Stay Inspired – Stay successful

Everyone has a inpiration or to be precise a Demi-God who they worship and follow them to make their path a glorious one. These days even a TED-X speech instills a lot of courage and evoke inspiration in millions. (No offence for Ted-X videos). But still the inspiration or the Demi-God always fade away in some days while we grow up or sometimes it makes us a fanatic. We like to imitate them, follow their way and dress up like them. Most children in their young age without knowing who would have dressed up for their fancy dress competitions. But that’s not the way with inspirations. We read every interview of them, memorise their favourite lines byheart and instill their doings in our day to day habits. Well they are no magicians, but they do magic within ourselves that we change our lives by seeing them.

Well, the readers may think why is he lamenting this long ? But its all about my inspiration and how he influenced my life. My first contact with him was when I got bemused by watching a computer. It may be Bill Gates who has popularised the computers in Indian scenario and the way Windows XP has gelled within our lives wasnt that fascinating to me. It was the Apple computer that I saw in a realtive house and I asked what it is. Till then I have seen only a windows desktop pc and the white thing that was pristine in its color and its clarity and the features that it showcased really amazed me. I asked my realtive what it was and he told me that it was the Apple computers. Fascinatingly, he had the Steve Jobs wallpaper with an apple in his hand. Till then I have heard only of Newton’s apple and I was confused why this apple was with Steve Jobs ? Then as my cousin shared his knowledge about Steve Jobs, I wanted to know more about him. Owning a PC at that time was very not affordable and the apple was even more costly. So I went to my school libary and asked my Librarian about Steve Jobs. He quickly said “Oh.. The Apple guy” and the scene picked up amusement immediatly. He brought me a history about the apple company and I didnt what many terms meant. I was only studying 6th grade and I couldnt get hold of anything other than the company names and the pictures of various computers. As years went, eventhough I didnt have a computer, I developed my knowledge on them by studying various books and magazines about computers. I would use the computer at my cousin’s home and he would be amazed at the knowledge on how I solved issues on anything related to computers. I would have collected games and softwares thinking that one day I will get a computer and these will be useful for me. Whenever I felt bad and was on the verge of losing, I would think of his quote, 
” Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick,don’t lose faith” 
I was a guy with stammering problem and was ridiculed for the most. Everyone will be waiting for the moment so that I stammer and they will laugh out. Whenever I felt like crying and thought I wouldn’t be able to speak properly. But all that ridicules made me stronger and I emerged as guy who could win eloquent competitions. All I did was speak within myself and spoke with the trees and the wall. Whenver life knocks you out for anyhting, do not get deterred nut continue to do whatever that we do so that Victory may emerge and we can smile back at the fate which is waiting to ridicule us thinking we will be detered by our intial failures. 

And with the introduction of animation movies to me, I took a liking to drawing and designing which made me slef learn Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Everyone would ask me how I learnt or where I learnt Photoshop, and when I say them I self taught myself they will always look at me amazed and ask me to teach them also. I would be very proud and finally when I had myslef my first computer, I really thought how Steve Jobs would have thought when he made a company from nothing and introduced the world to the universe of animation and the world of latest technologies. I was always thought how the man was always thinking of introducing latest technology that only movies featured to even a common man and move ahead. Who would have thought of talking assitant like Siri to be real when only seeeing JARVIS in Iron Man brought us much happiness. The cameras, The Itunes where we can the world music in a place and the Ipods which replaced the nascent Walkmans which required bulk quantities of physical cassettes. I always feel to give something new to this world and have been thinking of give new things, hwich was inspired by him. Eventhough I amn’t a famous person, I will always look upon my persona and will climb the ladders of success and reach the stars one day where my inspiration Steve Jobs will be looking me from Heavens above. The day is not far away and I am looking forward for that day. 


“What do you think of Tata Motors association with Lionel Messi ? ”
( Comment below with a best answer to receive a amazon voucher (TC applicable))
With Love
John Corlos


13 thoughts on “Stay Inspired – Stay successful

  1. Very nicely written John and I too concur with you on Bill Gates to be #madeofgreat. Wonderful choice with gleaming words. Keep it up.

    I strongly feel that the association of Lionel Messi with Tata motors is going to work wonders in the automotive world. Kudos to the team which decided on his name. My salutes.

  2. ”Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick,don’t lose faith” is one of my favorite quotes as well! A true visionary in the tech world, Steve Jobs has inspired millions to dream bigger.

    Loved reading about your #madeofgreat inspiration.

