Sunday, July 7, 2013

The ultimate recipe for disaster

A few days ago, saw a quote on some notice board that said,"If Plan A didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters, stay cool!". There truly is some level of wisdom in this quote. However, i think that this attitude is an ultimate recipe for ending up being a failure. Words play a very important role in our day to day lives. The quotes that we notice catch the attention of our mind, and arouse similar thoughts that ultimately transform into actions. We often find ourselves ruminating and reciting some song or quote that we heard the previous day. Our memory is smarter than we think. Everything a person sees, hears and feels makes an impact on his mind. In the wee hours of the morning, right after we wake up, our subconscious mind is active and most sensitive. Good quotes can make our lives, while wrong words an degrade the quality of our lives.
                   My interpretation of this quote was very simple. "If 'Plan A' didn't work.." actually means failure in execution of a plan A at the first attempt. Planning is very important thing. When we think of doing something, be it a very small, or a seemingly impossible, monumental task; the first thing that our mind comes up with, is 'a plan of action'. We need to be very careful in preparing our plan guys. A right plan is truly a blueprint of success.So, when we fail in our first attempt, which is going to happen for sure, this quote tells us to 'stay cool' and change our plan. But no one has become successful in the first attempt guys. The most successful people out there are the ones who have failed countless number of times. Success depends on how great your failures were. If a person fails in his plans, and quits them with cool attitude, he is never going to be successful. If one wants to do something successfully, he should be doing that thing, executing that plan enough number of times. Now 'enough' here has a relative meaning guys. For some(believers of this quote) enough would mean one time. For some more more hardworking ones, it might mean doing 3 times, for diligent it might mean 10 times. But guys, for true champions, 'enough' is number of times until the thing goes according to what they visualized it to go like. Thomas Alva Edison, failure for most of his life was indeed a very perseverant guy. He didn't quit and change plans with a fucking cool attitude guys! He would attempt the same plan in 10000 different ways! This guy is known to be one of the most prolific inventors in the history of mankind.