“Let there be a fire within you.” This line oft-got repeated by Sajid Sir during our English classes in high school. All of us eagerly awaited his class. It was more of an inspirational session than a typical classroom lecture. We felt a surge of energy after attending his class; even on occasions when it was the last class of the day. Such was the power of his subtle expression and instant motivation. He was a mentor and a friend rolled into one. He recognized our hidden talents, motivated us to work harder and commended us for our efforts. Probably that’s the reason I am daring to write this book.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-5138-251-5
  • Chapter 1

    Meet Yourself Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    I asked this question to myself when I started the mission to find my inner fire. “I am Narita.” That was my first answer. A voice inside me said, “This is my name, this is not ME.” I was baffled at the truthfulness of the reply. I tried giving a different answer, “I am a confident, independent girl.” This answer was also rejected by my inner voice saying that ‘girl’ is my gender and ‘confident, independent’ are my qualities, none of them are ME. I tried one last time to prove myself correct. I was sure this time I would win. I stood in front of a mirror and said proudly to my inner self, ‘Hey look, this is ME’. I heard a mild laugh blended in the reply, “This is my body; this is not ME either.” I was taken aback by the profound replies I received each time. The simple question, “Who am I” left me feeling incapacitated. I was dismayed, probably you too are right now, but more than that I was intrigued. If I am not what I answered, then who exactly am I? Who would answer that for me? If I did not know who I am, how could anyone else ever know or understand who am I?
  • Chapter 2

    Know Yourself Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    You can live a stupendous life by just determining to do so. But, to determine, you first need to desire and in order to know your desires you need to know yourself thoroughly. In the previous chapter you met your inner self and initiated a conversation. Now you are taking the next step of knowing yourself thoroughly. I am in no way asking you to change who you are, rather I am asking you to know better who you are. In this process, you will find the path you’re meant to travel, the purpose you’re born to fulfil and the passion you’re meant to pursue.
  • Chapter 3

    Trust Yourself Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    At this stage you are aware of your inner desires, dreams and aspirations. You are familiar with your likes and dislikes and most importantly you have had the glimpse of your PASSION (in case you are still clueless I would suggest you to spend some more time finding out your desires because that’s the pre-requisite for the upcoming chapters). The next step here is to start trusting yourself just the way you trust your close friends.
  • Chapter 4

    Protect Yourself Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Y ou have met yourself, known yourself and built a trusting relationship with yourself. What else do you need in a relationship? The sense of security, the feeling of safety and the calmness of soul when the loved one is around are inevitable part of any relationship. You need to make yourself feel the same in your company. Have you ever noticed the smile on a kid’s face when his dad throws him high in the air and then holds him tightly when he comes down? It’s a joyful experience for both the kid and the dad. What makes this experience so enjoyable for every child and parent? Two things: first is the trust that the child has on his dad, the faith that no matter what comes he is safe in his dad’s arms and second is the dad’s ability to protect his son from any kind of harm. The dad can’t even in his wildest dreams afford to miss holding his son while coming down. He would do everything and anything to keep his son safe. This is about the dad–son relationship.
  • Chapter 5

    Boost Yourself Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Here I am, writing a book,and trying to boost you up in every possible way I can. I might be successful to some extent in motivating you. You would feel elevated while you read the last line of the book. But would that feeling of “fire in the belly” last long? Frankly and honestly. NO. It may sound blunt but that’s what happens every time you read an inspirational article or a book. The feeling stays with you for few hours, may be few days for sometimes or even weeks if you are a really strong willed person. But slowly the lines you read fade away from your memory like the breaking news you hear on TV. I am sure you agree with me on this. You have read self help books before, watched motivational videos and movies that inspired you to the core. Soon, you are back to your usual routine and start a fresh search for a new booster. The cycle keeps repeating forever.
  • Chapter 6

    Choose Fearlessness Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    You know you can achieve greatness. You know you can aim high, dream big and aspire excellence. You know you can reach your goals if you work hard enough. Everything seems so good till a voice inside you starts scaring you. “What if I don’t qualify this exam? What if I spoil the presentation? What if I get stuck in middle of my speech? What if I fall short of my parents’ expectation? What if someone gets hurt? What if I fail after declaring my goals publicly? What would the society think of me? What if I never make it up to there?” All these and many more such noises keep holding you from acting on your goals.
  • Chapter 7

