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The pretext before I take up from here : 

 I was reading this amazing post on kindling your curiosity; sure it must have kindled mine, because a day later I found myself writing this.


At the heart of it, Sam lays the proposition “. If we are going to be people who fully develop and maximise our potential, it will be in large part because of our curiosity” , which is quite true, because in the contemporary world IDEAS drive processes .


And here’s the street for you .. 


I was standing in my backyard ,and relishing my evening tea after office ,when I a kid who was running on the ground ,trying to compete, with what it seemed to me , his sibling.

 And while he was running, he fell off. But he did something that most of us adults do not do when we grow up. He KICKED the ground.


 That must have sure kindled my curiosity and the creative genes , enough to mention it here in my post !


 What is it that we unlearn so soon as we grow up, simple, it is fighting back .

 

 When was it last that you stopped by and instead of saying that “it ain’t fair”, fought back instead ? And if you do not remember when it was , you are in serious trouble, and Do something about it !

 

As kids we are curious, have an inherent desire to explore , and reach out to what surrounds us, but as grow up we start taking things for granted .

 


As Seth mentions, when you pass by a cow ,adult that you are, you never say, ohh that’s a cow, but if you pass by a purple cow, you saw ..Waooo did you notice that !

The message is simple , are you being a purple cow, are you worth remarking ?


In the new era of twitter, other such micro blogging phenomenon and seemless social media what is the value to you give to those you interact with . Are you just consuming their time ? (and mind you time is by far the most precious commodity)


So today so something that kindles your creativite quotient, that not only make you say Waoo I did that , but makes you so good enough that people remark about the person you are .

 

This is not to say be good at everything, but be good at one thing ,and that speak out for you .


Before I leave you to yourself,here’s a treat for you !




It is a pretty old one, but substantiates it well !

 


~

 ek

 “All who have accomplished great things have had great aim,have fixed their gaze on a goal that was high , one which sometimes seemed impossible.”

 

 

When you were born, like a seed you were vulnerable, but you survived, the parch heat, humidity, the exposure and rough weather.From a seed you grew on to acquire ROOTS, and moved on to stems,branches,twigs,leaves,and finally flowers and fruit .


And you grew up to be a tree, the leaves of which were conditioned by education, and the people around, by persistence, self discipline, industry, willingness to accept as life came along.

 

Each day of conditioning made you strong, and audacious. Each of these days you stood for HOPE, trading time for who you can be, you invested in educating yourself, and each of these days you fought with yourself not to settle for less.

 

But then the autumn came along, and you backed out, shedding leaves, surrendering to what is external and **beyond you**

 

Alas, but the story of human race is a story of innumerable human being who sell themselves short each day, for each day in their hearts and mind the self doubt plugs and eats up into who they can or could be, if only they persisted.

 

The point now is, how NAKED are you, if you are growing your leaves trust the nature to get back the spring to you. If you are in spring already, trust to see the autumn soon, aware that anything persistent and permanent is change.

NAMEPLATES are boring !

 

You don’t want to be living all your life with the nameplate, that’s not what defines you,you are your definition, yours alone,and if the tree you are building stands for giving, you define others around you,andonly  then in true sense have you existed and made a difference.

 

Today pledge to give something, anything your time, your attention, your vision, or as little as a thought .You will then see the other naked trees around you building on, and blooming in a message that reverberates around the universe “Giving and building on..”

 

~

ek

Do what you want to do ..And go where you’re going to
Think for yourself ..  ‘Cause I won’t be there with you.

 George Harrison 

The pretext before I take up from here

I do not recall when for the first time I did hear about not being a mediocre, but these days it tends to consume most of my time. Not just thinking about it, but getting out of what we call Mediocrity, and what will at best make us average.

 

Average is for losers, and no one likes to be a loser.

So I caught hold of a copy of the Dip . Nowhere can I ever be close to what Seth writes. That is a longshot.

 

To me Seth symbolizes humility, an ardent believer and an enthusiast. Discovering this opportunity, and applying for it , somehow changed my entire outlook.If you happen to browse this page, you will notice these questions that one had to answer to make it.

 

The questions!
• What do you do now?
• Why do you do it?
• What are you hoping to learn?
• After you learn it, what are you going to do with it?
• Tell me a true story about making a change in the world.
• Have you overcome a Dip?
• What astonishing thing did you do before you did what you do now.
• Make a wish.
• What else should I know?

 


So as it happened, it took me quite long to pen what I did, and that was the best move I made towards the close of 2008.I WROTE it.
Somehow for the first time, I was not afraid of failure, of looking bad in my eyes.
So this new year, to begin with I have written another “WRITE IT’s “ , and I shall be soon emailing them to people I believe will help me track it.


If you are one of those who keep looking for someone in the pursuit towards being someone, here’s your place to be, besides we can cook something great. What do you think.
I would love to hear from you, now that you are to a close, I assume that you have taken the first step, realizing that if you cannot be good at everything, better narrow down your focus to what best you CAN do.


More of it soon.


~

ek


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