In continuation with my Learning Series; adapted from a motivating and inspiring write-up which I felt would be very useful for both students and the Society as a whole with day – to – day instances, to encourage positive thinking and improve efficiency !!
MY STRENGTHS (HONE THEM WELL) : Smart people identify their strengths and build their success on them. This write-up helps you to identify your strengths and build your future on them.
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” -Abraham Lincoln.
It is not always easy to do what others want you to do. That’s because you may or may not want to do it. You may not be really good at doing it. But, if you are truly good at doing something, nobody can stop you. Thus, being good at doing something and trying to do it passionately becomes your strength.
Once upon a time a turtle and a rabbit had a race. They agreed on a route and started off. We know who won and why… Slow and steady wins the race was the lesson.
Read the extension of the story…. The rabbit thought for a while and felt that over -confidence and carelessness were the reasons for his defeat. So, he called for a race a second time. Sure enough the rabbit ran the race with energy and enthusiasm… and won, leaving the turtle far behind proving that the fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady. Now the turtle did some thinking and realized that he could never win if the route was the way it was. He thought for a while and then challenged the rabbit, but on a slightly different route. The rabbit and the turtle took off at the start line. The rabbit, not to be outwitted ran all through at top speed until he came to a broad river. He stopped because the finish line was on the other side of the river. In the meantime, the turtle trundled along, got into the river, swam across and continued walking to the finish line and won the race. This is where you have to understand that identifying your strength matters so much.
However the story continues… In the process of racing so many times, the rabbit and the turtle became friends and decided to run the race together. This time the rabbit carried the turtle on the land and the turtle carried the rabbit in the water. They reached the finish line together with greater satisfaction proving that when individually strong and brilliant people come together and share their strengths, success is guaranteed.
“I KNOW MY STRENGTHS…. I KNOW WHAT I CAN DO AND I CAN DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL I REACH MY GOAL.”