You should be not only positive, different but also persistent. Of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the first was a fish, which indicates to be different in life. The second incarnation is tortoise, which indicates that you should be different but learn to withdraw when the need arises. The third is a boar, which indicates persistence.

The mantra of a successful life is to be positively different and persistent and yet learn to withdraw when the situation arises.

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