November 28, 2022

The Professional Times

Excellence in Every Word

Every Soldier Fights A Different Battle

I have come across many soldiers who fought different wars. Everyone tells a different war story depending upon his deployment status and the degree of exposure to the risk environment.

The same goes true with every person walking on this earth. Soldier or no soldier, everybody is fighting a different war… ranging from health… job… unemployment… and relationships.

Everyone has a story to tell. Some stories get the shape of books and some are confined to hearts. If two points are destined to touch, the universe will always find a way to make the connection – even when all hope seems to be lost. Stories of love, hope, survival, wisdom and sometimes pain.

Shweta covered a distance of 10 km in one hour. Akash covered the same distance in one and a half hours. Which of the two is faster and healthier?

Of course our answer will be Shweta.

What if we say that Shweta covered this distance on a prepared track while Akash did it by walking on a sandy path?

Then our answer will be Akash.

But when we come to know that Shweta is 50 years old while Akash is 25 years old?

Then our answer will be Shweta again.

But we also come to know that Akash’s weight is 140 kg while Shweta’s weight is 65 kg.

Again our answer will be Akash.

As we learn more about Akash and Shweta, our opinions and judgments about who is better will change. If life is a race, everybody is competing it with a different pace. We form opinions very superficially and hastily, due to which we are not able to do justice to ourselves and others.

Opportunities vary. Life is different. Resources differ. Problems change. Solutions are different. Genetic codes are different.The latest study, based on an analysis of blood samples from 13,000 people, showed that some people are propelled along life’s biological tramlines much quicker than others – regardless of lifestyle.

Everybody is different. Some never take a start. Some start early and finish early. Some start late and finish late. Some start early and finish late.
Google will tell you that Warren Buffett, at the age of 87, is currently the oldest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But may be you are not aware that until December 2020, Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, Spice-King of India, and founder and CEO of MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti) was the oldest working CEO.

On the other hand, Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent died after a massive cardiac arrest at the age of 42 years. Steve Jobs was only 21 years old when founded Apple along with Wozniak. Jobs expired early at the age of 56 years.

Therefore the excellence of life is not in comparing the length of life with anyone but in testing oneself under the given constraints.

God has designed you as a unique product. You are the best. Stay as you are and keep trying your best according to your circumstances.

Stay healthy, stay cool, stay satisfied, keep smiling, keep laughing, keep on serving society and the country.

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