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Hard work is its own reward

In August this year, newspapers were filled with the story of the discovery of a great Italian painter and sculptor, 73-year-old Pordenone Montanari, who had isolated himself from the world for 18 years to dedicate himself exclusively to his work and relying on his life. . needs of his wife. It was discovered when his wife was putting a “For Sale” sign on the door post and a local businessman of Indian origin was passing. The businessman bought the house in a matter of hours and, in partnership with another Indian businessman, bought the rights to the artist’s work.

His work provokes comparison with C├ęzanne, Braque, Bacon and Picasso. Dr. Rossana Pitteli, an art expert from the Italian Cultural Institute, said: “Montanari is a really exciting new Italian discovery.”

Edward Lucie-Smith, a leading British art historian who was shown the work by buyers, said Montanari was unique. She said: “Some contemporary artists pursue fame; others find an obstacle in the way of their highest ambitions. Montanari belongs to the second category.”

I would like to make two observations here.

In the Gita, Lord Krishna says to Arjun, “You only have the right to action, not to its results. Do not be attached to the results of your actions, and also do not remain without action.”

It means doing one’s duty without worrying much about its results and rewards.

Mind you, this was taught by Krishna in order to persuade Arjun to fight against the great era of Mahabharat.

In the world, great people, artists, writers, and scientists work without much concern for results and rewards.

In India, no one knows who wrote their great Vedas and Upanishads. In fact, they seem to be the combined effort of many people over a long period of time.

The second point is that success comes after long and lonely hard work and many times after many failures. Some say that it takes seven years of hard work to be successful in any field. The Get Rich Overnight, Get Famous Overnight, or Get Successful Overnight schemes don’t work in the real world. Only hard work over many years bears fruit.

In this regard, please also reflect on the following: Life story of one of the world’s greatest ‘failures’:

1. Age: 21 years: Business failure.

2. Age: 22 years: Failure in the elections.

3. Age: 24 years: Failure in business.

4. Age: 26 years: Death of the wife.

5. Age: 27 years: nervous breakdown.

6. Age: 34 years: Defeat in the Congressional elections.

7. Age: 45 years: Defeat in the Senate elections.

8. Age: 47 years: Defeat in the attempt to occupy the Vice Presidency.

Who was this man?

Abraham Lincoln, who became president of the United States at the age of 52


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