Tajsateesh
Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
Bhardwaj Ramesh
Sr.manager-hr&admn
Anita P Panicker
Sr Hr Executive
+1 Other

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When he was a little boy his uncle called him “Sparky”, after a comic-strip horse named Spark Plug. School was all but impossible for Sparky.

He failed every subject in the eighth grade. He flunked physics in high school, getting a grade of zero. He also flunked Latin, algebra and English. And his record in sports wasn’t any better. Though he did manage to make the school’s golf team, he promptly lost the only important match of the season. Oh, there was a consolation match; he lost that too.

Throughout his youth, Sparky was awkward socially. It wasn’t that the other students disliked him; it’s just that no one really cared all that much. In fact, Sparky was astonished if a classmate ever said hello to him outside of school hours. There’s no way to tell how he might have done at dating. He never once asked a girl out in high school. He was too afraid of being turned down… or perhaps laughed at. Sparky was a loser. He, his classmates… everyone knew it. So he learned to live with . He made up his mind early that if things were meant to work out, they would. Otherwise he would content himself with what appeared to be his inevitable mediocrity.

One thing WAS important to Sparky, however — drawing. He was proud of his artwork. No one else appreciated it. But that didn’t seem to matter to him. In his senior year of high school, he submitted some cartoons to the the yearbook. The editors rejected the concept. Despite this brush-off, Sparky was convinced of his ability. He even decided to become an artist.

So, after completing high school, Sparky wrote Walt Disney Studios. They asked for samples of his artwork. Despite careful preparation, it too was rejected. One more confirmation that he was a loser.

But Sparky still didn’t give up. Instead, he decided to tell his own life’s story in cartoons. The main character would be a little boy who symbolized the perpetual loser and chronic underachiever. You know him well. Because Sparky’s cartoon character went on to become a cultural phenomenon of sorts. People readily identified with this “lovable loser.” He reminded people of the painful and embarrassing moments from their own past, of their pain and their shared humanity. The character soon became famous worldwide: “Charlie Brown.” And Sparky, the boy whose many failures never kept him from trying, whose work was rejected again and again,… is the highly successful cartoonist Charles Schultz. His cartoon strip, “Peanuts,” continues to inspire books, T-shirts and Christmas specials, reminding us, as someone once commented, that life somehow finds a way for all of us, even the losers.

Sparky’s story reminds us of a very important principle in life. We all face difficulty and discouragement from time to time. We also have a choice in how we handle it. If we’re persistent, if we hold fast to our faith, if we continue to develop the unique talents God has given us, who knows what can happen? We may end up with an insight and an ability to inspire that comes only through hardship. In the end, there are no “losers” with God. Some winners just take longer to develop!

By CAPT J. David Atwater, CHC, US

Dear Anita,
Nice message.It is very inspiring.Life is two fold.Some times despite our best efforts we can not achive the desired results.After making one or two attempts we often quit the race............We generally blame our stars or repent on ourselves for not achieving our goals.By doing this we lower our self asteem which further becomes hinderince in our way to do which we want to achieve.
" Winners never Quit and lossers only make the excuses."
Thanks again for the nice message.

Hello Anita, This reminds me of a Quote by Albert Einstein: "It’s not that I am so smart. It’s just that I stay longer with problems". Rgds, TS
Hi Ramesh, Yes it is so true, when we fail once we human have the tendency to give up, but only those who keep on trying achieve things. Thanks for your feedback. Have a nice day. Regards Anita
Hi Tajsateesh, Yes rightly said and that is the reason he become Albert Einstein. Regards Anita
Hi, Truly inspirational one...certainly speaking it build-up my confidence to the next level,one can never fail when they keep trying....keep sharing....good luck. swapna
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