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I hope all of you had a happy Dusserah and festivities last week. I had a great time with friends and family around. Really, this is probably the best part of the year. With the year coming to an end soon, we are into October! October is a special month and is close to my heart, always.
Anyways! So, here I am with the next article of this 16 weeks blogging challenge. This is article number 5 and I really hope you have read the other ones I posted earlier (Click here). Please scroll down and check those out or you may also try the blogroll on the side column. Help yourself. Trust me, you do not want to miss those.
Let’s talk about today’s post. What is it all about? Clarity in your own thoughts! Well, before I tell let me talk about a story. I am sure you like stories (well, most of us do) and this one is straight from the raw pages of my book of life. Do not worry, it is not a very long story and it has a superb message hidden in it. So, take a read!
The story goes like this. We had a very honorable teacher during our high school days who taught us moral science. He told us stories with morals and constructive social messages hidden in them. He was a very scholarly and educated man and he had a long career where he taught students from all over the world, comprising of various regions, religions, castes, creeds or other manmade social differences.
He held a plethora of degrees from various institutes and famous academies of the world and we used to often hear our headmistress and other senior academicians talk very highly about him in our school functions and official parties. He had written a lot of books – academic and fiction as well; and had a long list of published works in the field of human behavior, sociology, and social sciences.
He was respected and equally loved by all his students as well. In short, he was an ideal teacher a student can have met in school life. He was always there for a student, whenever anyone needed him.
Most importantly, he was a very good human being and was very famous in our school; but, he had had a major problem, unfortunately, which almost ruined his teaching career. Students were getting upset with him and he was escalated indirectly for this behavioral trait more than once. Everyone in the teachers’ room also got to know about it eventually.
What was that problem that in due course, became so enormous? The problem was that he was not able to express his thoughts clearly to the students and often diverted away from the topic while teaching in class and started explaining something very different from what was needed in that particular lecture.
There were more than a few instances when we actually could not comprehend or decipher what he was teaching in class. He would go off topic every now and then and explain something which would be very informative or funny otherwise, but not included in the course curriculum. There would be clear mismatches between what he intended to teach and what he taught, ultimately.
Many students complained that he used to start the class on one topic and then divert to something else, though relevant most of the times, but not always in the absolute context of the topic. For example, he used to start explaining the concept of light, then move to sound, then maybe how the ear and diaphragm work – all these in very quick time and at the end of the class, we would find that the basic concept of propagation of light remained unexplained entirely.
We used to feel confused and perplexed and often ended up getting help from other teachers, seniors in school or even our parents. Parents were unhappy because things were not explained properly in school and they had to spend more time with us, explaining basic concepts.
This teacher obviously was a very good human being and behaved awesomely with everyone and our parents too. But, since he was not clear in his thoughts, he could not explain concepts clearly to us and ultimately, he was not effective! That ruined it for him.
Clarity in your own thoughts is very important if you want to make it big! Clarity of thoughts shows that you have definite ideas in mind, that you are serious and that you are free from unwanted feelings which often become hurdles in our journey.
Well, this story was just an example. Clarity in your own thoughts is not only important while teaching or mentoring, but it is also important even while you share a concept with someone.
While you think within and talk to yourself, it is very important that you think about the right things that help you move forward. Be clear in your mind about the things that you want to do and want to achieve and that will push you in that direction even when you are not completely aware of it.
While you set your GOALS, or while you make a To-Do list, you need to be clear inside your mind about what exactly you want to accomplish during that particular time period and what you want to put more efforts in. It is very significant that you are absolutely sure about what you want to do and achieve, by the end of this year, next week or end of today. Be very clear about it in your own mind.
Just ask yourself this one question: If I am not sure myself
what I want, how can I convince the world?
On the contrary, if you are very sure of something in your mind, it keeps working in your subconscious mind as well and that pushes you through the times. I will definitely talk about the power of the subconscious mind in near future – that is a separate topic and needs dedicated attention. But I really hope that you understood today’s topic clearly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to write a comment below and I will be happy to clear all your doubts. With this, let me close this article. Please subscribe to my blog and let me know how am I doing, on my Facebook Page. Let us connect there as well.
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That’s it for today. Have a happy weekend. I will see you again on next Saturday, which is a really special day in my life. Stay tuned and have fun!
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