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It Starts With Passion: Do What You Love and Love What You Do by Keith Abraham

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Conclusion: Become the living example

There was a mother in India who had tried everything to stop her child from eating chocolate all of the time. With every option exhausted she finally took her little boy to see Mahatma Gandhi. After standing in line for hours she was at last able to speak to him. She explained her challenge and Gandhi listened intently.

The great man pondered for a moment then asked the woman to take the boy away and come back in 30 days’ time. The woman did not expect that advice and didn’t understand his rationale, but she followed his instructions. Thirty days later she returned with her son. Gandhi looked the boy in the eye with a piercing stare and after a few moments of silence he said:

‘Give up chocolate and don’t eat it anymore unless your mother says so!’

After the boy had walked away, never to eat chocolate again, his mother asked Gandhi why he had waited a month to give that advice. Gandhi’s reply was simple: ‘I had to give up eating chocolate first.’

You can talk about your goals, plan out your goals and dream big dreams, but once you have done this you need to become the living example of a person worthy, capable and deserving of achieving your goals by applying the right mindset, creating a plan and knowing why you want that goal in the first place.

All the way through this book I have spoken about the emotional, mental and physical aspects ...

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