The God Factor – For Success and Contentment
By Nitin Srivastava
A BRIEF OVERVIEW-
Sometime I pass through a highway, connecting my city with other cities. There is a house by the side of that highway – house of a rich person. I have seen near about twenty cars standing there. The family of that rich person is small. A small family with only three members, and yet, they have so many cars of their own. Sometimes I think, what is the purpose of acquiring so many cars for such a small family? But I can understand somehow that the need is social. The need is of that perception, which says to him that the more cars he possess the more he is socially accepted; the richer he is believed to be. He wants to show that he is rich and he is showing through his cars.
I have heard about a beautiful dead body. And, that was of Alexander the Great. But what was beautiful about his dead body? It was his ability to give a message to this world, through his body. And, the message was great. The message was his whole learning; what he had learnt through his life. That is why even his dead body was beautiful – it contained a beautiful message.
When Alexander the Great was dying; he realized that now there is no way to survive. He was certain about his death. So, he called his ministers and told them that during his last journey, the journey to cremation ground, both of his hands should be kept open. So that, people could see that even a person like him; even Alexander the Great is leaving this world empty handed, with nothing to acquire; not a single penny.
He realized in his last days that he wasted his life: wasted just in accumulating lands, in accumulating wealth. But finally he was going, he has to go and he could carry nothing with him. He was going; acquiring nothing for which he had fought so many wars with so much bloodshed.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK
If I start with the title of the book, for success and fulfilment of our dream, we need that factor. THE GOD FACTOR. It might happen that we have money, love, everything we desire. But FOR ACHIEVING THAT SUCESS WE NEED “THE GOD FACTOR.”
‘Start doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, then suddenly you are doing the impossible’
Nitin Srivastava has beautifully crafted the plot beautifully to give the novel a very spiritual and motivational touch.
The four chapters of life inculcated into the book as THE FARMERS AFFAIR, THE REAL UNDERSTANDING, THE BALANCE and SUCESS AND FAILURE not only teaches us the value of life, but it also gives us the idea of THE FACTOR.
The reader gets a tinge of the struggles of live, the problems that we face, the solutions to it and finally the success and the failure.
THE MOTIVATION BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE STORY
THE INSPIRING STORIES
THE IDEA OF THE FACTOR
I think the author could have illustrated with few more inspirational and motivational examples.
THE FAVOURITE REFERENCE-
The message which was portrayed through Alexander’s death and the context of it. It was mind blowing.
THE FAVOURITE QUOTE-
‘Success is the follower of many failures. Failures are the master and success is the disciple’ and the other one -’
Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10
Overall, I enjoyed this motivational journey throughout the book. The plot, storyline, screenplay, characterization were up to the mark.
KUDOS TO Nitin Srivastava