NEVER FORGET PEOPLE ON YOUR WAY UP BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED THEM ON YOUR WAY DOWN!!

Think of the struggles and most difficult times you have been through in your life. Think about those who stood by you, held your hands, and showed you the way during those times you must list down these names. you may initially come up with only a few names, but if you think really hard, recall the seemingly small struggles, this list will grow longer. Once you are done this, you will realize that you have lot to be thankful and grateful for!! And you will also realize that there are some people in your life who you need to treasure. Remember them and be there for them when they need you!!

This remind me the story of a King which i never forget.This king forgot to be thankful to those who were good to him. But thankfully, better sense eventually prevailed in him and he had an opportunity to mend his ways:

This king ruled a small kingdom. He had everything he could wish for! However, he had one big FLAW!! He enjoyed bloodshed and  as there were no wars in his kingdom,he often became cruel to his own subjects. He awarded the most brutal punishments for smallest of mistakes. His favourite was putting an offender in an enclosure with hungry hunting dogs and watching the person be  devoured to bones.

The dogs that he employed for this terrible game were taken care of by two caretakers who had been instructed to keep these dogs hungry for days before someone was scheduled to be killed by these dogs.

One day, one of the courtiers arrived late for his duty. This particular courtier was responsible for the upkeep of the personal attire of the king. The king, therefore, was kept waiting and was late in attending the royal courts. This was treated as a grave mistake that attracted punishment. This courtier was in the service of the king for the last 25 years and was very honest, sincere,hardworking and loyal to the king. However,the king was not in habit of sparing anyone. The king, without taking into consideration the courtier’s past good record, ordered his soldiers to throw him in the cage of hungry dogs.

The courtier prayed and begged the king, “oh, Lord! you are like God for all of us, have some mercy. I have served you wholeheartedly for 25 years please forgive me and spare my life”

The king was adamant; he did not want to lose the chance of watching the most entertaining feat of a living man being torn into pieces by hungry dogs. He refused and ordered his soldiers to execute the penalty.

The courtier again pleaded, ” oh King! you are our God and we cannot disobey your orders. But keeping in mind my children and family, kindly allow me ten days to arrange for their well-being.”

King agreed to grant him 10 days and warned that no further time shall be allowed. The courtier thanked the God and went straight to meet the caretaker of the dogs. He pleaded with the caretakers to allow him to serve the dogs for 10 days.

The dog’s caretakers laughed and said, ” what will you gain by serving these dogs that are soon going to tear apart your flesh of your body”

” You will not understand it”,replied the courtier. However, the caretakers allowed the courtier his last wish.

During those ten days, the courtier took good care of all dogs. He cleaned them, bathed them, fed them and provided all types of comfort to all the dogs. He practically lived with the dogs, played with them and then even slept with them. He did this throughout the 10 days, including the last two days when dogs were  to be kept hungry.

On the 11th day, the king’s men dragged the courtier to the compound where the hungry dogs were struggling to break loose. The hands of accused courtier were tied, he was blind folded and then thrown into the cage of hungry dogs. All of those present there had seen such shows earlier as well. They knew that the moment a person is thrown into the cage all dogs pounce upon him like skilled hunters. They pull down their prey quickly and devour them with astonishing speed. Everybody was anticipating the same kind of performance again.

But to their dismay, nothing like that happened. Instead, the hungry dogs stood still watching their prey.  THEY LOOKED CONFUSED! A moment later the dogs started sniffing courtier and started pulling at the rope that tied his hands. Two dogs started licking the courtier and almost all were waggering their tales wildly as if they were meeting a long-lost friend!

The king was angry and furious to see his most entertaining sport spoiled. Instead of killing the man the dogs were showering him with love.He asked the courtier what he had done to all the dogs!

His reply was simple, ” Oh King! I have served these dogs only for 10 days and they have not forgotten what i did for them. But you, who are a human being and a great King, forgot what i did for you for the last 25 years.”

