Sunday, November 7, 2010

Whether you like it or not

Thank God every morning; that you've something to do that day which must be done. Whether you like it or not; being forced to work and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self control; diligence and strength of will; cheerfulness and content; and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.

For we all know that being idle is a legacy we can't afford, because we all have been idle at some point of our lives and know that it's just a complex confusion churner. On the contrary, we also know what being industrious yields; even though it requires picking and dusting ourselves from the sloth and putting ourselves in the middle of action, which can be uncomfortable at times. But, it sure does set the tone for betterment in the long run.
What I've faced often is irritability, at doing things which need to be done. This is not because I do not want to do it, rather because of the uncontrolled mind which rebels against doing anything and makes us irritated, albeit that something will be good for the self in the near future.
At this point remembering a good old proverb gives the much needed thrust in the rear-
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle — When the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”


As a matter of fact I'd seen this proverb in the notice board of my college library and was impressed; but taking action on same lines was a different ball game altogether, so i just dropped the proverb off my mind.
But over the years I've learnt  the importance of time and that time lost means opportunity lost. And that it is only a lack of purpose, lack of goals and to worry about the results that stagnates us in life.