A gentleman once visited a
temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God.
Suddenly he noticed a
similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two
statues of the same idol?”
“No,” said the sculptor
without looking up, “ We need said the sculptor only one, but the first one got
damaged at the last stage.”
The gentleman examined the
idol and found no apparent damage.” Where is the damage?” he asked.
“There is a scratch on the
nose of the idol.” Where are you going to install the idol?”
The sculptor replied that
it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.
“If the idol is that far,
who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked.
The sculptor stopped his
work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I know it and God knows
The desir to excel should be exclusive of the fact whether someone appreciates
it or not. Excellence is a drive from inside, not outside. Excel at a task
today – not necessarily for someone else to notice but for your own