Monday, February 1, 2010

Five important lessons

I was wondering what post to write and nothing seem to strike me. There are times the musings of writing just don't seem to visit me. Just then, as if my prayers were answered, a message from Mr. Patwardhan lands on my mobile. Here it is and a very interesting thought at that - 'Five important lesons to learn from a pencil.'

One: It tells you that evertyhing you do will always leave a mark
Two: You can always correct the mistakes you make
Three: What is important is what's inside you and not outside of you
Four: In life you undergo painful sharpenings which will make you better in what you do
Five: To be the best you can be, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.

What perspective. Thanks Mr. Patwardhan for sharing.

16 comments:

Kavi said...

Hasnt he been the best example of one too !

Ugich Konitari said...

eight :Chewing someone out never gives results; holding and keeping behind ears to listen does.

Sylvia K said...

That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing and Suranga does have a point! Thanks for the late night thoughts to keep me awake -- puzzling the answers! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Neha said...

wonderful message..:)

Anu...:) said...

Nice one! :)
Some forgotten lessons refreshed!

Vivek Patwardhan said...

I liked th epost and I liked Ugich Konitari's insight even more :)

Vivek

DebraLSchubert said...

Nice! Every time I stop by your blog I become a little smarter, more transformed, humbled. As always, thank you, my friend.

jabblog said...

Wonderful philosophy!

nsiyer said...

I agree, Kavi.

That's fantastic, Ugich Konitari. What imagination.

Thanks Sylvia for your comments as always. Have a great week.

nsiyer said...

I thank you, Neha.

Anu, thanks a million.

Mr. Patwardhan, thanks and I agree

nsiyer said...

Oh! Debrah, nice to have you back. Your comments are always a delight, my friend. Keep coming over and I have a great writer coming over.

Thanks Jabblog.

Aleta said...

Typically for work, I'm required to use a blue ink pen. But it was this morning, as I was preparing tax forms and such that I grabbed a pencil. Perfect timing to read your blog. Delightful!

nsiyer said...

Thanks Aleta. Great to note the coincidence. Please come over.

Razigan said...

That's a great thinking...

The thoughts
"What is important is what's inside you and not outside of you"


"In life you undergo painful sharpenings which will make you better in what you do"

seem to be really enlightening...

syed ahamed saqi said...

Very simple and enlightening sir.

Just someone said...

That was just so cool! I already look at the pencil with added respect!!!

How true...