Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Who wants the Ferrari.........so who has to work for it?"

The above was something that was written blatantly on my Friend's dorm room wall.

I admire the guy's foresight in assuming that he will one day own a Ferrari. In my view it was just the sheer delight of owning such a beautiful car that made him write such a statement on his wall & motivate himself. But if it seems to get him a Ferrari someday, you will see me with a marker-pen dashing to the nearest clean wall.

Its amazing to see what people do to motivate themselves. I for one motivate myself by just being positive. Trying to look at things the positive way makes me feel like failure is just a minor setback that one temporarily faces on his way to success. I know for sure that this is one of the best motto's because if you don't always practice looking at the sky, you won't ever reach there.

Deciding what real
ly motivates you is another simple yet challenging task, motivation can come from anywhere and anything, it could be from your parents, colleagues or even your own children. But motivation goes hand in hand with dedication too. What the aforementioned guy surely knows is hard work will surely get him a Ferrari, but so will luck. Many may think that these are two separate ways in getting things, but its not. Just like motivation and dedication, hard work and luck are the two sides of the same coin.

Numerous examples can be given about how Hard work and Luck separately helped someone, but they really go hand in hand together. The phrase "To be in the right place at the right time" is the Luck part of Hard work.

I cannot know for sure what may be the case of this particular guy in Five years, maybe he finally owns the Italian beauty or maybe he just fixes it for someone. But I do honestly pray that he achieves what he deemed important enough for him to work extra hard.

Soichiro Honda of Honda Motor Company was not just a School drop out but an under accomplished race car driver. Need I say more about what he has achieved.

Keeping your target locked and mind focused will definitely bear fruit. Now all that is left is for you to decide what fruit you like best.


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