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Friday, October 18, 2019

Quotes from Ravi Subramaniam’s ‘I Bought the Monk's Ferrari’




To find out more about the said Ferrari I got the book out of the library.

"Today being successful is a pre-requisite for a happy family. Needs have grown, so have expenses. People have graduated to more flashy and materialistic lifestyles." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Set your aspirations high, chase them with wholehearted commitment and conviction --- no one can hold you back." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari) 




"Aim for the sky. Reach out for the stars and nothing lower. There will be a lot of people chasing and competing with you, if your aspirations are mediocre. But once you cut through the clutter and surge ahead, traffic is really very thin on the last mile. You will suddenly find yourself running all alone. Only few make the cut and if you want to be one of them, you will have to surge ahead with the power of your dreams." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Your aspirations must be audacious and your efforts to achieve them must be commensurate with the audacity." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"There are few people who can conjure long term visions and set themselves long-term goals. Most people cannot see more than three or four years ahead of them." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"The best way to deal with the detractors trying to dent your confidence is not to have them in your team at all. Build a team of people who will help you fulfill your dreams. Having a team full of aligned, strong willed and challenging individuals gives you the confidence to deal with almost any situations." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"It has become an 'in thing' to talk of 'work life' balance. Your Ferrari will not come with a 'work life' balance." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  





"Work Life' balance is for wimps. Successful people go out and do what it takes to get there. If they have to work twenty-six hours out of twenty four, they will." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari) 





"Do not whine and whimper about 'work-life' balance. Be the winner, not the wimp, and the Ferrari will be yours." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"The Ferrari is not meant for everyone. It is neither for the average, nor for the followers, definitely not for the laggards. It is only for the leaders. And, as a matter of fact, it is for the best among the leaders. If you are one of those who moan and groan about 'work-life' balance, long hours at work, and not being able to see your family before ten at night, then sit snug on your sofa and relax. The Ferrari is not for you. Do not even try to get there, because I assure you, you will not." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  





"To be the owner of a Ferrari, it is important to gain people's trust. If you want to be valued, respected, trusted, understood, and followed you must possess integrity of character. Winners, when confronted with tricky situations, just ask themselves one question -- 'what is right?’ They answer those questions honestly and then take decisions." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"It is important to take the right stance at the beginning. Once you take a morally incorrect stance, even if you retract and tread on the right path, the damage is done. People will never trust you in the same manner that they could have." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Set and follow the highest standard of integrity in your personal and professional lives. If you are high on integrity, people will respect and value you. The Ferrari when it comes will stay with you." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  



"People form opinions about others and these opinions are often difficult to change. It takes only one move to create a negative impression, which stays for life." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari) 




"The most wasted commodity in this world --- TIME. Time is invaluable, be it yours or others." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"If work can be prioritized and time managed effectively, everything is bound to fall on schedule. People who realize this are the ones who climb the ladder of success and they do this quite fast because they value their time." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Winners love challenge and they love to take up new and arduous tasks. Routine bores them; they always seek to explore something new. Winners are those who are curious to learn more, even if it means walking off the beaten track." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Once you have developed your own definition of success, you need to associate with people who have reached the pinnacles in the field of you interest, so Befriend Achievers." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Identify the owners of the Ferrari and align yourself with them. If you are in the company of successful people, their success will rub off you. But you need to back it up with stellar performance. If you live in Ferrari town, chances are, you will get to drive one sooner." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Life is a rat race. And in this race, you cannot afford to go slow. You either run fast or stay ahead of the pack or your competitors will overtake you. You can neither take a break nor reduce steam. If you do slow down, you will be branded incompetent. It becomes very difficult to enter the race again. So run you must...and that too hard...and to run, you need strength, stamina and speed....and for that you need to be fit." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Remain fighting fit and be in perfect shape. No one will entrust you with the Ferrari if you are not fit enough to drive it. Work hard, exercise harder, build stamina and keep illness at bay. This is a sure shot way of getting into the driver's seat." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"Success is a pedestal resting on two basic pillars -- Achievements and Perceptions of those achievements by the rest of the world." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"In any organization or even if you are running your own business, it is in your own interest that as many people as possible know about your achievements, even if they are not related directly or indirectly to your field of operation." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  



"Building a profile without performance to back it up is not going to get you anywhere." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari) 




"Engulfed in our desperation and dauntless enthusiasm to acquire Ferrari, people tend to pay no heed to their scruples, conscience, morals, values, honor, pride....the traits that make a human." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  




"There will be many detractors along the way, but they are the ones who have attempted to get there and failed. So do not let them distract you. Keep going. However, there is only one person in this world who can prevent you from getting to the Ferrari....You." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought The Monk's Ferrari) 




"Once your Ferrari arrives...protect it....Maintain it....give others a ride on it and... drive carefully. The pride that a Ferrari brings with it is of paramount importance to you and your family. So keep it intact." ~~ Ravi Subramaniam (Book: I Bought the Monk's Ferrari)  





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