mean a lot. There is substance in these words and the substance is Commitment.
We must reckon that choice and challenge are twins more like Siamese
twins not capable of being separated.
comes with an opportunity and appended risks. Hence, every choice is a risk.
There is no success unless we choose. However, action based on choice backed by
commitment and effort achieves success, for example : Tilak and Gandhi’s call
for Swaraj backed by commitment and effort gave us Independence and John
Kennedy’s call to get man to moon in 1962 was not mere words or rhetoric but
was backed by national resources and national effort.
Let us consider
a few instances of choice :
As a nation we chose independence. We chose
partition. We chose secularism and then we chose Mandal which has led to the
division of society – instead of having a cohesive outlook we have divided
ourselves by caste, colour and creed. Ironically, this is not what the framers
of our Constitution and seekers of independence dreamt of. Their aim was to
create a cohesive society – whereas today we have a fractured society.
The present state is the result of what our leaders chose. Virtually every
section of society is seeking reservation for government jobs and educational
opportunities. There are protests; quite a few are violent which damage public
property. The issue is : can society choose to accept violence!
One’s choice to have harmony in a family is
to choose to sublimate individual ambition for achieving progress and happiness
of the family.
Business and organisation though based on an
individual’s (CEO or owners) vision is created through team work hence the
visionary chooses to create an institution which is guided by the visionary but
is not individual centred.