The Professor & The Boat man
There was once a professor who wanted to go down the river, so he approached a local boatman who agreed to row him downstream for a small sum of money.
As they made their way downstream, the professor decided to show off his intelligence and high education so he decided to test the boatman.
Taking up a stone he picked from the river bank, the professor asked the boatman, “Have you ever studied geology?” The boatman looked at him and said Eh! No.. hardly even understanding what the word meant.
The professor then loftily said, “I am afraid, 25% of your life is gone.” The boatman felt really bad about his ignorance but continued to row on.
As they move further downstream, the river currents begin to get stronger and stronger and stronger. The professor picks a leaf up and asks condescendingly, “Boatman, have you studied botany”. Confused, the boatman again said no.
The professor again shakes his head and says, “I am afraid 50% of your life is gone.” He then signals him to carry on rowing. As they move downstream, the currents get even stronger, and stronger, and the boat is beginning to sway violently.
Suddenly the professor sees a mountain range, points at it and asks the boatman, “Have you studied geography?” Feeling very inferior and humiliated, the boatman again says no. The professor snaps back and says “I thought so, then 75% of your life is gone.”
At this point the river became a raging torrent. The water is moving so strongly that the boatman loses control of the boat and it smashes against the rocks and springs a leak and begins to sink.
This time the boatman turns to the professor and asks, “Professor, do you know how to swim?” to which the professor answers No. “Then I am afraid 100% of your life is gone.” And he leaps off the boat and powers his way to the shore.
The River of Life
Just like the river, we are living in times of rapid, unpredictable and evolutionary change. It is not money, position or reputation that matters, but a wholesome education of life that does.
Change or be left behind
What used to take a decade to change merely takes a few months to change today. Example, it took 50 years for cassettes to replace records. It took less than 10 years for compact disc to replace cassettes.
Mega billions made and lost overnight, due to obsolescence. Some companies could have become world leaders, but were completely washed out. Similarly, professionals with years of experience became economically unviable within a short period.
The world must change or be changed!
There are 100 times more millionaires and many more billionaires than a decade ago.
For some to cope in such an environment, it could be mind-blowing and stressful, to others it’s a piece of cake, and they accomplishments come with a deep feeling of fulfillment.
Knowledge is Power, Application makes it Wealth
Education is important but not enough to make it in turbulent economic times like now. Some of the big names (Bill Gates, Larry Ellison – Oracle, Richard Branson – Virgin Group) with very little education got into the river of life and made wealth. How?
Understand people, build that Rapport, and thereby create that chemistry for success.
To constantly take charge of your life, and be in control of your emotional state and bring out the best in your personal potential.
KAIZEN: The flexibility to learn, unlearn and relearn. It is the ability to model excellence in a short period of time. It is the ability to respond to empowering ways to the events swirling around you.
Circumstance control you or you control circumstance.
Those that lack the swimming skills will continue to be controlled by their external environment and ruled by fear of change and unpredictability. They will be frustrated powerless victims of the environment. Those that can swim will experience wealth, success and fulfillment beyond their wildest dreams.
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