Together we inspire alone we aspire:Prof.Dr. Pratik Rajan Mungekar
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I have been asked the question, “How does one motivate oneself?” several times.
What has perplexed me is that, most of the time, the question is asked by professionally successful members of society.
It’s a fantastic question and its answer can take us to the threshold of an understanding of not just who we are, but also how much we can help others. By enjoying the process of staying motivated we will derive pleasure by ensuring others too enjoy a wonderful level of motivation.
Here are amazing ways to get ourselves into the journey of motivation –
1) Understand Yourself – What gives you happiness?
2) Set Goals – Take responsibility for your actions – refuse to indulge in the blame game.
3) Be your toughest Critic – Define your expectation regarding yourself and what you are capable of achieving.
4) Find your Purpose – What is your definition of Success?
5) Be a Learner and continuously Improve – Learn from experiences and people.
6) Be Passionate about Life – Make every moment of your life count.
Let me briefly explain how I got awakened into this life – changing process.
One of the first steps that motivated me in my life was when I accepted that it’s fine not to know all the answers. The second was to realize that it’s perfectly fine to ask the answers from those who know. Suddenly the moment I accepted these two changes in my thinking, the whole world seemed to open up for me.
Its amazing to observe just how ready people are to share their wisdom and learning with us when we seek their guidance.
The key factor is to always remember, that there’s always something we can learn from everyone we come across in our life.
Motivate Yourself to Motivate Others.
One of best ways we can create leaders is by teaching our children, family and people whom we know to motivate others.
Making our loved ones and everyone you come across feel like a winner takes efforts and interest. The impact of our actions on those we are motivating will be far more powerful than we may initially realize.
True leadership can remind us a lot about parenting. Like parents, these leaders will motivate us to feel we are improving and developing. Most importantly, that our actions add significance to a greater purpose.
“People will forget what you said … But people will never forget how you made them feel”
Now Would like to congratulate all our todays Aparajita Awardees..
अपराजिता—स्त्री१ (विजयादशमीसजिचीपुजाकरतातती) दुर्गादेवी.
जमिनीवर पसरणारी एक वेली; दुर्वा; शेफालिका, जयंती, विष्णुक्रांता, शमीवगैरेवनस्पति.
ईशान्य दिशा. एक अक्षरगण,समवृत. यांत प्रत्येक पदांत४ अक्षरें असतात. उ॰ 'धन- यश मिळण्यत्यजूंनिज तत्त्वमी? ।स्वहृदयमणितोनकांहींमलाकमी।।' -छंर३३.[सं.]
Pratibha Hi Aparajitach ahe..
प्रज्ञानवनवोन्मेषशालिनी प्रतिभामता।" अर्थात, "प्रतिभा उस प्रज्ञा का नाम हैजो नित्य नवीनरासानुकूल विचार उत्पन्न करती है।"
प्रतिभा वह शक्तिहै, जो किसी व्यक्ति को काव्य की रचना में समर्थ बनाती है।
काव्यहेतु में प्रतिभा को सर्वाधिक महत्व दिया गया है।
प्रतिभा के महत्व के बारे में भट्टतौत जी कहतेहैं कि-
भाइयों, मैं आप लोगों को एक स्तोत्र की कुछ पंक्तियां सुनाता हूं जिसकी आवृत्ति मैं बचपन से कर रहा हूं और जिसकी आवृत्ति प्रतिदिन लाखों मनुष्य किया करते हैं।
।।रुचीनां वैचित्र्या दृजुकुटिलनानापथजुषाम ।नृणामेकोगम्यस्त्वमसिपयसामर्णवइव।।
अर्थात्जै से विभिन्न नदियां भिन्न-भिन्नस्रोतों से निकल कर समुद्रमें मिल जातीहैं उसी प्रकार हे प्रभो! भिन्न-भिन्नरुचिकेअनुसार विभिन्न टेढ़े-मेढ़े अथवासी धे रास्ते से जानेवाले लोग अंतमें तुझमेंही आकर मिल जाते हैं ।यह सभा, जो अभीतक आयोजित सर्व श्रेष्ठ पवित्र सम्मेलनों में से एक है स्वत: ही गीता के इस अद्भुत उपदेशका प्रतिपादन एवं जगत के प्रति उसकी घोषणा करतीहै।
अर्थात्जो कोई मेरी ओर आता है- चाहे किसी प्रकार से हो, मैं उसको प्राप्त होता हूं।लोग भिन्नमार्गद्वारा प्रयत्न करते हुए अंतमें मेरी ही ओर आते है । सांप्रदायिकता, हठधर्मिता और उनकी वीभत्सवंशधर धर्मांधता इस सुंदर पृथ्वीपर बहुत समय तक राज्य कर चुकी हैं । वे पृथ्वी को हिंसा से भरती रही हैं वउसको बारं बार मानवता के रक्त सेन हलाती रही हैं, सभ्यता ओंकोध्वस्त करती हुई पूरे के पूरे देशों को निराशा के गर्त में डालती रही हैं ।यदि येवी भत्स दानवी शक्तियां न होतीं तो मानव समाज आज की अवस्थासे कहीं अधिक उन्नत हो गया होता।पर अब उनका समय आ गया है और मैं आंतरिक रूप से आशा करता हूं कि आज सुबह इस सभा के सम्मान में जो घंटाध्वनि हुई है वह समस्त धर्मांधता का, तलवार या लेखनी के द्वारा होनेवाले सभी उत्पीड़नोंका तथा एक ही लक्ष्य की ओर अग्रसर होनेवाले मानवों की पारस्परिक कटुता का मृत्युनिनादसिद्ध हो।
First, your aspirations are your possibilities, so keep your aspirations always high. Keep your eyes on the stars, and not down at your feet. We often complain about scarcity in India. But remember, the combination of scarcity and aspiration can create disruptive and game changing innovations.
Second, you can do anything but not everything. So focus. focus and you will achieve’. That’s why I say, never lose focus in your life.
Third, perseverance always pays. It is always too early to quit. Winners never quit and quitters never win. As Dr. Kalam had said, let the problems not defeat you –you should defeat the problems.
Michael Jordon, the legendary basketball player has said `I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed’.
So my friends, look at the world FAIL differently. FAIL is First Attempt in Learning. As long as you keep on learning from the errors you have done and not repeat them, you will ultimately win.
Fourth, be always a part of a solution, never a part of the problem. If you can’t find the way, create a new way. Don’t just knock on doors of opportunity. Create your own doors.
Fifth, there is no substitute to hard work for becoming successful. I have myself worked 24×7, week after week, month after month, year after year and will do so till I take my last breath. The golden rule is the following. Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise. Like instant coffee, there is no instant success. Your overnight success is always a result of everything that you have done through that moment. If you really look closely, most overnight success took a long time, as Steve Job famously said.
Sixth, again about success. Please remember that success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing, as the legendary footballer Pele, who reached an ultimate pinnacle of success in life, had said.
Seventh, always be innovative. Remember, innovator is one who sees what everyone else sees, but thinks of what none else thinks. Indeed, if you master the art of visualizing the invisible, you can make even seemingly impossible, possible.
Eighth, continue to be creative. It does not get exhausted. The more you use creativity, the more you will have it.
Ninth, when someone tells you that it can’t be done, take it that it is more a reflection of his or her limitation, not yours. Remember, innovator is one, who does not know that it cannot be done.
Tenth, I strongly believe that there is no limit to human endurance and no limit to human achievement excepting the limits you put on your mind yourself. So be `limitless’.
So all my best wishes to you. May you put no limits on your mind, and may you achieve limitless success in your life.