November 6, 2012
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Every path has its puddle
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail — Harold R. Mcalindon

Like a river going around an obstacle we too need to move ahead in life by obviating problems and challenges.

Walt Disney asserted, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Disney had profound hope in what he was doing when his financial proposal was rejected by more than 150 financial institutions and banks and it was termed crazy!

Henry David Thoreau remarked(American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862) I have climbed several higher mountains without guide or path, and have found, as might be expected, that it takes only more time and patience commonly than to travel the smoothest highway.

Leader does not walk on the worn-out path that others have treaded. He does not go where the path may lead; instead he goes where there is no path and leaves a trail
in pursuit of his goals. In creating your own path life gains a new meaning. Steve Jobs started a company in one small garage. After few years, he had gifted an Apple I-phone to the world. His path to fame is an illustration of dedication and hard work.

Choosing the right path is significant though walking on it could take a long time in achieving success. There is satisfaction, joy and fun as we move ahead. In my eyes, it has abundant value to add to your life. You gain peace and pleasure by walking on a path consciously chosen by you. It is truth of life. This is what we learn from the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. For those who do not know, Mahatma Gandhi can be described in just one word – Truth. He stood for truth and walked its path till his death in 1948. He spoke the truth, experimented with truth, discovered truth, preached truth and lived truth. That is the essence of selecting and sticking to one’s chosen path and a chance to prove your worth in lifetime.

Your path may not be easy and rosy but let defeats turn into stepping stone to success.

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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