    I believe Tata Motors has made the right choice in choosing Lionel Messi as its brand ambassador because the sportsperson is a living example of every thing the company stands for viz trust, authenticity, reliability, simplicity and a commitment to innovation.

    Happy Blogging!

  3. Indeed a nicely written post. I wish you good luck for the contest
    Here is my entry
    The association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is that of two greats. Lionel Messi has been exceptionally talented who with his hard work, determination and sacrifices has got better and tougher in his chosen sport so is the Image, reputation and quality of TATA Motors that have transformed brilliant ideas into masterpieces of engineering and created a brand and products that we are so proud of as Indians. Lionel Messi has transformed his body and the mind body co-ordination into a masterpiece of precision and excellence it would not be wrong to say that Lionel Messi is the TATA Motors of sports where as TATA Motors is the Lionel Messi of vehicles both giants in their own spheres driven by the drive to excel and lead by example. So Lionel Messi is the best choice for becoming the brand Ambassador for TATA Motors

  4. Your post describes #madeofgreat so well that it has winner written all over it. Good luck for your entry.
    Here is my answer.
    Like minds think and act alike looking at the track record of TATA Motors it has stood the test of time and built a business that was built using bricks of hard work on a foundation of trust. Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the trademarks of brand TATA Motors. These same qualities are present in Lionel Messi who with his immense talent has made a mark for himself on the international football field .Facing all hardships he has worked hard toiling on the fields and in training sessions facing injuries and pressure to come out trumps and be a winner. Thus these two greats Lionel Messi and TATA Motors are made for each other .There association is a bond of two legends
    In case you pick me a winner my email id is :
    Fingers crossed 🙂

  5. A brilliant post that imbibed the topic very well. I have some thoughts on the topic too which I hope you will like!


    These are not mere words but a part of our soul. Not just the ones that we carry around in our individual bodies but that supreme soul that binds us all together in this universe. That is why we teach our children values and morals so that these little pockets of our souls do not die away. But when we look around at our modern day lifestyle and society,it leaves a lot to be desired, right? Wrong 🙂 I would say,as long as we have even 1 shred of humanity left,there is a ray of sunshine and that is what we see here.

    I am inspired by your story just as I am inspired by the stories of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. As I said above about humanity and ray of sunshine, it is very few icons left in this world who make me feel that way. Both Tata and Messi definitely make it to this short list.

    When we talk about Tata Motors,we talk about the pride that every Indian feels because this is our truly global brand, a brand with a soul, with every product made to help us fly. This is a corporate behemoth that has not amassed its fortunes at the cost of the little man but by being a part of the very grassroots. The legacy of excellence and giving back to the society selflessly is so ingrained in Tata DNA that it has become part of folklore. Even today,in any Indian home, the moment a son/daughter gains employment in a Tata company, nobody talks about salary or CTC, they just thank their lucky stars that they are a part of Tata family. The very soul of India resides in Tata. Tata Motors has taken these very same values global, making Indians proud of what they represent. ‘Look,we represent excellence, with a dollop of old world values, with love and respect’ !

    When we look at Messi, we see a boy with dreams in his eyes and a man who has put everything he had in making them come true, and he did! With singleminded focus,dedication and hardwork, he has managed to outdo every obstacle he faced since his birth personally, healthwise and family financial situation wise. Every obstacle became just another step for him to grow and reach up the sky. And still, every time he walks out on the field, he plays with the same agility, alarcity and a a hunger to prove himself as if it is his first game! He hasn’t achieved his demi-God status without superhuman efforts.

    When these two demi-Gods of their respective fields come together, there are bound to be fireworks and that is exactly what it is! Purely from a corporate point of view, there are rare instances when we see such a perfect fit form. It can be called a divine sign that a symbol of vibrancy and dynamism like no other has taken shape with the partnership of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. More than a mere advertising gambit,it is an amalgamation of those perhaps ‘lost’ values that the world needs more of,now more than ever. Maybe the Gods are finally happy!

    Prajakta Sinha

  6. Nice write up, John. I believe that greatness lies in simplicity and that’s what makes Steve Jobs special.

    ‘What drives us from within is what makes us great’, This is the founding principle behind the overall brand association between Argentinian Football Maestro Lionel Messi and Automobile Giant Tata Motors. The overall #madeofgreat campaign is made upon a clear cut vision of seeking excellence along with self-belief.

    Tata Motors and Lionel Messi, both are the ones people look up to get inspired. Lionel Messi is an amazingly renowned player with huge fan following across the world While Tata Motors is an Indian company which has achieved global distinction in past decades and appeals as a company with immense potential. Tata Motors stands at a path defining phase of its evolution story with some overwhelming produts planned in future. Lionel Messi with a global appeal complements Tata Motors.

