The School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amaravati, organised a colloquia session on the topic “Motivation vs. Purpose” by Mr. Thangavel Puhal on October 28, 2023.
Motivation vs. Purpose
Mr. Puhal began his talk by discussing the difference between motivation and purpose. He said that motivation is temporary, while purpose is permanent. Motivation is like the fuel that drives us, but purpose is the compass that guides us. When we have a clear sense of purpose, we are more likely to stay motivated, even when things get tough.
Secret #1: Add Emotion to the Dream
Mr. Puhal’s first secret to achieving your dreams is to add emotion to them. He said that when we connect our dreams with our emotions, they become more powerful and real to us. To do this, he recommends thinking about the close people in your life and asking them what they wish for. Then, imagine how your dream would make them feel.
Secret #2: Power of Association
Mr. Puhal’s second secret is the power of association. He said that the people we spend time with have a big impact on our mindset and our ability to achieve our goals. If you want to grow in life, he recommends surrounding yourself with people who have a positive mindset and who support your dreams.
Secret #3: Dream vs. Skill Set
Mr. Puhal’s third secret is to make sure that your dreams are aligned with your skill set. He said that it is important to be realistic about what you are capable of achieving. If you don’t have the necessary skills, you will need to be willing to develop them.
Secret #4: Balancing the Learning Process
Mr. Puhal’s fourth secret is to balance the learning process. He said that if we don’t have fun while learning, we are more likely to give up. He recommends finding ways to make learning enjoyable, such as using books, audio courses, or videos.
Mr. Puhal concluded his talk by reminding us that the biggest asset we have is our mindset. He said that if we believe in ourselves and our ability to achieve our dreams, anything is possible.
In addition to the four secrets that Mr. Puhal shared, here are some other key takeaways from his talk:
Clarity of vision and roadmap are essential. Once you know what you want to achieve, you need to develop a plan for how you are going to get there.
It is important to be adaptable and willing to learn new things. The world is constantly changing, so we need to be able to change with it.
We should not be afraid to take risks. Failure is a part of life, and it is how we learn and grow.
We should surround ourselves with positive people who support our dreams. The people we spend time with have a big impact on our mindset and our success.
Overall, Mr. Puhal’s talk was inspiring and informative. He shared a wealth of wisdom and practical advice on how to achieve our dreams. It is highly recommend listening to his talk or reading his book if you have the opportunity.