26. Mar, 2015


Motivation Introductory Remarks


The two most important days in your life are the day  you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

Once I attended a prayer meeting in Fiji and the priest who was from India was preaching. I liked his idea of human qualities of truth, beauty and goodness and went to see him in private. He greeted me and asked me why I was afraid. Then he spoke to me. I have not forgotten the sentiments of his sermon and I would like to share it with you.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

After talking to him I continued doing my own reading on the issues he had raised. I discovered  the reason why.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

So very early in life I concluded that 

Only as high as I reach can I grow,”

“only as far as I seek can I go,”

“only as deep as I look can I see,” and

“ only as much as I dream can I be.

My Desires and my needs became the key to motivation. I developed a determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of my goals - a commitment to excellence. That I have been telling everyone, will enable us to attain the success we seek.

So I resolved that wanting something is not enough.

You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. That is the theory of motivation and what we put in our activities is our practice.

For me from my high school days motivation has been everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him or her to keep inspiring his or her people.

This was the inspiration that Lee Iacocca supported.
Then gradually my inspiration kept moving ahead and I found that

motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed. I inspired myself to be able to inspire others.

Like Napoleon Hill, I firmly believe that whatever the mind of a person can conceive and believe, it can gradually achieve and go beyond.

As Robert Frost said there are two roads diverging in our life and if you dare to take the one less travelled by and that would make all the difference in your life.

The mind is everything. What you think you become,  Said Buddha.

Let us put our mind right to think well and then our route to success would be as bright as how we are able to think and act.