5 Reasons You Should Meditate if You Want to Succeed in Life


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This image of Buddha in deep meditation inspires you to awaken ‘the Buddha’ inside you.  And this Guest Post will give you 5 reasons why you should awaken the Buddha Inside!

This post is very special to me since it is written by one of my students whom I taught way back in 2005. A decent boy with humility and gratitude in his approach, I never thought and knew about his entrepreneurial side then.

Today, after leaving his high salary job as a Research Analyst at GlobalLogic, he is in pursuit of his dreams. He is now an entrepreneur and visionary in a deeper sense. His name is Mohit Agrawal and with great pride I share with you all his post to read and enjoy its great benefits!


I have started my life as an entrepreneur and I’ve been meditating for over 6 months now.

By meditation, I mean any practice; spiritual routine or training that could be broadly described as ‘meditation’. If you haven’t meditated before, I would mention a couple of reasons so that you start mediation to get benefited in your life at great length.

This is a summary of my belief in meditation and how it has helped me in these six months to change my thought process and life style to a greater extent.  I have written it mainly from my entrepreneurial perspective, but I am sure it apples to all life styles in general.

And here are my five reasons that you can consider to start your meditation practice:

1. It’s Just a Great Exercise

I know most entrepreneurs barely get time to exercise. It’s a curse born out of chaotic lifestyles, constantly being committed to the business, and just not being able to prioritize what is good for you.

After a while, the body becomes stiff and bloated, and then getting down to some hard grinding exercise becomes a cruel option. A couple of years later, when you try to tie your shoelaces and feel like dying, you know you have hit the bottom of the fitness well. What to do next, I suggest start meditation!

All the meditation practices that I know of [Art of Living (AOL), Kriya Yoga, etc], have a simple built-in exercise routine in them.

If you find no other reason, then meditate just to keep your body alive.

2. Practicing Patience

One of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face is cultivating patience. We live in a world of instant gratification and apply the same rules of ‘instant success’ to ourselves. We revere start-up stories of entrepreneurs who have become overnight success stories and benchmark ourselves against them.

I truly believe in Malcolm Gladwell’s theory of “Taking 10,000 hours to become good at something” (central theme of his book ‘Outliers’).

Now, patience is not easy to cultivate.

If I tell you to sit and stare at the door everyday for 20 minutes, you will break down the door, go insane or come to my house and break down my door!

I would rather suggest that you learn to meditate to develop patience.

Immediately the focus changes to observing your thoughts, your breath and other such techniques, and the process isn’t boring! It’s in fact great fun and challenging!

Now, imagine sitting patiently on a public ground, on a sunny evening with your eyes closed, without anything to think of, or to do…

3. Understanding Cause and Effect, aka Karma

Very clearly, if you meditate regularly and with utmost dedication, you begin to appreciate ‘cause and effect’.

For instance, I have begun to notice that my intuitive ability has increased significantly over the past few months, which I believe is the result of my meditation practices.

This intuition is really helping me in my start-up. I can ‘sense’ things – what are affecting me and people around me, etc more acutely than other people. I would say that is a direct, measurable benefit of meditation.

But I also now seem to understand subtler reasons of ‘why’, and not just ‘how’ and ‘what’.

No one understands the laws of Karma better than a start-up entrepreneur.

4. Accepting Change

Nothing is tougher than change.

It’s very nice to read bumper stickers that say ‘Change is the only thing which is constant’ and the other blah blah blah… But reality is that this Change SUCKS.

In many ways, meditation can help deal with Change.

To explain it simpler, the practice of meditation, its effects, its highs and benefits only increase with time.

5. Embracing Purpose

A year ago I had been placed in a top MNC and everybody was happy but deep inside me I knew something was missing.

Currently I am pursuing my purpose of life which is to help someone in any form of life. Somehow I believe that this meditation has connected me deeply to my inner self and I could see my confidence and decision making growing day by day.

I do believe in the words of Wayne W. Dyer that “When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.”

And I am sure by connecting to your inner-self through the power of mediation, you will find a deeper meaning and may find the true purpose in your life soon.

So don’t delay, just start your mediation practice from today. Even for a minute or two and you will see a greater changes in your life in days to come!

Suggested Readings:

Autobiography of A Yogi 

How to Meditate Daily by Leo Babuta


  • Pratibha says:

    Many thanks Mohit for writing the post and sharing your thoughts on Meditation.

    Although I have tried and failed many times earlier in my practice sessions, but I am sure after your recommendation, I would try to make it a routine and would expect to reap its high benefits.

    So, keep reading and keep sharing your thoughts. You never know who gets inspired by your words way beyond your own thoughts.

