Monday, 2 November 2015

Free Sample Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Award-Winning Book “Success Sutras for Students: Stay Inspired!”

Dear friends,

Here is the sample chapter of my award-winning book, “Success Sutras for Students: Stay Inspired!” James M Kouzes wrote foreword for this book. Here are the links to buy this book:!/dealer/paytm/id/pay_37804884/ You may share your thoughts about this book on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Also, I appreciate a review on your blogs, websites, Amazon or other online bookseller sites.  

Identify the Spark within You

“You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Welcome to Success Sutras for Students: Stay Inspired!    I have authored this book to provide suggestions for students.  During my academic experience I found that the students are beset with several concerns and need clarifications. Some of the concerns don’t have any substance and while some have valid substance. Hence, have I authored this book purely from the perspective of students to address their concerns; provide career guidance; and prepare them to face the corporate world.

The book helps students develop their personality and enhance their employment opportunities. In fact, currently the students are much sharper and smarter with the impact of technology and to prepare them is a major challenge for educators. Students face stiff competition in the workplace also as most of them are smart with great expectations.

Swami Vivekananda – A Symbol of Youth Power

“The greatest sin is to think yourself weak. The remedy of weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.” – Swami Vivekananda

When we talk ‘power of youth’ we recall Swami Vivekananda who is associated with Indian youth, and India celebrates ‘national youth day’ as a mark of respect towards this legend. Nowadays, some youth are misled due to degeneration values and ethics. They are often intoxicated by impatience and intolerance.  They must draw inspiration from Swami Vivekananda whose speech on September 11, 1893 at Parliament of Religions in Chicago is memorable in the history of India. The speech has made a profound impact on the West. The speech symbolizes India’s tolerance toward other religions and communities, and India’s acceptance to assimilate all religions in its fold with magnanimity. 

Swami Vivekananda was the first Indian in modern India who highlighted Hinduism in a true perspective to the West, and the latter accepted his views wholeheartedly.  The American newspapers praised Swami Vivekanada’s speech.  The New York Herald wrote, "Vivekananda is undoubtedly the greatest figure in the Parliament of Religions. After hearing him we feel how foolish it is to send missionaries to this learned nation." 

Swami Vivekananda represented India’s face globally.  He preached for universal brotherhood.  Commenting on his perspectives and presentation, French Nobel Laureate, Romain Rolland said, "Swami Vivekananda’s words are great music, phrases in the style of Beethoven, stirring rhythms like the march of Handel choruses."

You Have the Power Within You!

At times, some youth are beset with pessimism and cynicism.  They must realize that they have a huge potential lying hidden within them.  They must know how to realize and channel it effectively. When others can do it why cannot they? They must come out of their mental limitations and barriers. They must be positive, and must have an open mind.  

The difference between the successful people and the unsuccessful people is that the success people know the tools and techniques and adopt as per the situation whereas the unsuccessful don’t know them.  And successful people focus on their strengths and unsuccessful people brood about their weaknesses. Hence, there is a need to acquire the tools and techniques to succeed in life.  In fact, we humans don’t know how to tap our inner potential. We are beset with several mental limitations. When we overcome such mental limitations and barriers we can achieve everything in this world. Remember that we have so much energy locked inside of us.  Our human mind is incredibly powerful. We must know how to realize, channel and exploit it fully. Here are the tools and techniques to unlock your hidden potential:

  • Surround with positive people.
  • Convert your negative thoughts into positive thoughts by focusing on positive aspects.
  • Look at the ideas, not the individuals.
  • Convert your inner dialogue from negative to positive.
  • Keep motivational quotes around you.  
  • Seek professional advice when encountered with repeated negative thoughts.
  • Develop the attitude of gratitude.
  • Don’t look for a hero in others. Instead, look for a hero within yourself.

Remember that success is not permanent and failure is not final. Life is full of peaks and valleys. Don’t get dejected with failures, and don’t get excited with success. Always stay level headed with humility.

Believe in Yourself

Have faith in yourself. Believe in your talents.  Norman Vincent Peale rightly remarked, “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  Program your mind. Unlock your infinite hidden power. Your success depends on your thoughts and you can control your thoughts the way you want. Samuel Smiles said,
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”

Take Feedback

You need to take feedback regularly to grow. Your feedback should not lower your self-esteem.  Remember that your self-criticism is your feedback. Nobody can put you down unless you put down yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt rightly said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  Don’t get dejected by criticism. Take it in your stride and move on with confidence and mettle. Everything is there in your mind. If you think you are successful, you are successful.  You can achieve anything and everything in this world. Dream big and achieve big!

Develop a great attitude because your attitude determines your altitude of success.  To acquire a great attitude, replace the negative thoughts in your mind with positive thoughts. Set goals so that you can stay focused clearly. You can manage your time. You can enhance longevity. Above all, you can provide meaning to your life through goal-setting.

Convert Your Scars into Stars

Convert your weaknesses into strengths. Don’t look at the door that is closed. Look at the door that is open. Remember what Swami Vivekananda said, “All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise. Take not even the slightest notice of what puerile creatures may be saying against you. Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.”

Stay Inspired!

Stay inspired from the messages of Swami Vivekananda.  You are rightly placed in the history of India! Mother India is calling you to shoulder the leadership roles and responsibilities. Make your mother India proud by unlocking your hidden potential. You have the power within you. Unlock your potential. Explore, experiment, and grow. Prove yourself the best. Make your parents proud, and make your country proud.  You were born to stand out.  Remember the sage words of spiritual teachers, Ed and Deb Shapiro: "In every moment, no matter what is going on, you have the power within you to transform both yourself and your life.'" 

We will discuss in detail about the success sutras and sage advices for students to succeed personally, professionally and socially in the following chapters.

“Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.” - Richard Nixon

Remember: Stay inspired!

Success Sutras for Students: Stay Inspired!”

Life is great!

Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
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