Thursday, February 28, 2013

FAME




Almost everyone would love to be noticed, acknowledged and applauded and recognition is a sure shot way to attain that status. Recognition of a person is only possibly when the persons FAME has spread far and wide and implies that he/ she is Finding Acclaim Magnified Everywhere. Fame has to be earned; this is best accomplished by a combination of excellence, diligence, expertise and supported by exposure to the world at large. Noble prize winners are on one extreme of this continuum of fame whilst the sportsmen, singers. Actors/ actresses and showbiz related personnel often occupy the other end of the spectrum. In between are the millionaires, the radicals and out of the box achievers.

This does not mean that ordinary mortals do not have their tryst with fame. In any setting and in any sphere of life, there would always be people who excel or achieve or influence significantly the environment that they interact with. Obviously then they get noticed, talked about and sought out for their contribution is something valued and appreciated. The fame they are privy to maybe be limited by their circle of influence but nevertheless they do get to be proactive change agents and possibly role models too.

When one achieves fame, it is essential to be grounded for far too often fame can be very fickle. Fame thrives on continuous qualitative and impactful output for no one can merely rest on past laurels. There are times when fame finds a very reluctant partner who would rather remain in the background and do what they love to do. Yet the benchmark that one sets because of the fame that one achieves is often inspirational. motivational and  influential enough to charge up the general population and the youth in particular. Fame provides the spark that ignites and fans the fire of zeal, enthusiasm and proactiveness essential to bring about a change for the better.

The big risk in achieving fame is the tendency to equate it to a shield of perennial success that will guard against idiocy, lethargy and invincibility. Ironically when fame flirts with you, she is demands the best, raises you a pinnacle from where a fall is often fatal and fame can often be very fleeting and slippery. Yet the romance with fame is something very cherished, something very possible and something very invigorating for at the end of the day it is the FAME that allows you the luxury of Finding Acclaim Magnified Everywhere.

Action Points:

  1. Outline 3 qualities and /or skills and / or achievements and /or passions that you believe should get you fame. For each of the 3 points jotted down, write down a role model who has achieved fame.
  2. Name 3 people each (One international, one national and one local person)who have achieved fame in the following areas

  • Sports
  • Art
  • Social service
  • Cinema/ theater
  • Business
  • Magician
  • Academics

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