Better Late than Never

Jun 12, 2011     Posted under: Current Affairs

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Life is a reward for all those who believe in doing their duties to the best of their abilities. Anything left incomplete is as good as not done—thus it is better late than never completing or attaining goals of life.

Better late than never is a principle of life for those who are ready to fight against the heaviest of odds, who do not put forward excuses for circumstantial problems and fate to hide their shortcomings. They accept their negative points and make attempts to overcome them and do what they want to do in Life, even if it is too late.

Gandhiji came to India at the age of 46, from South Africa to lead the Indian against the Britishers. George Washington was 80 years old when he came back from retirement and led the proud Americans personally in the battlefields to drive out the British colonial troops and attain independence.

‘Better late than never’ is a psychological framework of mind which exhorts goals and inspires the people who are not discouraged by defeats and failures. Instead, they learn from their failures and defeats in life and more often than not, achieve what they had failed to do previously. It is this type of men who are invariably successful in their lives. They “try and try and try again” till they have achieved their aims and goals of life. This is the positive approach to life.

How can we forget the inspiring example from our history – the Indians remained enslaved for almost 200 years. But they never stopped trying to drive out the English from their homeland. From 1857 to 1947, there were numerous glorious events towards its final goal. So many, lives were lost in the process, and we finally achieved independence- – thought late, but we got it and what a rewarding experience it was to see our tricolor replacing the Union Jack. It definitely was ‘better late than never’. We achieved our independence.

NitiN Kumar Jain

Nitin works in an IT MNC professionally but blogs and owns NKJ Live. He is also the co-owner of a professional start-up ARGHAM BYTES

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