Tuesday, 15 December 2015

“Don’t Trouble Trouble Till Trouble Troubles You” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“One who wins without problem”, it is just a VICTORY but “One who wins with lot of troubles” that is HISTORY ― Adolf Hitler

Everyone wants to avoid troubles because troubles cause dissatisfaction, and bring discomfort and agony to the individuals. Troubles have both merits and demerits. It all depends on how individuals take them.  If the individuals are strong, they can stand up and fight to the finish to come out with flying colors. If the individuals are weak, they collapse like house of cards. The fact is that you must welcome troubles occasionally as there are several advantages from troubles. Usually humans prefer to remain in their comfort zones. They are averse to risk but want amazing outcomes. They want pleasures without any pressures. It is hypocrisy on the part of humans indeed!

Fight against Odds to Achieve Success

Success doesn’t come to you easily. You must work hard and smart to prove yourself. You have to fight against odds during the course of your journey to achieve success. You must revise your strategies from time to time if you don’t reach your goals and objectives. When you are flexible to revise your strategies and adopt them as per the situation, you will be successful at the end. Similarly, whenever you encounter troubles, you must not surrender. On the other hand, you must fight to the finish to face the troubles. You must change your strategies from time to time to overcome the troubles.

Advantages of Troubles

There are several advantages with troubles. They keep you grounded and humble. You realize where you stand vis-à-vis others. You strive for improvement and excellence. You learn to empathize with others. You begin respecting others as humans. Hence, you must invite troubles occasionally to keep you grounded and humble. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam rightly remarked, “Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.” 

Troubles help you understand your strengths and weakness. They help you widen your mind and broaden your skills, abilities and knowledge. You understand what works and what doesn’t work. As a result, you grow as a leader. You become flexible. Precisely, you become humble when you tumble with troubles. Upon facing the troubles, you must often take your feedback why troubles are approaching you and how to overcome them effectively. Additionally, troubles teach you when to hold and when to fold.

Troubles teach you to exercise restraint and be patient. Michael A. Schuler rightly remarked, “Sustainability isn't about the quick fix or the cheap solution. Generally it means making a commitment and trying, as best we can, to honor it. In any worthwhile enterprise, from protecting the environment to preserving a relationship, we are going to encounter difficulties. The good life is not a problem-free life. In point of fact, the process of overcoming adversity often produces some of the most rewarding experiences we will ever have. Human beings need to be challenged to 'test their mettle,' as it were. Throwing in the towel at the first sign of trouble or small inkling of distress may be the easy thing to do, but it doesn't help our self-concept. Most of life's troubles can be overcome if we are willing to work through them with patience.”


To tide over testing times, always look at the ideas and issues and don’t bother and talk about the individuals. When your eyes are set clearly on ideas, you will be able to resolve issues easily. Even if there are temporary setbacks, you don’t have to regret because life is all about peaks and valleys. Succinctly, life is a circus. You must learn to take it in your stride. Always thank God for giving you a beautiful life. Have an attitude of gratitude. Enjoy the journey, not the destination.  Remember the sage words of Isaac Asimov "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." Life is really great!

“If you are a troublemaker... it’s our job to politically destroy you... Everybody knows that in my bag I have a hatchet, and a very sharp one. You take me on, I take my hatchet, we meet in the cul-de-sac.” — Lee Kuan Yew  

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Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015
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1 comment:

  1. a thought provoking article on troubles. troubles are testing times that expand mental faculties to make a great leader.