Friday, 18 January 2013

“Do Your Duty; Rewards Will Follow” - Professor M.S.Rao

“Do what best you can do today thinking that there is no tomorrow. While learning think that you live longer and while sharing knowledge think that today is the last day in life. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” - Albert Camus

There are people who look at rewards rather than putting their efforts. There are people who put efforts and look for instant outcomes. There are people who put in their efforts and wait for results to come. There are people who invest their efforts and don’t bother for rewards. Which category do you belong?

If you belong to the fourth category you are the right person to lead happily in this world without any concerns. Unfortunately most people belong to the first, second and third categories. Lord Shri Krishna preached in the epic Mahabharata, “Do your duty; reward is not thy concern.” That means, man must put in his efforts and should not concern much on outcomes. God gave us life and our duty is to work the best way we can because He is there to take care of us.

When Abraham Lincoln was delivering his speech he was spotted by a member of the Republican Party in America and was asked to contest the Presidential elections. Republicans never tasted political power in America until then.  They were on the look out for the right candidate to lead the party as the country was in major challenges at time. They liked the humble background and the oratory of Abraham Lincoln and chose him to lead the party.  He contested elections and he was the first Republican to become the President of America.

For Abraham Lincoln, delivering speeches was part of his duty, and he did it with excellence. For Lincoln, excellence was an attitude and whatever he undertook he did his best. His father was a cobbler and was expert in his job and excelled in his work. Lincoln was proud of his father although he was a cobbler.  The essence out of these examples is to do your job properly so that you will be spotted and slotted at the right place and at the right time thus achieving success and touching your tipping point in your life.  Similarly, Barack Obama was spotted by Democrats and was asked to lead the party as he rose from humble origins and was also a great orator, and believed in delivering his best unmindful of the outcomes. His excellence in his work led him to lead second term as the President of America.

From the examples of these two American Presidents it becomes clear that everyone has to do work sincerely.  And results will follow of naturally thus overtaking the tons of trials and tribulations people undergo in their lives.  In my professional life, I follow Winston Churchill’s message - "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."  I deliver my best as a teacher, trainer and author to make a difference in the lives of others. It gives me a great satisfaction and provides meaning to my life.

To conclude, do your best irrespective of the industry or the sector or the area you are into without overly concentrating on your outcomes. And I am sure you will find amazing outcomes one fine day that would overtake the tons of trials and tribulations that you have undergone during your lifetime, and finally taking you to the top of the world.

Good luck!

“You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” - Irene C. Kassorla

Life is great!

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