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I recently saw an old film with the lead character struggling against all odds from childhood to adulthood. In the end, he emerged victorious with his hard work, fearless attitude, fighting spirit, and noble and honest character. All the circumstances and situations which gave him difficulties gradually turned into his favour. This is because he never lost hope and never gave up no matter how hard they were.
Imagine if you flip the hero's characteristics and he becomes a coward person, showing negative behaviours, surrendering without a fight and being looked down by everyone. Would you get up and walk out, or stay and continue to watch the movie?
What if this happens to be a movie about your life and you are watching it inside the cinema with others? Which character traits would you like to display? Would you be the fearless, value-ingrained and integrity-induced character, or otherwise?
Your life is one big movie. You are the hero, the director, the producer, the scriptwriter and even the audience. You are the only one responsible for it and it all depends on how you perform until the end. If it flops, do not blame your supporting cast who could be your superiors, colleagues, parents, spouse, relatives or other people you meet in your life.
When you attain certain responsibilities, you actually have all the power in your hands to make positive contributions wherever you are, be it at home, the workplace or the society in general. Try to acquire the positive characteristics of your favourite hero and start applying them in real life. You will be surprised at the impact you have on people and at how you inspire others.
Set a victor's mindset. Be your own hero.
• Design your life and produce the role and results you desire
• Don't hesitate to reach out to your supporting actors for help
• Always play out your scenes like it's going to be a great movie
Find out how to discover and bring out the genius in you
Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company