Friends, on YouTube, on our blog, on our site; there is one frequent question from youngsters, “sir, how can I become famous?” ‘I want to be a motivational speaker, not only a motivational speaker but one ‘famous’ motivational speaker.’ Our youth is much concentrated upon fame. That I want to do something instantly to become famous. So, I usually reply them in a humorous way that when I began the journey of being a motivational speaker, I never obliged to become famous! Perhaps, the answer to their question is best explained in this Kahlil Gibran’s proverb. Who beautifully writes, “Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light!” Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light. It means that fame is that shadow, or being famous is a shadow, which falls when the passion of the person stands in the light. When the passion presents itself to the world. Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light. Means fame is such a thing, like a reflection. And I believe, not only fame, but also happiness, but also success and many other things are also like reflection. Our youth need not chase the shadows!
You cannot chase a shadow. I am reminded of the story by Dr. Wayne Dyer, who shared it once in his lectures, which goes like. . He says, there was a little cat that once went to a happiness school. In that happiness school, a happiness workshop was organised. Where this little cat was sent. So, as that little cat came back, she was roaming around with lots of happiness, she was enjoying, and was also doing an interesting thing. It was going round and round in circles. She was trying to grab her tail. The little cat was trying to grab its own tail! When this behavior was witnessed by grandfather cat.. Then he asked, ‘Son, come here, why are you moving round and round and why are you chasing your own tail? Where the little cat replied, ‘Grandpa! Don’t you know that I’ve attended a happiness workshop?’ And in happiness workshop the taught me that, ‘Happiness lies in my tail!’ Therefore, I’m trying to move round and round and trying to grab my tail. Hearing this his grandfather smile, looked at the child and said, ‘Son, this is right!’ They have told you rightly that happiness lies inside our tail. But the method is wrong! Happiness, fame, success and all these things, are in your tail; but you do not need to move round and round to have them. You do the things which you want to pursue in your life. And do them nicely, and then all there things will follow you! Now, this is my message to the youngsters who are watching this video. Do not chase fame, don’t focus on being famous. In Bhagwad Gita too, it is beautifully written.. “Learn To Detach From The Outcomes!” Whatever you are doing whenever, do not focus on the outcome, focus on the input. Focus on your passion. Focus on your persistence. Focus on your process. Why am I doing this?
Am I doing it nicely or not? If the process of the work is going nicely, friends, then the result will gradually be nice. Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light, is a beautiful-beautiful quote by Kahlil Gibran which says.. Again and again I am trying to re-emphasize. Don’t worry about fame, don’t worry about money, don’t worry about success, don’t worry about the fans and the followers. That would be done If you are running behind them, then you are running after a shadow! And the people running after shadow always stay disappointed. Instead, whatever you are doing, do it nicely. Think of how you can add value to the world. If you can serve positively. Ask other people how can I make a difference to your life. And this is my guarantee to you, that fame and success, and everything else will follow you. Hope you like my message! And thank you for watching our YouTube channel. Thank you!