To achieve success in life, one has to primarily identify their area of interest and start nurturing it on a regular basis. The ability to probe where your interest lies in, can happen only through self introspection.
It requires a lot of hard work, self-discipline, consistency, a burning determination and most importantly, resilience. The famous words of Winston Churchill, “Success is the ability to move from one failure to the other without loss of enthusiasm” might come in handy.
Shown below are the examples of child prodigies, who shot to great heights at a very young age and made a considerable mark on the rest of the world, purely due to their unrelenting belief in their dreams and their ability to defy all odds.
Master Truptraj Pandya:
This 10-year-old child prodigy shook the music world with his astounding sense of rhythm. He is the youngest ever tabla player to have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records and gave well over 100 performances till date. He gave his first public performance when he was 2 years old. He performed live on All India Radio at a very tender age of 3. He owes his success mainly to his parents, who recognized the budding talent in him and also to endless hours of practice every day. He has been bestowed with the blessings of the who’s who of the Music World, prominently, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiya.
Nicknamed, ‘The Google boy’, this 8-year-old boy from Haryana took the nation by a storm with his exceptional memory power and precocity. He possesses the current affairs, general knowledge, geological statistics on the tips of his fingers. Also, he can recollect details of 213 countries and can answer questions on subjects pertaining to world geography, per capita income, gross domestic product, politics, and the economy. While an average person’s IQ stands at 90-100, psychologists at the University of Kurukshetra have noted that Kautilya’s IQ is at a whopping 130 points. He received an award of 10 lac from the Haryana government and has also received an honor from Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.
This 16-year-old wonder girl from Hyderabad is the first ever Asian to have completed her 10th grade at the age of 8 years. By 10, she completed her intermediate and graduated from St Mary’s college in Hyderabad with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She is currently pursuing her post graduation in journalism and is the youngest graduate in Journalism in India.She can also recite all the verses of Bhagavad Gita by heart and is an international tennis player. When asked about her future plans, she confidently replied, “I want to have ample time for sports. At 16, I want to finish my PG so that by the time I turn 20 I can concentrate on my practice and realise my dream of winning an Olympic gold medal for the country as well as start preparing for the UPSC exam”. Sounds truly inspiring, doesn’t it?
These, and many other examples show that nothing is impossible if one has the confidence and courage to pursue their dreams. The real power lies not around us, but within us, and it is up to us to harness it in the right direction.
Reach high for the stars hidden in your soul,
Dream deep, for.. every dream precedes the goal.
Image Courtesy : Pathway2Greatness,nainajaiswal.com, YesPunjab.com, dharmakshetra.org.in