Quote Of The Day:
– Chris Gardner
Of all the debates we have had on this site, I really like the one about Optimist, Pessimist and Realist!
I am often confused when someone asks me who I am and the only answer I can seem to muster is just that, I am who I am. I mean I have all those fears and insecurities of a pessimist. I also have all those hopes and bright colors of an optimist. I also am aware of the challenges and want to stand ahead of the challenges I face which perhaps makes me a realist as well.
Does Definition Really Matter?
We kept professing that a mere definition doesn’t really matter. The purpose of our existence in this world is pretty simple – to identify what we really want and to strive towards it, no questions asked and none answered. It is natural to feel full of hope and it is also natural to feel hopeless when a challenge arises, but then again what we do about it matters the most. Actions always speak louder than words.
I have seen so many other quotes as well – people says that pessimist finds a problem in an opportunity and an optimist sees opportunity in every problem. An optimist sees the glass half full while a pessimist sees the glass half empty. But the real question, who among these two gets us and fills the glass? I mean, do we really care how life is perceived and be happy with that or do we need actual results which we can touch and feel?
So many times, I realize that it is so easy to feel happy and dreamy. Hope is a beautiful thing, it makes us look at the best side of things and rightly so, we all need that motivation to strive ahead in our lives. But at the same time, hope alone never achieved anything. Sure it led us the way, but hope alone never did anything.
What is the secret of your success?
If you look at all the achievements in the past, all those things you have done – what was the secret? If I have a heart to heart talk with you and ask you – What made you achieve all those things? What would your answer be?
- Would it be hope?
- Would it be luck?
- Would it be the support of people around you?
But these are all good modest answers, some to the press, some to the society and some just to make ourselves feel better. But I am sure that behind each one of those achievements in the past, there is a huge amount of hard work, there is a lot of planning, execution and staying ahead of your own fears. There is your personality, there is your insecurity and the fear which you overcame. There is sheer strength in your belief which made you tell yourself how important it is to stand for. There is an amazement which drove you to work each day when no one else believed in what you did.
There is so much behind that success of yours and hope is just a part. The planning, the execution and above all the real you is the real reason for your real success.
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