Author, Educator, Business Consultant and a much sought-after speaker.
When I do corporate training, I tell the people at the top, “What I am doing in your organization is repair work. If you prepare them, you won’t have to repair them.”
In schools and colleges
Only parents & teachers, only parents & teachers, in life, care to correct, the world punishes.
Not by the industry or infrastructure, but it is by the quality of character the country is producing in its citizens. Unfortunately, in India, we are not focusing on character.
In today’s fast-changing world, products are getting obsolete almost the day they are getting launched. Knowledge is getting obsolete within 2-3 years. It has literally become a cliché that “the only constant is change”. If that is true, then either we are in deep trouble, or there is a great opportunity for those who are prepared. The big question is that with so much uncertainty, what do students prepare for? Is there anything other than ‘change’ that is constant? If there is, then we should prepare our youth in the following three skills that are constant.
A bad attitude, wrong values, and unrealistically high expectations where they all want to start as CEOs.
Many times people think that discipline takes away freedom. That is not true. Discipline actually gives freedom.
You take a train off the track it is free, but where does it go? If you free the steering wheel of the car, it is free but where does it go? The answer is “Nowhere”.
Discipline is a track to run on, and it gives freedom.
Parenting and teaching is not a popularity contest. We need to do what’s right and in the best interest of the child.
Nature teaches us that sometimes in life, you have to be unkind to be kind. Take the case of the mother giraffe, she is 20 feet tall and gives birth to a baby giraffe standing up. The baby plops down from mother’s womb on to the hard surface. The baby is weak and can’t get up.
She takes a head start and gives one kick to the baby giraffe. The baby jumps up, but the legs are weak and wobbly and he falls down. The mother giraffe gives one more kick, but the baby is weak and wobbly and falls down again. The mother keeps kicking the baby until it is able to get onto its feet. Why? It is because the mother realizes that the only chance of survival for the baby in the jungle is to get on its feet; otherwise the baby cannot run and will be eaten up by the predators. Is this an act of love? The message is very clear:
‘Sometimes in life, you have to be unkind to be kind.’