Monday, November 4, 2013

UNLESS YOU HAVE A BONE-DEEP PROFESSIONALISM, YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN MEDIOCRE















Pic.: Neerja Panchal




“Unless you have a bone-deep professionalism,

you will always remain mediocre…

The sense of commitment, loyalty, integrity,

punctuality and truthfulness…

these qualities should get into your blood.”



A commitment is a commitment… You need to take it seriously. If you are casual in your commitments, Life will treat you casually, too. When you have a very committed, very professional approach, you earn the respect you deserve…

Some things in life are, always, self-inculcated… They can not be taught in schools and colleges. School and colleges teach you the skills and tools required for your profession… But, you do not become a fine professional unless the subtle professional ‘qualities’ run bone-deep in you…

A high sense of commitment, an unshakeable loyalty to people and organization, a robust integrity with your personal principles and values, an absolute respect for time and word you give and a brutal honesty… these are qualities of your heart… Yes, you don’t learn them from schools and colleges…

You love them… You value them… and, therefore, you decide to inculcate them in your heart…

So, dear, as much as you focus on gaining your academic credentials and work experience, you also focus on developing a very professional outlook in life… An outlook, which can separate you from the mediocre… An outlook, which can make you incredibly dependable, even indispensable…

In life, there is no place for a half-hearted approach if you desire to become a thorough professional, a respected one… There is only one way, dear: a full-hearted way!



There is a real dearth of fine professionals… 

World needs them: those who highly possess 

the qualifications of heart…


Stand apart… Be counted... Be a blue-blooded professional!




GERALD D’CUNHA



P.S.:

In the early 80’s, as a stranger and a struggling young-man in this big city of Mumbai (then Bombay), I was filled with self-doubts and fears. My self-confidence level was at its lowest pit, and I was gripped with anxiety about my future. It was during these harrowing times, I had found on the roadside an old copy of Dr. Napoleon Hill’s inspirational classic – ‘Think & Grow Rich’… 

My life was destined to change, immediately!

I have been so influenced by Dr. Napoleon Hill’s ‘Success philosophy’ - particularly his famous line: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” - that it would be impossible for me to shed off this influence all my life.

So, as a young-teacher in his twenties, when I had scribbled those passages in the little booklet ‘THE DAWN’, they loudly – and proudly - echoed the core tenets of Dr. Hill’s life-lessons. What he had assimilated from the lives of scores of successful people and passed on to us, I was now trying to do, in my own way, to my students…

With my deepest humility and reverence, I dedicate this book ‘THE ECHOES OF THE DAWN’ - to the one who made me ‘Stand up’ in life…Dr. Napoleon Hill.

4 comments:

Tarun Sharma said...

Every passage is better and better; inspiring, really!!!
---- Tarun Sharma

Anonymous said...

Great insights to become fine professionals. Thanx a lot . Banu

Kunal Dhir said...

Wanting more of tit sir! Kunal Dhir

Arun S. said...

The echoes are inspiring!!
--------- Arun S