“My daily routine: In the morning, I create knowledge. In the afternoon, I acquire knowledge. In the evening, I eliminate unwanted information. In the night, I prepare for the next day.” ―Professor M.S. Rao
I wake up at 4:00 am every day. I express my gratitude to God for gifting me one more day to freely share my knowledge with the world. I drink lots of water that’s been stored in a copper vessel overnight. I brush my teeth, go to the washroom, and then go to my laptop to write books and articles for 3-4 hours. I am highly creative and productive early in the morning. I write whatever comes to my mind on the topic that I decided on the previous night—my mind is fresh with peace and tranquillity as there is no noise in the early morning.
Next, I have breakfast. I am blessed with a brilliant and beautiful wife, Padmavathy, who wakes up a little later and offers me dried fruits and nuts―almonds, dates, cashews, and pistachios. She offers me a spoonful of honey and I enjoy it. She then gives me tea with milk. My wife is an expert in making tea. After breakfast, I proceed to the gym.
I don’t have a bicycle or a car, so I walk thirty minutes to the gym to work out. I do a heavy workout for an hour, as I am basically a fitness freak. I started going to the gym when I was fifteen years old with the dream of joining the Indian Air Force and serving my nation. I was passionate about serving my nation, and in the armed forces, physical fitness is essential. I was underweight with an asthma problem, but I gradually overcame my health issues and achieved physical fitness. I joined the Indian Air Force when I was eighteen years old. I loved the life of wearing a uniform and serving my nation—it is an honor to serve one’s country.
While working out, I talk to one or two people and try to inspire them by identifying their personality traits. After my workout, I read the newspaper for 10-15 minutes in the gym. I then walk back home. That means I work out for an hour and walk for an hour every day. After I return home, I read another newspaper and jot down any important points I can use in the articles I write to inspire people globally.
I started a nonprofit Vision 2030: One Million Global Leaders. That is to build one million Indian students as global leaders by 2030. So far, I have trained more than 40,000 students as global leaders.
In the evening, I also remove unwanted and irrelevant information from my mind and the computer system. I plan what I must do the next day. I give commands to my subconscious mind repeatedly about my lifetime ambition to become the President of India. Precisely, I am the creator in the early morning like Lord Brahma as I author books; up to the night I am the generator like Lord Vishnu where I acquire knowledge; I am the destroyer like Lord Shiva in the night as I delete unwanted information and irrelevant individuals from my mind. Hence, I play three roles in a day to make a difference in the world.
“If someone asks me a question, ‘What is it you see when you look out the window that is visible but not yet seen by others’ I will answer, ‘I see a world filled with people with a huge potential lying untapped. If I can identify their strengths and inspire them to unlock their potential, I feel that I have made a difference in the world.’” —Professor M.S. Rao