Monday, April 26, 2010

a story..

A young boy travelled far from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the wise old man, his first question was, 'How long will it take me before I am as wise as you?'
"The response came swiftly, 'Five years.'
"'This is a very long time,' the boy replied. 'How about if I
work twice as hard?'
'"Then it will take ten,' said the master.
'"Ten! That's far too long. How about if I studied all day and
well into the night, every night?'
'"Fifteen years,' said the sage.
"'I don't understand,' replied the boy. 'Every time I promise to
devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer.
Why?'
'"The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination,
there is only one left to guide you along the journey'"

its an excerpt from Robin sharma's "The monk who sold his ferrari" book and has always been my favuorite when it comes to philosophy.



13 comments:

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

... i still don't get it.

Reflections said...

I have his book "who will cry when u die"
....simple idealogies really but if given importance makes a world of difference:-)

msatheeshkumar said...

I didn't get the logic dude. Instead, I'm getting a doubt...Am I not that intelligent to catch probably a simple logic? Don't know really...Could you please help me understand the logic?

Dr. Chandana Shekar said...

i have been wantin to read that book since ages. but never did.

ceedy said...

But then how do people only with one eye or say blind succeed...

brocasarea said...

@ ramzu...leave it then;)

brocasarea said...

@ reflections....its just tht u shd apply atleast 1% of wht u read/they say:)

brocasarea said...

@ satheesh...it says tht we shdnt be too obsessed with the result instead conc on preparations..

brocasarea said...

@ chandana..do it..its awesome:)

brocasarea said...

@ ceedy...its a philosophy dude!!

Smita said...

Hmmmmm...never read his books! SOmehoe philosophy has never appealed to me!

思穎思穎 said...

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom...................................................

Arun Kumar said...

Smart work rather than Hard work always helps :)