Just One Person We All Need
I understand that all the self made people of this world, be it:
the late Abraham Lincoln, former President of the United States, who failed at most levels in his early life. This can de-motivate even the strongest people in the world, but he continued and became the President.
Mr. Amitabh Bhachan who as a result of organizing one Miss World contest in India became deeply in debt. The media wrote him off and his career was finished. But today he is there, standing tall at the top of his career, the busiest star in the Indian cinema industry'
Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, a cricket hope of billions of fans across the world. One failure among his successes and adverse comments are made on his technique and play, so every time he plays he has to prove his credibility and make his game speak for him.
The late Dhirubhai Ambani who started a business in the late 60s with very little. Today his business empire which covers a wide range of industries is worth billions of US dollars, or anybody else whom you know of this ilk, always had at least one constant source of inspiration and motivation, perhaps living or not living, something or someone who kept them striving throughout their journey to the highest pinnacle of their career or profession. This one person can be anybody ? parent, brother or sister, friend, spouse or perhaps someone unseen.
When Thomas Edison was in school, fourth grade, a note was sent to his mother by the school authorities. It said that your son is dumb, and we couldn't teach him. The mother replied, if you don't want to teach my son, it is your wish and decision but my Eddy is not dumb. What happened after that is a history. History is full of such examples, but we don't have time to read them all..
We all know that there is a difference between ordinary and extraordinary person. The difference is the word EXTRA. Extraordinary people put in extra efforts in whatever they do. However, the term extra can hide many roads.
Failing or falling is not a crime. Foolproof plans do fail: the strongest of buildings do crash; the unsinkable sinks - human beings are no exceptions. Of those who fail or fall, only some have the capacity to stand again; of those who stand, only a few have the capacity to walk; of those who are able to walk, only one or two are strong enough to run. Those who can run are extraordinary in every sense.
Like anybody else, you too may have big dreams and plans. I don't know what plans you have, so let me synchronize your dream with mine. I don't have the desire to be surrounded my millions or billions of people. I need only one person, any gender, any age or staying anywhere in world. I have many plans to complete, many dreams to fulfill.
During the process of achieving I may fail or fall many times. At that time, in the midst of journey, many people will leave me, my friends, my relatives and perhaps my parents as well. Because they say in Hindi " Waqt Insan per aiesa bhi kabhi aata hai, rah mein chod kar saya bhi chala jata hai." (Sometimes, when the time is not good, even your shadow too decides to leave you.) Sometimes I may fall so hard or the disappointment will be so deep that I may give up or change my plans. At that time, this person (unknown till now) will come to me and say, " You can do it, and you have to do it. I have confidence in your capabilities and faith in your dreams".
You too may need such person in your life, right?
Looking forward to your comments and feedback !!!
"When life's largest pressures leave you struck dumb,
I am Sanjeev Sharma, HR-Manager in a BPO Company in India.I am also a writer and motivational speaker. You can also visit my blog at http://sanjeevhimachali.blogspot.com/ and can also read my training, coaching and mentoring related articles at http://www.europeancoachinginstitute.org/
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