Hard decision – An important Life Lesson
|   May 17, 2017
Hard decision – An important Life Lesson

"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn."

We all have to take a tough decision at some moment of our life, at that particular instant we may feel paralyzed thinking what is better and what not has to be done. When we are stressed, or trying to deal with such dilemma, we may question our own rationale, and worry that our final decision may not be wise. There are certain questions we can ask our self when making a difficult decision to find out if our reasoning is good, and if we have found a wise solution to the existing problem.

Making a hard decision is not easy for the decision maker. He always thinks that though today he has taken this tough decision which might not be appreciated by the family members but sooner later they will realize that it was made for the betterment of the family. There are many incidence which happens in our day to day life where we have to take hard decisions for the betterment of the person, people, family, society, community etc.

Learning to win in life is quite like learning to ride a bicycle. With my personal experience, I have seen when father teaches his son to ride a bicycle while doing so he might fall and get bruised. It doesn’t matter. He needs to get back up and continue to ride. He may fall one or more time but he has to get back up again at that instant the father has to take a hard decision and motivate him that’s all it takes to learn to get back up every time you fall my son. While doing so even father feels hurt as while teaching his son got bruise, but the happiest and proudest part is that at the end his son has learned to ride his bicycle. There are many examples which we face on daily basis in our life where we see parents taking hard decisions which are always in favor of their children. We all know that the road to success is not that easy. There are several obstacles, and we are bound to fall sooner or later. We will hit a road block, we will taste failure. But success lies in being able to get up every time we fall. That’s a critical life skill. And it’s the habit of all successful people. 

Making a hard decision is not only observed in Human beings its even  seen in animals. I just want to put some light on the life lesson which the baby giraffe learns from the mother giraffe.

BABY giraffes never go to school. But they learn a very important lesson rather early in life. A lesson that all of us would do well to remember. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event.  The baby falls from its mother’s womb, some eight feet above the ground. It shrivels up and lies still, too weak to move.  The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to smooch the baby giraffe. And then something incredible happens. She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and tumbling down on the ground. As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again and again. Until the baby giraffe, still trembling and tired, pushes its limbs and for the first time learns to stand on its feet. Happy to see the baby standing on its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives it yet another kick. The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands up. Mama Giraffe is delighted. She knows that her baby has learned an important lesson:  Never mind how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get back on your feet. Why does the mother giraffe do this? A baby just born and being welcomed by her kick because she knows that lions and leopards love giraffe meat. So unless the baby giraffe quickly learns to stand and run with the pack it will have no chance of survival. Most of us though are not quite as lucky as baby giraffes. No one teaches us to stand up every time we fall. When we fail, when we are down, we just give up. No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and succeed, we need to learn to get back on our feet.

If you read the lives of successful people though, you will see a recurring pattern. Were they always successful in all they did? No. Did success come to them quick and easy? No, no!  You will find that the common streak running through their lives is their ability to stand up every time they fall. The ability of the baby giraffe!

Thus remember one thing, next time if you find a friend or a parent kicking you, don’t get upset with them. Like the mother giraffe, they may only be trying to teach you one of life’s most important lessons. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall. What matters is your ability to pick yourself up and stand on your feet once again.

"Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens.... The decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered."





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