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Success Story – Arunima Sinha

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It is the story of valour and fighting back for life. It is the story that tells us that nothing can stop us but we ourselves. It is the story of an amputated girl Arunima Sinha from India, who scaled the mightiest and most gigantic Mount Everest to become the First Female Amputee to scale Mount Everest.

Two years back tragedy struck this woman , who was a volley ball player at that time. She was thrown out of a moving train by thieves for resisting to chain snatching. One of her legs was crushed by a moving by train. In order to save her life doctors had no choice but to amputate her leg.

“At that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised I had to do something in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity”, Sinha told Indian TV before leaving for the climb.

So, this is really what is required to succeed in life “A never giving up attitude”. However , big the hurdles may come in life the spirit to fight back should never end.

Sinha’s climb was sponsored by The Tata Steel Adventure Foundation and she was trained and guided by Sherpa’s Asian Trekking company in 2012.

Tom Whittaker, a British mountaineer, was the first person with disability(amputated foot) to scale Mount Everest in 1998.

Hats off to Arunima Sinha!!!!
Hats off to Tom Whittaker!!!!
Hats off to people like them who show the courage to fight back and come up !!!!



Success is a journey inwards-a view point


As parents, we try to do whatever we can do and provide whatever we can ,so that our children succeed in their respective fields. But, are all these efforts reciprocated in the same manner with the hard work and effort that is required from children’s side ???

In most cases I see that whatever effort is being made and whatever facilities that are being given from parent’s side are taken for granted and there is no or little effort from child’s and student’s side. That sincerity of effort is lacking.

Now a days we see that children from less privileged families are coming up and shining. So, what is it that is required for succeeding?

Success is all about internal factors. Outside things may be tools to achieve that. Until and unless THE WILL, THE MOTIVATION comes from within nothing can be done from outside.

Few day’s back there was a lot of media coverage about the success story of the girl (Prema JayaKumar from Mumbai) who topped CA final exam all over India and how she came from a very humble background. So what is it that drove her and drives children like her to come out with flying colours even in lack of means? It is something to do with internal factors .It is their internal resolution to succeed .In most of these cases they see their families struggling and that becomes their source of motivation .They are highly internally motivated to do something to improve the standard of living of their families. So the key point is INTERNAL MOTIVATION. If the children are highly motivated internally and are focussed they can do whatever they want in their lives.

As parents we can provide means but if that WILL to do something doesn’t come internally they won’t succeed. We have heard of phrase that ”We can lead a horse to water, but we cannot make it drink”. This boils down to simple fact that unless the horse feels thirsty or feels the need of drinking water nobody can make him drink water. So is the case with children we cannot force them to do certain things that we feel are right for them and will lead them to success. This cannot happen unless the child himself realises it and wants to do something. So, as parents in addition to providing physical means we should try to find out means and ways to ignite that internal fire. Without that fire, that thirst spectacular success cannot be achieved.



How to improve grades ( A simple psychological way of dealing)A slight twist in our approach can make a lot of difference


Before we discuss on how to improve grades let us first answer a simple question: “How much grades on average our child is managing to get ?”It means, this is the natural calibre of the child and this much marks he is able to achieve without much effort.

Let us assume that our child is getting on an average 75% of marks and our target is that he should be achieving above 90% marks or may be 100%. Now don’t make him think that he has to achieve 100% result but let him change his thinking to that with whatever effort he is already putting he is able to achieve 75% marks, his target is to achieve just 25% more .He has to put extra effort to achieve only 25% more. If he thinks “Oh! I have to achieve 100% result. I need to work very hard to achieve this ” .The target appears to be like a mountain. This process of thinking can be a bit categorised into negative thinking. Now take the second scenario “Oh! I am able to manage 75% percent marks , with a little bit of more effort to what I am putting I can achieve 25% more than what I am already getting” . Now this can be a bit categorised to positive thinking.

With a little twist in our thinking our goals seem to be achievable. A little twist in thinking makes a lot of difference. Let us as parents motivate our children to achieve better results, with a little change in the thinking process a lot can be achieved .

Thoughts are powerful tools that can do wonders in our childrens’ lives. With right and positive thoughts a lot has been achieved. Our thoughts are the stepping stone towards success in our lives .All great things in this world have germinated as a result of a seed of right thought.

Secondly, let us break the target into steps .

Wherever your child stands in the journey motivate him to achieve steps which seem to be achievable.

Let us take the example of a toddler who knows how to crawl. He can manage very well with crawling, so that is his level .Now we can motivate him to the next level of standing and may be walking little bit with the help of support and finally to the level of walking and running .But if we set targets of running for him it may demotivate the child and he may think that he won’t be able to run any time in his life. Journey of learning is also in steps .If your child is low achiever.


If he manages to get on an average may be 40% don’t set high targets of may be 100% immediately. Let him take baby steps and walk slowly towards the target of 100%. Motivate him to work a little harder than what he is already doing to achieve just 20%-25% more, once he knows what is required to achieve just 20% -25% more than his ability, he will form the habit of doing this much extra effort. Once this base is formed and he is comfortable in this zone motivate him to achieve next target .