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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Source or Sink

There is a hero in each one of us !!

The fact is that most of us are looking for some heroes in life, someone whom we can follow, someone whom we admire, someone whom we know is making a difference out there in the world "in spite" of all the challenges and is not sitting down and out "because of" all the reasons, someone who can show us the direction. 

People follow leaders who are sure where they are headed. This, perhaps, justifies our long standing attachment to movies, other than the entertainment aspect. Even today, if we associate with the subject of the movie, we root for the hero of the movie. We want him to win. We want him to fight against all odds and come out victorious.

Over a lazy weekend, i was sitting with my family watching Spider man - 2 (perhaps for the 3rd time). Kids love it, and so do we. The movie again re-kindled this topic. Peter Parker was unable to take a decision whether to go for his love OR to dedicate his life for the people of his country. He had to chose between the two. The situations always aligned in a way that he is unable to do justice to both these aspects of his life. 

He stayed confused till his grand mom gave him the answer that he was looking for. He had to be "the Hero", a hero which people can only aspire for, a hero for whom people are ready to stand in a queue for hours just to get one glimpse, a hero who has the power and also the responsibility to utilise the power in the right way. With great power, came great responsibility. After hearing all this, it was much more easier for him to take the "right" decision.

It is one thing to look for your own comfort and strive for doing things for yourself. It is completely another thing to come out of your comfort zone and do something for others. Heroes are less - they are one in a million because only one in a million have the guts to do something for others so that others can get to see their hero, get inspired from them and perhaps, follow them as well.

Have some mission of your life. Have some dreams. Make some goals. Make them for yourself and then make them so that you can do something for others. At the end of your life, it is what you do for others that would give you the bliss that is ultimate and satisfying to the core.

Be a source, not a sink. 

Are you a source of love for your entire family or you are yourself looking for love? Are you a source of inspiration for your friends and colleagues or are you looking for inspiration?  Are you a source for doing something for your society or your country or are you waiting for your country and society to do something for you? Are you setting a moral example for your children or are you compromising on your values to earn more money? Are you spending time with your children or buying gifts to compensate for the lack of time? Are you ready with 100 things to do before you die or the life is just passing by?

Are you are being driven by your life or are you the one who has taken charge of your life? Are you the source of energy or a sink waiting for energy from others.

Be a source, not a sink. Someone will get inspired from you and take the torch forward.If you are a source, you will inspire others. If you are a sink, you might only get sympathy.

Steven Gorden once said : “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” 

For all the beautiful ideas that you keep getting during the best part of your day, and before your mind rejects them after 10 min of negative thinking, bring your inspiration to work before the mind can get enough time to reject it,.. you can make it happen..you can be a hero for someone in life.

You can be a source of power, energy and passion for so many around you.


Manoj Arora