Self Development idea (8) - DO IT ANYWAY.

Here are two short stories, a poem, and a song to illustrate the point:- DO IT ANYWAY.

I. Story 1: The Freshmen

In the first day of an engineering course in a university, a freshman was excited and went to the classroom early. On the way, he met an old man, who carried the same text books walking towards the same classroom. So, he walked closer and greeted him.
“Good morning, Professor.”
The old man replied, “ Good morning, my friend. I am just like you – a freshman.”
The young man was surprised and asked, “Oh, I see. By the way, how old are you?”
The Old man said,” I am 61 years old.”
The young man asked, ”So, when you finish the course, you will be 65 years old by then?!”
The old man smiled and replied, “Yes, my friend. I will be 65 years old anyway in 4 years time, regardless I take the course or not.”

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II. Story 2: Star Fish

Original Version (public domain)
As the old man walked down a Spanish beach at dawn, he saw ahead of him what he thought to be a dancer. The young man was running across the sand, rhythmically bending down to pick up a stranded starfish and throw it far into the sea.

The old man gazed in wonder as the young soul again and again threw the small starfish from the sand into the water. The old man approached him and asked why he spent so much energy doing what seemed a waste of time. The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun.

"But there are thousands of miles of beach, and miles and miles of starfish. How can your effort make any difference?"

The young man looked down at the small starfish in his hand, and as he threw it to safety in the sea, said, "It makes a difference to this one!"


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III. Poem - Do It Anyway

By a spiritual teacher

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

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IV. Song - Anyway
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"Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice and
find what passion stirs your soul."

Wayne Dyer


Unknown said...

Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need, thanks for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here SELF DEVELOPMENT.

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