Once there loved 2 frogs in a pool. As the pool dried up under the summer heat, they left the pool in search of a new home. They chanced to pass by a deep well amply supplied with water , on seeing which one said,” let us descend and make our abode in this well, it’ll furnish us with shelter and food”. The other replied with greater caution,” but suppose the water should fail us, how can we get out again from so great a depth?”
Well, thats an interesting and wise question, isnt it?
The same is the problem with us. We often spend a great deal of our time in planning our future, dont we?
We plan mostly about the fortunes and successes that we are to scale up in the future that we leave no room for the misfortunes , obstacles or twists that might reverse our hardwork. Mostly people only dream of the glory and they partially or completely forget about the pain, hardwork or misfortunes lurking in their path.
Men see themself as victims of fate, unable to move beyond immediate dangers. But,is it the fate that is to be blamed for? Or should we be blamed instead??
Well, clear up your head and think. I believe its us to be blamed and that we alone are the culprits. Had we planned well, planned far, planned wise, taking into account all the miseries and adverse circumstances we might encounter in our journey, such obstacles wouldnt have been a hurdle to our success.
Quoting a famous saying, ” A coin has 2 sides” plays a pivotal role here. Nothing comes free of cost. Be it a pencil or a job, nothing comes free in this world. Everything has a harder side too.
We often find people complaining about the immense effort that they put, but fail due to some twists that happened all of a sudden.
Not all misfortunes and twists in life can be averted, but a great deal of them can be.
It is the power of being able to overcome the natural human tendency to react to things as they happen, and instead to train oneself to step back, imagining the larger things taking shape beyond one’s immediate vision, we should develop.
Peeking into history, in 415 BC when the ancient Athenians attacked Sicily, they only dreamt about the glory, power and riches they were to amass from the invasion. They did not consider the dangers of an invasion so far from home. They did not forsee that the Sicilians would fight so valiantly in their own homeland, or that all of Athen’s enemies would band together and attack them, or that the war would break out on several fronts, stretching their forces way too thin. What followed was a great disaster for the Athenians. They not only lost the war, but their entire civilisation was devastated.
Who are to blame for that? Should we blame the Sicilians for fighting so valiantly? Or should we blame the Athenians for their lack of planning? They took things small. They planned for the immediate dangers and not the ones lurking in the far future.
We must draw valuable lessons from them. We must plan wide, plan wise and efficiently, taking into account every obstacles, be it small or big that may prove to be a hinderance in our path and should devise the needed counter measures to tackle them. By planning to the end you will not be overwhelmed by circumstances and you will know when to stop.
Life is a bitch that always tries hard to knock you down. Never get stranded in your way. Plan well and plan wise to scale up success and glory.
Dedicated to all those who were knocked down in some phase of life, those who are willing to get up and put a real fight with their destiny with better plans. Plan well, plan wise and stay ahead in life.