Ask the right questions

Sowing and Reaping

-Karthik Gurumurthy

I was in the bay area last weekend sharing the opportunity, spinning the dream; met copious amount of people. Both dreamers and pretend-dreamers.

Lot of them were upset about what is happening in the economy, frustrated about the uncertainties in the job. But how many of them dare to do something different? You might think that the uncertainties in the economy would have given some truth lessons to try an alternative route, have a backup plan. I love the quote "Dig the well before you are thirsty". So true, isn't it? We sometimes live in a microwave society where we need stuff instantly. 2-minute noodles.


If somebody has enough noodles up there, they would know hard work precedes success.

Success is always a process. My mom made a south Indian dish and it tasted so good. She has mastered the art of making it. I was asking her "How do you do this? When I put all the ingredients together, I do not see the same result and it doesn't taste the same. How come? She replied calmly with lot of conviction, "It is a process. I had messed up enough and have tried it enough to know how to make this. I am still striving to make this better." I have noticed lot of people look at the end product and look for the miracle pill combination. I have noticed the same trend after you reach some success milestone when the business owners surround the speaker and ask, "how many presentations did you do to get the success you have attained"? People love to hear the magic numbers so that they can incorporate that in their plan of action. What I learned listening to my mentors  is you do enough to make it happen.

Sowing always comes before reaping. There is a lagtime between sowing and reaping. You always sow more than you reap. How can I apply this principle everyday?

The very thing you most want to see more of in your life is the very thing you need to give away.

Want more credit for all you do and who you are? Be the one who gives credit to others. Spread it like California wildfire.  Give away what you most want. This will create a space in the minds and hearts of all those around you to give more credit.

Want more understanding from other people? Be more understanding and give that out to other people.

Want more loyalty from other people? Be the most loyal person you know. Watch what happens.

Want more love? Give more love.

I strongly believe life wants you to win. Most people just get in their own way and sabotage their success. They let their fears keep them from greatness. They let their limitations become their chains. They become their own worst enemies. To get all that life wants for you,give out what you most want to see come back. It's great life that is in store for you. Just go out and get it.



Karthik, you have great wroting skills.I come here once in a while to read some good stuff

(Raghuveer friend)

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