Friday, 20 July 2012

“Apply Knowledge Effectively” - Professor M.S.Rao

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." -- Ray Bradbury

It is essential to acquire knowledge continuously to excel and stay ahead of others. The people who have appetite for learning and development have better chances of staying ahead of others in the career race.  In addition, it is essential to apply the acquired knowledge effectively to reap the rewards.

Most of the people acquire knowledge and retain with them.  It doesn’t help in any way as the knowledge goes when the person goes away.  What people must do is to share it others and make sure that they apply their knowledge in their real lives to reap rewards for themselves and others.  The objective of any education is not merely providing employment but to help the people and the society as a whole.  When people don’t use the knowledge or if they don’t know how to apply their knowledge effectively they will not be able to reap any rewards.   

The world is highly competitive and to stay ahead of competition it is essential to innovate through acquired knowledge.  And to innovate what is required is the application of knowledge in a methodical and systematic manner to get the desired outcomes. Some people are more concerned about failures and they don’t endeavor despite possessing immense knowledge. They must learn to take risk and explore and experiment in various ways and means.  If man did not take risk and experiment he would have remained in Stone Age only. 

People must learn to take risk as not taking risk is also a risk. A ship is safe when it is in harbor but it is not meant for that.  Remember the words of André Gide, "One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." Similarly, man must take risk to enjoy the life both with peaks and valleys.  What happens when you regret on your deathbed that you haven’t risked and achieved anything in your life? That is worse than facing failures.  Mark Twain rightly said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

People must learn that failure teaches many lessons and it makes them grow stronger with better experience. Hence, people must take risk and explore in various ways to apply the acquired knowledge to make this society better that what it is.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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