Friday, November 4, 2011
“Make A Difference!” - Professor M.S.Rao
“Try not to be a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Einstein
I compiled an email list of endorsements of few global leadership gurus including their assistants and affiliated institutions to approach them for endorsement for my upcoming book, Sutras for Smart Leadership – Lessons for Leaders. I sent the requests through emails. I have received a mail from Celia Tucker who is the Bookshop Manager of Ashridge Library that she had searched from the web to get the email id of the global leadership guru I was looking for but she could not get and informed me the same. I was unhappy to receive a negative response but I was happy that someone (Celia Tucker) who is unknown to me responded promptly with courtesy. These days, people don’t find time to care for the mails of others. However, I found an exception in my life where Celia took pain to respond promptly with courtesy. Subsequently I shot another mail to Celia requesting for email ids of few international publishers as I recognized from Celia’s email signature that she is associated with library. Celia is kind to provide couple of addresses of global publishers and also advised me to search Google and approach authors directly. Although I know the same procedure I appreciated her positive attitude to take time to respond.
I thanked for her mail, initiative and positive attitude to respond. I also expressed my gratitude as nobody usually takes time to respond. I also asked her if I could help her in anyway as a reciprocal response. She politely declined my offer of assistance. I have decided to write a post on Celia’s kind gesture so that my readers can get inspired from her initiative, positive attitude and a great heart.
People often think that they have to help others only when they are helped by others. If everyone thinks in that way there will be nobody to add value and make a difference in this world. Hence, hereafter, if someone seeks for assistance and if you can extend in whatever the little way then you really made a difference. Mother Teresa rightly remarked, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in an ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
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