Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Role model path Vs Pioneer Path

I want to draw parallels between two paths for success.Although these are not the only ways to fetch success.
First one is the way where you have some role model who inspires you for the act which you have been doing.Another one is the path where you are the first one (or the only one at that time) to opt for it. Its the success achieved by the role model in the past grabs the attention of the followers of the same path. Engineering your own way requires a lot of original thinking,vision and the patience to take the task to the finish mark.The amount of original thinking may differ in both the paths,pioneer path needs more. "Gurukanth Desai" from film "Guru"is an ideal example of the pioneer path star. Without any assistance from the surrounding atmosphere Desai became the greatest industrialist of the country.He didn't have any godfather to guide him en route.
The experiences,the challenges,the skill to handle suddenly arisen and unexpected problems make the path difficult if you are the lone and the first traveller of the path. Each stumbling block along the path has a certain element of surprise and varying potential of risk in it. It needs enormous self belief to trace your own path and to defy the existing pathways. It takes a copernicus to wreck the contemporary believes and stand on own point. The courage behind the firm stand is the product of self belief which comes from correct work basics and right approach.
Even if you have a role model whose ways you can mimic,there can be situations where the problems faced by you and your role model might be different. At many stages you have to be original and contemplation becomes a necessity.
The glory fetched after the successful completion will obviously differ. Its actually the indicator of the hardships faced.
Its not always possible to define your own way,it depends upon the nature of the person taking up the job. To pioneer your path needs a lot of courage where as following the footsteps has reduced risk in it.A person playing safe might choose the later one where as a courageous person would go for the earlier. In my opinion the glory factor might be the tempting reason to prefer the pioneer path over the role model path.


Soumyadeep said...

This is a famous poem by Robert Frost titled 'The Road Not Taken'. My favourite poem and very apt in this situation:

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Goonjan said...

Simply Superb.......

U know I hav alwys admired ur critical thinking.....u hav an amazing's a gr8 example which proves it......the way u hav seen 'Guru' and expressed ur thots over human nature is just superb......hats off sir!!!

Harshad said...

Thanks you both for such lovely comments! Actually comments act as motivator for the next keep me motivating!

Swapnil F5ed said...

Wow what a nice guide to success!!
Hats off to you!!
As "The Alchemist" may have the beginners luck in following one's destiny, and the whole universe conspires to help the man reach his destiny, but at times God will put him to test..And one who loses hope will die out thirsty when the palm trees are at the horizon, while the one who will push through it will succeed..

Man you're an Alchemist in the making...

aditya said...

oye! post new !