Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Ancient Wisdom - an inspirational motivational teaching story 

Here is an apocryphal teaching story which gives you the success mantra of you can hit the bull’s eye every time and succeed in achieving your goals and targets

One day a traveller came across a long wooden wall and noticed a number of targets of concentric circles painted all along it.

Each target had an arrow embedded exactly in the centre of the target.

All arrows had hit the Bulls Eye.

“Amazing...this is truly amazing...!” the traveller said to himself, “What fantastic accuracy...I have never seen such an accurate archer in my life... I must go and meet him.”

He found the archer sitting nearby with his bow and quiver full of arrows beside him.

“How do you manage to shoot all your arrows so accurately right in the centre of the bull’s-eye every time...?” the curious traveller asked the archer.

“It is very easy,” said the archer coolly, “I take the precaution of shooting the arrow first, and then painting the target around it afterwards. Yes, I first shoot the arrow at the wall, and wherever it hits, I make the bull’s eye and then I paint the target around it...!”

A nice philosophy on how to achieve your goals, isn’t it...? Where you always have a WIN WIN situation.

Dear Reader, why don’t you apply this wonderful philosophy in your own life and hit the “bulls-eye” every time and be a WINNER all the time...!

PS: This is not a joke but it is a teaching story with profound meaning embedded inside. So, Dear Reader, think about it, let the story perambulate in your brain, till comprehension suddenly dawns on you and you feel enlightened by the moral of the story.
And when this happens, please comment and tell what you think is the moral of the story.

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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 15 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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1 comment:

Aabha Vatsa said...

The moral of the story i think is to remove defeat from your mind.... and keep winning no matter what :)