"Take risks in your life, If you win, you can lead! If you loose, you can guide!"
“Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.”
"Believe In Yourself"
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”
"Take up one idea, make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, Live on that idea let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."
"All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do ot believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you."
"Arise awake and stop not until the goal is achieved."
"Whatever you believe, that you will be, If you believe yourselves to be ages, ages you will be tomorrow. There is nothing to obstruct you."
"You are the creator of your own destiny."
•Story 2 : Failure Inspires Winners
This quote is taken from a book Mr. Kiyosaki wrote, titled: "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". If you haven't read this book yet I suggest you do.
Everyone has failed or will fail at something in their life (often probably if you aren't fearful) but how do you react to it? In the book the author draws on the example of riding a bike. If we QUIT after skinning our knee one time we would not know how to ride a bike to this day! We would be afraid of failing and never get back on. Most of us however, got back on that bike, instead, and kept learning how to ride and then we went faster and got better! Now, we are bike riding masters! Simple enough of a lesson but many fail to apply the same principle in life.
We must understand that failure can MEAN many DIFFERENT things. Its could be personal rejection, physical injury, economic injustice and so on. Don't minimize what failure can be, because if you minimize it you tend to ignore it and that wont help!
So the point is this: DON'T QUIT after one failed or poor experience! Do not let failure defeat you but rather let it inspire you to try again and with each attempt get that much closer to becoming a winner and succeeding!
•Story 1 : Karoly Takacs - A Hero, An Inspiration
Karoly Takacs is an excellent example of the infinite capabilities of the human will power. Despite being a right-handed person, he won two Olympic golds in 25m rapid fire pistol event, both with his left hand, after his right hand got injured in a faulty grenade explosion.
Born in Budapest in Hungary in 1910, Takacs had become a world class pistol shooter by 1936. He was however denied the opportunity to represent Hungary in the 1936 Summer Olympics on the grounds that he was a sergeant in the Army and only commissioned officers were allowed to compete. In 1938 however, the prohibition was lifted and he had hopes of winning the gold at the 1940 Olympics scheduled to be held in Tokyo. And then came the fateful day. During an Army training, a faulty grenade exploded, which completely shattered Takacs' right hand. In a moment, all his dreams were shattered. Now he had the following options left before him:
1. Give up shooting : The easiest option. No one would have raised an eyebrow had he decided to do this. He had already earned a lot of sympathy.
2. Continue shooting with his left hand and live his dream : A noble, yet difficult choice. He would have had to fight many people who would say that he can't do it.
He spent a month in the hospital. I don't know what was going on his mind in that one month. But, after getting out, he decided that his dreams are too strong too be killed by a single grenade. He started practicing with his left hand in secret.
One year later Karoly resurfaced at a National shooting championship in Hungary. His colleagues were delighted to see him and complimented him on his courage to come up at the championship to cheer for them. But Károly surprised them by saying he was there to compete with them. And he won. One year after losing his right hand and he trained himself and won. Who in the world except Károly himself would have thought this was even possible. People who believe in facts will never be able to explain this. Facts leave no room for possibilities.
Then came the real test, the Olympics. But unfortunately, the Olympics of 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to World War II. Hence, Karoly had to wait for 8 long years for the D-day. But the day finally came. He took the world by surprise, by winning the gold at the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, defeating the favourite Argentine Carlos Enrique Díaz Sáenz Valiente, who was the reigning world champion at that time.
In 1952, he removed the slightest doubt that anyone had on his capabilities by defending his gold. His story has given him a place among the "Olympic heroes" of the International Olympic Committee.
He is the answer to all those who say that they can't. His story is testimony to the infinite powers of the human spirit. I hope you feel a bit inspired after reading it.
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The Best Real Life Motivational Story - Karoly Takacs