Recently I read in the papers that the Salman Khan starrer movie “Sultan” grossed 100 crores within 3 days of its release and so far its box office collection has crossed a staggering 230 crores!!
Why are people so obsessed with the number game???
Welcome to the “Number game club”
Rules of the game:
No. of players : No limit
Age : Age no bar
Winner : The player who scores/earns the highest *
Replace * with any of the choices given below as required.
*marks, box office collections, salary, targets, likes on FB, followers on your blog, votes
The list is endless……
Why is success always measured in terms of numbers? Chasing numbers many times forces us to compromise on quality and values. Running the race like a horse with blinkers, we solely focus on surging ahead. Reaching that magical number brands us successful. We are least perturbed when we turn a blind eye to a sea of small little things on the way.
Is only the marks on a paper indicative of your intelligence?
Is only a mind boggling collection at the box office the criteria to declare a movie a hit?
Does a high number of likes on your FB post make you the most popular person?
Does only meeting targets at work brand you a star employee?
I believe “Numbers alone should not define your success”.
Now the question arises,
a) If not by numbers, how does one measure success?
b) Should we get out of the habit of measuring success?
What do you think???
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