In 100 Words: Gladiator of Radiance

A Gladiator of Radiance needs courage and agility at the same time.

Two surefire ways to an error-prone strategy are:

  1. Act without thinking enough
  2. Think too much and delay the actions

To avoid making these errors, the gladiator deals with each state as if it were exclusive; applies no predefined rules or is driven by the sentiments.

“Then why do you always succeed?” asked a fellow.

“I have never fought a battle without first thoroughly understanding its purpose; on the other hand, I have never left any battle without giving my 100% and winning it,” answered the Gladiator.

Be unreasonable

So you too want to be unreasonable?

Maybe you’ll say no but what would be your answer to this question: “Do you want to live a powerful life that will offer you unlimited possibilities to create whatever you want to?”

Or, in other words, “Do you want to make a difference?”

The answer is yes but in the back of your mind you’re skeptical: such kind of life and power is available only in fantasies, not in normal life.

That’s the point. I’m inviting you to STOP living a normal life. Consider for a moment what actually happens when you fantasize about something?

You visualize something which might be impossible or improbable in reality.

You hit the bull right. Even the Oxford dictionary confirms: fantasy means an idea with no basis in reality.

Stop living so-called ‘normal’ life is the first step to be able to create something incredible that you wouldn’t be able to, otherwise.

Nelson Mandela did it.  Dhirubhai Ambani did it.  Steve Jobs did it.

If you want to know more about them then Google them and do some research. You’ll observe a pattern: At one point of time, each one of them stopped living a so-called normal life – in order to begin creating what they wanted to and rest – as they say – is history.

Being able to be unreasonable is the key.

“You can do what’s reasonable or you can decide what’s possible.” ~ Unknown

One great source of learning to be unreasonable is the children around us. In Indian mythology, it is considered that a child below five years is a divine form of God. I find that saying to be so profound.

A child doesn’t care about what’s normal and what’s not.  The child would speak something that’s not appropriate, the child would break something which shouldn’t be broken, the child would write something weird on drawing room wall or the child would play basketball in the kitchen.

Many times, the same child would create something which nobody else had ever created. May it be so little or of no value in the ‘real’ world, but creation is a creation, isn’t it so?

Act matters.

Often, reasons are self-imposed or based on others’ experiences which we have heard and based our reasoning – a sense of what’s right and what’s wrong – onto that.

In other words, reasons are sources of limitations. Well, there’s nothing wrong in being reasonable, except the fact that being reasonable is a not so powerful tool to create the future you want.

Being reasonable offers you a sense of predictability and safety.

Predictability is the enemy of creativity. It would be interesting to reflect on what Bernard Shaw said:

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adopt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

If you’re trying to create something that will make a difference, choose to be unreasonable.

Or continue being reasonable, remain trapped in what is right and wrong and live an inferior life.

It depends on the choice. I have made mine, you make yours.