Words that will change your life!

Here are 10 quotes by Jim Rohn that will inspire you to work hard on yourself!

1) Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you’ll make a living, if you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune.

One of my favorite quote ever. I love it!

For all I know, formal education was never design to make you a millionaire. I personally witnessed way more changes in my life by working on myself than by studying at school. Formal education is great, but it is not enough. Work hard on yourself will give you the extra edge you need to live a more fulfilling and successful life.

2) The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, “If you will take care of me, I will take care of you. Now I say, I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.”

The best way to take care of people around you and make them happy is through personal development. You will inspire people around you to change and grow by working on yourself, not by trying to change them, which generally doesn’t work.

3) Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Rather than thinking about what you need to do in order to be successful, why not ask yourself what person do you need to become to be where you want to be?

4) If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Many people spend more time planning their vacation that planning their life. If they were to plan their life meticulously like they do with their vacations, they would probably be more successful.

If you have no clear goals, you will end up working for people who do have goals (probably less exciting goals than you wish)

5) Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.

Leaders are readers. Books are incredibly cheap especially when you take into account the fact that the authors sometimes spent years working on them. It is amazing to see that we can buy books from world experts who studied a certain topic for 40 years for just a few dollars, and pick their brain. Don’t miss a book!

6) Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills

We all have problems in life, and they won’t magically disappear no matter how successful we become. We must continuously learn and outgrow our problems. It is the way we approach problems that will determine whether we are successful or not.

7) Here is the greatest value of discipline: self-worth, self-esteem. People teach self-esteem these days but they don’t connect it with self-discipline. The least lack of discipline and it starts to erode our psyche.

Self-esteem and self-discipline are closely interconnected. Unfortunately, not many people are realizing that. Once we understand that it is through discipline that we can increase our self-esteem, self-discipline takes a whole new meaning. Are you a master of self-discipline?

8) Work on you philosophy, work on your attitude, work on your personality, work on your language, work on the gift of communication, work on all your abilities and if you’ll start making those personal changes, I’m telling you, everything will change for you.

Your vision of the world, your attitude or your personality will be determinant in your career as well as in your life. However, nobody teach you these skills at school, and even if they do, only you can work on your philosophy, your attitude or your personality. Nobody else can do it for you.

9) Neglect start as an infection, and if you don’t take care of it it becomes a disease.

It is easy to ease off a little bit, and doing a little bit less than our best. However, each neglect and bad habit will have an impact on your performance as well as on your self-worth. Before long it will affect your whole life.
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How good is a salary of INR 16 lakh p.a. for a 21 year old?

I’d like to answer this question a bit differently. I have earned substantially more than this amount (around 8.5 lakhs in 3 months) when I was 21 and got offered around 60 lpa when I was 22 (I am 23 now). And I left it all. Now I earn Rs15,600/month doing research in a humble lab of a humble Science institute in India. Point is, 21-30 is the time to explore, to travel round the world and do things you are really curious about, fall in love (again?), start a revolution (scientific for me) and learn how to play the guitar maybe? For all this, you need one thing: freedom and lots of it.

And I am pretty sure, that an employer who pays you 16 lpa is smart enough to take away all your freedom. I have friends who earn similar figures and who live significantly mundane lives drifting from one weekend to another. You are too young to do that (unless you are constrained by other serious things like, you need money for your poor parents, but then people like that don’t ask such questions :D). 16 lakhs is the price of your freedom. 16 lakhs per annum for a 21 year old is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. And I feel sorry, because you’re probably not courageous/confident enough to reject that offer.

I am posting this as anonymous. First, I don’t want to sound like a pompous douchebag. Second, I don’t want to piss off my “high-earning” friends, I love them and they pay for my food/booze on weekends. 😀

PS:
I went through the comments, and I see most people have missed the point I’m trying to make here.

1.Lot’s of people seem to be worried about how I made 8.5 lakhs in 3 months and what the 60lpa job was. The entire point of the post was that money does not matter! And it isn’t very impressive either. Zuckerberg had a billion dollar company at that age! But then, I live a pretty comfortable life with the 16,000 I earn.

