Asking About the 'ASK' Factor


"Your Attitude, not Aptitude, will determine your Altitude" - says the reputed American author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar. This opinion is vindicated by Oprah Winfrey, world famous talk show host, actress and producer, by saying, "The greatest discovery of all times is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude".

There are millions of real life stories which tell very loudly and convincingly how the right attitude changed the whole course of lives for betterment and prosperity. Swami Vivekanand also tells, "It is our mental Attitude which makes the world what it is for us..."

सही नजरिया ही जीवन को संवारे,
नित आपके व्यक्तित्व को निखारे.

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into Skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals" - says Larry Bird, the well-known American Basketball player and coach. Rightly, without the matching skills which, of course is the outcome of regular learning/training exercise, nobody can achieve the desired success despite having other personality development inputs. It’s a continuous and dynamic process which provides the on-going opportunity for self-evaluation and competence improvement for achievement of professional excellence-the buzz word in corporate world everywhere.

नर हो या नारी, हुनर है सबके लिए जरुरी 
इसमें जो रहेगा दक्ष, वही प्राप्त करेगा लक्ष्य.

Who doesn't know the "BIG B" of Bollywood and his very popular TV show: "Kaun Banega Karorepati". The Ads that were taking frequent rounds in various channels during that period used to re-emphasize in a very creative way the importance of Knowledge - the differentiating factor in everybody's life. Francis Bacon, the renowned English Author and Philosopher, thus said long ago," Knowledge is Power". Everywhere we hear - public sector and private sector alike, that we need knowledge worker. Undoubtedly, acquiring knowledge to become wise is the guarantee to dispel mental darkness which in turn facilitates consolidation of human values in our life for the good of each one of us.

इसका हमेशा रखें हम पूरा ध्यान,
ज्ञान से मिलता है मान सम्मान.

So, by now, you could make out what I intended to convey through this piece of writing. Yes, you are perfectly right. The combined effect of right Attitude, Skill, and Knowledge (ASK) has been pleasantly phenomenal in the life of all those who value its multi-dimensional character.



milan sinhamilan sinhaMilan K. Sinha is a freelance writer. He has worked in Banking and Insurance sector for three decades following three years of active writing in various newspapers and magazines. Presently he is engaged in stress management, wellness and awareness activities besides freelance writing. He is based in Patna and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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