“What is before us and what is behind us are tiny matters when compared to what is with in us”
Many of us want to succeed but do not want to ‘go through’ it. Look at the history of people
who succeeded in life, business or career, their journey has always been one of service, sacrifice
and silence. Great achievers have had upheavals, upsets and humiliations. When Wright
brothers declared that they are ready with an experiment to fly an aircraft, New York Times
challenged their claim saying that an object heavier than air cannot just fly. What about bumble
bee? According to scientists, the bee with its body size and small wing span cannot fly! If you
turn to experts and ask they may just say that bumble bees cannot fly because of this, this and
this…! People around you are readymade negative or ‘No’ answers. They feel happy to say’ No’
or take pride in having said ‘No’.
There is not much to expect or take home from such nay Sayers. You must insulate yourself
from the company of such people. In organizations there are people who put you off every
time you come up with a positive thought or feasible solutions. Such hard core negative minded
people will find out a reason to say ‘No’ and prove themselves right later. They celebrate their
‘success’ in these words…’ It did not work. I already told them so!’.
Well friends, that is not the way to be. Negativity takes you deep down the dark lanes of life.
Instead of blaming darkness, just light a lamp. Someone gave a lamp to a blind man to take it
and walk along. The blind man’s response was, ‘I am already blind. What do I do with this light?’
The person who gave the lamp replied, ‘I Know that, this lamp is not for you. It is for others to
see that you are there. The lamp in hand keeps others from bumping against and hurting you!’
Nitte School of Management, Bengaluru, a leading B- School in Bengaluru prepares its PGDM
students on themes like this. Education like lamp helps the bearer, the seer and anyone who
comes in contact with them.
Dr. N J Shetty, Professor, Nitte School of Management, Ph.D, M Com, MBA, MA( Psy), LL B, CAIIB, D TD, PG DHRM,
PG DMM, Pragya, Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, Certified OD Coach,