Nagpur-based author Sfurti Sahare shared the secrets to success and explained the importance of a stable mind as she launched her second book The Monkey Theory at Crossword in the city on July 20. Sfurti, who has earlier written the book Think and Win Like Dhoni, interacted with former city radio jockey RJ Raj and with book lovers during the launch of her second book.
Are people destined for greatness? What sets the achievers apart from the rest? What is at the heart of success? Sfurti’s book The Monkey Theory answers these questions with a simple answer: the mind, our greatest asset. But not every mind finds itself equal to the task of fulfilling its potential. It flutters from one thing to another, one task to another, one goal to another – just like a monkey! Sfurti’s book is about the ‘different monkeys,’ which control us.
Explaining the concept, Sfurti said during the book launch, “Sometimes we need to catch the tail of the monkey and should tell him to go away! Have you ever heard your inner voice telling you – ‘Oh no! Why is it raining? Now, I can’t go’ or ‘I will do it tomorrow’ or ‘No, I can’t do it.’ These voices have different emotions in the form of The Complaint Monkey, The Lazy Monkey and The Fear Monkey respectively. As per Sfurti, to achieve focus and discipline, an individual needs to control the many monkeys who dominate, attack and hijack logical thinking.
Sfurti’s book launch was attended by people of all ages and these people had an interesting interaction with her. When a 16-year-old boy asked Sfurti, “How do I manage my time schedule as I want to learn many things like singing, playing guitar, etc?,’ her answer was simple. Sfurti said, “Make a to-do list, in which you give enough time to your passion and to yourself. If you do not make your to-do list then ‘Lazy Monkey’ will make your to-do list, which will include ‘let me take a nap’, ‘let me watch the next episode of Game of Thrones’, etc”.
When an educationist asked Sfurti, “How to handle parents who worry about the future of their children way too much, which in turns makes their child lose confidence?,” Sfurti said, “Firstly, parents need to win over their ‘Fear Monkey,’ which makes them worry about their child, and then slowly everything will fall in place.”