Monday Muse - 06 Nov 2006
- MONDAY MUSE (6 November 2006)
A LITTLE MORE...
In Don Bosco High School, an Italian priest, Fr Gatti, taught me English in the tenth standard. He was huge, humourous and a highly effective teacher. My language skills prospered under his nurturing. Although, he taught me only for a year, I continued interacting with him for three more years until he passed away. He had a lasting impact on my life and more specifically to the way I looked at life. He opened my minds eyes towards seeing things around me with a larger and deeper perspective.
During one such interaction, Fr. Gatti asked me, At what temperature does water boil? Promptly, I replied, 100 degrees centigrade
And at what use can you put this 100 degrees boiling water
To have a bath
Fr. Gatti had a hearty laugh, You will get burnt all over if you bathe with 100 degrees boiling water Chastened and wisened, I spoke, You can make tea... cook vegetables... boil an egg...
Correct! Now increase the temperature of the water by one degree. What will happen?
The water will be transformed into steam!
And what use can you put steam to? Fr Gatti queried.
You can run a steam engine... you can run a ship...
Exactly! Fr Gatti interjected, By just increasing the temperature by one degree, the result is magnified to thousand fold... from boiling a little egg to moving a huge ship or train.
So often we speak about our frustration that desired results do not flow from what we believe to be our hundred percent efforts. Our sincerity and our efforts may be perfect. We are doing everything right... we are on the right track... but if results are not as desired, surely we need to put in that extra degree of effort... that extra degree of enthusiasm... that extra degree of persistence. That extra degree will help us achieve greater goals. May success not elude us because we have given up even when we are in striking distance!
A little extra transforms ordinary into extraordinary
"Speak through action" must be a continuous story!
6 November 2006, Goa.
A life coach with a passion to connect people to their potential, Pravin Sabnis has conducted over 500 workshops for leading corporate and other groups through his firm unlearning unlimited, based in Goa, India.
The Monday Muse series, started on the first Monday of 2004, is dedicated to the theme of the National President of JCI-India. 2004 - Touch to Transform , 2005 - We are the Future and 2006 Speak Through Action .
Life Coach, Unlearning Unlimited
104, Rizvi Sadan, Panaji, Goa-403001
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