Excellence!!!


Excellence!!!

 

A German once visited a temple under construction In India where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God.

 

Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby.


Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?”

 

“No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.”

 

The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage.

 

“Where is the damage?” he asked.

 

“There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.” said the sculptor, still busy with his work.

 

“Where are you going to install the idol?”

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.

 

“If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked.

 

The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I will know it.”


The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not.


“Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside.

 

Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency…

 

Urs,

 

SRK

Be Patient !!!


BE PATIENT!!!

 

A man came out of his home to admire his new truck.

 

To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck.

 

The man ran to his son, knocked him away, and hammered the little boy’s hands into pulp as punishment.

 

When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.

 

Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate fingers from boy’s both hands.

 

When the boy woke up from the surgery and saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, “Daddy, I’m sorry about your truck.”

 

Then he asked, “But when are my fingers going to grow back?”

 

The father went home and committed suicide.

 

Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or you wish to take revenge.

 

Think first before you lose your patience with someone u love.

 

Trucks can be repaired.

 

Broken bones and hurt feelings often can’t.

 

Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance.

 

We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

 

People make mistakes.

 

We are allowed to make mistakes.

 

But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

 

Pause and ponder.

 

Think before you act.

 

Be patient.

 

Forgive and forget.

 

Love one and all.

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

Office Boy!!!


OFFICE BOY!

 

A jobless man applied for the position of “office boy” at a very big firm.

 

The HR manager interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor.

 

 “You are hired” he said, give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.

 

The man replied “I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”

 

I’m sorry, said the HR manager, if you don’t have an email that means you do not exist.

 

And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.

 

The man left with no hope at all.

 

He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 US in his pocket.

 

He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10 KG tomato crate.

 

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round.

 

In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital.

 

He repeated the operation 3 times, and returned home with $60 US.

 

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late.

 

Thus, his money doubles or triples every day.

 

Shortly later, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

 

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.

 

He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life insurance.

 

He called an insurance broker, and chooses a protection plan.

 

When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email.

 

The man replied: “I don’t have an email.” The broker replied curiously, you don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire.

 

Do you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?

 

The man thought for a while, and replied: an office boy!

 

The moral of this story:

 

1: Internet is not the solution to your life.

2: If you don’t have internet and you work hard you can be a millionaire.

3: If you received this message by email, you are closer to be an office boy, rather than a MILLIONAIRE.

 

Just for fun.. But it’s a real time scenario..

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

 

Life – A Do It Yourself Project !!!


BUILDING YOUR HOUSE!!!

 

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire.

 

He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family.

 

He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire.

 

They could get by.

 

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor.

 

The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work.

 

He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials.

 

It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

 

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house.

 

Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, “This is your house… my gift to you.”

 

The carpenter was shocked!

 

What a shame!

 

If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

 

So it is with us.

 

We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the

building.

 

Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built.

 

If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.

 

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall.

 

Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.”

 

Your attitude, and the choices you make today, helps build the “house” you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, build wisely!

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

THE CLEVER KING !!!


THE CLEVER KING!

 

There was a country long time ago where the people would change a king every year.

 

The person who would become the king had to agree to a contract that he would be sent to an island after his one year of being a king.

 

One king finished his term and it was time for him to go to the island and live there.

 

The people dressed him up in expensive clothes and put him on an elephant and took him around the cities to say goodbye to all the people.

 

This was the moment of sadness for all the kings who ruled for one year.

 

After saying farewell, the people took the king with a boat to Remote Island and left him there.

 

On their way back, they discovered a ship that had sunk just recently.

 

They saw a young man who survived by holding on to a floating piece of wood.

 

As they needed a new king, they picked up the young man and took him to their country.

 

They requested him to be a king for a year.

 

First he refused but later he agreed to be a king.

 

People told him about all the rules and regulations and that how he will be sent to an island after one year.

 

After three days of being a king, he asked the ministers if they could show him the island where all the other kings were sent.

 

They agreed and took him to the island.

 

The island was covered with thick Jungles and sounds of vicious animals were heard coming out of them.

 

The king went little bit inside to check.

 

Soon he discovered the dead bodies of all the past kings.

 

He understood that as soon as they were left in the island, the animals came and killed them.

 

The king went back to the country and collected 100 strong workers.

 

He took them to the island and instructed them to clean the Jungle, remove all the deadly animals & cut down all excess trees.

 

He would visit the island every month to see how the work was progressing.

 

In the first month, all the animals were removed and many trees were cut down.

 

In the second month, the whole island was cleaned out.

 

The king then told the workers to plant gardens in various parts of the island.

 

He also took with himself useful animals like chickens, ducks, birds, goats, cows etc.

 

In the third month, he ordered the workers to build big houses and docking stations for ships.

 

Over the months, the island turned into a beautiful place.

 

The young king would wear simple clothes and spend very little from his earnings as a king.

 

He sent all the earnings to the island for storage.

 

When nine months passed like this, the king called the ministers and told them:

 

“I know that I have to go the island after one year, but I would like to go there right now.”

 

But the ministers didn’t agree to this and said that he has to wait for another 3 months to complete the year.

 

3 months passed and now it was a full year.

 

The people dressed up the young king and put him on an elephant to take him around the country to say goodbye to others.

 

However, this king is unusually happy to leave the kingdom.

 

People asked him, “All the other kings would cry at this moment and why are you laughing?”

 

He replied,

 

“Don’t you know what the wise people say? They say that when you came to this world as a baby, you were crying and everyone was smiling.

 

Live such a life that when you are dying, you will be smiling and everyone around you will be crying.

 

I have lived that life.

 

While all the other kings were lost into the luxuries of the kingdom, I always thought about the future and planned for it.

 

I turned the deadly island into a beautiful abode for me where I can stay peacefully.”

 

The moral lesson from this story is about how we should live our life.

 

Always prevention is better than cure…..

 

The life of this world is to prepare for the life hereafter.

 

In this life, we shouldn’t get lost into the deceiving and attractive things of this world and forget about what is to come in the afterlife.

 

Life is beautiful… Live it as it is…

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

 

 

Penicillin Story !!!


Alexander Fleming

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.

One day, while trying to eke out a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.

He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself.

Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings.

An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

“I want to repay you,” said the nobleman.

“You saved my son’s life.”

“No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,” the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

“Is that your son?” the nobleman asked.

“Yes,” the farmer replied proudly.

“I’ll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll grow to a man you can be proud of.”

And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming’s son graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved him?

Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman?

Lord Randolph Churchill.

His son’s name?

Sir Winston Churchill.

Urs,

SRK