Tuesday, June 14, 2011

“Are You Regretting At Your Deathbed?” - Professor M.S.Rao

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Imagine you were 80 years at your death bed and if you regretted that you did not endeavor and achieve anything in your life it would be more painful than encountering failures during your lifetime. In fact, man’s biggest mistake lies in not attempting anything during his lifetime and regretting during old age. Most of the people have regrets at the end of their careers or lives for not having done certain things in the past. Probably they failed to do things due to their negligence or external constraints.

No one loves to go old, but we cannot avoid as life is a cycle of birth, growth and death. According to Hindu philosophy there are three people who sustain human life that is Lord Brahma - the creator, Lord Vishnu – the generator and Lord Shiva – the destroyer.

To avoid regrets in your later part of life, plan now itself, execute effectively and accomplish whatever is possible. You must develop the habit of doing things regularly without postponing things. In fact, procrastination is the thief of time. People are expected to do certain things at certain stages of life. Failure to do so leads them to regrets at deathbed. Besides, people must not do certain things that trouble them during their old age. They must be careful in what they do. They must do with a right attitude to grow and help others grow during their prime age.

It is rightly said, “Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you only have one life and one chance to do it all.”
Life is very short. Make it sweet. Do what best you can. Leave no room for regrets later on. Manage your time properly and deliver the goods consistently. Do things regularly without postponing. Remember one thing in your life, if you waste one second you waste one second of your precious life. Therefore, make your life meaningful by balancing your personal, professional and social life.

It is a fact that young man looks at the future, middle aged man looks at the present and the old man looks at the past. Hence, give a direction to your life and a meaning to your life. If you want to leave this world peacefully do your best, give your best and make a difference in the lives of others as we are not sure of another life. Albert Pike rightly noted, “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Professor M.S.Rao
Founder and Chief Consultant,
MSR Leadership Consultants, India
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1 comment:

bharath said...

very meaningful and inspiring article
thanks to profmsr