Monday, July 11, 2011

"Will" against "Wont"



Yesterday, I was washing my face in the basin and there was this annoying housefly buzzing around. I am normally tolerant of 'annoyance' but this housefly was aiming for my face. I decided to tell my house maid later to get rid of it (which she understands as kill it). I got dressed and came to the bathroom and saw a black spot on the wet floor. It was the same housefly. I bent down surprised how it had been suicidal enough to land up on the wet floor. I don't know how it did it, but it was stuck on the wet floor wings down and waving its legs in the air frantically trying to lift its wings off. I had wanted to get rid of the housefly, and here it was on the floor near dead, my job half done.

But...... I could not turn away. I could not turn away from a life form, that was near dead, struggling to live. I could not turn away from the tiny life of a housefly with a big will to survive. I could not turn away knowing that I was the only help that it had, to live. So here is what I did - I put the tube of my face-wash next to its legs, so it got a grip. The fly climbed onto the tube. Then I left the tube by the side of the basin so it could dry off and fly away, or buzz around my face annoyingly in the evening.

I could not shake off this incident the whole day. It was my "wont" against the housefly's "will". Life is like that.... no matter how much we think that the other person will get annoyed enough with us to get rid of us, in the end, its our own will to survive that shapes the final call.

My friend, now a successful businessman, had no money or industry support. He had "wont work" as advises from everyone he turned to. But his will was so strong, that today, ten years later he not only owns one of the biggest fashion brands in the country but also has in his list of supporters and colleagues, the same people who had attempted to get rid of him in his early days.

My lesson for the day came from the house fly. It's will to live was stronger than my agenda for it to die. That is true for business, that is true in relationships, that is the truth you find everywhere you go. "Will" "Intention", whatever you call it, is the primary reason for all that happens to you. If our daily intentions and willingness is aimed towards success and progress, the universe has no option but to comply.

21 comments:

priyanka m said...

True to the T. Great learning. Great share, Priya! Thanks:)

Ramesh C said...

Absolutely. A less which is applied at every step in life. Will to succeed has always won against all the odds. Only time for success has been the time required for an indiviual to acquire the needed level of will and maintain the same. At each step the message one who succeeds gives to our own self is - there is only way forward and that is towards success. Thats why Erik Weihenmayer is the blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest and also completed the Seven Summits. He is truely blind to failure.

Supriya said...

Perfect!..Really appreciate the way you express yourself and your learnings from day to day life. God Bless You!!

abhishek keshri said...

wat else cud i say,, u write so well nd d way u transform ur experiences into words is highly appreciable,,, u rock priya
-abhishek keshri

innocent1 said...

So do I say now and so do I do now Priya!
Thanks for your wonderful words,
Warm Regards & Blessings,
Popy

Subha said...

Good one.. :)

Shamim said...

Suitable to my situation as well! Thanks! It strengthens my struggle, my "will".

Ria said...

How true...
Great motivation in this mechanical world to be little sensitive towards our own self & our surroundings,nature, fellow beings.

s.uma said...

i liked the way u look at things, try to get into the depth of life, no wonder nature opens its secrets for those who identify themselves completely with it. ur luv, ur motivation, ur simplicity, ur humour, ur goal is awe inspiring. u touch my core priya, tnx for doing it ma! nice knowing u!
uma.s

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sreeja said...

Its so wonderful, the way you see things. I just finished reading-'I am another you'. Sometimes its hard to tell what you feel......a big heart felt thanks.

star_interrupted said...

Still Yet Its Not The Truth!! :)

Maya Pillai said...

i truly agree.everyday is a new lesson in our life .nice one though :)

Maya Pillai said...

i truly agree.everyday is a new lesson in our life .nice one though :)

Ankit said...

Will against won't is the mantra for success. Now my will is to meet you and learn from you without having to spend a fortune. I am not sure how strong the won'ts would be in this case. But the will would keep getting stronger till its finds success.

BTW i dint know you existed till someone mentioned you yesterday.

Priya Kumar said...

after reading your whole day story a question arises in my mind that if all this happens then y peoplr think of dying , think of suiciding etc. y? y? y? if life is so precious then y a girl like jiya khan (actress) give up her life . why the students do the suicide. priya I really wants the answer of this question. I asked about this to my frnz too but according to them it is ones life and one have complete rule on his life and nobody have the authority to handle the pen of somebodys life..... Mam I want a positive and precised answer of my question ....plz help me out

Priya Kumar said...

after reading your whole day story a question arises in my mind that if all this happens then y peoplr think of dying , think of suiciding etc. y? y? y? if life is so precious then y a girl like jiya khan (actress) give up her life . why the students do the suicide. priya I really wants the answer of this question. I asked about this to my frnz too but according to them it is ones life and one have complete rule on his life and nobody have the authority to handle the pen of somebodys life..... Mam I want a positive and precised answer of my question ....plz help me out

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ravi prakash said...

"Universe has no option but to comply". Its the answer for both I will do it and I won't. Our 'will' defines times when our intention to conquer is superior to circumstances and 'wont' that we utter is due to dominating circumstances where we forget our will and surrender. In my opinion people think about suicide when there is no hope left. Life is a blessing and the will to live never dies. we make mistakes often but our will to win allows us to forget and overcome all our fears. Suicide is also like a mistake but there is no undo button but if one believes that bad times never last long they will drop the idea, to live yet another beautiful memory because after dark clouds comes the rain and its beautiful after rain.

No matter how tough it gets, how humiliating, how frustrating life becomes never lose hope, its all about survival of the fittest. Life will throw different ways to test our will, the best we can do is to protect our dreams from all the negativity and battle on like a true warrior. Death after life is a universal truth so don't waste time, live when you r alive, smile when you can, dream big and accomplish as many dreams as you and always remember that there will be hurdles and you will have to become stronger each time.

Look around there is a lot of misery in this world but can you see the will of the people who are fighting against all odds to make a living for their families, if you can you now have one less thing to worry about and that is about giving up. You are the source of your happiness, you are the answer to all your problems, you are a person of a superior will, its just a matter of choice and to use the gift we have. So I chose to fight everything that comes in my way for the empowering future which will unfold all rewards of my hard work and persistence so live to the fullest while you can after all, this is the only life we have and if live with satisfaction one is enough.