Bobby Dsouza is Motivational speaker ,facilitator, corporate Trainer & a budding artist with a taste in music & dramatics, having trained 11000 plus people across India.
He has been fortunate enough to empower 3000 plus students in the last 2 years comprising of MBA/Btech/ Mtech/Bcom/Bsc/Civil Engineers /Phd/Masters/ ITI streams as well in different seminars & programmes
Bobby D’souza is a Lead Learning Director for Empower India.
A skilled Training Professional with an overall of 16 plus years of experience in different verticals including Training & development,e-learning module creation ,learning design & development ,Employee Engagement ,Client servicing ,Business Development & more.
hardcore sales & concept promotions
A facilitator & speaker who travels extensively across the country sharing his personal life story & learnings with diverse audience ,be it sales team,senior management to students, to IT professionals.
Crippled -A Story for 2016
My name is Bobby Dsouza from the multi-coloured India , Being a motivational speaker & facilitator.. people around me call me Bob !I assume you like to call me by this name .! I like to narrate a brief real life story I experienced some time back .
It was lazy cloudy early morning in the hills with a little cool mist blowing on my face, the only sound that could be heard in the serenity around were the sound of birds chirping in a distance. As usual I got my favourite cup of tea that I can never say no to ..and I sat quietly sipping & thinking of how I would like to begin my day , how would I create something new today , my thoughts led me to my past life & the many things that were not going as I would desire it would have , while lost in thoughts I saw a tiny beautiful sparrow near my feet , I was startled thinking that this bird did not mind my presence & chirped sweetly as if calling a lost forgotten friend far away, As I watched closely I observed that the bird was crippled & was hopping with difficulty trying to fetch some grains near the stair case, I started feeling bad for this bird, I started thinking ‘how does it live its life’ , ’what a pity for this little helpless bird’, what is the hope for this puny creature’ , While I was busy in my pity party I saw the bird take 3 hops & raised it wings & flew a few inches high on the outer gate of my home, it then hopped a couple of times more & flew higher and higher and higher with a straw of grain in its beak!
Witnessing this early morning fiesta of this little bird I was completely taken aback & started thinking ….
How many times in our lives do we think ‘If I only had that ‘, how many times do we grieve over not having many things that would delight us or lead us to our deepest desire…!
How many times do I say ‘What can I do ? If I only did not lack that , If I only did have that I would have reached my dream! If I only had that I would be more content & happier!
How many nights have we spent in crying over things that you don’t posses currently, how many pillows have we dampened by our tears crying over a person whom we never could get back.How many times have we grumbled for years about friends & people who have abandoned us & may never come back to us, how many times have we so desired a dream but never took a step to make it happen because we felt too CRIPPLED & inadequate to achieve it .Honestly the little bird could have thought that there is no hope & life beyond being crippled !…But did it ?
As I reflected .. I was deeply moved and I realized that no matter crippled by feet the sparrow was not crippled by its mind , it knew its prime calling to fly & fetch food for his family , It never looked back on its past, so should we.We cannot afford to live in the dark thoughts that hounds us of our past..it will only flood us with despair & anguish of what we lack, but let’s look forward this 2016 to a beautiful story that you & I can write for ourselves…
People leave .lets fly, we may lack things we desire..lets move forward and fly…we may face failure ..lets fly…we may face set backs again ..lets fly….no matter what ..like the little bird lets not be crippled in our mind ..You & I have a bigger purpose then the set back & the pain you are facing today ..aren’t we …So as you close your eyes ..let the picture of yourself being crippled in that situation change to a beautiful creation that you already are who is flying very high !..Right now decide ..ARE YOU READY TO FLY…VERY HIGH…LET’S FLY
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