Thursday, July 3, 2014

How To Be Successful?

How To Be Successful?
It was 7 or 7:15 in the morning. And we were heading back to Rahul’s home, after rigorous workout. Though I was exhuasted but on other side, I was feeling fresh or new me. Though on the way to home, we stopped at some Dhabha or rather say Chintu Ji Chaiwale for chai and pakodas. We asked chintu ji for two chais and a parle-g biscuit pack, but Rahul abruptly stopped him and canceled the order. He asked me to accompany him. It was so of Rahul, and when I asked him. He just pointed on the other side of bank. And when I asked him, what he is pointing to?

Rahul, “Bhai, Can’t you see those awesome mangoes?”
Me, “It was like, where? Where, Bhai?”
Rahul, “Bhai, just there, you can’t see that damn mango trees”
Me, “Bhai, I don’t know how the mango tree looks like, so how I can see a them? But if you tell me, I will definitely figure them out.

Inside me, “What the hell? Being 20 something and I really don’t know, how these mango trees look like?”

On that day, Then I came to know the real meaning, what my ma always used to say, “Kuye ke mendak ko samundra ka kya pata.” [A frog in a well does not know the great sea.]. This is what happen when we don’t explore things, and due to lack of knowledge, we miss the opportunities. And then we regret.

Rahul: Bhai, why you are waiting for? Come on, Jump in? Let’s grab those damn awesome mangoes [with a smirk]

Meanwhile asking Chaiwala, We will have tea and snack after we will grab those mangoes? And asking him for mangoes, if he also wants some. Chaiwala, Nahi Bhaiyaji, Aap khayo, hum thik hai. [You enjoy, I am okay with it]

Rahul asking me to jump in, he was already in the water.

Me, “Bhai, I don’t want to.”
Rahul, “You are coming or I am throwing you in.”
Me, “Please! Bhai”
Rahul, “But, Why?”
Me, “Because I don’t know, how to swim?”
Rahul with lil laughter, “what the ….? Dude, you are 20 something saand [Ox] and you don’t how to swim.”
Me, “Isme hasne wali kya baat he? [Is there any kind of joke I am telling you?]”
Rahul, “All Okie Dokie, but jump in”
Me, “I have told you Bhai, I don’t know how to swim. Why are you pulling my leg?”
Rahul, “Bhai, I am not pulling your leg, just asking you to jump. If you don’t jump in, how will you learn swimming? And how will we grab those f…. awesome mangoes? And I am not going without you?”
Me, “Okay”

After that, I not only able to swim but also grabbed my reward, those delicious mangoes.

That one day, changed a lot in me. And make me learn that, you can’t achieve something unless you try and unless you have the knowledge.

Just like somebody have said, “Success come to those who dare and act.” And In life, if you want to be successful, you need to grab the knowledge, you need to try with your 100% effort. And you will find the glory.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice story with a strong message. Hope you have learnt something. :)