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Born To Win

Newsletter 20






Editors Note


Powerful Quotes to Motivate


Keys to Motivation


Free Resources    ( Download Goals Builder Workbook )


Important Announcement


Corporate Training Resources


Just Relax





Interesting contributions on motivation and success, training articles on soft skills and anything else you think might be useful for personal and career success




Editors Note

We meet hundreds of people who are always talking, preaching and philosophizing endlessly on everything under the sun but never act on anything themselves.  The best of us fall prey to sermonizing without ourselves acting on them.

In this scenario, when you see men of action, you wonder at their spirit of action and adventure.  And believe me they are destined to achieve big in life. 

I would like to introduce one such person I never met but got to know through this wonderful technology that is the internet.  

You can meet Sanjeev Sharma in many places on the internet.  A prolific writer in many of the HR groups, he can be seen enthusiastically sharing his knowledge.  He does not hesitate if he has a view point or an idea to communicate.  His action orientation is very visible.

I am sure we will be hearing a lot about Sanjeev Sharma and wish him the best.  I am happy to feature one of his articles this fortnight on Keys to Motivation.

Plus read all our regular features.

And of course do write in with your feedback.  We highly value your opinion.

Happy reading and keep winning     

R.G. Srinivasan



Powerful Quotes To Motivate

"Success is the result of good judgment, good judgment is a result of experience, experience is often the result of bad judgment"

-Tony Robbins

"Even if you're on the right track, you won't get anywhere if you're standing still."

-Will Rogers

"What worries you, masters you."

-Haddon.W Robbinson

"The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking."

-Robert H. Schuller

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to understood."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."

-Nelson Boswell 

"When life knocks you down, try to land on your back.  Because if you can look up, you can get up."

-Les Brown

"There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet."

-W.F. Halsey Jr.

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment." 

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Keys to Motivation

By Sanjeev Sharma

Motivation, in and of itself, is little more than a feeling, an urge to move ahead. It cannot bring you the success and happiness you desire. It is the keys to motivation that move you from where you are now, to where you want to be. Without each element taking its place, you will have a difficult time trying to improve you life.
But all hope is not lost! When you know the keys, you are ahead of the game. No longer will you wait for motivation to come to you, you'll go out there and get it!

This is the most misunderstood step in the entire process. When I work with individuals and businesses to increase their motivation, the source of the problem usually comes to this: they don't really want what they are working towards.
It may sound obvious that you have to want something in order to achieve it, but it is the degree to which you desire that differentiates those who get what they want and those who are left wondering why. The first step is to honestly ask yourself how much you actually want to reach your target. In some cases, you may realize that the objective you thought you wanted was actually far from the real target.

The next step in the equation is belief. Do you believe in yourself and your abilities? Do you believe that you can do it? If not, then you must stop at this point for a personal Q and A. You must list why you don't think you can do it, and then work to fix those weaknesses. You must be confident in your ability to make it happen. Those who do not understand this step bang their heads against the wall in confusion at their futile attempts at success.
When you truly believe in yourself, there is little that you cannot accomplish.
A confident mind finds a way around every obstacle, or it simply runs through it. Each problem becomes an opportunity, and each minute that you are awake is fertile ground for new ideas, thoughts, and angles to approach the challenge.

This is where you get the thoughts out of your mind and turn them into a working plan of action. A goal is a concrete and manageable blueprint for success. If you do not start with a specific goal in mind, you will be starting with a great disadvantage. Simply stating and committing your goal to paper brings you one important step closer to achievement.

There is no magic in a goal. It is merely a focused view of where you want to head. It adds a bold red line on the map, and points you to the destination. But a goal is like everything else that is worthwhile in life; it only works if you do.

Throughout your trip to improvement and success, there will be ups and downs. There has to be. No road is completely smooth and free of obstacles. The way to make this work for you is to bring a positive and winning attitude with you. With the right attitude, you can be handed a failure, see it for what it is, a learning experience, and move on.

I have seen the greatest of intentions fall flat because of a negative attitude. I have also seen the greatest of accomplishments because of a positive attitude. The choice is yours.
The power of a positive attitude has been demonstrated again and again in our world. Choosing to be positive is choosing to be successful.

The greatest plan in the world will not bring you results unless you work. Hard work is the last and most important element of the process. If I buy a brand new pair of running shoes, tie the laces up tight, and read fifty books about the sport of running, it won't mean a thing until I get out there and run.

You have to run. You have to take what you have learned and what you have decided is your goal and do it.

Free Resources

You can now get regular e-books, free advice from our members on various issues regarding your career or life, and participate in social causes and charities.  Don't forget to download your copy of the 'Goals Builder Workbook'  and other success e-books from the Files section of Born To Win yahoo group. Just join the Born to Win Yahoo Groups by clicking on  For purchasing an amazing range of e-books and instant downloads visit



Important Announcement

We are in the process of compiling a directory of HR practitioners, Training Companies and Trainers.  This would be a list of independent practitioners, company employees, companies and consultants.  Please send in details with your specialization, training modules, location, phone No’s and any relevant details.  This would be available for access from the b2w yahoo groups by anyone interested.



Just Relax

Coffee and love are best when they're hot

-A German Proverb

And then There's...

A lady of forty-seven who has who has been married for twenty- seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'love is what you've been through with somebody.'

-James Thurber

Reading while sunbathing makes you well red

In democracy your vote counts.  In feudalism your count votes.

Acupuncture is a jab well done

When your dad is mad and asks you, 'do I look stupid' don't answer him.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity 



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Born To Win e-newsletter is edited and published by R.G. Srinivasan.    He is the founder of Born To Win Forum an organization dedicated to success training. He has an experience spanning two decades in sales & marketing and general management functions in India. He is now a professional trainer focused on personal effectiveness and motivational training.