Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My 7 Lessons Inspired By Dr APJ Abdul Kalam


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“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge and knowledge makes you great.” ―  A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
There are some who inspired few and there are very rare who inspired an entire generation, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was one of the very rare ones. Dr. Kalam was inspirational to an entire generation is evident from the outpouring of tributes from all walks of life. He had touched so many lives and ignited so many young minds to believe in the power of thinking, knowledge and on top of it, self belief. Dr. Kalam has shared his wisdom in numerous inspiring speeches he has given with the sole aim of igniting the young minds to lead the nation, not where its going but where it ought to go. Its ironical that he breathed his last doing what he loves doing best, passing his knowledge torch to a new generation of torch bearers.  Below are some of my lessons inspired by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. 
  1. A true leader would own team’s failure and let team take the credit for success
  2. You need difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success 
  3. All of us do not have equal talent. But we all do have an equal opportunity to develop our talents
  4. Do not lean on to an excuse counter and whine about injustice, corruption and wrong doing in the society but be the change agent to fight the evils of the society.
  5. The sides of the mountain sustain life, not the peak. This is where things grow, experience is gained, and technologies are mastered. The importance of the peak lies only in the fact that it defines the sides.
  6. Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. Thinking provides knowledge and knowledge is power 
  7. Failure will never overtake you if your definition to succeed is strong enough
When asked how he would like to be remembered, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam responded by saying, as a ‘teacher’.
So here is to his legacy and a teacher lives on...