I craved for success
I Fantasized of Fame and Riches
Success bade me goodbye,
I looked at Life in his eyes
Life responded You can
And all I did was procrastinate
Opportunities knocked, but I slept
Suddenly I woke up and blamed life for its share of miseries
Life responded You can,
My dreams shattered like a broken mirror
I looked at the pieces
It was not the Lion that roared.
The mouse smiled back at me
I only dreamed but never woke up.
Now I understood why Success bade me goodbye.
There was a mouse who wanted to be someone great, but all he had was a small problem. He was only afraid of the cat. He thought to himself if he can overcome his fear of cat no one in the world can beat him. He started his long journey until he found a magician who can transform him into a cat.
The magician took pity upon the mouse and looking at his ambitions transformed him to be a cat. Now after becoming the cat he seemed to be afraid of the dog. He merely felt “If I could be a dog” then he could become great.
He went to the magician again who obliged to transform him into a dog. After becoming the dog, he became afraid of the Lion.”He felt if I was a Lion I can be great”. Once again the same magician took pity and transformed him to a Lion.
The Lion became invincible. He felt terrific and now the path to be great lit before him.
Suddenly everything changed,
He started to become afraid of the man. The man was wiser and intelligent than the lion.
He went to the magician again and asked him to be transformed into a man so he could be great. The magician thought profoundly and replied,” Even though he could convert him to a man still he had the heart of the mouse, nothing can be done about that unless he changed his heart of the mouse.
The lion waged its tail, roared and went to the jungle!!
Being extraordinary requires you to have a heart of Lion… There has to be a change in heart and mind to make a difference.
The lion takes pride in being the King of the Jungle. Here the jungle is your Life and taking ownership of your life is the trajectory towards success.
Look at yourself in the mirror, its time to reinvent.
What you want should be written boldly in your heart. Your life is not equivalent to words written in the sand which gets washed by waves. There is always more to life.
Everyone wants to ascend the mountain of Success, but the journey to the top is sour. It has never been sweeter and never will it be! Good things are not for the dreamers but for the pursuers.
There is always a great deal of difference between thinking and doing. The lion does, but the mouse thinks. Its time we took the leap and roared at Life.
Pain and growth:
Out of suffering have emerged the most stalwart souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
When we were kids, we were relentless, determined and persistent in our activities. We got what we want.
Slowly life took its turn, there were no longer parents who cuddled us. We became alone. The war started between life and us.
When Life won, we became weaker. We took life as our enemy. Fate became our Pen that wrote on the book of Life.
We never took the time to understand what is the meaning of our lives. If only we had taken the time to think we could have understood Life.
We could have forged the friendship with our experience that would have stood the battling test of times and together with the life we could have emerged victorious.
We would have understood that only in Pain do the doors of growth will open.
Following Your Heart: Awaken the greatness in you.
Slowly our life changed. We drifted.
We drifted to the winds of Acceptance by others,
We sailed to please others.
We drifted to the groupthink paradigm of being looked as Mr.Right.
We forgot that there is only one lion to a group. We got into the mouse hole like many and slowly liked to belong there. Our freedom to be someone slowly faded.
We forgot to hear the rhythm of our own heart.
The beat became louder day by day, but it was not ours to pursue.
A life of purpose:
We look at people who had become successful, we look at someone who achieved great name and fame, We awe at someone who is in the pinnacle of their work.
At times like this, we need to think with clarity. It is nothing special that has been done, they just carried their lions heart with them when the challenges came. We just lost to the problems every day by having the heart of the mouse.
We look with the clouded eyes of jealousy and awe with envy at those, who succeed if we had really understood that we were born lions and destined to be as such.
We became mouse by chance not by fate.
Losing all Hope:
We slowly lose hope when things turn bad. We think life sucks when something goes wrong or when someone turns his back on us. Betrayal became hell. When the barometer of faith falls we take to temporary fantasies by drugs or getting drunk.
The next day is always sober, this is the universal rule. There is still a saying that work on your strengths, but I say work on your weakness.
Only by working on your weakness can you find hope in the lost world. Work on your fears, work on your depressions, work on your lows. The key to finding hope is only by working not on your strengths but on your weakness.
Conclusion: By Mr. Rocky Balboa
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place, and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.