Opportunity is No(W) Here!!

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What prevents a person from succeeding?  It is not what you have but it is how you use what you have, makes all the difference in life. Most of us  wilt when faced with minor setbacks.  We back out when problems recur. 

Le us study successful people.

Madan Mohan Malaviya was the founder of the Banares University, in North India.  While he was  trying to build the University, he had to overcome many difficulties and barriers.  He worked with determination to start the University.  There was a funds crisis: but he did not get disheartened.  He went from town to town, met many rich men and traders to collect donations.  He went to the Nizam of Hyderabad to request him for funds.

The Nizam was furious, “How dare you come to me for funds…that too for a Hindu University?’ he roared with anger and took off his footwear and  flung them at Malaiya.

Malaviya picked up the footwear and left silently.  He came directly to the market place and began to auction the footwear.  As it was the Nizam’s footwear, many came forward to buy it.  The price went up. 

When Nizam heard of this, he became uneasy.  He thought it would be an insult if his footwear were to be bought by someone for a pittance.  So, he  sent one of his attendants with the instruction, “But, buy that footwear no matter what the bidding price be!”

Thus, Malaviya managed to sell the Nizam’s own footwear to him, for a huge amount.  He used that money to build the Banares University!

A newspaper owner told a young artist to pursue any other vocation saying  that he did not possess  creative original ideas.  However, the young artist went on to build the Walt Disney  empire through his original idea of Mickey Mouse.

In 1962, the Decca Recording Company turned down the work of Beetles.  The Beetles turned out to be such great singers.

‘We will succeed’-the desire should burn like ember within us.  It is but natural that one has to face difficulties while progressing  towards success.  If we withdraw from the goal, the joy of success would be unattainable!


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