When opportunities knock at your door
Just peep into your own past. What you are today is because of your efforts in the past. Know the principles of success
Walt Whitman, the greatest poet of democracy, and representative poet of America, had once said that we see different faces in the streets we walk in but have never realised why they are different. He clarifies that they are different letters written by God. It is up to each individual how he learns to know which letter tells what. When one knows that, one can make one's career a top class one.
The same is the case with different officers who run different organisations. Their workforce is like different faces in the street. Each one of his workers have a different set of qualities and potentials. It is only a wise and experienced officer who makes the best possible use of the talent of his employees and thus enhances the output considerably.
Every employee is an opportunity for a good officer if he really wants to make hay while the sun shines. But only a bad officer, who is selfish, always tries to grind his own axe. Instead of enhancing the productivity of his employees such an officer rather acts otherwise. He often finds faults with his good workers, and sometimeseven favours his own kith and kin helping them get a job in the organisation where he has a say.
Abraham Lincoln has a lot to teach to the modern students and the employees. When Lincoln was a small boy, his father was a poor farmer. He had to work in the farms with his father. Only the spare time he would get was kept for his education. Moreover, his father had no spare money to help him get books that he needed. Even the clothes he needed for daily use were not enough to cover his body so as to save him from cold or warm weather. But even then he was happy thinking God had given him this life and an opportunity to be something in the world.
One day it was cloudy. The only set of clothes he had was washed, and he had to wear a towel till the washed clothes got dry. But then it started raining. He had to wait for a long time. Even the book borrowed from a neighbour's son was drenched with rainwater. When he was reading from that wet book a neighbouring woman whose son was also a student, said out of jealousy, " Lincoln, why bother that much? After all you're not going to be the president of America!" Lincoln took that taunt of the envious woman to be an opportunity. And a day came when he really got that prestigious post.
Any of the employees, may be in any position, can reach any higher post, can get any high status, provided one takes every challenge as a rare opportunity. But what we see at various workplace scenarios? We see people complaining, crying of injustice, while actually they lack the stamina to work hard. Sincerity in the modern workplaces is being kept at bay. Illegal ways and means of getting higher and higher posts is becoming a fashion with modern workplace heroes.
Awake! Rise to the occasion! There is a lot of distance between the cup and the lip if you really want to be at the top. Nothing is impossible if sincere efforts are there. Everything is not only possible but viable too if you do your best in the right direction. Those who have reached the top positions were not sitting idle watching the show how others were doing. They were actually learning from other successful people how they had got what they have acquired. They then initiated, and got the highest possible position with due diligence.
Just peep into your own past. What you are today is because of your efforts in the past. Just know the principles of success. Those principles when applied in letter and spirit can lead you to your desired success. There is no other rule worth the name, and success will be yours.