Thursday, October 20, 2011

Courage Conquers And Boldness Pays

Dear Friend,

You must have the courage to remain original, face odds and take reasonable and calculated risks to win success and stay in the lead.  If you play safe, remain cautious all the time and follow the beaten path, you cannot expect to become the leader and torch-bearer.  But being wise from the mistakes of yours and others, you can minimise the chances of making mistakes. Thus an enterprising and intelligent individual is able to take bold and decisive action based on good judgement drawn from hard experience.  To err is human and we may at times commit  mistakes and suffer setbacks.  But a wise and positive individual learns and benefits, not only from his own mistakes, but also from those of others.  With this objective in view, we have now started a new series "Facing The Interview Board (Wrong Approach) so that you may avoid he mistakes committed by others.  As you are aware, we have already a regular feature.  "My Biggest Mistake" whereby IAS Toppers pinpoint their mistakes.

Be bold and courageous.  Face the situation, however difficult, with courage, conviction and boldness and you are bound to succeed.  Remember courage conquers, boldness pays and timidity fails.

Learning from the lives of great men, past and present, it is clear that by investing in people, you are enhancing the chances of your success million-fold. You must avail of every opportunity to know more people and also more about the people you know.  May be majority of the people whom you befriend today may not be distinguished, great or extraordinary.  But the law of averages tells us that quite a few, who were unknown about 20 or 25 years ago, have today risen to powerful positions in business, government, fine arts, science or education.  It increases our power to accomplish things if we know someone who can give us a helping hand at the right time or sort out a difficult problem confronting us.

Friendship is not a one-way traffic.  It is give and take.  You must instantly rush to the aid of your friend when the need arises.  A friend in need is a friend indeed.  What you have, you should be ready to share with your friend, according to his need. Be a friend when people need you most.  Be in touch with your friends and keep up your contacts.  When your friend is in trouble or is facing adversity, he would need greater attention which you should positively extend.  Helping people may not guarantee that they reciprocate and respond in kind.  Nine out of ten may not, but that remaining one will more than make up for others.

The recent US Presidential visit to India is a step towards commenting friendship between the two most powerful and most populous democracies of the world, on the principle of give and take.  While USA is the single largest investor in Foreign Direct Investment in India and its largest trading partner, there are about 750 Indian-American enterprises in American Software industry where 15-20 percent engineers are ethnic Indians.  The "Vision Statement" signed by President Clinton and Prime Minister Vajpayee lays the firm foundation of continued cooperation between the two countries.  So let us also have similar informal understanding with others for our mutual benefit. 

Competition Success Review also helps you to benefit from the experiences of others.

Extending you the hand of friendship and helping you to succeed.

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