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MOTIVATION – Stand By Your Plan

                                  Rishave Verma

The more you believe in your work, the more will reality and world go forth from it.       

                                                                                                             (Rainer Rilke)

The story behind the making of the blockbuster movie Forrest Gump is as fascinating as the movie itself. After the script was pitched for nine years, and after so many rejections, Paramount Studios finally took it on. When the movie went Ten million dollars over budget, largely due to the special affects scenes in which Forrest Gump visits well known historical figures, the studio decided to finish the film without those scenes. Actor Tom Hanks and two producers urged the studio to invest more money for completing the special effects, but the studio refused and countered with the offer that if the principals wanted to invest two million dollars of their own funds, they could have a larger share of the box office gross. The principals felt the movie was worth it, and hence took the risk. To every one’s surprise, Forrest Gump became one among the highest-grossing film of all time, earning over 300 million dollars. The principals laughed all the way to the bank, and Tom Hanks took his share 30 million dollars.

If we believe in what we are doing, we will be asked to stand behind it fully. If we are true to ourselves, we will act as if our goals are worth enormous support. Why would we involve in any project that we could not put our whole heart and soul into? The Forrest Gump investors gave it 100 %, they could not bear to stop with less.

Throw yourself wholeheartedly into the task at hand. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. We should live what we believe in and the world will reward us many times over.

Today’s Prayer:

“Inspire me to give all I have to what I believe in.”