Failure is the first step towards Success
I am not writing this article for the sake of being called a Motivator as Motivation comes from within. Nobody can motivate you better than yourself. While writing the first sentence itself I could remember the short story "King Bruce and the Spider" which was there in my textbook in my primary classes way back in 1966. I think you might have also read this story.
The story is about Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland, who fought many battles. Once he got defeated and ran from the battlefield. He hid in a cave and was highly depressed. He saw a spider in the cave trying to reach its web on the roof of the cave. Spider, a small creature, failed again and again in its effort to reach the web. The spider, after every fall, tried again and again and it did not lose heart till it reached the web on the roof in its seventh attempt.
King Bruce got a lesson from the Spider and his heart was filled with a new ray of hope and courage. He came out of his hide and gathered his forces to fight the battle again. King Bruce fought the battle bravely and made his country free.
Why I have quoted the above story with a moral: Try, Try again till you Succeed! Not to motivate my readers or to win laurels. It is self-motivating. Nothing succeeds like self-motivation. Who was motivating the Spider? It was self-motivation. Do you need a motivator? If yes then ask yourself - What is my Goal. When you know your goal well then nobody on the earth can stop you from achieving the Goal. Believe it, I am writing, online, whatever is coming to my mind, as I have my goal in my mind. When you know your Goal, your mind will tell you the ways and means to achieve it. Once you have prepared your road map, follow it with courage and never lose heart. You will see a smooth sailing towards your goal.
Now is the time to tell you about my goal. There was a big question mark - what to do after retirement from my job. I had no knowledge about the internet or its related technology. What I knew was - how to manage my email account. I started with Facebook - the best known social networking site. I worked day and night to learn the intricacies of the web without any teacher as I did not want to spend any money. Here I started my journey on the web.
Then I came across the Blogger platform provided by the great Google. I started blogging. After every few days, I will look at my blogs to find that the same was of poorest of poor quality. I will discard or delete the blogs and start afresh. I give all the credit to Google and the Blogger as I used to send daily feedback to Google with screenshots (as I learned the techniques) and the next morning I could see that things at Blogger/Google platform were customized to suit my requirements as if someone at Google or Blogger was looking into my feedback on priority whereas now I laugh at myself when I came to know that Google Robots are doing the job.
I am still a beginner. Had I been a smart guy, I would have written my experience in at least a dozen articles to keep you engaged in my articles. In future when I master all the tricks I may be splitting this article to more than a dozen articles with subtopics. Presently my intention is to share my knowledge with the millions of audience or visitors on the web who might be struggling to make their presence felt on the world wide web.
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© 2013 Ashok Goyal
Ashok Goyal (author) from 448 Dalima Vihar Rajpura 140401 Punjab India on March 26, 2013:
Thanks for comments
Neha Goyal from Rajpura 140401 Punjab India on March 26, 2013:
It is hard truth that nobody else can motivate you than your self.
Ondari S Jephiter from Nairobi, Kenya on March 16, 2013:
So true.... intrinsic motivation is key to any success story.
Ashok Goyal (author) from 448 Dalima Vihar Rajpura 140401 Punjab India on March 04, 2013:
Thanks for your motivation
Marlene Bertrand from USA on March 04, 2013:
This is a great article with the reminder that we are our best and only motivator.