s a failure, a man loses all his heart. That makes the failure more hurtful to handle than anything else. Just ignore everything you perceive about failures. Calm your mind and think to yourself “I would have done the same mistake over and over if hadn’t failed”. You will understand the genuine sense of failure which is; “Failures will pillar your success. And the success after failure will bring you more success”.
Still not convinced?
Remember, History fades, Geniuses fail, Men fail, Regimes Fail. Even our favorite superhero’s get hit and fail. Don’t you worry! Failure is a part of life. Learn the lesson. Build yourself. Move on.
1. Performance. Not Emotions!
A powerful way to strengthen yourself mentally is to perform better than your emotions. Deliver a consistent level of performance irrespective of what you feel. When emotions interfere, it will affect work quality.
2. Be Thyself!
Be yourself! Don’t change to please others. This pleasing-attitude brings pressure, zero self-acceptance negates your positive self-beliefs, and kills your creativity. Mentally strong people are not people-pleasers.
3. Be Tenacious. Don’t give up easily!
Giving up is easy. But, ‘determination’ and tenacity to ‘keep trying and never easily give up’ makes people successful and mentally powerful.
4. Productive Core-Beliefs!
Choose positivity and productivity over negativity. Align your core-beliefs towards doing things that make you happy and gives the feeling of success. Let your core-beliefs align with a good moral compass. They all make you mentally resilient.
5. Be like a Tree. Let the Dead Leaves Drop – Rumi:
To be like a tree is to be like the Root. Root needs to be nurtured to grow stronger and deeper. And so are you. To nurture mental strength, fight against all the odds. Don’t break easily. Be like a tree that is strong, deep, yet humble. Extend yourself to others like a tree branch. Extend your brain to enhance your knowledge and skills. The negativities of life are like dead leaves. By being strong and humble like a tree, you are automatically dropping all the negatives.
6. Get Defeated to become Victorious:
It’s okay to get defeated. Only then will you know how to play the game and emerge victoriously. Defeats that you face in life are precious and practical lessons that will strengthen you mentally to a core. Don’t worry if you fall. You now know a conscious life-lesson of what to do and what not to do to improve your life.
1. They don’t give up easily:
Confident people will do what they can with their abilities to crack what’s in front of them. They keep trying and don’t call it quits easily.
2. They don’t Bully people Intellectually:
Intellectual Bullies don’t agree with anyone. They will never admit they are wrong. They have a blatant disregard for other's opinions and views. But confident people are not intellectual bullies. They accept when people or situations prove them wrong. They focus on “What is right” instead of “I am right”. It’s one of the defining traits of truly confident people.
3. They take Responsibility:
Confident people take responsibility for themselves, including their health and character. They take responsibility for the mistakes made. They apologize when needed.
4. Water Under the Bridge:
Confident people forgive and let go. They don’t hold on to grudges, judgments, negative criticisms, negative people.
5. They Listen:
Confident people don’t brag. They let other people express their thoughts and views. They show genuine interest in knowing and listening to others.
6. Not Intimidated:
Intrinsic validation matters to highly confident people. They don’t get intimidated by others. They don’t speak badly of others to make themselves look better. Also, confident people have a close circle of people who truly matter to them. They value and respect their opinions. They don’t worry about what others think.
7. They ask for help:
Confident people are not always “I can handle it all”. They will not hesitate to ask for help when needed. They don’t consider vulnerability as a weakness.
8. Live. Let Live:
Confident people are effortlessly cool and collected. They don’t show-off or make efforts to boast themselves. Confident people will let other people be themselves. Confidence flows even with their dressing and body language. They Live and Let Live.
Success is a pyramid. Something that begins from the ground but ends at a peak. Where opportunities narrow down gradually when u move to the top. Something that is made always with the desire of the architect. Artichect is any individual who wishes to create the pyramid. Never can he ever put the milestone and simply create the peak without putting every brick and cementing it with concrete and plaster. That being his efforts.
Success can only be acheived when u believe. Belief is not a word but a feeling. The intangible product of your hardwork is what makes belief stronger. Believe in urself and nobody can stop you. Live ur life. Move on. Have patience. Create Belief. And to cover it up, Cement it with ur efforts. The pyramid is now yours to own. Live in it and have a beautiful life. Enjoy the essence and never stop asking for more without walking with pride or prejudice.
