APJ Abdul Kalam, famously known as the Missile Man, was the 11th President of India. His full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering. Before becoming the President of India, he served at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as an aerospace engineer. He will always remain to be an inspiration for the coming generations.
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was a source of inspiration for tens and thousands of Indians. A league apart, his teachings and life philosophy have been admired by the old and young. Mr. Kalam's prodigious rise from Rameswaram, a small but famous pilgrimage town in Tamil Nadu, led him to become one of the world's most accomplished leaders in the world and India.
If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
Numerous issues and problems exist in the way of accomplishment in life. Remember, to succeed, you need to face and overcome numerous obstacles. If you need to shine like a sun, you should be ready to burn like Sun. Nothing develops in the spot of solace. If you truly need a day to work according to your wishes, you should be happy to work for it.
You should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Surrendering is not a characteristic of human brain science. Sometimes, a few circumstances show up where we want to surrender and feel like giving up. In any case, you need to comprehend that giving up isn't the solution to any problem we face. If you surrender, there is no way that you will survive in this world. Moreover, surrendering implies that you are inefficient and powerless.
Excellence happens not by accident. It is a process.
These lines are said by former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam, at an interactive session held at Microsoft Hyderabad at India Development Centre. He explained that superiority or excellence is not something that happens coincidentally. It is a complete cycle. You have to work hard, slog day and night to achieve it.
A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.
Dr. Kalam once said dreams do not come while sleeping. Individuals define dreams as something they see during their sleep. These dreams are generally overlooked and forgotten when people are awake. According to Kalam, genuine dreams are the ones that you want to achieve and accomplish in your life. These dreams don't allow you to rest and always inspire you to strive to get towards it.
If you sleep calmly and peacefully, it simply implies that you don't have any realistic dream to pursue. On the other hand, if you have a vision, it would not allow you to rest. It rouses you to move in the direction to pursue that.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
To succeed in your life, you should have clarity for your goals. You should be determined and must have single-minded devotion to your objectives. You should think ambitiously and begin working for it without wasting your precious time. Keep pursuing your goals, and remember it does not matter how slow you go, as far as you're not going to stop.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Keep in mind that the sky is the limit. Everything is achievable in life, whatever you can think of. The main thing which stops you is the terror of failure or downfall. If you can control your fear, at that point, you can do whatever you need and can imagine. Just remain consistent with your hard work, trust yourself, and consistently be available for learning new things.
In life, you will meet individuals who will excite you and few individuals who will discourage you. It entirely depends on you, which ones you pick to befriend. So consistently trust in yourself and on your dreams. Never ever quit or give up!
Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently
In this quote, Abdul Kalam says that creativity is seeing the same thing as anyone else can look into but thinking of it from a different perspective and adding value to it. In life, we see many things that appear to be useless. However, few people see them from a whole new prospect and convert them into a wonderful opportunity.