FROM DILIP MUKERJEA

"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

THE WORLD CAN ONLY BE GRASPED BY ACTION

The minute you make up your mind that what you do makes a difference, it will make a difference in what you do.

Knowing about is not enough; to know, one must do! Take action. But do not mistake activity for action.

Take a stand and make a choice, so that your life has meaning. You can choose to act by:

- doing for

- doing to

- doing with or

- doing nothing

The first three options are clear enough, whether they apply to others or to you. But in the fourth option, beware and be aware that 'doing nothing' is not the same as 'not doing anything'.

You, your brain, your heart, no part of you, can build a reputation on what you intend to do.

Don't just sit like a monument; that is no way to preserve your integrity.

Go out and give the world your heart and brain, your blessings and benedictions, your gift of genius.

"Once you've done the mental work, there comes a point you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line."

~ Phil Jackson;

[Excerpted from the book, 'Unleasing Genius with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's personal comments:

At the concluding portion of each of his books, Dilip Mukerjea always provides the reader with a laundry list of action points, drawing upon the many areas he has addressed in each book, specifically for the reader to develop his or her genius.

In the foregoing book, which is no exception, there are several action points for the reader to march ahead. They are meant to sustain the reader, & to help him or her to become who he or she is meant to be.

Only by putting them to work, & sustaining them with disciplined execution, can the reader produces results in his or her own life.

British mathematician Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), who often sought to show how the pursuits of both the arts & the sciences were characteristic of the identity of the human species, had aptly advocated:

"We have to understand that the world can only grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."

from whose quote I have deliberately extracted the foregoing title for my blog post.

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