“If you are always honest to yourself, it does not take much effort in always being honest with others. If we are brave enough to love, strong enough to rejoice in another’s happiness and wise enough to know that there is enough to go around for all, then we would have lived our lives to the fullest.”

-Dr. Verghese Kurien.

The easiest way to overcome insecurity is to rise above mediocrity. Mediocrity gives a mediocre living, a mediocre income and nothing beyond. Millions of people die in obscurity without any achievement in life. They are the ones who are halfhearted, who keep on thinking, hoping and planning to do something but they never actually do anything. They are the ones who watch the world go by. On the other hand, if you “set high standards”, very soon you will build the reputation of being a good professional with commitment and credibility. Successful people set high standards for themselves. They raise the bar for themselves to achieve new heights. You will become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about the most. Your thoughts and your feelings create your life. You are the creator, and you are creating the creation of You on this planet. All power is therefore from within. Your mission is the mission you give yourself. Your life will be what you create it as, and no one will stand in judgment of it, now or ever. The freedom of choice is yours.

If you are hiding behind your comfort zone and avoiding facing new challenges, your progress gets stagnant. When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. “Self- doubt” can cause “Self-sabotage”. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists. Developing courage is nothing but developing “faith in oneself”. Bertrand Russel, British Philosopher and Mathematician observed – “To conquer fear is the beginning of Wisdom”. T.S. Eliot, renowned 20th century English writer famously quipped, “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Associate yourself with men of good quality. Where you will be five years from now will depend upon the kind of books you read and the company you keep.

Socrates once said to his disciples “Son, there is no secret to success. When you want success, as badly as you wanted air to breathe, you will have it. Nobody will be able to stop you that day.” This is called “burning desire”. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to success, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Losers don’t like to work hard. Winners don’t like to work hard either, but they work hard anyway. Losers don’t like to get up in the morning. Winners don’t like to get up in the morning either, but they get up anyway. As rightly quoted by Mr. Warren Buffett – “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken”. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Discipline is doing what ought to be done, when it ought to be done, whether we like it or not. As mentioned by Aristotle “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”. There is no substitute for Hard Work. Benjamin Franklin, once said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
Our role as a good coach is to turn a group of people into a committed team where each person is a star performer.

With warm regards