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The Right Frame Of Mind
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June 1, 2012


The Talking Clock

This battle, if I may pronounce it as such, started almost 2 years ago when my daughter insisted that I buy her a talking clock. So as a good father, with the intent of teaching her time, I went to the shop and as instructed by my daughter, picked up this talking digital clock.

By default, the temperature was shown in degrees Fahrenheit. I tried out all permutations and combinations by fiddling with all the buttons on the clock. No matter how hard I tried, I wasn't able to change it into degrees Celsius. I had a couple of other digital clocks in which there was a separate button for display change of temperature. This was critically missing here. I went to the extent of literally opening a few screws but alas, to no avail.

The thing with the digital clock is that when you put the battery in it, it displays all the fields...and yes indeed it had the now all important degrees Celsius sign on it as well. Time moved on. Every day I use to see the clock and think what would be the way to convert the display of the temperature?

Fast forward to 9.30 am this morning. I just picked up the clock mind told me that every time I pressed the 'mode' button, there as a corresponding action and so this time I went very slowly... one by one... and Bingo!!! There it was... the battle had been won. It now proudly displays the temperature in degrees Celsius. I was so excited that I even took a picture.

What this small incident taught me was that I knew what I wanted was always right in front of me and all it required was the right frame of mind to solve it.

That's what life has in store for all of us. If you know it is achievable and it is a matter of the right attitude, victory is just a matter of time.

Moral of the story: Even if you fail in your attempts, don't fail to attempt again.

I leave you all with a small quote by legendary Bruce Lee...

"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

--- Copyright © 2012 Bhupesh Dhawan
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