VIJAYAWADA: If one could take liberties with what Julius Caeser had said — ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’ (‘I came, I saw, I conquered’) — and slightly twist it, one could say that ‘He Came, He Talked and He Conquered’ — the ‘He’ here referring to GV Rao, chief consultant of MpowerMe, a UAE-based firm and an international corporate trainer, and those he ‘conquered’ referring to the hundreds of students of the PS Siddhartha College here.
The students were held spellbound for nearly two and half hours on Monday listening to the motivational talk, ‘Believe in Yourself’, by Rao.
Rao delivered his talk and, in just a couple of minutes, had everyone in the auditorium paying rapt attention to every word and phrase he spoke. He explained why one should not give up on failures, but make them stepping stones for successes.
Rao, who hails from Vijayawada and had pursued his Intermediate course at the Siddhartha College here, said that success was not easy to come by and that one had to strive for it and never give up on his or her goals and dreams. Citing several examples, he emphasised on the need for one to come out of his or her comfort zone and go the extra mile. “Those few steps out of your comfort zone are equal to thousand miles covered, for now you have started believing in yourself and controlling your mind. All you have to do is to see that you are not back in the comfort zone, but continue to take those difficult steps till you reach your goal,” he said.
To demonstrate, he called upon some students to do some difficult tasks and practically showed how things could be achieved when one was determined. He gave some pointers to the audience to test themselves as to how effectively they were using their time and what could be done to manage it better. He cited several instances from his own life and how he had never given up till he achieved his goal. He also showed a video-clipping of a woman athlete, who went on to bag a gold medal even after falling midway of the run on the track.
PB Siddhartha College PG Centre director K Krishna Murthy, MBA programme director Rajesh C Jampala and others were present.