Safe Harbour Is Dangerous

Everybody wants happiness, and nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.-Zion Lee

It is usually found the tendency of average people to be safe in every act. In an organization generally it is seen the result or outcome is derived from the 20% of the workers. 80% of them do not produce the outcome that is derived from 20% of the lot.

John A. Shedd said through one of his collections that “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” If you are not able to take any risk at various walks of life the whole purpose of your existence is defeated.

Safety is advisable, but when you are completely safe, you really can’t achieve much. To do things, you have to leave at least some of your safety behind and take risks. You have a prominent role in balancing safety and risk, what you have in the absence of risk is hardly much of a life. Several times when fuel finished in helicopters while undergoing sorties during my active service in Indian Air Force, we had landed safely with the help of auto pilot technique but the moments of struggles were so exiting that it always filled the mind with a feeling of great enthusiasm.

Sub 4 minutes mile of Roger Bannister

A four-minute mile [1]is the completion of a mile run in four minutes or less. It was first achieved in 1954 by Roger Bannister, at age 25, in 3:59.4. The “four-minute barrier” has since been broken by over 1,400 male athletes, and is now the standard of all male professional middle-distance runners in cultures that use Imperial units. In the 65 years since, the mile record has been lowered by almost 17 seconds, and currently stands at 3:43.13.

Incredible Mind Set Of Swimmer

Michael Phelps, great swimmer, of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.), who was the most-decorated athlete in Olympic history with 28 medals, which included a record 23 gold. At the 2008 Games in Beijing, he became the first athlete to win eight gold medals at a single Olympics. When he was in competition for his seventh medal his hand was fractured and his coach and medical team advised not to go for eighth medal in the event but he took the risk. He employed the technique and special exercises to make legs stronger and won the record breaking eighth goal.

While qualifying for the 50 kilometers race of cycling in Rajkot, a place of Gujarat State (India) last year, on finishing line I felt myself almost in pieces while pedaling forcefully but all pains vanished when cheerful crowd shouted and applauded. The medal I won did not give me the feeling of champion but the struggle and journey I had during the race filled my mind with greatest satisfaction and mind-blowing happiness even today when I remembered the recent past event.

Deadly Marathon Race

When I finished my marathon of 42 km and collapsed on finishing line during inter command championship of Indian Air Force in the year 1986, I was taken to hospital in stature and when I become conscious and cried in front of my coach that I did not win the medal, the words of my coach gives the fuel to my mind even today when he told, “ That is the quality of champion!” Anybody can run up to 35 km but the acid formation in stomach and raising of blood pressure after 35 makes or break when you fight tooth and nail. Only one thing could make me to finish the race was 1986 Olympic marathon runner running while nose was bleeding but he was wiping with sponge and again focusing on running. I captured the slow-motion moment of the event that always motivates me during frightened situation in present time.

Key Takeaways

1. Fire first and then aim

2.Wire neurons together and fire together

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