Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Don’t Be a One-test Wonder

Scaling the summit of the mountain is always easier than staying at the top for a long time. Generally, complacency creeps in and your downhill journey starts. How to keep your motivation level constantly high is a major challenge. Motivation is the driving force which propels you to work hard and go ahead in life. It is the drive to strive and achieve. You cannot afford to rest on your past laurels and let the world overtake you. Get into the habit of making success your constant companion. Otherwise you will be dubbed and dismissed as a one-test wonder. 

No doubt, everything is not very simple, smooth or straight, whether at home or in the work place. Life moves on a zig-zag path. There are many twists and turns. When a sudden U-turn or an unexpected bend comes, you often get upset and puzzled. Those, who remain cool and composed in difficult moments, create a positive impact on others. It is very tough to smile when you are down and depressed. But smile is simply a curve that makes many things straight. You cannot control your circumstances but you have full control over your reactions. You cannot change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails. You can apply the brake on your emotions. You can play the role of a fire-fighter. You cannot escape and avoid problems. You have to encounter them and find solutions. Pencils need a painful sharpening from time to time. You also have to go through various adverse conditions in life but you need it to become a sharp, pointed and focused person. Here is a statement from Sir Edmund Hillary when he attempted to climb Mount Everest for the first time but couldn’t. “Hi, Mount Everest, you cannot grow bigger than what you are but I can grow bigger than what I am.” Later on, he became the first mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 along with Tenzing Norgay. Paul J. Meyer is very right in saying: “There is not a ruler, a yardstick or a measuring tape in the entire world long enough to compute the strength and capabilities inside you.” Invoke the hidden power that resides within you to make impossible possible.

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