winner or whiner
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Winner or WhinerVinod Kumar ThaliyilChief Mentor, Infiselvinod@infisel.com+91 90470 70271
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 October 18, 1931)
The StoryThe inspirational story begins by recalling howThomas Edisons grade school teacher wrote to his mother that Edison was addled and wouldnt be allowed in school anymore. When Edison asked his mother what the letter said, she supposedly replied:His mothers eyes were tearful as she read theletter out loud to her child: Your son is a genius. This school is too smallforhim and doesnt have enough good teachers for training him. Please teachhim yourself.After many, many years, after Edisons motherdied and he was now one of the greatest inventors of the century,one dayhe was looking through old family things. Suddenlyhe saw a folded paper in the corner of a drawer in a desk. He took itandopened it up. On the paper was written: Your son is addled [mentally ill]. Wewont let him come to school any more.Edison cried for hours and then he wrote in his diary: ThomasAlva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother,became the genius ofthe century.
Lesson: Winners are made not born.
Define a winner
What is success?
Success is ones perception; changes from person to person
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says "YOU are what your deep, driving DESIRE isas your DESIRE is, so is your WILLas your WILL is, so is your DEEDas your DEED is, so is your DESTINY"
So it is what we think that we become finally
What influences our thought process?
We get inputs for thoughts from the following:
The choices you make, determines the world you live inIt is not luck or any other factor that leads to ones failure but ones own thought; thus LUCK is a myth
What you sow, you reap
When you get a negative thought, as the following questions
Karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachanaMa karmaphale hetur bhuh, ma te sangvasta karmani
Bhagavath GitaYou have the power only to act; you do not have power to influence the result, therefore you must act without the anticipation of the result, without succumbing to inaction
Detachment From Results; Focus Only On Your DutiesIf people are attached to results, they will not perform, they will only be stressed or depressed
Lessons learned from animals and birds
You can naturally be a whiner but to become a WINNER you need to plan, learn, and work hard
Difference between WINNER and WHINER
Now the Choice Is Yours Winner or Whiner?
Burn your boats and proceed to face life, never quit!
Wish You All The Best, Thank You!