THE GURU AND THE YOUNG MAN
There was a young man who wanted to be successful
So he went to an old guru who was very successful.
He told the Guru that he wanted to be on the same level.
The Guru said, “if you want to be as successful, I’ll meet you tomorrow at the beach.”
So the young man got there at 4 A.M.
The old man grabs his hand and said:
“How bad do you want to be successful?”
He said: “Real bad.”
The Guru said: “Walk on out in the water.”
The man walks out into the water. When he walks out to the water
He goes waist deep and thinks to himself:
“This guy is crazy! I wanna make money and he has me out here swimming.
I didn’t ask to be a lifeguard. I want to be successful”
The Guru told him to come out a little further where the water reached his mouth.
The man said, “No way, you are out of your mind” And the old man replied:
“I thought you said you wanted to be successful?”
The man said: “I do.”
“Then walk a little further.”
When the man came out,The Guru held the man’s head down in the water.
The man started to thrash and scratch as he was trying to come up.
Just before he was about to pass out, The Guru raised him up.
The Guru then said: “When you want to succeed as bad as
you want to breathe then you will be successful.”
When I held you down, you didn’t care about what’s on T.V.,
You didn’t care about who was texting you,
You didn’t care about a party. You just wanted to breathe.
Most of you say you want to be successful
but you don’t want it bad, you just kind of want it.
You don’t want it as bad as you want to hang with friends.
You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool.
You don’t want it as much as you want to sleep!!
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe…then you are on your way to being successful”