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Born to Fly

The real purpose in life has its importance and the struggle you embark on, in your life to receive and to attain it, has the greatest wor...

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Born to Fly

The real purpose in life has its importance and the struggle you embark on, in your life to receive and to attain it, has the greatest worth. ……….. You can smile in difficulties, gather vigor, fortitude and valor from anguish and win at the end, like the butterfly breaking open from the cocoon……….. or you can decide on living in your confined cocooned life.  

I would like to share a few glimpses of some people who have gone after what they are passionate about in their lives and succeeded…
The gorgeous faces of the glamorous and glistening world that inspire millions have their own struggling story to tell.

Al Pacino, one of the most outstanding actors of our time and possibly of all time too, is one such person.  Al Pacino is best known for playing the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface. He was extremely shy and introverted in his childhood. He was inspired to become an actor after viewing Anton Chekov’s ‘The Seagull’ at the tender age of 14. Pacino joined the renowned High School of the Performing Arts but dropped out of school at the age of seventeen after failing in every subject,  except English.

Despite his failure, his ambition to become an actor never dimmed. During those years, he did several low-grade jobs that included working as a busboy, messenger boy and postal clerk to continue his acting studies and he went on to reach dizzy heights in his acting career.

Today the 25th of April happens to be his birthday and kudos to this living legend.

This brings me to the point how important it is for one to be in a vocation that one is passionate about.

In case this is not possible then at least one should have a calling in life, wherein he is able to do things that he is passionate about besides doing his job reasonably well and with utmost sincerity so that he can earn his daily bread.

The Head of one of the biggest Diagnostic labsin the country is also an ardent wildlife photographer. He reminded me of the character "Farhaan" played by R Madhavan in 3 idiots!

During all these years, the passion of wildlife kept him motivated even with the busiest schedules of all other professional pursuits.

When I met the doc some time back, I was able to see the glint in his eyes.  When I spoke to him about his passion for photography, the almost immediate change in his body language,  the boyish grin writ large on his face was clearly visible. Such was the zeal with which he was pursuing his hobby of camerawork.

You may have various talents, something that you are passionate about, I believe that it is never too late to go after your passion.  That way you will be able to bring to the world much more with every passing day.

To conclude, I would like to quote Albert Einstein who said “Every One is a Genius but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."

Einstein's quote should remind us to think twice before measuring ourselves against inappropriate standards.

Everyone has a different ability or particular "genius." Often, comparing yourself to someone else's abilities might mean overlooking what it is you are naturally more suited towards doing. In other words, stop being a fish trying to climb a tree and embrace your fishiness.

Aim for what you're good at, work hard for what you want, the Sky is the limit for You to fly!...............

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