Friday, May 16, 2014

Ab ki baar Modi Sarkar

Today Lok Sabha election results were declared and NDA with 300+ seats are the clear winners and will be forming the government. There is no Modi wave was what you heard from many non NDA party leaders. I agree with them because wave is an understatement. It really is a tsunami. From 2 Lok Sabha seats in 1984 to 272+ in 2014, BJP has made great progress. Modi did play a big role and even the biggest Modi rival will have to acknowledge that. 

BJP should be given full credit for using latest technology and social media to their full advantage. I think other political parties need to learn the tricks from them. This is one reason I feel that Modi is the right person to be PM. He is so comfortable with use of technology and derived maximum benefit from it this election.

For Congress it cannot get worse than this. They bagged less than 50 seats and that is too low for a national party. I am sure that dynasty politics combined with corruption made them suffer the worst ever defeat this election. They need to understand that the legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi won't help them for long. Rahul Gandhi just doesn't have it in him to lead the party or the nation. 

The slogan Ab ki baar Modi Sarkaar was everywhere. I think this one line played a major role in creating awareness about Modi. Another point that worked in his favor was that he was declared PM candidate right from the onset. Congress on the other hand did not have the courage to announce Rahul Gandhi as their PM candidate. 

Once the euphoria settles down both Modi and BJP have lot of work to do. The next 5 years will play a major role in defining the future of BJP. They have to perform really well if they wish to repeat this feat in future. I have high hopes from Modi as PM. Let us see whether he delivers or not.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Intent matters

Intent matters and is the only thing that matters in the long run. Perceptions of people may act as stumbling blocks but if you are doing any task with clear and good intention then these temporary challenges should not matter at all.

Let me take one example of an intention that almost every one of us will have. It is about making money and securing our future. Is it good or bad to have an intention like this? I would say it depends from person to person. Even a thief will have an intention like this. So, a good intent will also be one that ensures that the foundation of your success is not laid on the losses of others. A win win situation for all is the only way to be happy and stay happy. This does not mean that you part with your hard earned money to help out someone who suffered losses because of his or her own foolish ways. Only thing I wanted to communicate is that do not cause losses to others in the pursuit of your goal.

Achieving goals means taking right action at the right time. Do not waste time explaining each and every action you take. It will drain you out and make you lose your focus. Before taking any decisive action in life weigh the pros and cons. You will lose something and will gain something in pursuit of your goal. However the satisfaction of achieving what you intended to is far greater than any short term gains or setbacks you suffer. It doesn't matter whether the world stands by you or not. Having the right intent and working steadily towards a goal is the need of the hour.

You will always be surrounded with skeptics who neither take any decisive action nor allow you to take one by trying to create doubts in your mind. Do listen to them and analyze but do not let negativity to have any adverse impact. Always keep asking yourself whether I am doing the right thing or not. You will get answers. It may not be instantaneous but you will know whether you are doing the right thing or not.