To get to the top of the mountain you have to be climbing on solid foundations. You have to find a way to consider yourself as a person of faith. Goals achieved with little effort are seldom lasting. If you try at your best level, you will never fail. People who avail possible opportunities never fail. Success is hard work. It needs a lot of work. One who believes that it's hard to achieve or its taking too long to achieve will never succeed. You need patience in order to achieve success. One who shows patience never fails. Success is all about hardwork, commitment and patience. Success can be experienced every day through small achievements. Every successful person believes that there is a purpose behind every situation. Always focus on the good that comes out of you.
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." -- Jim Rohn
Emily Dickinson is one of the most famous authors of modern times. In true sense, she considered herself a failure for most of her life. She never married and used to spend the maximum of her time writing poems. She is one of the most renowned poets of her time but less than a dozen of her poems were ever published.
After her death, her sister noticed close to 1800 poems stacked up. She eventually published the poems which made Emily gain international fame.
- Follow your passion and success will come your way.
Curtis was born in 1975 in New York. He is professionally known as 50 cents. Curtis had a rough past and a tough upbringing. At an early age, he was surrounded by drugs and crime. Sabrina, his birth mother herself was a drug dealer. When he was 8 years old, his mother died due to some mysterious fire. Eventually, his father too left. Curtis was now left with his grandmother. At the age of 12, he started dealing with drugs. In 1994, he was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison due to multiple accusations. Instead, he was sent to a boot camp for about 6 months.
He adopted the name 50-cent after his release. In 2002, he was signed by Eminem after he heard one of his songs. Ever since then, Curtis is known to be the best rapper and is world-famous.
- If you are born poor, it is not your fault. But if you die poor, it is your fault.
- Make use of the opportunities that come your way and give your best.
Chris Gardener was born in 1954 and had a tough upbringing. He had a father that was never present while the stepfather abused his mother and siblings. He went in and out of foster care. Chris married in 1977 but an affair with another lady caused her to be pregnant. This was when he decided to leave his wife. After his son was born, he knew he had to do something in life. He decided to be a medical equipment salesman.
Finally, he met a man who showed him the career of a stockbroker. He suffered evictions, divorce, and jail. But in the end, he never gave up and kept trying to better his life.
- Make wise choices to end up in a safe and secure place.
- Learn from your mistakes and never repeat them.
Abraham Lincolns' story is a great example of persistence. If you have failed multiple times and wish to quit, read on to know the amazing life story of Lincoln and his life difficulties. He was born into a poor family and faced defeat at all ends. He failed twice in business, lost the elections eight times and had a severe breakdown. He had many instances where he could have accepted defeat. But he did not give up. That is exactly why he went on to become the greatest president.
He lost his mother in 1818. In 1831, he tried his hand at business but failed. Lincoln also lost his job and wanted to do law, but could not get in. In 1835, he was to be married to his fiance but she died due to which he was heartbroken. He was then bedridden for six months. Finally, in 1860, he was elected as the President of the United States.
- The secret key to success is to never give up.
- Never accept defeat as the end game. Try until you succeed.
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -- Conrad Hilton
Albert Einstein was born on 14th March 1879 in the German Empire. His father was an engineer and salesman. They lived at a time when there was no electricity, the houses were typically lit by oil lamps and gas. The most common method of transportation was horses.
Albert started speaking when he was about four years old and started reading when he turned seven. He had a keen interest in mathematics and physics. His mother also introduced him to music. In the year 1905, he published many papers that made him the scholar of physics.
Einstein had visionary thinking which led to him being known for his knowledge and wisdom. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. In 1940, Albert Einstein became a citizen of the US.
- Einstein could not speak until he was four. There were a lot of people who judged him for the same. But that never let him be discouraged.
- Find the right path to success and not the quick path.
Ursula Burns was brought up by a single mother in New York. She studied at Cathedral High School. After completing her schooling, she graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1980. At the age of 22, she got an internship at Xerox. After completing her Master's, she became a permanent employee at Xerox. In 2000, she became the senior vice president due to sheer hard work. The company was going through a tough crisis at the time and Ursula was the one to get it back on track.
She is the first black American lady to head a Fortune 500 company. Since 2009, she is the CEO of the company and is achieving great success.
- Hard work pays off.
