When emperor Nader Shah conquered Delhi, he commanded for a victory procession through the entire town. People prepared a sedan on an elephant for the king. The commander of the army asked the king to climb on the elephant. Nader Shah climbed and asked for the hold of the rein.
The commander found the king nonsensical, but controlling his laughter he sincerely told the king, “My lord! Please excuse me but, you cannot control this elephant, like riding the horses with reins. Don’t worry my lord; the mahout will control this elephant.”
Nader Shah jumped out from the sedan and said to general, “I will never do anything that I cannot control myself. I never let others lead my life. I never rely on others, so if I cannot have the control of this elephant, I will not ride on it.”
Nader Shah was a mischievous king, but still, there are many things to learn from him. Those who rely on others can never get success. Many of us are used to be dependent on others and blame others for our failure. But, before blaming others we should think once that why did we depend upon others? Can’t we lead our life by our own?
There are many students out there who blame their parents for the choice of their career or profession. They say, “I wanted to become a painter but my father forced me to become a doctor.” Many women spend their life according to their husband’s wishes. Many times people function as per their friend’s suggestions and divert from their own path.
Just like Nader Shah, we should also keep the rein of our lives in our hands, even though it’s a difficult job. Live according to your inner compass.
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