Now the story is about a young man who wanted to be successful and make lots of money. He was going from places to places finding a better work to do and wanted to know the secret which made people so successful in their life. One day in his locality he noticed that people were continuously talking about someone. To satiate his increasing curiosity, he went to a person and asked about it. That person told him that a highly acclaimed guru had come to the town who is believed to have the solution to almost every problem. The young man got excited. He quickly went to the guru’s place and said to the guru ‘ I want to be on the same level you’re on’. So the guru said ‘ If you want to be on the same level I’m on, then I’ll meet you tomorrow at the beach at 4 a.m. He was like ‘the beach’? He said I wanna make money, I don’t want to swim. The guru said ‘ If you wanna make money, I’ll meet you tomorrow, 4 a.m. So the young man got there 4 a.m., pretty excited about the rendezvous. He met the guru. The guru shook his hands and said ‘how bad you wanna be successful?’ He said ‘Really bad’. The guru goes into the river and tells the young man to come in. The guru goes walking into the river while the young man is trailing him from behind. The young man gets to a point where the water level reaches his stomach. The young man thinks that the guru is mad since he wanted to be successful and the guru is taking him to the river. The guru tells him to walk a little farther. The water level had reached his neck and gradually touches his lips. The young man thinks that the guru is crazy since he wants to become successful and not a lifeguard, he starts to walk back. Seeing this, the guru said ‘I thought you wanted to be successful’. He replied affirmatively that he does. The guru told him to walk a bit farther. And all of a sudden, the guru drops the young man’s head into the water. He held it in, holding it. The young man tried his best to get out of this horrific situation, but all his efforts seemed to go in vain. Finally, just before the man was about to pass out, he raised him up. The guru asked him ‘When you were under water, what did you wanted to do?’ The man told him that he wanted to breathe. The guru said “ When you get to the point, when all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be Successful“ .He said that the problem with this generation is that most of you want to succeed, but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it bad as much you want to watch television; you don’t want it bad as much as you want to indulge yourself in playing silly games; most of them don’t want success as much they want to sleep.He said that sleep is for suckers. He said ‘ You want big things in life, but most of you’ve got an average mindset. If you are willing to put in the work, then you can have, be and do whatever you want to do in life.
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