In my view,yes! We all need stick in all areas of our life to put us into action, in the new year 2019.
I have a interesting story about an elephant who would be taken out for a stroll through the lanes of the busy market.As it walked along,it would reach out with its trunk for a bunch of banana hanging out in front of a store,and before the shopkeeper could react,the banana would be inside the mouth of elephant. It would then sway its trunk into another store and bring down bunches of carefully arranged flowers.Or it would grab a coconut from the woman selling coconut on the road and crunch it in its mouth like a walnut. The mahout(elephant’s master) would try to stop the elephant from doing all these things,but to no avail.The mahout even tried beating the elephant with his stick, but it would not listen. The banana and the coconut were just too tempting to resist
But then one day, the clever mahout had an idea.As the elephant was leaving the temple gates for its evening walk,the mahout held his stick out for the elephant to hold with its trunk. The elephant obediently took the mohout’s stick and curled its trunk around it.
Now, as it walked through the busy market,the elephant longingly eyed the bananas but since it held stick with its trunk, it had to leave the fruits alone.To grab the banana, it would have to drop the stick- and that would mean offending the mahout.So the elephant held on to the stick that the mahout had given it and walked through the street without disturbing the merchandise in the shops. The shopkeeper were delighted,their admiration for the temple elephant grew, and they often handed over gifts for the elephant to the mahout.
If you really think about it, we are all in a way like the elephant.As we go through our lives, we get distracted by the temptations around us. And even though our mahouts-our parents, our teachers and our bosses- tell us to stay focused and not get distracted, we continue to do so. What we really need is that STICK to hold.That stick is usually a goal-a purpose- that excites us and keep us on track. Like an elephant’s trunk, our minds too wanders. We need that stick to keep it focused.
Most of our problems in life start when we don’t have anything meaningful to do. Having no goals means not having to work towards achieving them. You need stick- in all areas of your life, not just at work.Not having a hobby or a passion means spending long hours doing nothing.That old adage still rings true- an idle mind is indeed a devil’s workshop.
So starting today, get yourself a goal, a purpose that drives you to action. That’s not all. Play a sport,indulge a passion, spend time on a hobby-don’t just sit there doing nothing. Unlike the temple elephant, not all of us are lucky enough to find a mahout- a caring leader-who gives us that stick to hold.But we all need that goal!
YOU WILL FIND A STICK FOR YOURSELF TODAY,WON’T YOU?
Have a goal, purpose in life that will drive you to Action.
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