The Importance of a Mentor in your existence.
Today I have penned down about my first mentor who till date inspires me and constantly reminds me of those lessons that I learnt as growing up.
Another excerpt from my life. This is from my school day...
While I was a bit nervous about the district level Debate competition and representing my school. There was an element of doubt in my mind if I will do my best. A lot of hopes and expectations was pinned on me so the pressure was getting onto my mind.
We had about 15 mins for the debate competition to start and my Sir said come let's just get some fresh air. As we were walking on the campus, the big blackboard caught my attention it had the thought for the day.
Which read "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached " - Swami Vivekananda.
This quote was like a heavy confidence booster, my energizer. It was powerful and impacted me, my nervousness and apprehensions just vanished in thin air.
Thanked my Sir for choosing to walk and get fresh air, which in turn got me not just fresh breathe of air but learning for life.
With the new gained energy and motivation. Just had one goal in mind let my school name shine high and my teachers who spent a good time helping me prepare for the competition. This could be my Guru Dakshina(Repaying my teachers).
When the results were announced we stood second. My Sir was very happy and proudly said the first time ever our school has won a debate competition at a district level.
All I did was thanked God and Swami Vivekananda his quote had such a positive impact on me.
All of this happened when I was in grade 7, though we had read about Swami Vivekananda in our curriculum. Was drawn towards his teachings and inspirational quotes.
I'm not a voracious reader but was happy reading about Swami Vivekananda. The same year our family holiday was to Kanyakumari and was super excited about visiting the Vivekananda Rock memorial. Those memories are still so fresh, the meditation hall where I found so much peace and contentment. Bought so many books from the centre. Given a choice wanted to just stay there forever.
Swami Vivekananda is my first Guru and Mentor, whenever I was confused wanted to find some answers would just randomly open the quotes book and close my eyes and point at the quotes. Those inspiring quotes were my answers to my problems.
Expressing my sincere Gratitude to Swami Vivekananda and his foresight, such a visionary, a true leader and mentor to millions of people. His teachings will always be inspiring for the generations to come.
These are a few quotes that have given me strength, they became values and lead me way forward.
"Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable".
"Who is helping you don’t forget them.
Who is loving you, don’t hate them.
Who believes you, don’t cheat them".
" Take Risk in your life, if you win you may lead them. If you lose, you may guide".
"Anything that makes you, physically, intellectually and spiritually weak. Reject it as position".
" All power is within you; You can do anything".
Hope you would have found some answers from this read. Its important that we choose right people in our life who can inspire and lead us on the right path. Someone who will appreciate your efforts and also correct you when your wrong. All of this can happen only when you pay attention to your self growth and well being.
Draw your inspiration from people who have impacted you in a very positive way it can be your parents, siblings, teachers, friends, colleagues, strangers and even your own children. It can be anyone, learn, implement and share ahead too.
Just follow your heart and you can never go wrong. Believe in your self...
Hope to meet you soon with my next learning in life...