Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Progress is made only when someone has the urge to be proactive and try something different, create something new or bring about a change in the staid and mundane. This comes about only when one has the Unique Resolve Generating Enthusiasm. Everyone reading this can look back and visualize the countless ideas that one has flirted with, the critical evaluation of things and happenings around us, yet not too many can claim to have initiated the changes one wished. At the same time each of us can be proud of the small accomplishments that we would have triggered or executed be it reorganizing the furniture, investing in some household gadgets or cultivating a hobby, we can link it to giving in to the urge to make a difference.

If you are reading this, notice that it is the urge to read that has brought you this far. Similarly, it is important to realize that when you do something that is out of the way like chucking a well paying job to take on a social activist’s role or doing something innovative like learning a new dance form or merely giving freshness to the environment around like redecorating the house, the impetus comes from the urge within you. What is important to make the urge work is the enthusiasm that one generates that then translates into the resolve to get going. If we see it from this angle we can understand why with rare exceptions most times our New Year resolutions turn out to be damp squibs; for the resolution is first made and then we fail to inject the enthusiasm so essential to make the resolution a reality.

If you are a passionate supporter of a team, you would notice that in close games you unconsciously attempt to urge your team to victory. This urge is a variant that attempts to translate your enthusiasm to a common cause that you heartily support. If you have been to the horse races, you would notice that the jockeys make every effort to urge their horse to speed up and the whip is the most visible tool to translate this urge into an outcome. Urgency is another variant where the urge becomes reactive because matters have come to a head and it is essential that crucial steps be taken in haste. Here the enthusiasm is often propelled by fear of the consequences of timely action not be taken.

There are times when the urge seems to have lost its sting and that is when we simply go through the motions. We then participate not to reach our original goal but merely to satisfy a necessary requirement or to pander to our conscience. As individuals we need to constantly better ourselves each day. To achieve this we have to find the urge to tackle the mundane, the challenging, the routine and the impossible for everyday life is simply a combination of all these. Look closely at the lives of the great achievers in any field and you would notice that each of them has had his/ her share of failures; but what made them great is that URGE to keep going in relentless pursuit of their goals with their Unique Resolve Generating Enthusiasm.

Action Points:

Make a note of the most complain that the following individuals make against you and find the urge to address the complaint at the earliest
  • Your spouse or sibling or parent
  • Your superior be it a boss or a teacher
  • Your friends/ colleagues/ social circle
Jot down three commitments for yourself ( 1 each for the following areas of your life)
  • Commitment to a social service activity
  • Commitment to a personal improvement activity
  • Commitment to a quality family life activity

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  1. very inspiring....

    1. Hi

      Thank you for taking time out to comment and for your appreciation of the post.

      Look forward to your comments in the other posts too.