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The Will To Win
March 28, 2008, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Igniting Our Will


Muhammad Ali once said “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-Muhammad Ali once said “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, and a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” 

How true! How poignant! Success makes a person champion. And how we define success? Isn’t it’s simply a matter of doing what one does best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do? Yes, success is nothing but largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go! True champions always hang on and true champions always have that will which makes them stand apart from the ordinary crowd. 

Let’s ignite that will in our souls.
Let’s cherish a heady mix of desire, dream and vision!
Let’s share one the most classic motivational poems I have ever come across.  

 The Will To Win

 If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and
Your sleep for it  

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
And cheap for it  

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it, 

 If gladly you’ll sweat for it,
Fret for it, Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it, 

If you’ll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity, 

 If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,  

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You’ll get it! 

— Berton Braley


March 27, 2008, 1:59 pm
Filed under: Inspiration


Every now and then, life tests us. It makes us go through several ups and Every now and then, life tests us. It makes us go through several ups and downs. We tend to oscillate between ecstasy and despair. In those moments, sometimes we question our existence, our purpose. In those very moments, we need to remind ourselves of hope and optimism. We need to draw from the bank of good memories.

Often, we just need to promise ourselves certain things and the moment we start implementing those promises, life starts looking better all over again. Let’s promise ourselves to live a good life… 

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
Disturb your peace of mind.  
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
Every person you meet. 
To make all your friends feel like there is
Something in them.  
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
Optimism comes true.  
To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
And expect only the best.  
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
As you are about your own.  
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
Greater achievements of the future.  
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
Every living person you meet a smile.  
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
That you have no time to criticize others.  
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
Strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
Presence of trouble. 

-‘The Optimist Creed ‘
From The Optimist International 

Let’s Live Again..
March 25, 2008, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Inspiration


We have been bestowed with the gift of life. One single life. Celebrating each and very passing moment of life is the key behind feeling alive and rejuvenated. Every moment of life contains seed of infinite happiness and celebration. We just need to realize it and accept it. Just as people from all caste, creed and religions rejoice numerous festivals, they also need to celebrate the festival of life. Every decade, every year, every month, every week, every day and every moment needs to be celebrated with same vigor as we celebrate other festivals.  

Someone so famously remarked “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”! That sums up our life for us. Life is nothing but a blessing and a chance to grow a soul. The moment we start living with our and others souls, with all the integrity and uprightness, life transcends itself into a worthwhile experience. We need to remind ourselves that once we start loving our life, we shall have no sorrow of dying. 

We are always reminded of ‘Time’ as our eternal companion. And this eternal companion will always go with us on a journey called life. Time also reminds us of cherishing each and every moment of life. The journey of life is said to be the greatest journey ever undertaken by the human race. This journey becomes even more beautiful when we start feeling the beauty of life.  Life indeed is beautiful.

Let’s celebrate life. Let’s celebrate the visible and invisible colors of life. Let’s live an inspired living!