The environment we live in is very competitive in every way. Sometimes people can also get bogged down against odds even as they see others trying to out-compete their peers. In these times it is important to maintain the can-do perspective.
SOMETIMES WE think we don’t have it in us, and leave our endeavors mid- way. We are discouraged way too many times to be able to get back on our feet and say “No, I can, and I will”. There are so many people like you and me who have made a difference. Who have stood up against all odds and done it and made it big.
One might ask oneself, what is the difference between them and me?
The only difference is, that they had showcased a strong will power, putting aside all apprehensions and ventured into the things they believed in not just what the societal norms dictated.
Common is the story of the failed business man, who tried over and over again and got stuck in debt but never gave up, turned out to be the 16th president of the United States- Abraham Lincoln (1861–65).
The multi-talented Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
A boy with early speech difficulties, managed to be the best student of his class in elementary school- Albert Einstein. He published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works, and received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities; he also wrote about various philosophical and political subjects such as socialism, international relations and the existence of God.
His great intelligence and originality has made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius. Haunted by the memories of a troubled childhood after being sexually abused by her own male relatives, today Oprah Winfrey is an American television host, actress, producer, philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Today, Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century.
A boy who was often dismissed from school because he couldn’t solve math problems was always told to follow the norms and become a lawyer. He turned out to be the American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company – Bill Gates.
Sounds impossible and yet fantastic isn’t it?