THE WINNING SPIRIT
I would like to share a few stories which will inspire you to inculcate the fighter spirit and that can be achieved if you are confident and have an attitude to fight for your goals against all odds.
# Once upon a time, two children aged 10 and 4 years were playing near the well in a village. Unfortunately, the older boy fell into the well. The younger one was too scared, but seeing no one around, he threw in the bucket (that is used to pull water), and tried to pull up his friend. The little boy’s determination and faith saved his friend from drowning.
People were astonished to hear this story but a wise man told them that it was possible because THERE WAS NO ONE TO STOP HIM FROM DOING IT. So remember friends, people who tell you that you cannot do it are not true well-wishers.
# Karoly Takacs was the best shooter of 1938 in Hungary. He was fully prepared to win the Olympiad of 1940, but, as fate would have it, a hand grenade burst in his right hand. Unfortunately, he lost his right hand, but not his hope. He started practicing with his left hand. Luck was on his side. The Olympiads got cancelled in 1940 and the Games slated then for 1944 also did not happen due to the World War.
Karoly surprised everyone when he won a Gold medal in the 1948 Olympiad, with his ONLY HAND. He did not stop there………………he AGAIN won a Gold in the 1952 Olympiad, which changed the History of the world.
# When we see challenges, we get stressed, but we should have the focus, like Arjuna, who ONLY saw the eye of the fish, which was his target.
# When it rains, we all run for shelter. But young children, take advantage of the rain. They hurry out in the rain and enjoy getting drenched. They open up their little hands to collect rain water and even drink it. That should be the attitude, when faced with a problem……welcome the problem with open hands and see how well you manage to resolve it.
# The well frog: let us take an example of a frog that is never out of the well, where it lives for most of its life. This frog does not know what the world beyond the well is like. We should aspire to visualize areas which are outside our periphery. We should think positive and see bigger and brighter side of the picture.
# Jim Kwik, who is a memory speed reading expert, had brain injury, not once but twice. His classmates used to call him the boy with broken brains. In spite of his major brain injuries, he mastered the art of memorizing and went on to become an expert.
# I heard of an over-weight person, who lost his wife and went into a depression. As if that was not enough, some time later he lost his son too, due to rabies infection. But he was an iron-willed man. He joined a Gym and trained himself on a strict diet. He came down to 80 kgs, looking very fit and handsome. At the age of 60, he got his first break as a model and since then, has never looked back.
The above stories tell us how, if armed with a definite focus and a winning attitude, we can turn around even the toughest situation to our advantage and come out a winner. If you come across failures, take a peep at yourself in the mirror. It is YOU alone who is responsible………..and that YOU alone can tackle the situation in a positive way with a staunch winning attitude.