I went through the Biography of Gandhi, then Nehru and Mother Teresa. I read Benjamin Franklin, Kennedy and Lincoln, Michal Jackson then. I went through life of Mohammad and Yesu and then Dalai lama. Then i read about Milkha singh and APJ Abdul Kalam.
Everyone had a different mission of life, different definition and vision about world but had only thing in common. A CONSTANT FIGHT WITHIN.
All of them were down to earth, totally humble. You would hit a stone and they will pardon you. But if you had a sneeze because of them, they would say SORRY to you all day long. You would complement them with good words because they deserve , but they would get blushed because they don’t see themselves the way world does.
Most of great persons, are unsatisfied within. They know there is more possibility, there is more to do, more to be done. They don’t see backwards, that would make them feel superior. They only see forward, that vast wall which is still to be painted. It makes them feel inferior, an underachiever.
This feeling of dissatisfaction with ourselves is the spirit of a winner. A constant flame burning, a constant itch must be there. The moment , we start feeling stable ; we start losing the next match.
Mother teresa, spent her life in the gutters of Kolkata to help the poor. But she was never satisfied with her result, there were more poor to be helped, so she kept working to the last breath. Abdul Kalam Azad, made India self reliant in the Missiles. But he felt need for more, he did more. Still, he saw India miles behind the developed world; he worked on it. Still at age of 83, he is roaming across India; meeting the kids and youths to motivate them.
Gandhi, personally helped the refugees of Independence violence in 1947. He would go door to door with relief material and would ask people to stop violence. A man of 79 years age, would work 18 hours a day because there was still so much to do.
When you want to do something, only the Sky is limit. Keep expanding, keep the childish soul alive, be open to learning. Never let you mind get rigid, let it be open to suggestions and improvements.