Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Learn As Much By Writing As By Reading.

Learn As Much By Writing As By Reading.
Dear Friend,
"Life is like a cash register, in which every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale is registered and recorded", according to wise people. In other words, not a single moment of our lives is uneventful and insignificant as it may appear to us. Every moment is as important as any other so-called important moment in our lives. We should be aware of the fact that reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. That is why the great writer W. Somerset Maugham has said "I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all". If we try to analyse and understand the full meaning of what he says, we can easily arrive at the conclusion that not a single moment of your life should be wasted idly, because the moment once passed by never returns. In fact, every moment should used by us in knowing things that we have left unexplored, though they, there is every likelihood, ought to have been known by us. You should, therefore, be always ready to utilise every fraction of a second, because time and tide wait for none. Think over every thought which may seem of some use to you and may affect your action. What you do today is going to decide your future. You can understand it the other way also--your future is lying in your hand in the time present.
"The future is purchased by the present, "Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote. If you want to secure a good future for yourself, you will have to use your present in the best possible way. If you want to succeed, get ready to face the challenges that come your way. Challenges are not something that should be avoided. They must be faced valiantly. Initial failures should never be treated as an impediment. They should be treated as a lesson for you, worth learning. You should learn something from every mistake. Learn something from every mistake that you commit and decide not to repeat it. Mistakes overcome cease to be mistakes. Those who give up an act before doing it are not supposed to succeed, because a deed needs commission, not omission. Omission tends to result in lethargy and lack of fervour and zeal. If you do a thing half-heartedly, you cannot think of getting anything in all its totality. That deed is alone a deed which is done with conviction and faith, and with faith everything, that you think to achieve, can be achieved. Your self-confidence and faith in yourself can never mislead you. A well-thought-out plan calls for your self-confidence and conviction. If you have full faith in your capability, nothing in this world is going to deter you from achieving what you want from your life. All that is needed is that all your capability should be kept in readiness and you should be ready to set off.
It is your getting ready for a task which matters most. There is an old adage "When the student is ready, the lesson appears". In other words, before looking at a lesson you cannot read it. After reading it, you try to understand it. But never lose track of the fact that once you understand what you have read, you have to use it time and again and that can be possible only when you have practised it. It is your practice which makes you perfect. Lord Acton's words, "Learn as much by writing as by reading", corroborate this fact. Learning by writing is some sort of keeping a record which constitutes life itself.
Use your knowledge as your servant which should always serve you. It should never command you.
Wishing you all knowledge at your disposal,

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