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Newsletter 16



Born To Win

Newsletter 16


Editors Note

Powerful Quotes to Motivate

The Challenge to Succeed

Free Resources

Important Announcement

Just Relax



Important Announcement

We are happy to announce the launch of a column 'Success Queries'  Read more details in the column below.



Interesting contributions on motivation and success for these columns

All Achievements begin with personal development.  To schedule a personal development program for your organization contact us at 044 32859261


Editors Note

It is always a challenge to succeed.  Not because it is difficult but because we do not understand success.  This fortnight we bring you an article on the simple things you can do to succeed. 

It is also heartening to note that we are growing from strength to strength with our subscriber base at yahoo groups alone crossing 300.  And this is just the testing and feedback gathering phase for 'Born To Win'  We have exciting plans to launch free as well paid but affordable success and motivational training and counseling programs in tie up with leading success trainers.  As this is a commercial venture with a social cause we would invite our readers to participate actively in giving shape to a dream.  The dream of a highly successful and happy world.

This fortnight also is important because we are starting a helps column 'Success Queries'.  This column would post relevant queries about success and motivational areas by individual and corporate to be answered by the editor as well as readers having the right solution.  We Invite all interested readers to enroll themselves in the panel so that we may seek their expert opinion to help everyone find answers when required.

So dear friends I leave you now to enjoy reading your Born to Win newsletter.

And keep winning!

R.G. Srinivasan



Powerful Quotes To Motivate

"If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,

he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,

or Beethoven composed music, or

Shakespeare wrote poetry.

He should sweep streets so well

that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,

here lived a great street sweeper

who did his job well."

Martin Luther King Jr

"Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary."

"It is never too late to give up your prejudices."

Henry David Thoreau

              "If you want to succeed, double your failure rate."
Thomas J. Watson Founder IBM

"Life is formed from the inside out. What I am inside determines the issues in the battle of life"

"Our economy is based upon people wanting more; their happiness on wanting less."

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave"



The challenge to Succeed

So much has been written about success that one often gets confused about what success is all about.  Success is such a personal thing that it may mean different things to different people.  Yet  we need to have a simple definition which should apply to all successful people and situations.  The ultimate purpose of being successful is to take pride in one's achievements and be happy; and  I think one of the best description has been put forward by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people

and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends

To appreciate beauty;

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by

a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded."

                                     Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is the simplicity with which such a complex subject like success has been explained .  If we just analyze every line we would realize that each aspect adds up to a value leading up to a successful life. 

And this is the challenge of success.  To have such values as to 'laugh often' or 'to find the best in others' is being successful.  So simple yet when we look at ourselves and all around us we will find very few people laughing often or appreciating beauty.

The other day I met a young person working for a social organization on  lowly wages hardly eking out a decent living.  But what I found amazing was he talked very positively and with love to everyone he met, and he met a lot of people on our short walk.  There was no bitterness in him because of his economic status nor any disgust for his work which paid him low wages.  He did his work with great love.   When I praised him for his positive and sunny nature he was thrilled and became a great friend though we had just met an hour back and went out of the way to help me with my assignment. 

It is often the most difficult thing to praise anyone.  We may admire so many people and their work but fail to give credit openly or acknowledge and praise the persons concerned. 

This is what I did and it was a win win day for both of us.  Now let us just think about how much success can be achieved in a day if we follow all of Emerson's success formula.

The challenge of success is to follow the simple values.  The few simple things in life will always account for the major successes in our life.  It is not to suggest that there are only these simple ideas that would affect our successes but it is our focus on the simple things that will have the greatest impact in our lives.  What we read above of Emerson's words are proven wisdom that have flowed down for centuries but yet retained their ageless and timeless relevance.

While success training is becoming more and more complex with  new programs with fancy success matrixes or best sellers being touted as the ultimate answer, hitting us everyday, I invite you all to look at the challenge of understanding the simple yet powerful wisdom of the the great thinkers  such as Emerson.



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




Important Announcement

We often feel the need to seek help on sensitive issues like our personal motivation and success.  It could be a bad situation with the career or small failures which is upsetting us or as happens frequently we feel quite stuck up without any movement forward.  These are the times you feel the need for special advice.  The new 'Success Queries' column is a effort for the reader  by the reader to find solutions to such issues. 

We invite readers to volunteer to be part of the advisory board as well as anyone in need of help may seek advice here



Success Queries

This column awaits your participation



Just Relax

An old Hindu legend says there was a time when men were gods. But they abused their divine powers so much that Brahma, the master of the world, decided to take these powers away and hide them in a place where they would be impossible to find. All that remained was to find a suitable hiding place.

   A number of lesser gods were appointed to a council to deal with the issue. They suggested this: Why not bury man's powers in the earth? To which Brahma replied, No, that will not do because man would dig deep and find it.

   So the gods said, In that case, we will send their divinity to the deepest depths of the ocean.

   But Brahma replied again, Sooner or later man will explore the depths of the ocean and it is certain he will find it and bring it to the surface.

   So the lesser gods concluded, Neither land nor sea is a place where man's divine powers will be safe, so we do not know where to hide it.

   At that moment Brahma exclaimed, This is what we will do with man's divinity! We will hide it deep within him because that is the only place he will not think to look.

   From then on, according to the legend, man searched the world over; he explored, climbed, dove, and dug in search of something that was inside himself the whole time



Corporate Training Resources

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