Life enriching knocks are the slaps and experiences that life gives you which teach you the 'real truths' of life. These are facts which everyone knows but no one tells you.
This book has simple messages. I have avoided making too many judgments or giving 'gyan'. The facts are before you, you can draw your own conclusions. It is like viewing a candle inside a multi-coloured lantern. Depending on the side you look from, the colour of the candle will appear different. But, the candle remains the same; only your angle of viewing has changed.
My sincere and humble request to the reader is - try to imbibe something of lasting value from this book which will help you progress in life. If a message is conveyed in an interesting or humorous way, that does not mean it loses its relevance. The world today is becomingly increasingly vicious, uncaring, amoral, corrupt, complex and devoid of fair play and principles. Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair. This book is an attempt to save your hair and head by narrating real-life events and giving 'hard messages' to pre-empt you from making costly mistakes.
There are winners and losers in life. Avoid the mistakes made by the losers and emulate the principles, methods and actions of the winners. This is a simple formula for succeeding in real life. This book is dedicated to the 'known and unknown' heroes who showcase the magnitude of human spirit and endeavor. Great qualities like honesty, perseverance, humility, loyalty, a spirit of curiosity, true love and affection, sacrifice and devotion to duty are timeless and will always remain so.
Unlike most motivational and success books in the market, this book does not focus on monetary prosperity. While a certain level of monetary comfort is important, I believe that money is a by-product, not an end in itself. What is more important is to ensure that you live a full life, enjoying each moment of the journey and pursue your dreams, whatever they may be. Because, your time on the earth is limited and you cannot take anything away with you to the next plane of existence, wherever that may be.
1. We are all born unequal
2. Every person is unique
3. Our motivators, passions and goals are different
4. To yourself be true
5. Determine your goals
6. Determine the price you are willing to pay
7. Use your time wisely
8. Cultivate your habits wisely
9. Patience and perseverance
10. Power of belief
11. Convert crisis to opportunity
12. Confront adversities boldly
13. Cultivate and use helping hands
14. Guard yourself from evil hands
15. Guard yourself from yourself
16. Take action now
17. Life defining moments
18. Go the extra mile
19. Keep growing
20. Learn from experience and let go
21. Be creative
22. Make a difference
23. It's never too late
24. Wisdom from winners
25. Galaxy of winners