2. There are also people who doubt the veracity of this answer(“full of lies?”). I do not care for them, but for the people who have derived even a tiny little bit of inspiration from my experience, I’d like to add this: I am no extraordinary guy, people like me abound in the IITs (I am from one myself). I was working for a US company on consecutive internships and later got offered a job in the same. Top branches in any IIT will have people like this.

3. Some have pointed out that many young people have loads of responsibilities, and I have acknowledged that in my answer. The path I’ve taken is probably not for them. The post is for the people who are not boundby anything, and yet settle for mediocre jobs wasting their energy trying to please their bosses. If you could get a 16lpa job at 21, you could build a 1.6 billion dollar company as well, that too, doing what you love. Isn’t that better?

4. Finally, I’d like to ask you a question which I asked myself a year back. How many IITians do you know who have changed the way you live? Not too many. The problem is with our attitude. Most of us are averse to failure, simply because we’ve never really seen failure. Most of us will do what our parents, friends and girlfriends want us to do. Most of us do not even think what we really want from our lives! I am urging you to think and act, before age gets the better of you. Either life takes you where it wants, or you take life where you want. Choose wisely.

-Anonymous

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The richest man who wrote a suicide note and walked in front of a speeding train. Your money or Your life

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One of the most powerful examples I know from that time is a gentleman named Adolf Merckle. In 2007 he was the 94th richest man in the world, and the richest man in Germany, with a net worth of $12 billion. He owned the largest pharmaceutical company in Europe, and then he expanded his empire into manufacturing and construction. He was proud of what he’d accomplished. He was also something of a speculator.

In 2008 he decided to make a bet in the stock market. He was so certain that Volkswagen was going down, he decided to short the company. Just one problem: Porsche made a move to buy Volkswagen, and the stock price shot up, not down. Almost overnight, Merckle lost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars on that single gamble.
To make matters worse, he desperately needed some cash to pay off a huge loan. But in 2008, banks weren’t loaning money to anyone: not you, not me, not billionaires—not even other banks.
So what did Merckle do? Search for new financing? Cut his expenses? Sell some companies at a loss? No. When he realized he’d lost a total of $3 billion and was no longer the richest man in Germany, that he had failed his family, he wrote a suicide note and walked in front of a speeding train.
That’s right. He killed himself.
In a tragic irony, his family discovered only a few days later that the loans he sought had come through, and his companies were saved.
Did Adolf Merckle die because of money? Or did he die because of what money meant to him? For Merckle, money was an identity. It was a source of significance. The loss of his status as the richest man in Germany was too much to bear, and he felt like a failure—even though there was still $9 billion left in his pocket!
You might be thinking, “What a waste.” But it may be a little too easy for us to judge this man. How often have we attached our identity—or our future prospects—to money at some level? Probably more than we’d[…]”

Excerpt From: Robbins, Tony. “MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom.”

The real secret behind entrepreneurship!

“Tell me something: Have you ever had that experience, you know . . . the completely humiliating experience of playing a video game against a child? Who always wins? The child, of course! But how does she do it? Is she smarter, quicker, stronger?
Here’s how it works. You’re visiting your niece or nephew, and she or he will say, “Come play it with me, Uncle Tony!”
You immediately protest, “No, no, I don’t know this game. You go ahead and play.”
And they say, “C’mon, it’s easy! Just let me just show you.” Then they shoot a few bad guys when they pop up on the screen. You still resist, so they start pleading. “C’mon! C’mon! Please, please, please!” You love this kid, so you give in. Then she says the simple words that tell you you’re being set up: “You go first.”
So you decide you’re gonna make it happen! You’re going to show this kid a thing or two. And then what? Bam! Bam! Bam! In 3.4 seconds, you’re dead. Shot in the side of the head. Smoked.”

“Then the kid takes the gun, and suddenly it’s bam-bam-bam-bam-bam! The bad guys are dropping from the sky and whizzing around every corner in hyperspeed. The kid is anticipating every move and picking them off—and about 45 minutes later, you get your second turn.
Now you’re ticked off, and even more committed. This time you last a full five seconds. And she goes another 45 minutes. You know the drill.
So why do these kids always win? Is it because they have better reflexes? Is it because they’re faster?

No! It’s because they’ve played the game before.
They already have one of the greatest secrets to wealth and success in life: they can anticipate the road ahead.
Remember this: anticipation is the ultimate power. Losers react; leaders anticipate.

