A very inspirational article read on Facebook about Success

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
-Tony Robbins

Commentary by Sudhir Krishnan:


It is common to attribute other people’s success to availablity of resources, talent, luck etc. However the truth is that more than talent and availablity of resources, the reason why the great people in every field became so is because of continuous focus on mastering their craft over long periods of time. Talent is overrated. There are so many talented people out there who never make it to their full potential, as for one reason or another, they get distracted and stop growing. Talent may get you to the door, but it it not sufficient to ensure greatness. Also when you are talking about the top 20% in every profession, it is quite likely that all of these people are very talented anyway. What separates the top 5% compared to the top 20% is thus the relentless focus on mastering their craft completely, growing each day, and never losing track of their goal. This type of progress cannot happen by just mechanical focus on goals – there needs to be inherent passion and inspiration driving those goals. This is why it is important to do what the heart long for – it is impossible to become really good at something in which there is no heart.

It is said that a woman approached the famous spanish painter Pablo picasso and asked him for an autograph, which he signed. Then she said “I love your paintings. Can you please make me a quick sketch?” Picasso took her autograph book and in less than a minute drew a beautiful picture of the scenary around. The woman was stunned by the beautiful picture, thanked him and proceed to leave. Just as she turned, Picasso said “Lady – that will be a million dollars!” The woman, now shocked said “But it took you only 30 seconds to draw that”. To that Picasso said, “Yes, but it took me 30 years to be able to draw that in 30 seconds.”

Source: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=208355592513997

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~ by gravito on March 9, 2011.

One Response to “A very inspirational article read on Facebook about Success”

  1. I can out if i determine

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