Don't wait for THINGS to happen, Make them Happen!

"I will give my life to play like you" said somebody from the audience while listening to a great musician.

"I have already given", said the musician.

Clarity of thought, sense of direction and ability to execute is the key necessary to achieve our aspiration. Lot of us aspire, however, when it come to perspiration, we fail to make the cut. If you want to be part of cream de la cream you need to have inspiration (10%) followed by perspiration (90%).

When we look at organization pyramid, 85-90% people are at staff level, 5-7% at middle management and 3-5% at top leadership. All of us know very few professionals become Leaders and rest follow them. Choice is nobody else, but our own - whether we want to be part of successful leaders group or want to be bracketed in the follower’s category. It take some EXTRA efforts to shift from Ordinary to EXTRA ORDINARY. It takes a while to be there. Trust me if you are honest to yourself and priorities are clear, you will certainly make it there. I have seen people start pretty well initially, however, they tend to loose the momentum afterward. Continuous rigor has to be there. As a professional, one should definitely have perspicacity and indefatigable approach towards the targeted goal. We must be able to visualize our successes in long term and create a documented plan with defined milestones to be successful.

Relentless Focus is inevitable. Never allow complacency to crop in, once it’s there you will certainly be deviated from your core objective. Everyone gets 24 hrs in a day; it’s up to us how we make a judicious use of our precious time. Time is very important; believe me every second counts in the long run. Life is like a 100 meters race and think of a sprinter’s pain if he looses the race by few micro seconds. Never loose the momentum, continuous effort has to be put in always. Look at Australian cricket team; they always maintain the top ranking in shorter and longer version of game. Their core strength is consistency and never say die attitude. They never allow opposition team to dominate them. They have their plans for individual players of the opposition team & they play mind game before the first ball is bowled.

Create new work - In case you have spare time with you, do create a new work for you. Always engross yourself in some work or the other. Utilize time to work on self developmental needs. Don’t wait for your manager/supervisor to assign you with a new work. Be the first one to ask for the new work. You’ll certainly be acknowledged for your humility and honesty. Always leverage your execution ability and make it a hygiene.

Sachin Tendulkar symbolizes high performance ; this is about performing in all kinds of testing environment, physically and mentally. He reinvents himself as per the need, while consistently being recognized as someone at the top of his craft. He epitomizes distinctive capability, and it is easy for us to aspire to be like him. High performance and adaptability is the key.

I would recommend aspiring professionals to be sincere in approach in their professional career. It’s for their betterment only. “Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen“.


  1. Anonymous9:57:00 PM

    very well Said!! whatever we do we shouldn't loose our focus in long run, never let you day dream die.Do the best from the best of your awareness and keep continue.Determination , Hard work and Sacrifice is required to achieve something.

    Devesh Mishra

  2. One of the best Article.......

    Anmol Singh

  3. Inspiring article. I feel that we need constant reminders to stay on track and keep progressing. Sometimes we tend to get so busy in daily routines that we forget to evaluate the progress made for achieving a personal goal.

    It was a treat to read this in the morning.


  4. Anonymous6:57:00 AM

    In my view every second counts and every second contribute. I have seen miracles in life and minutely observed when u have faith and u dedicate ur thoughts and actions in positive frame of mind and for the betterment of those who are assocoiated with you or in the project you gets the success and recognition. Grab the opportunity with grace and honesty

    Best Wishes

  5. Ashok Sharma11:05:00 AM

    One of the best mantras ever received early in the morning!

    One must always try to keep oneself engaged and as said in the post make things happen.

    So let us always be engaged all time of the day

    Ashok Sharma
    H R Manager

  6. Anonymous6:42:00 PM

    Inspiration and Aspiration both go hand in hand. A person is inspired by any individual and then with the dream s/he has; aspire to achieve it. This article is very interesting and ignition to the thoughts. I feel such articles are required not to deviate from the track.

    All to say is "Time is Money"

    Manju Choudhary
    Pricewaterhouse Coopers

  7. Sheena Minhas7:48:00 PM

    I like the statement "Gotta make things happen" and myself believe in Self service is best service.. so just do it !! Execution is important.
    Opportunities r unlimited & time is precious so we need to keep up the pace for the marathon of life !!

  8. Anonymous9:48:00 AM

    Great Article. Very Inspirational.

  9. Anonymous8:18:00 AM

    very nice article. in relation, it also brings an inspiration for people to go get their dreams. some people may not be doing what they really want to do or be in life. but then again, there are some people who does know at all what they want to do or be in life. and so, with these uncertainties, the statement "Gotta make things happen" is a booster to better start doing something! does not necessarily mean you'll get it up front or figure it all out right away but doing that one small something, means one step higher to reaching your dreams!

  10. Anonymous8:45:00 AM

    Very inspirational!!! Good read for the morning!

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