A Small Motivational Story
One day a man was walking in a stone quarry where a number of stonemasons were cutting and shaping huge blocks of granite. The work was hard, and most of the men were sweating and swearing as they chipped and split the stones with their hammers and chisels.
The man decided to speak to the masons. “What are you doing, he asked?” The reply was, “What does it look like we are doing? We are cutting stones!”
One man stood out as different from the rest. He was smiling and singing a tune as he worked happily cutting away at the big blocks.
“What are you doing?” the man asked as he had asked all the others.
The stonecutter stopped his work, looked up at the visitor and replied, “I’m building a Cathedral.”
Thus, here is the motivation comes. The stonemason turns raw materials into an attractive building. Meditation enables us to “assemble” facts into a coherent pattern or structure. And thus generate motivation towards the work i.e. towards success.
Motivation can achieve by learning physical tasks:
Writing for the U.S. National Mental Health and Education Center, Dr. Fred Provenzano says that learning physical tasks can add to your “sense of self-reliance and general confidence” and “can also foster self-discipline and order, which are foundations for successful employment.”
So, to generate motivation within yourself what are you doing? Are you building a rock-solid foundation for lasting success in life, or are you just cutting stones?