Monday, September 21, 2015


When Pedro was asked to share the secret of his well maintained gardens, he put it simply, ‘I took great pains to add the right top soil, arrange the drainage and choose the sequence of the various flora. I just keep reminding myself of those initial efforts and choose to do everything to ensure that they are not frittered away.'

Well begun is half done, but can be easily undone if we give up on the requisite follow up. We give our best while creating something. We manage the difficult part but falter at the easy part. If we do not maintain the steadfastness, our best start can be undone.

So often, so many of us start initiatives in great earnest and then give up on maintaining the same drive in doing the less interesting but crucial follow up. Resolves and resolutions start with a flourish and end in a whimper. If we look back at our life, we discover the way great initiatives went to waste.

Constancy is the characteristic of achievers. They maintain a positive attitude and approach to the things they start. Steadfastness holds the key to greater successes. Doggedness is a value that ensures the optimising of the good start.

Beautiful gardens are born of continued mission
we must back initiative with steadfast actions!

- Pravin K. Sabnis
Goa, India.

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