I hope you had a great Christmas party at your office, or school or your college. Christmas is all about giving.
Giving gifts, offering blessings, sharing knowledge and being the reason for someone’s smile. Hope your secret Santa has put a wonderful smile on your face.
In the office, we celebrate all the festivals in a unique way. Today, I’d love to share with you how this unique way made my Christmas party an extraordinary one.
Any celebration, be it a birthday or a festival it starts with the cake-cutting ceremony, followed by snacks or a full-fledged meal.
And then comes the best part (my personal favourite) of the celebration. Our boss who is an ocean of knowledge tells us a few interesting stories that enlighten us and leaves us open-mouthed or awestruck. It’s obvious that he reads a lot and humbly likes to share the stories with us, passionately. He’s a great storyteller.
And I listen with the same passion as he narrates the stories, with my chin in my palms. Just like a small child listens to the bedtime stories in complete awe and interest.
Sharing is caring and as my boss shares these inspirational stories with me, today, on this ‘giving festival’ I’d love to pass on those stories to you. So here are a few:
At the age of 60, the Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician started exercising after being diagnosed and treated for Myasthenia gravis, hepatitis B and a couple more.
In the last 90s when Amitabh Bachchan Sir faced the biggest loss of his life did not give up and went up to Yash Raj, one morning at 6.30 am and asked him for a job. He said, “I just need work. Any kind of work.” And that’s when Yash Ji was making Mohabatein.
This was a turning point for Big B’s career, followed by the blockbuster success of Kaun Banega Crorepati. And the rest is history.
Today, at the age of 77, Bachchan Sir writes a blog every single day. This is not easy, only someone as exceptional as Amitabh Bachchan can do it.
He grabs the 4th point in the Forbes list 2019 with the annual income of 239.25 crores.
“Age is just a number” – and Big B proves this with his phenomenal and ceaseless work.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
As you know he was a writer and a poet and so, Pandit Nehru(not sure of the name tough) wanted him to write his autobiography and for some reasons in just 15 days.
Harivansh Rai Sir took it as a challenge and wrote, working for 24 hours every day and completed the book within the deadline.
Strangely, he was found with his left hand soaked in warm water while he continuously wrote with his left hand. When asked why he did so, he replied, “Whenever there’s a strain on my right hand I switch my focus on my left hand and feel the warmth of the water. This shifting of the focus gives me the energy to continue with my work.”
Great people are great for many reasons. This was just the tip of the iceberg.
By now we all know why Amitabh Bachchan is what he is today. He was beautifully guided by his father, Hariwansh Rai Bachchan throughout his life’s journey.
Their characters tell us so much about their life. How disciplined their lives are. Success doesn’t come to you overnight, you’ve to spend plenty of sleepless nights and early morning risings to be successful in life.
He’s the most down to earth celebrity cricketer we’ve ever known. As the humble person he is, he believes that no dream is ever chased alone. There’s a whole big team behind you working along with you to reach you where you want to.
He has failed at times but never stopped trying.
though an actor of the famous director David Dhawan never fails to hit the gym at 6 in the morning. He has never missed a single at the gym.
Despite being what he is, he’s working hard every single day to stay where he is or rather climb the next levels of success.
My dedicated reader
While I talk about all these big personalities, I am remembered of one of my subscribers who replies to every blog I send in the form of emails. For the past 30 years wakes up at 4.30 every single morning. Allots his 1 hour 30 minutes for himself which includes physical fitness walking almost 6kms a day, 800 skippings, stretching exercises, and practices different exercises every day so that the entire body is toned up.
And he’s never late to his workplace. This habit of his was awarded by the Senior Management of his office.
He had mentioned this in his reply to my blog on how to brighten your day.
All in all, to conclude, I’d say a hero or a cricketer is not made overnight. There goes a lot of hard work, compassion, dedication, sacrifice and the lot more pain to get where they are today.
We often envy the success of others but fail to appreciate the intense work and struggle they’ve gone through.
Today, as we shall all be celebrating the festival of giving, let’s address the elephant in the room and take a moment to appreciate these big personalities and work harder in life to accomplish our dreams.
As I shared these stories with you, now it’s your turn to pass them on to your friends and family and spread the inspiration.
See you tomorrow 🙂
Till then – stay motivated, stay blessed.