Wednesday, 23 July 2014

“You Get What You Deserve, not What You Desire!” - Professor M.S.Rao

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” – Socrates

Presently people have lots of aspirations and expectations which are mostly unrealistic.  Children expect a lot from their parents; students expect a lot from their educators; employees expect a lot from their employers; subordinates expect a lot from their superiors; customers expect a lot from companies; and people expect a lot from politicians. Likewise, people have lots of expectations on others without looking at the ground realities.  

At times students claim to be the best brains and demand too much from their faculty. They must introspect whether they are competent to be in the best educational institutions. Do they have enough scores and grades? Do they have qualifications and competencies to claim? Do they have the adequate resources to claim the best faculty?  Do they have the right attitude and abilities to be placed in the prestigious companies?  At home, children must think whether their parents are in a position to provide them what they desired. In office, the employees must question themselves whether they are delivering the goods as per the expectations of their employers. They must question whether they are justifying their roles and responsibilities by contributing their best to their organizations. Before people expect a lot from their politicians, they must question themselves whether they are casting their votes to the right politicians who can emphasize on progress and development rather than to emphasize on religion, religion, caste and linguistic aspects. When people question themselves seriously, they will get right responses and stay grounded with realities. Also, they can excel as better citizens.  

It is time to ponder seriously whether we have the potential to achieve what we aspire. Is it justified to rise unrealistic demands from others? Do we have the right mindset, tool set and skill set to expect them? Are we getting right-oriented or duty-oriented? It is time we analyzed to find solutions to most of our unrealistic demands. You must remember that you will get what you deserve, not what you desire. In order to achieve what you desire, you must work hard and smart constantly.  

The present world needs empathy, right attitude, introspection and reflection to build a better world. It is time for all of us to think and work in a right direction. Are there any takers to my message?

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." - Mario Andretti

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