Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Daughter of the East


Benazir Bhutto aik awaz aik tehreek
Aik soch, aik falsafa
Benazir Bhutto aik umeed, aik kiran
Woh jis ne jila bakhshi
Woh atish-e-zan, woh roshan khayal
Woh aik rahbar, aik manzil
aik mohum ,  aik tareekh

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Explore the leader in you


To lay down the options or choosing one of them for others is one of the most enjoyable activity that one can do. But the funny thing is it is most confusing to choose for oneself from the maze of alternatives spread out around us. One is then overwhelmed and dozed off by the flood of opportunities that is at bay. To make this chore as easy as a pie one must develop the courage to face the consequences. To become decisive, all one needs is:

THE DESIRE

To opt for something one must have the desire to achieve it. The level of interest drives us towards the decision. One has to have a certain level of interest in the subject and application of the decision that he intends to make. Motivation is necessary because nothing can happen itself.

FAITH

To make fair and firm decision, you need to trust yourself because naturally we are born with instincts that we have towards a situation. One must believe in his gut feeling, after analyzing all the possible outcomes, and make a decision. One should pay keen attention to his inner voice and listen to what his heart says.

ANALYZE

Jot down all the concerns, pros, and cons of a decision. This is the oldest and most effective method of reaching to a decision. Try to imagine what impact your decision will have on your life. Lay down all the possible choice and once you have pen down the entire positive and negative outcomes that your decision is going to make, it will help you better analyze the influence that your decision will make.

PRACTICE

Make decisions in every walk of life. Whether it is to choose a dress for the party or a house to live, one must make decisions for himself. One has to be confident and definite of the decision he makes because no matter what you decide there will be things that you would be grateful of and other that you will regret. So be decisive and stand firm for what you choose to be because the world respects and promotes a decisive man.

Keep learning from your past mistakes and hone down your skills of decision-making.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Being Indecisive: the youth’s dilemma


As the phrase, being indecisive implies to lack of firmness in decision-making; made Hamlet a tragic hero and the same fate lies for the youth of today. Indecisiveness results because we fear the consequences of being responsible. As our decisions not effect only our fate but also those related to us. Even if one is independent, he fears that his decision may badly affect the future and that is why people look out for someone’s advice but one should remember:

“too many cooks spoil the broth”

As we go forward we can also see that the more choices we have the more confused we become. The variety and diversity of options does not ease the task of decision-making but creates chaos in one’s managerial process. To limit and draw boundaries over all the possible choices available, a step towards making oneself determined enough to stand for his decisions is taken. As it is said:

“the confidence of ignorance will always overcome the indecision of the knowledge”

Indecisiveness is a flaw that is disastrous unless one copes up with it. The law of ignorance is better if one is determined in what he decides. I would like to share an experience of mine from which I learnt to take the responsibilities of my decisions even if they lead to a disaster because even mistakes teach person a lesson. I was working at an ad agency and I got another job offer from a rather bigger ad agency but as my power to decide is equal to zero I just spent all the time on to reaching a decision. Then came a time when someone else was hired in my place as they couldn’t wait for me forever and I missed the opportunity of growth and development, later losing that job even. As the poet says:

the indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting over lost days,
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;