    Thus the association is truly #madeofgreat. Legend and Talent have come together to make a truly fantastic combination. The collaboration will be a win-win for both.

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  7. When it comes to impact and impacting millions of lives, Yes, we can see both Tata Motors and Lionel Messi being the pioneers here. While the very name Tata is enough to make us go back to all our history books where we have seen there hardly is a comparable name that has contributed so much to the society in such an ethical manner, the very name Messi conjures up images of a boy-man who has turned the world upside down with his talent, determination, discipline and never-give-up spirit. The compatibility between the values they both share is intense and that is the reason this partnership works perfectly.

    With a concern for the society at large,everything that Tata has done has inspired us to dream big, conquer the world and pour all our energy back into the society to do good and inspire good. By facing his demons, Messi has done the same. He enjoys a God-like status in the world today because he dared to dream, achieved the sky and still hasn’t lost his humanity a bit. He is still a child at heart and he gives back with his multiple philanthropic activities just like Tata does!

    Talk to any person in India, ask them about the companies they admire the most. Tata is right there at the top. This name is beyond bottomline, spreadsheets, return on investment and share price. It is equivalent to soul of India-soft, kind, diverse, dynamic, eternal. Just like that Messi has emerged as not just another football player but someone whose very life is an inspiration, whose personal struggles are a template for others to emulate and who has morphed into an eternal legend.

    While it would take eons to write about what makes Tata Motors and Messi great, as their list of achievements is too long for us to even skim over, suffice to say that this partnership is for the ages. As they say, some things are made in heaven 🙂

    Thank you for this opportunity.
    -Richa Shailendra,

  8. Inspiration is the first word I think of when I am thinking of both Tata Motors (and Tata in general) and Lionel Messi. The story of how they both turned out to be legends is nothing short of a magical tale woven by someone as skilled as J K Rowling herself. While Tata stands for quality, promise (fulfilled), unmatched contribution to society and philanthropy that propels the society forward, Messi’s life is an inspiration just the way he has managed to overcome his health problems and used his family’s poor financial status as an impetus to conquer every obstacle, fulfill all his dreams and encourage many underprivileged people to fulfill theirs too with his philanthropy!

    I can see that the values and principles that inspire Tata Motors and Messi are spectacularly similar. It is not just that they are successful, it is how they reached there only with hard work and vision and yet managed to retain down-to-earth grounding plus humility, something many so called ‘legends’ lack! It is not just that they are symbols of prosperity and dreaming high, it is how they have a soul that gives them an aura of invincibility and a reason to the rest of us to try and achieve the same heights,without any compromises on our ethics or principles. No wonder I can only hear positive things about this partnership everywhere. It is just the kind of news we want to wake up to. Everything is fine when these two legacies come together or as someone said, ‘All Is Well’ 🙂

    I hope you like this comment! Fingers crossed 🙂 My email id is

  9. A very good post Carlos..
    Reminds me of the enthusiasm I had in past which was lost because of some other reasons..
    Thanks for lighting it up..again 🙂

    Dropping a question @ the end is pretty good idea but I am not going to comment about it.. I want my comment to be only for your post 😉

  10. Thanks Sam , It’s good to hear that , i kindled the enthusiasm which has been dormant in you. Very kind words. Long back ago , even I had the same enthusiasm to be a different kind of a nerd. Everything time has to decide.

  11. Thanks Tangerine ,Alok , Hemaa , Reba Grey, Richa Shailendra,Aditya Kumar Trivedi,Prajakta Sinha. Thanks for the wonderful comments that you have given and I also wish you the best for the win.

  12. Hey Corle,

    That is a great post that stirs up inspiration for those who read it. Everyone has a penchant towards inspirations and it is the way and our thoughts in which we take forward our dreams with the help of thoughts from our inspiration.

    Tata Motors association with Messi is one of the great things that happened in India. Messi is like a demi god to most of the football fans here and it will sure create a craze among young fans especially the football Manics. As I read in your post l, you overcame your fear over stammering and likewise Messi came over his growth deficiency. So having a global icon for an Indian brand is itself a role model to others indicating that Tata is among the elite group of companies that have a global icon. Also it would instill the hope of the nascent growth of football interest in the youths of India. Also Tata may play an important role in the future of Indian football scene by sponsoring them to the global stage. Anyways that was a nice read. All the best for winning.
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