INSPIRE TO ASPIRE
You want to be an expert on what you are doing, what you need is 10 percent of inspiration and 90 percent of hard work. You are inspired to aspire. And you cannot aspire without an icon.
You cannot aspire without having a great mind where your eyes will focus, whose steps you would like to follow. When you want to be great and you mingle with sycophants, you would be the greatest sycophant. And it produces generational poverty: Poverty is transferred from generation to generation.
Nobody has ever discovered what made his predecessors poor. They exerted their energy on menial matters, menial things; cutting of palm fruits, harvesting crops, farm lands. Do not develop your house; you are the house. Develop yourself.
How do you know when you are really developed? When you have come to the point when you can define who you are. Differentiate between who you are from what people think you are. You may not be what people think you are. For nobody knows you more than you.
Nobody can talk about you accurately except you. Whatever you do not know about yourself does not exist.
Define who you are. When you define who you are, you can now look at yourself at the mirror and know whether you are seeing somebody else or yourself.
Are you what you think you are or are you still what you would like to be. If you stop at what you are seeing at the mirror, you would not move an inch. You will never move an inch.
ENERGY IS NEEDED, DEVOTION, COMMITMENT, VISION, THESE THINGS ARE NEEDED.