Happy Lunar New Year for those who are celebrating it!
For the rest, enjoy the weekend!
Hope you enjoy the story below.

I will never forget what my old headmaster told taught me. Normally
when you are only 15 years of age you do not remember most of the
things that are preached by your teachers. But, this particular story is
one such lesson that I will never forget. Every time I drift off course, I
get reminded of this story.

It was a normal Monday morning at an assembly, and he was
addressing the students on important things in life and about
committing ourselves to what is important to us. This is how the story

An old man lived in a certain part of London, and he would wake up
every morning and go to the subway. He would get the train right to
Central London, and then sit at the street corner and beg. He would
do this every single day of his life. He sat at the same street corner
and begged for almost 20 years.

His house was filthy, and a stench came out of the house and it
smelled horribly. The neighbours could not stand the smell anymore,
so they summoned the police officers to clear the place. The officers
knocked down the door and cleaned the house. There were small
bags of money all over the house that he had collected over the

The police counted the money, and they soon realized that the old
man was a millionaire. They waited outside his house in anticipation
to share the good news with him. When he arrived home that
evening, he was met by one the officers who told him that there was
no need for him to beg any more as he was a rich man now, a

He said nothing at all; he went into his house and locked the door.
The next morning he woke up as usual, went to the subway, got into
the train, and sat at the street corner and continued to beg.

Obviously, this old man had no great plans, dreams or anything
significant for his life. We learn nothing from this story other
than staying focused on the things we enjoy doing, commitment.

We should remain true to our course; which may mean
committing yourselves to things that people around you would
normally disapprove. Let nothing distract us from being happy,
let nothing else determine our fate, but ourselves. What makes
us happy is what matters in the end, not what we acquire.

So, my dear readers, remember to stay committed towards your dreams,
with determination and perseverance.
Keep moving forward with commitment!


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4 responses to “Commitment”

  1. Leila says:

    Thanks for the unusual story. I like it. I wonder what the old man enjoyed so much about the trip he took every day?

  2. Arulampalam Ganesasangarlal says:

    I would like to start and need more information. Please let me know Blessings.

    • Jim says:

      Maybe you can start by reading the articles in the website and the 101 Magic Seeds book?
      Let me know what positive experience you get from this? 🙂

      You may then want to explore personal coaching if you wish to.
      Let me know if you need help on this.
      All the best to you!

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