    Believe It To Achieve It Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    I am sure it would appear odd at the first sight. You would be pondering, “Just believing is not good enough to achieve something.” Of course it’s not. But here’s the thing: belief never comes alone. It brings with it the dedication one needs to move ahead; the determination required to keep going when the going gets real tough, and the direction one needs to follow to reach their destination. The common tendency is to believe in something after one achieves it or owns it. Here I am telling you to do the exact opposite, i.e., believing you have achieved it before you have actually achieved it. It could sound confusing at first, but be patient with this one. If you get this correctly, you would overcome another major obstacle on the road to success.
  • Chapter 8

    How Far Will You Go Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    You must have come across a situation when the girl asks the guy who has proposed her, “How far will you go for me?”, “What can you do for me?” or “How important I am for you?” Her yes or no depends largely on the answer to this question. If the guy can’t convince her that he really loves her and can do anything to ensure her happiness, there is little chance that his proposal would be accepted. In your life’s story, your goal is asking you the same question. You have to answer and convince as effectively as the hero in the movie does. Else, the goal, like the girl, too would deny your proposal.
  • Chapter 9

    The Real Deal Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    This is probably the most crucial part of the process. Before commencing this chapter, let’s get one thing straight. “Everything comes with a price tag”. Even the champions have to pay the price to be called as a champion and that price is PRACTICE. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. The good news is: the pain only lasts for some time and that’s when you have to hold on tight to your dreams, that’s when you have to pour oil to the fire in your belly and that’s when you have to endure the discomfort. Once you are through this stage you would no longer feel the pain. What took you immense will power to do, would then come to you as your first nature! It’s like learning to swim. You first feel uneasy when you try to float. You feel scared to lift both your legs from the floor of the pool. You hold on to the railings and finally lift your body entirely. Then you slowly let go of the railing. Suddenly water rushes into your eyes, nose and ears making you feel restless. You forget everything told by the trainer and start flapping your hands and legs randomly. You feel yourself sinking in and though the depth is not too much, you feel like drowning. After few seconds of struggle you are finally able to stand on your feet. You take a deep breath and curse the trainer for not saving you while you were dying. The trainer smiles and say, “this was the maximum that would happen and since you have experienced
  • Chapter 10

    Write Your Own Story Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    I have accentuated the importance of writing the goals, mission and vision in the chapter ‘Meet Yourself’. Still, I want to dedicate a complete chapter to this topic, just for the fact that it can’t ever be emphasized enough what a miracle the writing process is. I don’t want you to just follow what I suggest blindly, rather understand the science behind every single action I tell you to take. That’s why I am explaining the importance of writing here, so that you can feel the need to do it for yourself. Things that are done after understanding the ‘why’ behind them are much more effective than when they are done just for the sake of doing it. Writing is not something that can be imposed on anyone. It should come from within.
  • Chapter 11

    Road To Success Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In the first part, you found the spark in you, the one thing about which you are obsessed, the one goal to which you are ready to give everything you have. In the second part, you committed to the fire within you; you promised yourself to achieve that extraordinary level of genius. Your preparation phase is completed here. Welcome to the field! Get ready for the real race. Take your bikes and wear your helmets. It’s time to showcase your skills. The very fact that you are on a journey brings the following elements into picture; roads, maps, traffic signals, milestones, speed breakers, unavoidable accidents, restaurants and service centers. Let’s see how each of these elements can be a facilitator or an obstacle in the journey.
  • Chapter 12

    Time Management Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Lost somewhere between sunrise and sunset two golden hours each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are lost and gone forever. You cannot define time, nor can you stop it. You can certainly find it, lose it, waste it, enjoy it, misuse it, share it and above all grace it with the fullness of your life. For time is the stuff your life is made of. I received a book named “Today” as the general proficiency prize when I was in class I. It was my first award, and hence one of my most prized possessions. The above lines are taken from that very book. These lines have been etched on my mind since a very young age making me conscious of every passing day. This chapters aims at helping you become more aware of how you spend your time. Once you are aware of the tasks that consume most of your time, you can work towards managing it better.
  • Chapter 13

    No Excuse Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    There are 999 other success principles that I have found in my reading and experience, but without self discipline none of them work. With self discipline, they all work. —Kop Kopmeyer In this chapter I have described my experience with excuses and how I handled them. Some of the circumstances might feel familiar to you, as excuses are nothing rare in our world! With that said, I welcome you to the NO-EXCUSE ZONE! “If only I had enough money , I would fulfil my dreams. If only I had enough time , I would have no pending tasks. If only I was born genius , I would have done wonders.” Do these statements sound familiar to you? They do so for majority of us. If you want to break free from this limiting mentality and be among those few who display extraordinary utilization of their potential, this chapter would prove helpful. In the course of this chapter, I would introduce you to two very effective concepts which if you stick to can change the game for you. Before that, let’s perform post-mortem of this extremely sticky habit of excuse making. Let’s analyze why, when and how do we make excuses. I am sure this would be as interesting as it is insightful.
  • Chapter 14

