Make failure an investment

Make failure an investment, not a hardship.

Learn from every failure, and then apply this learning to your next attempt. Better yet, take the attitude that there are no failures in life, only lessons to learn from. Then, you will become an unstoppable force.

Through these struggles, you will realize that it is not just what you achieve but what you become along the way. This will cultivate a growth mindset, which interprets challenge and failure not as a signal to throw in the towel but as a natural, healthy part of human growth and achievement.

Og Mandino said it beautifully: “I will be likened to the raindrop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid. I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. I will persist until I succeed.”

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SPARK review

Dr. John Demartini, International bestselling author of The Values Factor reviews my latest book, SPARK – Journey From Success To Significance.

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Ignite your inner SPARK

Manoj Khatri, Editor & Publisher, Complete Wellbeing interviews best-selling author and speaker Azim Jamal about his new book “SPARK: Journey from Success to Significance”

Excerpts from the interview:

Manoj Khatri: Your new book SPARK is in the bookstores now. What is it about and who would benefit from it?
Azim Jamal: The book is for those who are looking for success blended with meaning and significance. And that is possible only when your inner spark is ignited. Someone who embodies the “SPARK” has a spring in their step, a twinkle in their eye, an echo in their voice. Their heart is open and they are glowing with positive energy.

The SPARK has five key ingredients, which are encompassed in the acronym SPARK. S stands for Service, P for Purpose, A for Attraction, R for Resilience, and K for Knowing.

In the book, these principles are illustrated through a fable of a protagonist named Steve Harmon. This story is something that many successful people would relate to, especially those who have realized that their chase for outward and material success has not led to deeper fulfillment. The book will also resonate with those who are still striving for success, by helping them redefine what success really means to them.

Each chapter of the fable is followed by a lesson about the five key principles of SPARK. These principles are modeled by the story and can also be put into the context of the reader’s own life.

There are also reflection questions included after each chapter, which allow you to reflect on your own life. When you ask yourself these questions, you open yourself up to unleash your inner SPARK.

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You don’t have to be rich to give

Wealth is not defined by how much you amass, but by how much you contribute.

People confuse generosity with the act of giving money or physical items.

Since most people believe that they never have enough of these scarce resources, generosity is often an impulsive and sporadic event, ignited more by circumstance or a sudden emotional occurrence. However, if we shed our scarcity mindset and engage in small acts of service, being generous can, in fact, be quite simple and satisfying.

You can choose what you give, based on what you have. Giving your time and energy can often be as meaningful as giving money or resources. You can give a smile, you can give forgiveness and you can extend a prayer to someone.

As Khalil Gibran said, “You give little when you give of your possessions; it is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

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Azim Answers: Isn’t giving more important than receiving?

I often get asked this question in my sessions as many perceive receiving as a reflection of inadequacy on the part of the receiver.

However, receiving is as important as giving— listening, witnessing, observing, and paying attention are all part of receiving, and we cannot be truly spiritually open until we are as open to receiving as we are to giving. 

Try this: close your hand and make a fist. Can you receive it now? Or will anything given to you slip away? Now, open that closed fist and bare your palm. With an open hand, you can give and receive. Giving allows you to receive and receiving allows you to give.

Whether or not we acknowledge it, we receive it daily without registering it. We receive the air we breathe, the sunlight we feel on our skin, the fruits and vegetables we harvest from nature, and the love of the people who care for us. We receive peace in our countries, given to us by many people who sacrificed their lives. We all stand on the shoulders of others who have brought our civilization to where it is today.

Receiving and giving are two sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other.

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