How I travelled 7 countries in less than 50k (700 euros) ???

Clear blue skies and just a small groundswell - perfect conditions for enjoying this stretch.
Travelling is not about money, its about courage.

I am pretty much sure that you must have read one of the books of the legend who said these words. The living alchemist- Paulo coelho
I am not sure if this is the right way of saying it or not but yes these words are true.

You must be thinking.

What is the relation between travelling and courage?
Give me the money and I will travel. Sounds cool and easy. Right?

The underlying condition behind these lines is that you are passionate to travel, you love talking to people and making random friends anywhere, adventure drives you crazy, risks makes you go awesanneeee and you are willing to give up anything but travelling.

But what is the reality?

You cancel your travelling because you think its gonna cost you a lot. You make plans but you don’t execute or you dont make any but you think you want to travel.

Its never gonna work like that. Here comes your will to do it. Your passion to search for cheaper places. The enthusiasm to make new friends and the courage to do it.

If you want to inspire yourself- check this blog out- http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/why-travel-makes-you-awesome/

The point is how to make it possible. Its your dream to see new places. You cant give up on it so easily.
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Lets talk about numbers.

If you want luxury with adventure then I am sorry this blog is not for you. But if you can travel in bus, stay is hostels with sharing room and can eat local cheap food then here it is.

Travel + Acco + food = 3000 INR (45 euros) per country. Breakdown- (20+15+10) euros

Its the era of entrepreneurship- You just need to start-up.

I will tell you the websites to explore cheaper rates.

Flights and local travel- http://goeuro.de/   ,  http://meinfernbus.de/

Search for hostels in europe and you will find loads or airbnb.com !

You will find free guided tours in each of the big cities!
Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Munich!

You really get to know a lot about the local culture, stories and the beliefs of the people. Free of cost! Yes Free.

If you are a lazy person then a day ticket for a day will cost 5 euros but you will see most people walking.

I preferred walking because you get to know more about the place when you are walking through the roads and observing.

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The next thing I will tell you will blow your mind.
If I calculate the worth I made while travelling is more than a million in terms of value(friends and network) and in terms of money.

I bought a Macbook Pro of worth 1.2 lacs in 30k and Nexus 5 worth 30k in 9k from Japan!

If I calculate this then I am already in a profit ( 90k + 25K – 50K)

(This is a different story not the euro trip.)

Now the other interesting part of the story. The places I just told you about are the most exotic locations on the planet.

How can you not try the best beers ? How do you miss the best Strip clubs in Europe? If you are a stoner then ….

I will show a picture from my phone that I took it in Prague(first one). It was banned but how can I not record this.

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Beer!

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The beautiful ladies!

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And if you are interested in reading books and writing at different places or just think about new ideas.

Travelling is the way to go.

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If you need any help about the tickets and the places to see. Contact me without thinking twice and remember

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You need guts to do this!

Fred Smith was an undergraduate at Yale University in 1965. As part of the coursework, he wrote an economics paper exploring the process of transportation of goods in the United States. He found that the shippers relied on transporting large packages across the United States by means of truck or passenger airplanes. Smith thought of a more efficient transportation idea. He wrote a last minute paper on how a company carrying small, essential items by plane could be a much better business. He, however, did not go into details about how to actually run such a company. His paper was graded “C”. But Smith did not give up on the idea and launched the company in 1971.

But within three years of the founding of the company, Federal Express was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was losing over $1 million a month, due to the rising fuel costs. At its zenith, the company had just $5000 to its name. Smith made a final pitch to General Dynamics for more funding. The request was turned down.

Most ordinary people would have quit at this point and shut down the company. Not Fred Smith. What he did next is easily the boldest move by the founder of a company. Smith flew to Las Vegas and played Black Jack that weekend with the remaining company funds. Yes, all of the $5000. On Monday, the management of the company had a pleasant surprise lined up. FedEx had $32,000 in its bank account, which was just enough to cover the fuel for their planes and to continue operating a few days more.

Soon after, the company was able to raise significant amounts in funding. Today FedEx is a global giant with operations in more than 220 countries and territories and an annual revenue of US $45 billion.FredSmith_FedEx_YS