Prelude to Preface
Before I tell you about this great uplifting work that I want to share with you, let me tell you a story — of an ant and a mountaineer.
This mountaineer wanted to climb a tall mountain, add another feather to his cap of achievements. An ant, too, started climbing along with him, but with a different purpose — it wanted to build its home on top of the mountain, raise its family in nature’s lap.
Unmindful of each other, both started climbing. The first few hours they climbed up rapidly out of sheer enthusiasm. But as hours turned into days and the climb got steeper, their pace slackened. Soon, it was almost a month and nowhere near the top, the mountaineer looked very tired, frustrated. He kept looking up and shaking his head quite often.
One day, he was about to call it quits. Suddenly, he heard a soft voice say, “Don’t!”. He looked all around and then spotted the tiny ant near his ear. It too looked tired but didn’t let fatigue show on its face.
The mountaineer asked, “How come you look so contended? Aren’t you tired?” The ant said, “Of course, I am.”
“So, you still want to keep going up?” the man asked, to which the ant promptly replied: “YES!” “Why?” asked the man. The ant said: “Because we see differently.”
When he looked puzzled, the ant explained: “You keep looking up to see how much more you have to go. I keep looking down to see how much I have achieved. When you count your achievements, you want to add more to it, even if the climb is uphill and tiring.”
The man realized his mistake and thanked the ant. The next morning, he started climbing up with new energy.
The moral: If you’ve reached this point in life, you can add more to your achievements. Just add a good friend to guide your way.
And the friend I want to introduce is inspirational quotes — some modern, some old. The great ideas quoted in this work will change anyone’s life. Knowledge is powerful — only if it is applied in life.
few words and major differences
I am a strong lover of mankind and will be till my last breath. One single idea adopted in life, hopefully, shall be considered as the best work of my life. I have created this for the people around me.
I know the difference between IQ, Information, knowledge, and wisdom. You are a wise person, so this book shall be the cherry on the cake. The world is running too fast and everyone has many priorities. People are learned enough to understand an idea and, therefore, this has been kept precise.
An idea could be ELABORATE, but intentionally, it has been kept in a small format. If a powerful idea moves you in a special way, I will feel fortunate. After all, if any good inspiration is not followed by actions then it is meaningless.
Wishing you the most positive and long-lasting change to reach the next level of life.
You are already at a substantial level by balancing all roles of life. From today, it has become yours.
Wishing you happy reading, understanding, and a meaningful change.
Best regards and live with passion.