In this episode of The Subhash Chandra Show, Subhashji interacts with the students in Haryana and discusses whether we should plan for the future or live life the way it comes.
Time never goes backward. There are good moments and bad ones, ups and downs. Can one convert these failures into success with planning? Planning is like a puzzle, some people solve it while others get tangled in its complexities. Subhashji talks about why planning is necessary to be successful in life.
Throwing the question open to the audience he answers a question about the difference between planning and activity. He says, “Big tasks have to be planned. Smaller activities go on every day as they do. You have to live in the present and act on your plan.”
He urges the students to plan their short term goals keeping in mind the long term ones. Sharing his story he said, “When I started business at the age of 17, I had only one goal of paying back the debts of four lakhs that my family had. Then there came a second goal, third goal and so on. Planning is a moving target.”
Speaking about success, Subhashji says, “If you observe the person who has achieved success in a short time you will realize that he is living in the present and acting in the present. Your effort does not fully transform into success as your mind is occilating between things of the past and future. Your action cannot be dynamic. You have to be in the present. Otherwise you will not be receptive to anything”
He adds, “You must plan but be in the present and act on it. Make an effort to achieve the plan. Don’t accept failure. Unless you do not make a firm commitment to making your, you will face disappointment.”
The special guest on the show is Smt. Veena Rani, a change-maker who for the past 15 years, she has been working to rescue mentally disabled and physically exploited women. She has also supported many women by offering them shelter for several months until they are alright.
She has also found out and rehabilitated women back to their own homes. Talking about her journey she says, “I have sheltered women that were walking around lost on the streets, some who had no idea about who they were or even if they were dressed or not. The first step was to establish trust and then I took care of them, their medication, food and shelter. Only then I found their homes relocated them back to their homes”. Veenaji also narrates one incident that took several days of travel just to find out the village where one of the women came from.
Subhashji says, “You become a failure only when you accept it defeat. Keep trying and trying until you achieve your goals.”
The second guest is mountaineer Smt. Anita Kundu ji, the first Indian women to climb Everest from both sides. Initially she couldn’t complete her target but then tried again and achieved it. “I am from a farming family. No one is educated. When I was 13 my father passed away, and I was the eldest. It was a crisis situation for me,” she shares. “My father wanted me to become a sports person. He inspired me and gave me the strength to achieve this.” Anita ji urges everyone to plan and be courageous about it and take action and work towards your goals.
In conclusion, Subhashji says, “Set small goals and keep on achieving them one by one. If you fail, recognize it but do not accept it. Explore and expose the short-comings inside you and move on.”
“Stay true to yourself, know what is Possible, enhance your strengths,” he adds.