The Kailas-Manasarovar pilgrimage is considered to be one of the most treacherous and life threatening journeys of all time. It is the ultimate test of endurance. We may need to withstand the wrath of nature and tread on defying the pangs of hunger and exhaustion. "Success" lies in taming the embittered mind and continuing the journey, unfazed by the mental and physical decapitations. The transformation from misery to ecstasy happens at that precise moment when we are able to foresee the glorious future that beholds us, obscuring all the other misgivings. The journey, in a nutshell, is a microcosm of the journey of our lives which is often peppered with obstacles. To reach the destination, we may have to foresee the impending calamities and surpass them when it strikes.
"Success" is the progressive realization of a worthy goal. It is all about "daring to dream" and doing the right leg work to make that dream into reality. George Bernard Shaw once said "Some men see things as they are and say "Why"?. I dream of things that never were and say "Why Not"?.".
The motivation to succeed comes from a burning desire to achieve a purpose. A young man once asked Socrates, the Greek Philosopher, about the secret of success. The next day Socrates took him to a river and when the water was up to his neck, he surprised the young man by pushing his head into the water. After much struggle, the young man managed to pull his head up gasping for fresh air. Socrates then asked him what was the one thing which he wanted the most when he was under the water. The young man replied "Air". Socrates then said that the secret to success is just like air. It should be something which you want, as badly as the air you breathe. A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishments. Just like a small fire cannot produce much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.
Success is like baking a cake. We need to have the perfect recipe to taste the sweetness of success. The perfect recipe includes ingredients like effort, commitment, vision and perseverance. But above all, it is our ability to recognize opportunities camouflaged as obstacles, which propels us to success. The bigger the obstacle, the greater will be the opportunity.
The success of an organisation depends on its human resources. In this competitive milieu let us all re-evaluate our strength and build on them. Let us learn from our past mistakes and try to better ourselves in every facet of our lives. Let us try to give more than what we get. Let us always look for something even in nothing. Let us all join hands together and strive to succeed in our endeavour to become the best amongst the best.
As rightly said "A duty which becomes a desire will ultimately become a delight".
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