One man wanted to become powerful. When he heard that there was a sage who lived high in the mountains and could work the miracles, he went to him. He prepared food for the sage, massaged his feet and did everything, what is necessary in such cases. The old man was very kind and friendly, but being asked about the miracles, he always repeated one thing: I am a simple man and don‘t know any miracles.
But the dodger thought, “This is a sure sage sign. Only the one who knows can say such things. And the one who declares himself as a knower, do not know anything”. Time has passed. The man did not leave. Day and night he was serving the sage, hoping to extract his secret. One night the young man started to massage the old man‘s feet, asking him about miracles. Soon the old man wanted to sleep and said, “It‘s enough. Stop it!”
But the dodger said, “I will not stop until you open me the secret of working the miracles”.
“Well,” the sage said, “let it be in your way! I will give you a very powerful spell. You have to repeat it nine times after you made a wish. This is a very powerful spell! So, each of your wishes will come true. But do not hurry, there is one condition. To make your wish come true, you have to concentrate on it in the full silence. And, most importantly, you do not have to think about the yellow monkey!”
When the young man received what he had dreamt about, he was very happy and started to gather his things. He said, “Oh, that’s not a problem! I’ve never thought about any monkey”.
And he left. On the way home, he started to see some faces. But he was in a hurry and did not pay much attention to it. He wanted to sit in the silence and make a wish as soon as possible.
When he reached the home, it seemed to him that the monkeys looked at him from all windows. “What a delusion?” he thought. But that was only the beginning! As soon as he sat down, made a wish, and told a spell, the most interesting thing has begun! The monkeys surrounded him. They screamed, built the smiley faces, pulled his clothes. It was unbearable! When the morning came, he didn’t dream about any miracles. He just wanted to sleep. But vainly! The monkeys persecuted him everywhere.
The next evening the young man visited the sage. The sage was waiting for him. “What happened? Did the monkeys disturb you?” sage asked, smiling.
“It‘s not time to laugh. Is it funny?” the young man asked. “Did the monkeys bother me? You are an old man and you are not ashamed to make such jokes? I have accepted you as my teacher, and what you did? I almost went crazy! Take your spell back and free my mind. Instead of teaching me the miracles, you have developed the monkey mind in me.”
The sage, gently smiling, said,” I wanted to show you how undeveloped and enslaved is your mind. What you think is what you dream and see. What you work for is what you get. So, first of all, think about what you want and then work hard to get it. No magic spells will be required then.”
Flash: Too often, we expend precious energy on issues that have nothing to do with what we truly want in our lives. It’s like being in a race and constantly looking at the side mirror to see if the other car is gaining rather than focusing on what’s going on in front of you.
Moral: When we know what we are working for (GOAL), why we’re working hard (COMMITMENT ) — it generates guaranteed SUCCESS.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success!!