Friday, November 11, 2011

An Inspiring Thought at 11 AM on 11.11.11

An Inspiring Thought at 11 AM on 11.11.11 

It is better to be a nobody who accomplishes something than a somebody who accomplishes nothing

I strongly feel that a person should not be judged by the nature of his duties, but by the manner in which he performs his duties. 

As Swami Vivekandanda says in his discourse on Karma Yoga :
“A shoemaker who can turn out a strong, nice pair of shoes in the shortest possible time is a better man, according to his profession and his work, than a professor who talks nonsense every day of his life”.  

And for my status-seeker friends, here is a quote by BC Forbes:

“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck-driver than a tenth-rate executive”.

It is true. Whenever I have been good at my job I have felt really good.

So, Dear Reader, close your eyes for a moment, reflect and whatever you are doing right now, just put your heart into it and do it well. 

Yes: It is better to be a nobody who accomplishes something than a somebody who accomplishes nothing

All the Best
Have a Happy 11.11.11

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 14 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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