Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"the best is yet to come"

Okay. Barack Obama won a second term. I guess this was one of the most followed elections in recent times. But, this blog is not about that. This blog is about something he said during the victory speech. Something that caught my attention, and that of the entire world:
"The best is yet to come"
This statement is important because it gives hope. It gives people something to look forward to, albeit with skeptical excitement. It gives a sense that everything is a work in progress. This is very important.

When we accept that whatever we do and no matter what we achieve, we are still works in progress, we understand that it is the journey that becomes important. For, in the journey, we learn about the various ups and downs, processes and so much more, and every destination we set become mere milestones in the larger journey.

This "journey" may be our careers or our life. In our careers, the destinations / milestones might be the delivery date for a project / report, submission of a report / analysis, promotion or even entrepreneurial; while in our lives it might mean anything - be it growing one year older or getting engaged / married. Everything becomes a mere milestone and a stepping stone for the next stage.

This phrase helps us understand that no matter how much we think we know, or how well we think we have performed, there is still room for improvement; there is still room for some more that can be done. This is how we have to improve. This is what will become a motivating statement for many of us. This is what will become one of the most influential phrases in modern history.

Well, Barack Obama got a second chance. He believes that there is still a lot that needs to be done. We just need to draw inspiration from such real time stories. We encounter such situations everyday - be it at work, on the way to work, in the supermarket, at home, wherever. Every such thing we see can become a moment that sparks something in us - inspires us to be excellent; to aspire to be the best at what we do; and this is what will help us attain a better future.

My best is definitely yet to come. I hope to improve myself everyday. I hope you can do this too.
And while you're at it, spread some joy wherever you go...

Until next time,

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