Monday, April 29, 2013

A To Z Challenge

A TO Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

In Indian folk tales when ever a young man went out to seek fortune or even earn a living, his mother would tie a piece of paper in the shirt tail of his Kurta (a long shirt). The piece of paper would have instructions to keep his values. The most important instruction would be to have a positive attitude and a good attitude in general. To this day the saying goes to make a young person understand that his/her attitude is no one's to claim or rob or sell out.  Our elders told us that we should be willing to try any task as long as it does not hurt us or others. Also we should be willing to help others out. Sometimes as children we did not feel like doing the things our grown ups asked us to do. We still said yes and did the task even half willing. Later on as we grew older we realized our own attitude and felt ashamed. I am not saying that we should have to do everything everyone tells us, but it is nice to try. I still find it interesting how little kids are more willing to try new things than adults are.  Also I noticed that kids are more accepting of compliments than grown ups are. Therefore I would say that in order to make it in this world and to feel good about ourselves we should think good things about ourselves. How many times did we compliment others on having the qualities we do as well? How many times we pat our own backs for accomplishing things that are tough versus how many times we kick ourselves for not meeting the standards?  So next time you fancy meeting someone you are a fan of, don't think that it is impossible. Say yes, it is possible. Same goes for a project, a class or even a change you want to make for improvement.

5 comments:

Launna said...

Yes Munir, almost anything is possible, you just have to believe....

Shelly said...

The hardest battle to succeed is the battle within to believe in ourselves. You said it very wisely, my friend~

DWei said...

Staying positive is hard to do but you have to keep trying no matter what.

Teresa Cypher said...

Little kids are so spontaneous. And they don't already have that built in doubt that most of us adults have.

Munir, I sense a huge cultural difference in so many things. It must be a challenge for you to live here and see the influence to your children.

I'm so glad I got to meet you! You've written some wonderful posts and made me smile many times. :-) Thank you. :-)

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Wonderful advice, Munir. I love your culture. It is so rich in tradition and wisdom.