2August 18th, 2011Just Khushi
Failure is success if we learn from it.
The blaster virus thing is really keeping me away from you friends. It has not only corrupted software but also made me realize that my 5 years old laptop is ageing really fast. So sad.. sob sob sob.. Though I don’t like it… but somehow… trying to keep my patience on… see I am learning, at least “to be patient” .. with and while blogging, successfully.
I am reading a book WINGS OF FIRE by Dr. Abdul Kalam, ex-president of India. I want to share some portions, his views, from his book, that really touched me. Though those portions/views brought out reason of my failure, nop Khushi this sounds negative, say, reason for “not yet reached” success. .personal and professional.. so tasted really bitter, but still I liked it.. BITTER IS NOT ALWAYS BAD!!
One portion is :
I often read Khalil Gibran, and always find his words full of wisdom. Bread baked without love is bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger, – those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around. If you are writer who would secretly prefer to be a lawyer or a doctor, your written words will feed but half the hunger of your readers; if you are a teacher who would rather be a businessman, your instructions will meet half the need for knowledge of your students; if you are scientist who hates science, your performance will satisfy but half the needs of your mission. The personal unhappiness and failure to achieve results that comes from being a round peg in a square hole is not, by any means, new.
Other portion I liked is :
If you want to leave foot prints
On the sands of time
Do not drag your feet.
Anyone who has taken up the responsibility to lead a team can be successful only if he is sufficiently independent, powerful and influential in his own right to become a person to reckon with. This is perhaps also path to individual satisfaction in life, for freedom with responsibility is the sound basis for personal happiness. What can one do to strengthen personal freedom? I would like to share with you two techniques I adopt in this regard.
First, by building you own education and skills. Knowledge is a tangible asset, quiet often the most important tool in your work. The more up-to-date the knowledge you possess, the freer you are.
Second way is to develop a passion for personal responsibility. The sovereign way to personal freedom is to help determine the forces that determine you. be active!! take on responsibility! Work for things you believe in. If you are not, you are surrendering your fate to others.
Good food for thought… isn’t it?Tags: failure, half, happiness, personal, responsibility, success
Cheer up Khushi!! More to gooooooooooo… for happiness.