An energetic young business man meets a guru one day while walking along the beach. It’s the same guru so many have told him about. Apparently, this guru is the wisest and most thoughtful person in the world, but usually inaccessible. Knowing how to interpret fate, the young man asks the guru a question:
“What must I do to be successful?”
The guru glances at him in that zen, guru-like way and says he’ll share with him how to be successful tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. at this same beach.
The next day, the man shows up, nicely dressed and finds the guru near the shoreline. He asks the guru the same question. The guru responds by asking the young man to follow him out into the water. The man is confused at first, but figures the guru must know what he’s doing, so the two wade into the ocean together.
The guru turns and says, “Let’s keep going.” So, they walk in until the water is up to their knees, then their waists, then their chests. The man, suit soaked, now asks, “Guru! What does this have to do with success?”
“Do you want to be successful?” the guru asks.
“Yes! Of course I do,” the man replies.
Just then, the guru dunks him under the water. The young man fights to get back above water, but in addition to being wise, the guru is also strong. After about 15 seconds, the guru lets him back up. Confused and infuriated, the young man rails, “What was that?! What are you doing?!” Immediately, the guru pushes him under and holds him down again. After about 15 seconds, he lets him up.
“What are you doing?! I asked you how to be successul and you’re trying to drown me!”
The guru calmly replies, “Do you want to be successful?”
Frustrated, the man looks at him and says, “Yes, I want to -”
Before he can finish, the guru dunks him a third down, holding him down longer than before. He finally lets him up. The man is gasping for air now, trying to regain his bearings.
The guru states, “Until you want success as badly as you wanted air just now, you will never achieve it.”
From this i understand that the only way to be successful is to be fully focused on that goal, sacrifice for it, be determined for it, work hard for it and keep believing no matter how far it may be from your reach.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23 NKJV
Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich. Proverbs 10:4 NLT
Remember: IF YOU CAN DREAM IT; YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT!
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