Dig your own well – MondayMuse (2 Jan’12)
- MONDAY MUSE (2 January 2012)
DIG YOUR OWN WELL
New Year is a time for making new resolves. Whilst most resolutions
are consigned to the dustbin, some survive due to the sheer sincerity of those
who own them. And amidst the latter, lie certain resolutions that connect
worthy dreams to committed action beyond the occasional occasion... my friend,
Rodney was owner of one such worthy resolve...
When Rodney built his house, he decided to dig a well. His decision
was in sync with his deep connect with a self sustainable approach towards
resources, energy and ecology. But what was pertinent to note was that Rodney
decided to dig his own well. For months, he would use spare time to dig out the
hard rock behind his house. He is reached a considerable depth all by himself.
Most of us would love to have a well in our backyard. Some of us
would invest in getting it dug up. However, very few would dig their own well. And
most of these few would include farmers, tribals and others who work with their
hands. The rest of us would have pushed ourselves on to the glorified platform
of thought competencies with long wish-lists but a reluctance to put our
efforts into action.
We need to ask ourselves what is it that we do to realise what are
worthy wishes. Do we repair our own stuff? Do we clean up our own mess? Do we back
our wishes with aligned actions? While wishing for something worthy is good, it
would be better if we choose to ‘dig our own well’... like Rodney is doing!
our resolve is worthy enough to tell
... it will
BE BETTER if we dig our own well!
- Pravin K. Sabnis
SABNIS conducts UNLEARNING UNLIMITED workshops for corporate & other teams.
Since 2004, he regularly writes MONDAY MUSE. Earlier it was inspired by JCI-India’s
National President’s theme: Touch To Transform (2004), We Are The Future
(2005), Speak Through Action (2006), Develop New Dimensions (2007). Since 2008,
MONDAY MUSE revolves around the JCI theme – BE BETTER.
---- Pravin K. Sabnis