We are living in a world full of Instagram Filters and Photo editing applications.We judge people by their external manifestations.I don’t know how many educational or utility applications you have in our mobiles but I am pretty sure you have at least one photo editing application in our mobile.
I won’t blame you.The world is obsessed with beauty.Let me tell you one small story.
It’s a story about a balloon seller and a small kid.Some of you might have heard it.The balloon seller was selling various colours of helium filled balloons.Whenever the business was slow, He would release a helium-filled balloon which soared towards the cloud.It got the kids attention and they urged their parents to get them one.A little kid was observing him for a long time.Balloon seller released green, blue and orange colour balloons.Seeing all of the balloons going up he went to the balloon seller and asked If you release the white balloon, Will that also go up like others? The balloon seller replied, Kid, It’s not Colour of the balloon that matters.It’s what inside it that makes it rise….
It’s not the just truth of balloon, It’s the truth of people too.It’s not the appearance, It’s what inside us that takes us to next level.
Real beauty is not about external appearance.It is all about how you cultivate your talent.Physical appearance will fade off in some months or years.But your talent will stay with you all your lifetime.
Looks will fetch you attention but Talent will get you Respect..
I will define the word Entrepreneur in a simple term.
An entrepreneur is a person who is ready to work 16 hours a day for his own dream than 8 hours a day for somebody else’s dream.
We are the people who wanna change the world.We are the people who love what we do.We are the people who are ready to give up our comfortable life for our dream.We are the people who keep trying till succeeding. We are the people who love to play with uncertainty.we are the people who jump the cliff and build the plane on our way down.We are the people who are keen to learn different things than keep doing the same things.we are the people who seek the solutions rather whining about the problem.we are the people.
We are the people who will build their own empire…We WILLLL…
Alexander the Great..
The Great king of Macedonia is known as the best military general of all time (well, arguably )
Do you know why?
Because he was passionate. Maybe.
Becuase he was courageous. Maybe.
Becuase he came up with new tactics. Maybe.
But I would say he was a true leader.When other kings stood safely at the back of their army and issued orders.Alexander stood in the front line and led it like an anger lion.The made him King of the whole world (dramatically speaking)
That is the difference between a true leader and a boss.A leader leads his team from the front where bosses just issue orders.
True leaders share credits of victory with his team and take responsibility for the loss.Bosses take all the credits of victory and blame others for the loss.
True Leaders give freedom to his team.Where a boss expects everybody should be under his/her control.
I reckon Steve Jobs words here…
it doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
This attitude is what made apple a billion dollar company.Steve was clear on his vision. but he open-heartedly welcomed innovative ideas.If Steve would have thought of different, maybe Android would have been ruling the world entirely.(They kinda do still )
Lead from the front and share credits with your Team.Be a Leader
Let me start with a story this time.
An old father and his young son were sitting on the sofa and watching out.They saw a crow sitting on a tree.They father asked his son what was that bird and his son replied it was a crow.A few minutes later he asked the same question.His son answered with a bit of irritation.Then again he asked the same question his son replied with anger.He asked the same question fourth time.His son lost his patience and shouted at his father for asking the same question again and again and left the room.Then his mother came and handed over his father’s diary to him and asked him read that page.The line written on that page is
“Today I was sitting under a tree with my little child.A crow came and sit on the branch of the tree.My son asked me what was that I answered He kept asking the same question 19 times I answered him patiently.I didn’t feel irritation rather I fell in love with his innocence ”
Like the son mentioned in the above story, we usually forget how much our parents sacrificed for us.
They brought us into the world.they fed us.they protected us.they helped with our education.they supported us when we were down.They cheered us when we were sad.They are the reason for our very own existence.
But what are we giving back in return?
Hurt,Pain and disappionment.Correct ????
It’s an absolute mistake.Without them we won’t be in the same position, we are now.They faced all the pains and sorrows just to raise you up.They could have just given up everything and enjoyed but they didn’t.They showed their selfless love for you.Show some gratitude.
They showed their selfless love for you.Show some gratitude.
Just make sure you love them the same way they did.Show them your true love.Speak with kind words even if they are wrong.That is the only way you came pay back what you owe them..
What makes us happy ??
Perhaps Our Goals .we all have many goals.They differ from person to person.We believe accomplishing those goals can make us happy.It indeed does.but only for some period of time.Once we achieved our goals, we are moving towards the next one.Once we have got our dream job the next thing we want is a six-figure salary.Once we have got a six figure salary, we move towards the next goal.It goes on like this.Don’t get me wrong. Getting your dream job or six-figure salary will obviously make you happy but those aren’t the only things that can make you happy.
While counting the stars, we miss the moon…
What if we fail to achieve our goal ?? we feel emptiness and pain in our life.Do you know why? While looking for happiness from our future goals, we simply forget to live in the moment.We simply forget the fact that we can harvest happiness from the tiny little things of the universe.
The universe has millions of secrets inside it and it’s bursting to tell you that.All you have to do is stop by and listen to it.Like taste of the first sip of your coffee,the first drop of the rain,smell of the new book,Gazing at the stars,talking to the person you love for hours, an innocent smile from a little child, staring at tides, Hi from a stranger, Aroma of the flowers, bursting the bubble wrap, making the person you love laugh, watching your favourite anime for hours,pillow fights,the rising sun, Traveling without knowing the destination, Looking at the full moon, reading a book, Eating your favourite dish, etc…
Like this, we have millions of things to enjoy other than our goals.I agree some of those things seems so childish.But what is the point of growing up, if you can’t enjoy those tiny little things ??
If growing up is gonna do nothing but suck our happiness, Let’s stay as Kids……Forever..