Empowering you to achieve your dreams...
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work
~ A P J Abdul Kalam
At what exact point in your life do you stop dreaming and start living a default life? For most people, this point comes as soon as their childhood ends and the realities of life kick in. It is my dream to inspire and encourage people at any stage in life to achieve their biggest dreams through this book. Here’s an inspiring story to start with.
I know of a gentleman, who was preparing to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management about leaving a legacy at the age of 83. The students were looking forward to hear his amazing story. As he prepared his speech about the important legacy called leaving a liveable earth, his entire life had flashed in front of his eyes.
Born in 1931 in a small town of Tamil Nadu, India, he grew up supplementing the meagre family income by selling newspapers. However, he never stopped dreaming and upgrading himself. His dreams, hard work and passion helped him earn the Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian award of India in 1997. The United Nations honoured him by recognizing his 79th birthday as "World Students day" and twice, in his 70s, he was nominated for the "MTV Youth Icon". Could that be your life story too? With countless more achievements under his belt, he smiled as he walked to the podium because he never stopped growing and offering his services to the country. However, 5 minutes into the lecture, he collapsed, never to breathe again.
The 11th President and the missile man of India, A P J Abdul Kalam, died content, living his dream on 27th July, 2015. Though he never married, the entire world mourned his death. He realized the dreams that many people wouldn’t even dare to envision. He once said "Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work". The real challenges come when people stop dreaming because they doubt the universe. In reality, they doubt themselves.
Do you deserve a life as accomplished and inspiring as APJ Abdul Kalam? When was your last significant upgrade? I’ve written this book because I’m perplexed. It is because I see people settling down too early, making compromises and cooking up daily excuses for not achieving their dreams. When you compromise on your dreams, you not only miss a self-upgrade, but also become guilty of not fulfilling your responsibility of contributing to the world. Why should world pay the price because of your complacency?
Have you ever sacrificed your own dreams for your family or other reasons? When will you become upset because you are not living a life of your own dreams? Do you even know what your dream is? Maybe you were so consumed managing the chores that you completely stopped dreaming. Maybe you tried a couple of times, failed in past and then gave up on your dreams. If it has happened to you, you are normal. This happens to most people. However, it’s not mandatory that everyone should go through the same regrets.
An important aspect of a happy life is in rising above the ordinary and becoming that extra ordinary. When you follow your big dreams, you end up creating your own best version. Humans are the only species that has the ability to dream big and achieve the same. When you go for it, you not only make a difference to the world but also get upgraded to your own higher versions. The version I call as You20.0 (you may read it as you twenty dot O). Why 20? The reason is inside the book.
This book will help you to make a difference by discovering and achieving a higher self. One of my favourite parts of this book is the proven process of finding your best version. The process may look funny but it works. I have conducted many workshops on this process and the results have been amazing.
If you are not clear about your dream, this book might just be your best resource of finding your purpose and achieving it through a step-by-step guided process. It’s not just another book; it’s your blueprint to success. If you are already clear about your big dream, this book has all the tools and techniques to help you in making those dreams come true. This book is full of practical wisdom to help you realize your dreams using many useful secrets and mantras for everyday excellence.
Read this book with an open mind. It is written to help you design and achieve the vision of your life. It begins with the basics and goes into the advanced principles of success in a simple language. Some of your limiting beliefs will be shattered, while a lot of secrets, specific to your needs, will be uncovered. You will also discover yourself in a way that you have never done before – it is that exciting!
What is stopping you from pursuing your dreams today? Is it fear of rejection or challenges related to time and money? Do you doubt your own competence or is something else stopping you? This book will take you through a thought-provoking journey and help you overcome some of your deepest fears and challenges. Finally, you reach You20.0, your highest version. You will become invincible.
A thorough research, workshops, learning from personal experiences and various interviews have gone into writing this book while still keeping it simple and relevant to fit you. This book will open your eyes to many modern as well as traditional tools to help you rise to your best. The principles discussed in this book have already been applied by some of the most successful people. There is no reason as to why they will not work for you.
The secret of your success is out. You can do, become or have whatever you wish. The universe is ready to receive your commands. However, it’s very important for you to know exactly what you wish for. One size does not fit all. You need the secret that is designed particularly for you. The laws of success are not different, though their degree of relevance may change from person to person.
Your success secret is embedded somewhere in this book. There will be a moment while reading this book when you will get The Click. You need to look for the signals with an open mind. Relax, it will come to you. It doesn’t matter if, right now, you don’t even know what you are looking for. The next few chapters will help you figure that out. When your purpose is clear, the right references will find you.
Finally, I hope that you will enjoy reading this book while it adds value to your own life and the life of others through you. Throughout the book, you will find many real life stories and fables to emphasize certain points.
I hope, one day, writers will share your stories in their books. You have met so many personalities in life and you have been inspired by many great people. You have welcomed all of them into your life. Won’t it be great when, one day, your own best version knocks the door and you open it and say, Welcome to Me20.0?
The journey begins. Good luck.