Ignorance is the cause of failure. Ignorance is failure. Failure is failing to realize yourself and failing to manage your resources. Failure is failing to realize: 1. 2. 3. 4. Your resource – who you are – your personality? Resources that you accumulate Are you successfully managing your resources? How to manage your resources?
The 1 and 2 are yourself and 3 and 4 are how you profit from yourself.
I. YOUR RESOURCE – PRIMARY RESOURCE
Who You Are? Personality is a construct, not an inheritance. You are a unique personality There are no two similar and equal personalities You are not what you see in your mirror or your photograph You are the unseen person inside your physical body You are the tangible and experienced person beyond your physical body. To understand your true self, let us dissect your being You are not a mixture of a number of products, but you are a new and unique product Many components might have gone into the formation of your personality You are not salad of components You are a new product formed in a crucible. Crucible is: a container in which metals or other substances can be heated to very high temperatures a place or situation in which different cultures or styles can mix together to produce something new and exciting
The components put into a crucible are contributed by:
1. Your immediate society 2. Your larger society 1. Your immediate society – your family i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. Father, mother, grandparents, brothers, sisters and other close relatives. Traditional beliefs, customs and way of life of your family Political and religious beliefs of your family Habits of your family members Family’s attitude towards money, nature, rich and poor people Financial security of the family The success and failure of your family members Ways adopted by your family for the sustenance in failures. How your family manage success. …. … … … etc.
All these components are put together into a hot crucible. These are further added with components from the Larger Society. 2. Larger Society i. ii. iii. iv. Your village Your state Your nation Your religion
Larger Society consists of your Relatives, neighbors, friends, colleagues etc. Components donated by the Larger society: i. Traditions and customs/ beliefs and practices ii. Political systems – similarities, conflict, values etc. iii. Religious beliefs - similarities, conflict, values etc. iv. Success and failures of people v. Ways adopted by your family for the sustenance in failures and to achieve success. vi. Your families attitude towards the Larger Society vii. The attitude of the Larger Society towards you and your family viii. Profitable and bitter experiences you and your family have received from the Larger Society
All these are put together in a crucible to prepare a new product – your personality – the true yourself. There is a catalyst in this chemical reaction – your personal response to all these components. Your personal response is not always your public response It is your secret response in your heart – it creates certain impressions. This catalyst makes the difference. The product is always unique.
Do not live like a salad – a dissoluble mixture of different components You cannot live like that Even if you try it will create a conflict in your life – conflict within your own personality
You are unique You are not like any other person There is nobody like you You are unique and so you have a unique resource or talent. No river is like another river No forest is like another forest No tree is like another tree (of its own species) No man/woman is like another man/woman. Look deep inside you to find who you are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A teacher A writer A statesman A mathematician A physician An artist ... … … … etc.
Everybody has his own resource Even a beggar has his own resource – otherwise he would not survive He has the resource, the talent to beg – he is successful in his trade Now discover your own resource and write down: I AM A TEACHER
II. RESOURCES ACCUMULATED – SECONDARY RESOURCE
Resources accumulated supplements to the primary resource. Secondary resource cannot exist or work without the primary resource. It has no existence and action outside the primary resource. It only supplements, never act on itself. It is only a faithful slave, not a master. Resources gathered are:
i. ii. iii. iv. v.
Information gathered Knowledge gathered Expertise gathered Skills gathered Accepted influences from the immediate and larger society
Resources gathered do not go into your personality They remain as ‘ready tools’ with you. A carpenter cannot work if he is not aware of the tools he has in his bag. A writer cannot write if he is not aware of his talents and skills. How you gather resources: i. ii. iii. iv. Reading/listening Interaction with others Expressing - writing/speaking Thinking independently
III. ARE YOU SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING YOUR RESOURCES? Are you managing your resources well? 1. Do you feel that you are in your space – are you doing the right job according to your unique personality – are you an engineer working as a doctor – are you a teacher working as a teacher? 2. Are you really happy in your present career? 3. Do you enjoy your work – are you working out of love for the work or because of some other reason – will you remain in this career even if you are underpaid? 4. Do you believe that this career will lead you to the final success point in your life – the fulfillment of your life’s purpose – the true satisfaction
IV. HOW TO MANAGE YOUR RESOURCES Poverty is poor resource management. Managing your resource is making the best out of it. It is turning the resource into successful life. Successful life is not always creating wealth – it is fulfilling your life’s purpose Success is attaining satisfaction in life. Resources are different as individuals are unique So there is no ‘Royal One Way’ to the management of resource. Manage your resources to make the best out of it. I. Use it
II. Trade it III. Exchange it Whatever you may do, never let your resources lay idle. “None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person but its own mindset can!” – Ratan Tata
What have you found? 1. What are your recourses – Your unique personality? 2. Are you successfully managing your resource? Finding answer to these questions is knowing yourself and your present condition of life. If your answer to the second question is positive, go ahead to success. If the answer to the second question is negative, turn aside and move in another direction.
Professor Jacob Abraham