Life is all about fixing square pegs in square holes and round pegs in round holes. And to make this possible one has to grab the right opportunity at right time. These opportunities are to be viewed with an x-ray vision that can see through even the invisible. This vision displays certain threats along with these opportunities which are indispensible to ignore. But the smart minds know how to come out of this dilemma. It is rightly said- “The hardest of teeth has to go through the hottest of fire.” The most important ingredient of this soup is the power of perspective or to be precise, it is the art of sensible vision. “Is the glass half empty or half filled?” It is our perception that determines, quite literally, how we view the world because it is our own attitude that decides our altitude in life. A positive perspective can make a silver lining stand out, around even the darkest of clouds. The story of the shoemaker-cobbler is well-known. The trend of imported shoes and the desire for branded shoes made a shoemaker-cum-cobbler out of business. He used to earn his living by mending shoes and earn two-square meals a day. Despite the fact that there was no one to help and that there was no customer, he used to live a happy life and thanked the Lord. What made him thankful and so happy? His positive perspective tells us not to lose mental balance especially in the face of adversity and negativity.
“Nothing can be achieved without proper planning”-this tenet holds good in life. To achieve success you have to fix a goal, set a layout to achieve that goal. History is flooded with examples of people Like Napoleon, Hitler, who were, otherwise great Generals, but in haste they lost all they had. A point to be noted is-“Haste makes waste”. Therefore, whatever you do, do it with proper planning, and lo and Behold, Opportunities will automatically fall in your way. Opportunities strike at door in hundreds, but it is up to you, your instincts and your power of perspective to chose the right one. You must grab that opportunity that makes you stand out in a crowd. But you must remember not to settle for mediocrity if you are capable of excellence. It is very well quoted- “Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently.” Actually, the basic difference between a winner and a loser is the track they choose to the way to success, just like the famous American poet Robert Frost, who opted for “The Road not Taken” and as rightly anticipated by him he definitely had a life different from others. It is rightly said, “Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” The frail and simple, yet seasoned and dynamic warrior, who chose most different method of “AHIMSA and SATYAGRAH”, rather the only of its kind, to gain freedom for his country; is the one and only Mahatma Gandhi, The Father of our Nation. Once called a ‘half-naked fakir’ was later acknowledged worldwide as the symbol of peace. Revolutionary personalities like Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose and many more set an exemplary character before their countrymen to fight for their freedom.
In the Life of a Shoe By Lance Squeak, squeak, and squeak. That s all I ever hear on a floor walked on for centuries. Hi, my name is Lenny the left shoe. I come from a little shoe factory north of Korea called Gurus hi shoe factory, it s a little place, no one even knows it exists. I started off in a town called Sicily, a domain of Italy if you didn t know. I was held in a little store called ...
Requirement of modern life is also to adopt a different approach to the common routines. Dhirubhai Ambani was the first one to establish equity culture. On his strange invitation, investors came in hoards and the meeting had to be held in the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Therefore one must try to see the angle which others ignore. To be a leader you have to choose the harshest of terrains.
Whenever we are in the company of a person, we wish to impress him by our behavior but if this doesn’t happen we start adapting the concepts of others which is wrong. We must make an image of ourselves, must never be a company of herd for a leader must be an outstanding personality with a different attitude possessing fighter’s spirits, must be a dare devil who swims against the tide even when the current is the strongest. The best example that can be quoted is that of Swami Vivekananda, the great revolutionary, who fought against the social evils of the society with great zeal and grit, and paved the way for following revolutionaries to lay the foundations of a society free from social evils.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.” I bet no person will disagree to this statement. We all have fears. Some would admit it, most prefer hiding it. The fears we have inside serve as our weakness in our times of strong points. Facing and conquering these fears is the ultimate key to eradicate these frightening feelings inside us. To start with, what is fear? According to Encarta ...
Fortune favors the brave. Nothing could stop Tenzing- Hillary climb up the highest peak-Mount Everest. The winner should always expect a certain competition. He must not shirk away from a challenge and achieve his target, irrespective of the difficulty of the acid tests he is put through, in the course of his plan. Once you start working on your plan faithfully, there is no turning back, for opportunities will start striking at such speed that you will find it difficult to return.
