11 Quotes by APJ Abdul Kalam That Will Inspire You
He was the one President of India who set a benchmark on the qualities a President or Executive ought to have! The original thinker-doer President of India started life in the (then) almost non-existent town of Rameswaram on the southern tip of India where the seas met.
Life in its early days saw him going door-to-door distributing newspapers! Having lived and seen hardships up close and personal, he knew the hardships the poor faced in their fight to survive, leave alone live a decent life. But that didn’t deter him. In fact, it’s hardships and the need to find alternatives and solutions that propelled him to the heights he reached in life.
A die-hard optimist, he saw merit in perseverance across industries and reasons, and was one of the few who motivated the world, especially children to dream, and dream big. In his own words, dreams aren’t those that you see in your sleep. They are those that don’t let you sleep!
A fact not many know is that in the initial years of his becoming the ‘Missile Man’ of India, while working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, known to the world as NASA, so impressive was his work that he made a mark even on the hosts, some of whom were world leaders in the field of space exploration!
Coming back to India, he gave flight to his dreams, India’s dreams, and most of all, India’s children’s dreams. Where-ever he went, he exhorted the youth to rise up to any challenge life threw at them and come out winners. He reasoned that by doing so India would surely turn into the promised land of entrepreneurs where everyone works hard. And everyone wins- all this while taking India right above the clouds!
A true ‘Karmayogi’, the original ‘Man with a mission’, his words matched his deeds, some of which we have compiled and mentioned below.
- Small aim is a crime; have great aim.
- Climbing to the top demands strength whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
- Don’t read success stories, you will only get message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.
- Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
- Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.