This response touched the King. If animals could be thankful to people who had served them, he, a human being and  a king, had to be better. This little incidence taught the king a very important lesson. He abolished the cruel punishment and personally thanked the courtier who had shown him the right way.

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This story also reminds me Swami Vivekanand who has also spoken about this great traits:

” Who is helping you, don’t forget them.

Who is loving you, don’t hate them.

Who is believing you, don’t cheat them.”

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READ!! DON’T YOU THINK THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE OUR LIFE!!

READ!! WHY!!

Because we are living in a world essentially barricated by the walls in our minds. And these walls are things we lovingly build brick by brick!

When we read, we walk into the mind of someone who may have died 20,200,400 years ago and know how he thought or what he felt. And this has the potential to change our  lives.

Reading is our sustenance, thinking is our exercise. But our memory,however, is our namesis as it plays tricks on us all the time.

If what we read is not retained in our mind, we might not have bothered even to read it!!

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DO YOU THINK FACING TROUBLE IS NECESSARY FOR YOUR GROWTH!!

In my view,Absolutely!!

Facing trouble is essential for developing character and internal growth.

Trouble either makes a person bigger,or smaller!!

It never leaves him exactly the way he/she was before!

SOME PEOPLE BREAK WHEN IN TROUBLE,WHILE OTHERS BREAK RECORDS.

Somebody has very rightly said:

“you are defined by the troubles you face.Both by those you were able to surpass and by those you could not”

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MISFORTUNE IS INEVITABLE! EMBRACE IT!!

In misfortune lies the seed of future triumph. They who have no hope have no belief in the intelligent design of all things.

But those who see meaning in every day, in every joy and EVERY SORROW, will always live in harmony!

KNOW THAT IN ALL THINGS

THAT HAPPENS

THERE IS A DIVINE PURPOSE!!

And we need to respect and accept them!! Its truth will be revealed when it has to be revealed!!

Some body has very rightly said:

” The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one”

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CAN SERVING OTHERS IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE??

In my view, Yes! Undoubtedly!

No matter how much money you make, how high you rise in your company, how respected an entrepreneur you are or how great a parent you become, the quality of your life will be measured by the quality of your SERVICE to others!!

The greatest of all master keys to lifelong success:

Serve others and the quality of your own life will profoundly improve.

Even the simplest form of kind acts can have the most profound effect on someone in need.

TO CELEBRATE LIVING EACH DAY, SERVE OTHERS IN SOME WAY!!

Do it and see the difference it makes in your life!

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CONCENTRATION

Concentration always throws light and gives one greater clarity.Even scientists know that they have to concentrate on a problem before they can solve it.

Most of the time, the solution to any problem a person is trying to solve is already within him. It is present in the subconscious level but the solution will not become evident unless his mind is in a focused condition.

THE MOMENT THE MIND IS FOCUSED, THE ANSWERS FALL INTO PLACE!!

From my own experience, many questions that I have focused on have found their own answers.

Somehow, somewhere, almost inevitably, THE ANSWERS COME!!

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HOW TO GET TO YOUR GREATNESS AND PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION!!

No one wants to make massive changes to the way they think, feel and behave because they believe that playing their best game as a human being requires them to revolutionize their lives. And for most of us, that could be a scary thought.

It is a known fact that human beings love staying within their comfort zone.

But guess what?

I have often realized that lasting personal change does not require you to turn your life upside down. Its rather very straight and simple!

In my view, the best way to get to your greatness is through small, step by step and continuous steps- we may call it just  ‘1% wins’.

If you improve your health by only 1% each alternate day for the next 30 days, you will see a 15% increase in that dimension of your life in just ONE MONTH!

The same theory goes for every other area of your life, from your relationship to your career.

DOES IT STILL SEEM SO SCARY? YES or NO??

Can you make those little step by step improvement in the area most in need of improvement?

ABSOLUTELY!!

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