Biography: A Magic Lesson To Success:
By Patric Chan
There was some time ago, in a city, there lived a couple who have a comfortable life. Both of them are living happily married. They have a secure job, own a house, car, and those common needs you can imagine.
This not need to worry much about their financial or relationship needs. But after living the same lifestyle for years, they realized that their life seems to be so routine! It is so predictable that it seems like something is missing for both of them.
Each day, they wake up in the morning, go to work, come back from work, go home, eat dinner (sometimes they have to dine outside) watch tv, wash the car, and go back to sleep. The normal, typical daily stuff. With the money they earned every day, it would not be possible for them to go on vacation overseas a lot, go on safaris in Africa or take flying lessons. You know, the lifestyle of the richer group for whom spending money is not the main concern.
What is missing!!? Their passion in life….
This is because they have not sought the passion in their life and with their current financial situation, this is the type of enjoyment they can afford to spend on.
So one day, the wife voiced out that she has had enough; enough is enough of this meaningless life, they need to find their passion in life, to enjoy life to the fullest, and be better off financially. They know they can achieve more, but do not know why they are not achieving more. Achieving does not mean that they have to be millionaires but in every other aspect of life. The husband agreed, and so they set off to find a better lifestyle and seek the passion for their life.
Amazingly, the husband is told by a successful friend of his, that a magical success guru is living in a far, far away land, on top of the highest mountain where there is a cave. The guru lives in that cave.
The husband is excited about this news, and so after much discussion with his wife, they make a decision. They decide to seek advice from the guru for the secrets of success. They take their company quits, save some money for traveling, and off they go.
After months of searching high and low with their determination to seek the answer, finally, they find the mountain where the guru lives.
Excited as they are, they make their climbs to the peak of the mountain. It is very hard and tedious, but it is worth the effort. Finally, they are at the peak.
Overseeing the view of the world from the top of the mountain, they feel so confident and a peace of mind. Now, their task is to find the guru. The hard part is:
Where could he be? They think.
Suddenly, they see an old man, sitting at the end of the mountain rock. It seems very dangerous to sit there because anyone can fall off anytime down the mountain and break all the bones. Of course, anyone who falls off will probably end up dead with broken bones.
So, the wife whispers to the guru, ‘Excuse me, old man, are you the magical success guru that helps people to be successful?’
The guru seems not to be hearing her whisper. He is still sitting quietly at the end of the mountain rock without any movement.
The wife whispers again. Then, the old man whirls around and stands up at the end of the mountain rock. This is even more dangerous now because anyone can lose balance and fall off!
‘Be careful, wise guru! You can fall from the mountain rock if you stand so near at the end of the edge!’ they warn.
But the guru simply ignores what they say. In fact, he replies, ‘If you want to speak with me and learn from me, you have to come closer. Come and stand beside me at the end of the mountain rock, my students-to-be.’
If they want to learn the secrets of success from the guru, they have to follow his instruction. With a lot of fear, they come close to the guru. Now, the Guru is standing in the middle with both of them standing on the left and right side of the Guru. All 3 of them are facing outwards of the mountain, they are facing the downslope of the mountain overlooking the top of the world. They can fall down the mountain at any time if they are not careful. The husband’s and wife’s hearts are panting non-stop.
At t this moment they feel so different, a feeling they never felt before, peace of mind and yet full of anxiety. Looking down the land, they feel confident. And also a little bit afraid of falling off. It will break their bones if they fall down the mountain.
The husband is thinking, ‘Now what?’.
So, he asks the guru the million-dollar question,
‘What is the secret of success, wise guru?’
The guru just smiles at them and replies, ‘Look at the world beyond below, from here.’
Following the instruction, both of them did as instructed, looking at the world from the top of the mountain. They can see almost everything from the peak of the mountain.
Suddenly, the guru pushes them off the mountain peak!! Unbelievable!
Both of them fall.
When they fall, with so much fear of death, suddenly, they realize that they can fly! And they fly…… because they have forgotten that they can fly all this while
The moral of the story is our friends in Business, not yourself.
Educate others to build businesses. Share your accomplishment with integrity.
Philanthropy creates goodness.