    Thanks again and be blessed always 🙂

    • mohit agrawal says:

      Thanks for sharing my post mam 🙂

      This is a thing which you won’t regret in life anytime and there are lot of scientific studies backing my post.

      I would also thank you for giving me an opportunity to express myself and I am planning to write many posts on all the aspects of life.

      Thanks & Regards,

      • Pratibha says:

        My great luck Mohit!

        I feel superbly charged up to see all great minds around me and doing such wonderful things. I am eager to hear and learn many insights from you on the things that matter most to you and I look forward to reading and receiving many posts from an energetic and self-motivated entrepreneur like you.

        Keep up your spirits high, you have a long way to go.

        Bless you always and save my best wishes!

  • radhika goyal says:

    Hi Ma’am,
    Being a Spiritual human being, i really enjoyed reading the post. While reading this, i thought i am somewhere in between .Thus, I have all the facilities available but as you mentioned “Deep inside me something is missing”.I also feel the same and do Meditation to keep myself calm.Meditation even helps us to understand other people as well. Sometimes, its really Irritates and frustrates me when i think about “why i am here”, “what is my purpose”, “Am i good for nothing”,”what to do,to choose etc..” then i just go to sleep.But, i hope by continuous Meditation practice and passing with the time i’ll be able to find my purpose in life soon.

    • Pratibha says:

      Hey Welcome on board Radhika!
      Many thanks for appreciating the post and sharing your thoughts.
      I am very happy to know that you practice meditation and it helps you in many ways. And I am very sure that with the passage of time you will be able to control your inner thoughts and anxieties and emotions in a much better way.
      Also, you are right, with experiences in life and mediation habits, we are better able to understand people and read their intentions.
      So just continue with your meditation practice and explore your inner self on every day basis and you would be able to find the deeper meaning and purpose in your life soon!
      Bless you always 🙂

    • mohit agrawal says:

      Hi Radhika,

      Nice to read your comment.The gap will be fulfilled in some time .

      As per my observation your bucket may be full ,so in some way you should start sharing.

      Don’t try to find anything, just be calm and happy during meditation, you will get all your answers.

      If suitable pls read my fav spiritual book Autobiography of a yogi by paramhansa yogananda ji…

      Wish you get all your answers.


  • Abhijeet says:

    Very true Mr. Agarwal and thank you for sharing it here.
    Meditation is an amazing exercise. 🙂

    • mohit agrawal says:

      Thanks a lot abhijeet 🙂

      Your appreciation means a lot to me.I just want to join many people to meditation because that’s the ultimate reality.

  • Pratibha says:

    Many thanks Mohit, Abhijeet and Radhika for taking the conversation forward.

    Based on the suggested reading by Mohit, and my own readings, I have added the link of the Biography of the Yogi and the daily meditation practice by Leo Babuta. The Yogi book is a must read since I found it in the collection of my Father’s Goodreads as well.

    I am sure these will add advantage to your meditation practices.

  • Devanshu singh says:

    hey mohit, superb man! Really pleased to see this amazing post from your side bro..
    Talking about the ‘change’ … that is easily noticeable in you and in your divine thoughts..
    Keep on sharing such motivating thoughts dear…

    Afterall we are the most blessed student who got a teacher like pratibha ma’am..
    The platform that she has created for us is truely unmatched…

    Thank you di 🙂

    • Pratibha says:

      You are absolutely right Devanshu!
      I feel so charged up and ecstatic to see such positive and inspiring people around me. I could feel the noticeable change in all of you, including me.
      And I am very sure that with all your support and contribution this community will lead better, inspire better and will grow together. So, keep up your generous spirit high always.
      Initially I felt that something was missing in this post,but now with your comments, this post looks complete and well nourished! Keep encouraging and stay blessed always!

    • mohit agrawal says:

      Thanks Devanshu,feels great when friends appreciate the positive change 🙂

      Words will be less in appreciation of pratibha mam,I feel this platform will do wonders for people associated with it .

  • indu says:

    nector of wisdom

    • Pratibha says:

      Thanks Ma’am for joining the platform and being a part of this community. Together we all feel blessed to enjoy these wisdom nuggets.

  • Ravi P Gupta says:

    Now I know why Pratibha ma’am suggested us to do meditation. Thanks Mohit bhaiyya, for sharing your experiences with us, as meditation is turning to be a NEED nowadays.

    • Pratibha says:

      Yes Ravi,you are absolutely right.
      Do meditate and feel the difference, and you would know why we have been highlighting it so much.

    • Mohit says:

      Do meditation for a minute daily, it would do wonders to your life.I am feeling the change within and I am sure you will also feel it 🙂

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