Saturday, September 1, 2012

YOU DO HAVE POTENTIAL TO BE EXTRAORDINARY


                                                                                                 - By Milan K Sinha

          Jimmy Johnson, the renowned American Football Coach & Broadcaster asked the question & gave the reply too: "What is the difference between "Ordinary" and  "Extraordinary". It is that little "EXTRA". The example of Jamaican  sprinter, Usain Bolt who won 100 m,200m & 4X100m relay races in London 2012 Olympics is a case in point. Very proudly, Usain repeated his Beijing 2008 Olympic feat with improvements in running time in 100m & 4x100m relay events. He recorded his extra ordinary performance by putting the little extra which was the basic differentiating factor between him & other runners there. To say, in every field of life you find such achievers. May be you are one such performer in your own field in your own way. Not to emphasise much, these historical feats are outcome of the inner urge matched with sustained action, which is expressed in the following lines written by famous Urdu poet & thinker Allama Muhammad Iqbal:


                             खुदी को कर बुलंद इतना कि हर तकदीर से पहले 
                             खुदा बंदे से ये पूछे  बता  तेरी रजा क्या है .

    Take the case of a few persons who by virtue of their extra ordinary deeds made us all proud:
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: He was an indomitable fighter who also founded  Indian National Army while in exile to overthrow British Rule & put up fights accordingly.
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad : He was the first President of India. He was very simple & brilliant, for whom the examiner wrote in his college answer paper that 'examinee is better than examiner'.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri : The second Prime Minister of India, after Nehru, who gave the famous slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan. India won the war against  Pakistan in 1965 under his able leadership.
  • Baba Amte : The great social worker & activist who worked tirelessly for empowerment & rehabilitation of poor masses suffering from leprosy.  
      They all & many others never allowed the constraints to come their way  and utilized every moment instead as an opportunity to do the very best by covering that extra mile which proved to be  their X-factor for excellence. The burning example in recent past was Steve Jobs, the founder of APPLE who despite being suffering from cancer, continued his Imovative works tirelessly( he coined this word Imovation which is:Imitation + Innovation). Even physical disabilities couldn't stop Stephen William Hawking - the British Theoretical Physicist, Ludwig Van Beethovan - one of the greatest composers in history or Helen Adams Keller - the famous American author & political activist, from becoming the legends in their own field. The following two lines of Dushyant Kumar are thought provoking & inspiring on this subject:

                        कैसे आकाश में सुराख़ नहीं हो सकता,
                        एक पत्थर तो तबीयत से उछालो यारो .  

        I do believe everyone of us has the  potential to do something extra ordinary at least in one's own area of core competence by following the right path in life. 
                        will meet again with Open Mind. All the Best. 


14 comments:

  1. Sir,
    There are many examples of people who believe in performing the extra needed. But where human being lack, is in transforming dreams or promises into actions. Most of us don't perform that little extra when the diamond in the mine was just a few meters away.
    I would like to share a quote by Adolf Hitler which justifies doing that little extra:
    If you want to shine like the sun,
    then first you have to burn like it.

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    1. Thanks. You are absolutely correct. That's why it is said, Well done is better than well said".Your "Sankalp" & "Karma' must go together to ensure extra ordinary results.All the Best.

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  2. Great idea....with an extraordinary way of expression....

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    1. Thanks. My earnest endeavour has been to reach out to youth, who are the future of this country, in all possible as well as positive ways. Keep reading & reacting. All the Best.

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  3. very well said sir!!true and motivating!!! many people complain that they are not blessed with the talent the other person has and therefore he/she can not make it to the top. Indians in particular are dazzled by talent a great deal. They don't understand that its the attitude that counts far more than talent.. Talent can open the first door for us it can open the second door for us but it will never open the last door.. It's our attitude that will do that.So excellence is all about proper attitude and beyond a certain point talent has nothing to do with it. THANK YOU!!!
    I hope to continue receiving such motivational articles from you in future.. :) :)

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    1. Thanks a lot,Anand. You are very correct. Most us fail to count our blessings. We count our curses instead.It all about one's state of mind. I believe you are justifying your name in full. I shall be trying to remain connected through my posts with you. Pl. keep reading,sharing & reacting. All the Best.

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    2. thanx a lot sir!! looking forward to your next article..

      REGARDS

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  4. Your posts have always been inspiring and knowledgeable. Your core motive to inspire young talents is indeed getting fulfilled. :)
    We look forward to your posts. Keep motivating and inspiring. All the Best! :)

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    1. Thanks. I shall continue to motivate & encourage our youths with more intensity in days to come. All the Best.

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  5. Thanks a lot sir, for motivating us.

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  6. Milan Ji,
    Your article is very inspiring for all those who have a little bit desire to do something good for oneself as also for the mankind.
    Few lines of Hindi are really heart touching.

    May our youngesters have some time to go through your articles.

    Bodh Narain
    Chennai

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    1. Thanks a lot. My earnest endeavor has been to do my best to make the youths well aware & completely motivated.
      Keep reading & commenting. I shall await your comments,sir. All the Best.

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  7. First of all thanks indeed for touching upon this issue.It is the mind power nothing else can do the miracle. Henry Ford once said,"whether you think you can or you can't ,you are always right."

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    1. Thanks for reading the post & sharing your viewpoint. Everybody is a potential high performer, I firmly believe.
      Continue reading, sharing & commenting. All the Best.

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