Monday, December 02, 2013

When you aim for the sky you reach the tree top at least

Life is all about aiming at the target and hitting the bull's eye. Now, how much time it takes and how many attempts it takes to hit the bull's eye is different for different people at different instants of time. No one is perfect on this planet to hit the bull's eye every time right from the first time. Everyone has a learning curve to go through and to grow through. No one can escape it. While doing so, we cannot miss taking aims and leaping forward. Let's take the target that's challenging enough so that we reach beyond the limitations of our abilities.

When you aim for the sky, you at least reach the tree top. This statement clearly signifies that when you aim to touch the sky which is a next to impossible task, you fall short of achieving it. But the reward for aiming so high is that you land on the tree top which is still much taller than what normal people aim at. As a result, you shall stand out of the crowd for hitting such massive height. The lapse in the accomplishment of the target between the sky and the tree top accommodates the different external random factors of nature that influence our work and, hence, affect the results that we are able to achieve. These factors of randomness shall exist in the same amounts, no matter what our targets are. If we aim just at the tree top, we shall end up somewhere near the stem because the unknown factors shall, for sure, play the spoilsport.

If it's clearly understood that we need to accept the limitations of how much a human mind can anticipate, plan and take action and adhere to the influence of nature in its own style in everything we do, we can aptly conclude that we need to aim much higher than what we need to achieve. Only then shall we give our best to bring out the best from us and reach the desired destination. Only unrealistic targets have the ability to bring out the unimaginable best out of us. Hence, let's aim more and achieve more.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Skepticism isn't a bad attribute

Just like how humans aren't spared from not making mistakes, the same way, skepticism is also an in-built attribute of humans. Not just humans even that of animals. Animals too are skeptical about things and people before they get used to them. Try to throw a biscuit at a dog which doesn't acquaint with you. It shall first sniff and only if it feels satisfied it shall take the biscuit. Humans too cannot accept things that come to them without any reason. There needs to be a logical reasoning before accepting anything. Until this is understood skepticism shall be an inert part of human behaviour. 

Most of the times when we express our doubt over certain thoughts people around us try to characterize us as those who belong to the set of people who don't believe in anything and don't want things to progress. No matter how hard you try, you can never fake your feelings. You ought to listen to your instinct and the instinct, most of the times, functions as per the logic programmed in the subconscious mind. The moment there is a thought-process that's obstructed in this process, a doubt arises and the decisions get delayed. All these happen within few moments of time and can't be explained in detail to those who negate our skepticism. Hence, instead of worrying about what others comment about us, it's better to go ahead and display the reasons for our skepticism. If the answers are satisfying enough then further action can be taken instead of trying to hide it.

The aberrations in feelings due to hidden skepticism shall only lead to more confusion and more doubts. Trying to solve them ourselves we end up building a building of assumptions without any logical base. As a result, we construct our own world of imagination of assumptions which is much far than the reality right in front of our eyes. Hence it's best to get the thirst of skepticism resolved at the earliest so that we stop wasting time on finding our own reasons and invest the same amount of time saved on further planning and action.