If you want to understand how to become better allies to people with disabilities, then join us at Embracing All Abilities: Including People with Disabilities at Work.
Do you believe in overnight success? I don’t, but there are definitely people who seem to have the ‘Midas Touch’. They seem to have an unbelievable ability to achieve their goals, whatever they are.
Even these people don’t become successful overnight, because success is a process, a journey. It’s not a destination.
So, what sets these people apart from most people in the world who seem to be struggling for the ever so elusive success? If you look deeper there is one main ‘KEY’ that is a common thread among these people, and this ‘KEY’ is that they have chosen to eject that ‘Secret Saboteur’ from their system.
So, who is this ‘Secret Saboteur’ and which system are we talking about. The system that I am talking about is our ‘Mind’, which is the workshop where all our dreams can be brought alive. So much has been researched and written about the power of our minds, that it can accomplish anything and everything, that it is the most powerful entity, then why is it not producing the results that we want. The simple reason is, ‘The Secret Saboteur’ sitting inside it. Yes, there is this saboteur that is sitting in the minds of all us humans. The main task of this saboteur is, that it sabotages our success. The moment we dream of accomplishing a long cherished dream before our powerful mind can start working on making it a reality, this saboteur kicks in and starts saying things like:
The ‘Secret Saboteur’ will start all these conversations in your mind and your mind will end up believing that it’s not possible, and so you will never take any action in that direction. If you haven’t accomplished your desirable goals yet, ask yourself, why not? It’s all thanks to Mr Saboteur.
Oftentimes we blame unforeseen circumstances, misfortune, our past or other people for our failures and shortcomings. These are behaviours that Mr Saboteur triggers in us. Mr Saboteur has only one mission and that is to sabotage our success at any cost and make us our own worst enemy. All our limiting beliefs, paradigms, negative thought-patterns, fears, worries, doubts etc. that stop us, are recorded in Mr Saboteur. This causes us to become a self-saboteur. We are the only one standing in our way to success. It’s not the circumstances, it’s not the lack of knowledge, money or time, it’s not the people around that sabotages our success. It’s the man or the woman you meet, when you look in the mirror, who is sabotaging your happiness, your dreams, your success.
Statistics reveal that only 1 out of 10 people are successful. Which means only 10% of people are the few successful people who seem to have it all, on this planet. What’s the distinguishing factor? It’s simple, these people have learnt the art of ejecting Mr Saboteur. So, when there is no Saboteur sitting in your ‘All Powerful Mind’, whatever instructions you give your mind, it will go and create it for you. Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal and so many more, are legends because they have learnt the art, the skill of ejecting Mr Saboteur. I call this skill “Mastering Self”.
Our mind is our best friend and our secret weapon to creating unprecedented success in our lives. All we need to do is to learn the art of mastering it.
I would like to conclude with a simple yet beautiful quote from Buddha.
“The MIND is everything. What you THINK you become.”
First published here.
Image via Pixabay
Rinku is a Social Entrepreneur, and a Mind-shift & Success Coach. She is the founder of Elevated Minds. Elevated Minds' singular goal is to impact the lives of one million people in the next 5 read more...
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views, individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times.
Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!
As parents, we put a piece of our hearts out into this world and into the custody of the teachers at school and tuition and can only hope and pray that they treat them well.
Trigger Warning: This speaks of physical and emotional violence by teachers, caste based abuse, and contains some graphic details, and may be triggering for survivors.
When I was in Grade 10, I flunked my first preliminary examination in Mathematics. My mother was in a panic. An aunt recommended the Maths classes conducted by the Maths sir she knew personally. It was a much sought-after class, one of those classes that you signed up for when you were in the ninth grade itself back then, all those decades ago. My aunt kindly requested him to take me on in the middle of the term, despite my marks in the subject, and he did so as a favour.
Math had always been a nightmare. In retrospect, I wonder why I was always so terrified of math. I’ve concluded it is because I am a head in the cloud person and the rigor of the step by step process in math made me lose track of what needed to be done before I was halfway through. In today’s world, I would have most probably been diagnosed as attention deficit. Back then we had no such definitions, no such categorisations. Back then we were just bright sparks or dim.
When Jaya Bachchan speaks her mind in public she is often accused of being brusque and even abrasive. Can we think of her prodigious talent and all the bitter pills she has had to swallow over the years?
A couple of days ago, a short clip of a 1998 interview of Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan resurfaced on social media. In this episode of the Simi Grewal chat show, at about the 23-minute mark, Jaya lists her husband’s priorities: one, parents, two kids, then wife. Then she corrects herself: his profession – and perhaps someone else – ranks above her as a wife.
Amitabh looks visibly uncomfortable at this unstated but unambiguous reference to his rather well-publicised affair with co-star Rekha back in the day.
Watching the classic film Abhimaan some years ago, one scene really stayed with me. It was something Brajeshwarlal (David’s character) says in troubled tones during the song tere mere milan ki yeh raina. He says something to the effect that Uma (Jaya Bhaduri’s character) is more talented than Subir (Amitabh Bachchan’s character) and that this was a problem since society teaches us that men are superior to women.
Please enter your email address