January 31, 2005

Above all, reverence yourself!

….this is what Pythagoras said. Had he not done this, we would have never been taught the ‘Pythagoras theorem’, a result of his genius. A wise man will shape up only when he knows himself well- his capabilities and limitations as well. Nowadays, I come across so many people who look down at themselves. This will not only hinder their self-respect but also their self-confidence. I would like to add a line a here- ‘before they, know thy’- A person should know himself very well before he expects to judge others. Unless he has this power, he cannot frame a vision of what he wants in life or expects from it.

Before framing a target, one should be confident enough to face the resulting circumstances- be it good or bad. The problem with today’s generation is that they have the desire to become successful and excel in life but, what they lack is proper vision and commitment. Though they have this desire to succeed, they do not know what they want in life. They are unable to frame a vision or give a solid dimension to their desire or goal. This reminds me of the words penned down by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in his autobiography-‘wings of fire’.

If you want to leave your footprints
On the sands of time
Do not drag your feet.

To elucidate it further, let me consider an example. You want to move a table from one place to another. If you know exactly where to place it, you will, in no time, carry it to that particular place where you desired to have it. But, if you yourself do not have the faintest of ideas regarding where to place it, you will end up just dragging it here and there. That is because you do not have a vision and you are unable to give it a solid dimension. Unless and until you give a dimension to your goal, you cannot consistently aim at it and persistently work on it. So, vision is the vital key to…

1 comment:

  1. interesting posts. thought id start from the beginning to understand ur writing. good perspective.