The one thing I have learnt is that we must always begin with our strengths. From the earliest years of our schooling, everyone focuses on what is wrong with us.
There is an imaginary story of a rabbit. The rabbit was enrolled in a rabbit school. Like all rabbits, it could hop very well but could not swim. At the end of the year, the rabbit got high marks in hopping but failed in swimming.
The parents were concerned. They said, “Forget about hopping, you are good at it anyway. Concentrate on swimming”.
They sent the rabbit for tuitions in swimming. And guess what happened? The rabbit forgot how to hop. As for swimming, have you ever seen a rabbit swim?
While it is important for us to know what we are not good at, we must also cherish what is good in us. That is because; it is only our strengths that can give us the energy to correct our weaknesses.
My Lessons in Life By Azim Premji
Azim Premji, Chairman and Managing Director of Wipro Limited, shares his perspective on success and effective living with teenagers