The Very Special People


Saturday, September 26, 2009


I have this amazing widget on my blog, which keeps on flashing motivational quotes randomly and today it has something really interesting that triggered me to think about it. Well it says- “If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got” by Nido Qubein.

Nido Qubein is a motivational speaker and president of High Point University, an accredited undergraduate and graduate institution. What is more interesting about Mr.Qubein is the fact that he had been ranked 6th among the most motivational speaker world wide in 2008. He is chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Company. He is an active speaker and consultant addressing more than 100 business and professional groups around the world each year. His books and learning programs have been translated into three dozen languages and are sold across the globe.

You know what I think on knowing so much about Mr.Qubein that he is one really inspiring soul on this earth. Yet I still not convinced with his quote mentioned above. I understand this clearly that its very logical and basic for someone to give one’s best shot at something, which really interests him but this is a very simple thought or let me just say that it’s a very common aspect of one’s personality. It’s like when I like something and it really matters to me, I m going to give my best shot, this is kind of obvious isn’t it? With due respect to Mr.Qubein and with no offense to his opinion instead, I feel this is not at all motivating, probably if that quote, would have given me an advice or mantra through which I could have realized a thing that really matters to me in life would have been worth. I think, we all in our lives want to achieve what really matter but most of us throughout our lives are never clear about it so we keep on trying different things at all times by actually copying the people who have done well rather than doing what would really matter to us. It’s a proven fact that people who are clear about what they want are the one who are successful in their lives. The reason is very simple as they know what exactly they want and in which direction they have to apply themselves, with full force to achieve what they exactly want. So, what I m trying to say is it’s not about if I m doing a thing that really matters to me and I m giving my best in it but it’s about how I realize what thing really matters to me because once I know that it’s almost definite that I m going to give my all to it.

Au contraire, I have another observation, which I would want to share here. There are people with such a character who have a tendency of giving their best at whatever they do. Moreover, they do it despite their intention if it really matters to them but it’s more of their rare pure character. These are actually the people who are true winners because not only they feel satisfied with themselves as they do all the things with full passion but also do it with all they have. Beyond that it really doesn’t matter to them even if it doesn’t reap them any use. For instance, I know a person who works for a MNC. I know that this guy has not received any good hikes for last 2 years or so but yet his passion for his work and zealot at work is commendable. He himself knows that there is no use of working so hard but still he do it for himself. He says that’s his nature or character he feels satisfied in life only after performing something not by cheating himself. Now this is a truly inspiring character because if one knows what really matters to him in life, he would surely going to give his all but here is somebody who is not sure what matters to him and yet giving his all.


ANU said...

amazing yaar

Vivek Nanda said...

Thanks Anu, I appreciate your comments.

NikitaT said...

awesom one yaar

Vivek Nanda said...

Thanks Nikita for reading it with so much interest. I m glad you liked it.

tamil said...

I appreciate your interest..

Vivek Nanda said...

Thanks tamil for reading, hope u enjoyed

Amit ( Anahat ) said...

"somebody who is not sure what matters to him"
I have a serious doubt about it.. perhaps that guy you mentioned,apparently can not answer the straight question -- " what matters to you ? " that obviously is supported by your writing... but dont you think as your wrote somewhere .."feels satisfied in life only after performing something not by cheating himself" ... tells us what he himself can not tell... I mean.. to work honestly is what matters to him.

Vivek Nanda said...

I understand that everybody looks a situation with one's own glasses but whatever I mentioned it was just another way of looking into it. This is the positive trait I derived from the situation- there are always people who work towards their goals when they are pretty clear about them but how about it when you know whatever you are doing is not your primary goal but still the substance or character in you doesn't stop you from giving 100%, isn't that unique? I feel a true inspirer is the one who gives 100% without self interest because anyway everybody work for self driven motives. So i.e. where that person was so unique and never he was unclear of what is wants, infact just that whatever he is presently doing isn't his primary goal of life but his pure character doesn't stop him from performing, which is rare.

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