Success by Choice
One of my earliest memories about succeeding came when I was in school. I was in the 9th standard, and I remember sitting on one of the benches in the shade of a flowering Gulmohar tree and thinking…
What would change me from someone who wanted to avoid social interaction to a person who could be CONFIDENT and SUCCESSFUL?
Was success rationed to only A CHOSEN FEW?? Or was it everyone’s BIRTHRIGHT?
Why was I even contmplating the path to success?
The answer just popped into my head…
I was through with being average. I needed to be on a mission to Be the Best. That is one decision that changed the course of destiny for me. In fact it DEFINED my destiny.
I was not sure where I would reach. I knew that I would not win every competition, but I would surely participate in every competition, and i would definitely TRY to WIN every one of them.
Would this make me SUCCESSFUL?
Maybe… maybe not… but I knew for sure… Success or no Success… this would make me SIGNIFICANT.
Looking back, that was one.of life’s Defining Moments for me. Many years after that defining moment, I stumbled upon these lines in a book by Tony Robbins titled .. Awaken the Giant Within…
It is in the moments of your decisions that your destiny is shaped.
As a 14 year old, I was not aware of that philosophy, but nevertheless, it worked for me.