Many a times, short-sightedness makes an opportunity slip through your hands as sand and there is no place for regrets in the competitive age of nano-seconds. ‘Life’s ups and downs provide windows of opportunities to determine your values and goals-Think of using all obstacles as stepping-stones to build the life you want.’ The demand of the hour is to think big and think fast, to shun away the threat of missing an opportunity.
‘For winners nothing is impossible whereas for losers things are too difficult to pursue.’
‘Winners concentrate on most important things and compromise petty things whereas losers concentrate on petty things and compromise most important things.’
But as roses are found with thorns, opportunities and threats also go hand in hand. Actually, threats are mere apprehensions, a kind of fear psychosis but, for achievers there’s no looking behind. To reach the top of ladder you have to climb up all the steps however rusty they may be. To reach the summit one has to pass through avalanches. When you grab at a particular opportunity, there is always a kind of fear whether you will be able to fulfill your mission? For threats, they are misconceptions, as mentioned above like, people’s criticism, short sightednes, etc.
Actually, in reality, there is no need to get scared of all these fears. Fears,or rather fear, can be mildly described as condition of our brain, in which we start killing our own caliber as the mental, in short, doing what others want us to do, not what we want. We start listening to people’s suggestions without applying our own brains. Basically, it is a phobia, with afflicts our brain. To counter-attack your fears, just remember that-“Learn to say ‘no’ to unjust demands” follow no-one, but learn from everyone”
Equal opportunity in the work force The question of equal opportunity in the work force is on the rise with more minorities in the work force. For everyone in the work force there is a chance that their job is no longer safe because businesses have to meet minority standards. Today there are statistics showing the use of discrimination for those who are not hired because they are a minority. In ...
Still, sometime these scares come true, due to some negligence of yours. But there is no need to get scared if your work is up-to-date. The main need is to follow the following guidelines-Optimism, Fighting attitude, Perseverance, Planning, Strong conviction, Balanced approach, Rationalism, Will to go against the trend.
Positive attitude-Optimism is an important key in gaining on the opportunity. If you don’t believe in yourself, you don’t have faith in yourself, you can’t face the tumult. Momma’s babies can’t survive in the rough weathers. The main key is to remember that, you have got your opportunity only if you have something in you. You should keep faith in yourself, and realize your calibre.Don’t adopt a pessimistic approach. Keep a rational approach. Believing in yourself is inevitable. Your self-confidence is the thing that is going to help you to win. You must never lose it.
Fighting attitude helps you to work hard, with true determination. When you get stuck-up in a problem you always think “Why can’t I do this?”When you see others getting ahead of you, you always think-“If they are getting ahead, why can’t I?” Remember when god pulls you back like an arrow. It means He wants to push you and make you reach far ahead to the place where you can do wonders. The more you work with dedication, determination, zeal, and then only you can hope to succeed. There is no reason why you can’t surpass. But, one thing that is to be thought of and to be taken care of is your self-confidence. Never lose it. It is the key which will take you past the rough weathers.
Perseverance is continuous steady effort made to fulfill one’s aim. In the middle of a mission, you must never deter. If you won’t work continually your work will suffer, and the worst, you won’t be able to succeed. Just follow the three deeds-Dedication, true determination and self-enforced discipline. God is kind enough to give you opportunities, and you should always grab them and fulfill your mission. Never give up, because you can do it. Remember, life is a race. If you don’t keep running someone will get ahead of you. So work faithfully.
Do you feel stress in your life? Does this affect the way you live and work? Many things currently going on in one's life, such as work, health, family and finances, can cause stress. It is how we individually identify the root cause and begin working on managing them effectively. As adult learners, there are various aspects of our work life that cause each of us some form of stress. We discovered ...
Rationalism is the most important key, without which you may dwindle. This key helps you not only to ward off you fears, but, also makes you keep a straight mind.
In a nutshell, if you follow all the points mentioned above also, success is not a far dream of reality if you can just-
* Stay focused even when all around you are getting distracted.
* Persevere even when surrounded by all odds.
* Remain calm and composed even when confronted with severest criticism.
* Keep your wits around even when dealing with demented minds.
* Learn the trade, not the tricks of the trade.
In the end, there is no doubt that you success story goes a megahit if you follow the the guidelines.