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An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer, a building contractor, of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. His employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but it was easy to see that his heart was no longer in his work. He had lost his enthusiasm and had resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career. When the carpenter finished his work and his boss came to inspect the new house, the contractor handed the front-door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "my gift to you." What a shock! What a shame!

If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the house that he had built not too well. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less than the best. At important points we do not give the job our best efforts. Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built for ourselves. If we had realized, we would have done it differently. Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. The plaque on the wall says, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Who could say it more clearly? Get Excited about your life and enjoy every moment. Let no tension haunt you. Let no worries jostle you. You have nothing to lose in life.

Everything you do is a BONUS for you. I have termed this concept as GET EXCITED CONCEPT. Look at the chart and understand the dynamics of growth and the reason for us to be excited. We all know that we are standing at the ground level or the 0 level which you can see in the growth chart shown below. Ground level is the level from where we start our lives where we do not have any money to survive. Once we start from the 0 level we work and work and work throughout our lives to reach a certain desired level. Now understand this. In the process of climbing the Growth Stairs what are we achieving? We are achieving everything, but not loosing anything. After reaching the 100th level or from any other level you fall or fail in your task you will come back to the 0 level or if we can call it back to square one. Now the question is what did you lose? You lost nothing. You are back to the same level, the level you started your business or life or any project. You will never be able to go beyond 0 level and enter negative. Therefore the lesson to be learnt is in life or business there is nothing for us to lose, but anything we do is what we gain. It’s a Bonus. We are the underdogs in life and business. We have nothing to lose.

If Bangladesh plays a cricket match with Australia the chances for there victory is minimal. We call Bangladesh team as the Underdogs who have nothing to lose but have got something to win. If they lose they will be at the same level but if they win they will win something more than a match and will come to the next level.

Therefore we need to be excited and enjoy every rupee earned in our business and money lost in our business. If we lose our entire money in our business we should realize the fact that we did not lose anything because we started from scratch or 0 level to earn the amount and today we are back to the same level. Once we realize the fact we will be in a position to generate the excitement and enjoy every bit of our Business and personal life. If we understand the fact of get excited we can start doing things with Boldness and Josh.

If we have nothing to lose than we are in a position to take bigger challenges and risks. For the purpose it is essential that we begin with a mindset of GET EXCITED CONCEPT and work for a brighter and healthier tomorrow. Love and enjoy everything you do in Business and life. Let’s not make our business and life dull and boring. Our business and our personal life is the only thing that we are living for.

Published: 2008-06-29
Author: kapil singhi

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Born on September 19th at Bangalore, the Author pursued his schooling from Baldwin Boy’s high School where his first leadership ability got reflected when he was made the CAPTAIN his 10th Standard. During his college days his leasership qualities were again highlighted when he took over as President of Hindi Club for 1 year (2003-2004) and then Secretary of the same Club in the following year. I am about to launch a book on Success and Leadership in about 3 months time from now.

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