Michelle was born in a poor household with basically no finances. She quit school at the age of 15 and had no education at all. She began modeling at an early age to support her parents financially. Her father was then wheelchair-bound. Soon after, she met her now ex-husband and got settled. But Michelle was not content and knew she wanted to do more out of life. She got a marketing job with Labbatt and within 2 years, she became the head of the sales and marketing team.
At the age of 24, she decided to start her own company. Before starting the company, she knew she had to focus on bras and lingerie. She soon opened Ultimo. There was no looking back after this. By June 2008, there were 12 stores across Ireland and the UK.
- Never lose hope and keep trying until you succeed.
- You will eventually win if you never lose patience.
Indra Nooyi was born on the 28th of October, 1955. She belonged to a South Indian family and resided in Tamil Nadu. Her grandfather was a district judge and her father worked at State Bank of Hyderabad. She studied at Holy Angels.
AIHSS in Chennai. Indra then did her Bachelor's in Maths, Physics and Chemistry in 1974 at Madras Christian College. After graduation, she did her Master's from IIM Calcutta.
Indra then joined Johnson and Johnson in Mumbai with the role of product manager. She went on to work with the top companies and then finally gained the job at PepsiCo. Indra Nooyi is the 12th highest-paid women in the US.
- Talent needs to be worked upon to sharpen your skills.
- It is important to add experience to your journey.
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -- Colin Powell
Sheetal Kabra worked in the corporate field for 9 years. Soon after, she got pregnant. She decided to take a break due to her high-risk pregnancy. It was during this break that Sheetal rediscovered her love for arts and crafts. She started gaining great interest in creating her personalized items. Sheetal also realized the need for natural products. Her baby did not react well to traditionally available soaps. Hence, she decided to create a hand made soaps.
She soon began on her interparental journey and started selling her hand made soaps to her friends, family, and relatives. That is how Earthy Sapo was created. Today the company has multiple products that include hair oils, natural soaps, shampoos, moisturizers, and conditioners. All products are natural and chemical-free.
- It is never too late to start working on your dreams.
- Hard work and consistency is the key to success.
Bhavish and Ankit both are IIT-B graduates who started the concept of booking cabs online. In the beginning, they followed the usual path and started working in reputed MNCs. They looked for various to start their entrepreneur dream. That is when they stumbled upon the lack of cab booking facilities online. Bhavish had a bad experience with a rented car while on a trip. He wanted to let customers experience convenience and safety while traveling. That is how Ola Cabs came into existence and made traveling simpler than ever.
It became one of the fastest running startups in India. By 2014, Ola Cabs spread to 100 cities with a network of 2,00,000 cars. The company held over 60% of the market share and had 1,50,000 bookings in a day. One of the prime reasons for its success is the cheap rates of cab services.
- No matter how small you start, you can always aim for high success.
- Your success is dependent on the amount of effort and hard work you put into it.
Falguni hails from a Gujrati family. She was born and brought up in Mumbai. Her father was from the world of the business hence she was exposed to the field at a young age. She states that trade and stock market discussions were hot topics at home. She graduated from IIM Ahmedabad and worked for Kotak Mahindra Bank for 19 years. Her role was that of an investment banker. In the year 2012, she decided to do something for herself.
Falguni quit her job at the age of 50 and decided to venture into the world of business. She noticed that there was untapped potential in the field of beauty. Nykaa finally came to life in 2012. She got inspiration from big brands like Falguni and Sephora. Her dream to get the world of beauty in India was done through Nykaa. It was her aim to get the best retailers with the best beauty products in India. Falguni Nayyar achieved this feat way past her age. This is a true inspiration for women out there who feel it is too late to start something.
- It is never too late to start something new in life.
- If you believe in it, do it no matter what.
Bethany Hamilton was born on the 8th of February, 1990 in Hawaii. She grew up in a surfing family with older brothers Tim and Noah. Hence, she learned the art of surfing at a young age. Hamilton started competitive surfing at the age of 8. At the age of 9, she got her first sponsorship. In 2003 of May, she went on to taste success. In 2003, October 31, she faced a brutal shark attack. She lost about 60% of her blood and underwent multiple surgeries. Later, she recovered and was released.
Hamilton continued with her surfing just a month after her surgeries. She also has an autobiography to her name called 'Soul Surfer: A True Story Of Faith And Fighting To Get Back On The Board'. The book was a best seller. Her story is an inspiration to people out there who face challenges in their life.
- Hurdles are a part of life.
- Have a never say die spirit and follow your dreams.
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt