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There was a young boy who used to come for regular practice but always played in
the reserves and never made it to the soccer eleven. While he was practicing,
his father used to sit at the far end, waiting for him.
The matches had started and for four days, he didn't show up for practice or the
quarter or semifinals. All of a sudden he showed up for the finals, went to the
coach and said, "Coach, you have always kept me in the reserves and never let me
play in the finals. But today, please let me play."
The coach said, "Son, I'm sorry, I can't let you. There are better players than
you and besides, it is the finals, the reputation of the school is at stake and
I cannot take a chance." The boy pleaded, "Coach, I promise I will not let you
down. I beg of you, please let me play."
The coach had never seen the boy plead like this before. He said, "OK, son, go,
play. But remember, I am going against my better judgment and the reputation of
the school is at stake. Don't let me down." The game started and the boy played
like a house on fire. Every time he got the ball, he Shot a goal. Needless to
say, he was the best player and the star of the game. His team had a spectacular
win. When the game finished, the coach went up to him and said, "Son, how could
I have been so wrong in my life. I have never seen you play like this before.
What happened? How did you play so well?"
The boy replied, "Coach, my father is watching me today."
The coach turned around and looked at the place where the boy's father used to
sit. There was no one there. He said, "Son, your father used to sit there when
you came for practice, but I don't see anyone there today." The boy replied,
"Coach, there is something I never told you. My father was blind. Just four days
ago, he died. Today is the first day he is watching me from above."
Internal motivation is the inner gratification, not for success or Winning, but
for the Fulfillment that comes from having done it. It is a Feeling of
accomplishment, rather than just achieving a goal
Inspiring articles by Dr.Ramesh Kamath