    Sk And You Shall Receive Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    “Not always” might be your reaction to the chapter’s name. I got the same reaction from most of the people I have discussed this concept with. I know a person who dreams of a world where everyone is educated. I was so excited at his vision. I was sure he would be ready to take any step in order to play his part in the giant vision he had. But the next sentence he spoke disheartened me. He said, “Some people get the opportunity to change the world, they are born in a society that favours their dreams, and they get the resources needed for their ambitions”. When I argued that what about those like Ambani who have risen from a very humble beginning and went on to be an icon, he replied, “these cases are one in a million”. I was baffled. How could someone really believe that? There are legendaries who have had a tremendous impact on the world, who single handedly changed the course of history; attributing their success to “circumstances” is the most ignorant thing we can do. “ There are no accidents ”. There is nothing as “Luck” or “chance”. The smarter we work, the luckier we get.
  • Chapter 15

    Go All-in Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    You might be familiar with the story of Hernán Cortés and his arrival in Veracruz. In order to prevent his crew from turning back from battle out of fear, he ordered them to burn their ships. That way, there was no return — the only way out was through. Thesoldiers knewthey had no choice but to win. Moving back wasn’t an option. There were no alternatives! The purpose of this chapter is to encourage you to burn all your boats; to feel the situation of “Do or Die” and to go all in . Are you feeling the rising heat of the fire in your belly? Are you feeling excited, motivated and all set to go for your dreams? You have understood the importance of time management, you have realized the disadvantages of making excuses and you are aware how crucial it is to ask for what you want. You are a person on mission now. Nothing and no one can stop you now except your own fears and doubts. I have talked a lot about facing fears and doubts in the earlier chapters and I am sure you would have felt confident after reading those. The question here is: How long those motivations would stay with you? How long would you follow the routine you made recently? How long would you practice self discipline? Sooner or later you would be tempted to quit.
  • Chapter 16

    Be The Booster Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The last part of the process is to keep the “fire in the belly” burning forever. You have invested tremendous amount of time and energy in finding your spark and then turning it into raging fire. The intelligent thing to do here is to never let that fire diminish. And the most effective way to do that is to light the spark in others. Just like one candle can light thousands, your energy can help thousands to achieve greatness. This chapter details ways in which you can make a difference in others’ lives as well as society.
  • Chapter 17

    Sharpen Your Axe Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Trying to cut the wood with same old blunt axe putting in more and more energy or taking a break to sharpen the axe; which one according to you would be an intelligent choice? Definitely the smart thing would be to sharpen the axe. It’s so obvious, still largely ignored. We all know we should sharpen our axe, read the wise and upgrade our skills. But often we don’t find time to do all these.In our context, mind is the axe which can be sharpened only by learning. Saying that we don’t have time for it is equal to saying that I don’t have time to refuel my car. It’s not going to take you far enough without the fuel it needs
  • Chapter 18

    Rekindle Your Fire Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In the journey to quench the fire in your belly, it’s possible that you get distracted at times. You might get caught in some unavoidable circumstances. You might get a big promotion or a transfer to new country. You might fall in love, get married, have kids and get busy with your personal life. On the other hand, you might face some setbacks. Recession might cause one to lose his/her job; one could lose his/her loved one or he/she could get a disease. Don’t get scared of these. Fears are the only delimiters in your life.
  • Chapter 19

    Celebrate The Win Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    What’s a victory without a celebration! You have transcended all your fears. You overcame all the hurdles. You climbed all the hills and reached the top. You deserve a BIG celebration. The seeds you have sown are now ready to be reaped. Enjoy the harvest! It’s human nature to do things for which he/she is appreciated. That’s why we have the culture of felicitating achievers right from the school days. The top three rankers in every class were given general proficiency prize. I was fortunate to be in that list quite a few times. The result didn’t excite me as much as standing there on stage with spotlight on me and the entire crowd clapping in my praise. For those 30 seconds of pride I was ready to endure any hardship. This chapter is dedicated to help you realize the importance of celebrating the wins.
  • Chapter 20

    Find Your Next Spark Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    You have got what you desired the most. You have achieved your aim, accomplished your goals spectacular. You have paused, rejoiced and appreciated the beauty from the hill top. Do you stay there forever? NO. You raise your eyes and see several hills in front of you. You choose one of those hills and decide to climb it. You have known the feeling of self-growth and you want more of it. The upward spiral of improvement and accomplishment is never ending. You can keep contributing and improving till your last breath. This final chapter is my salute to your “never say no” spirit.

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