Tuesday, May 5, 2009


One of the many values that I hold dear is sincerity. Sincerity conveys honesty. Whenever any task is done with sincerity, it gets accomplished well. As Paul Coelho says, "the entire Universe conspires to make you successful" if you are sincere, eager and keen. There are many forces that work in this universe and we are not aware of them. These forces are ever watching our effort and our mind.

Sincere people are open and transparent. They believe in plain & straight talk. They are not devious. They love fair play. They are clean at heart and hold no malice towards others. They put in honest efforts in getting things done. They help others achieve their goals and aspirations. The are glad on seeing success - either theirs or others.

Some people think that they can bluff their way or do things without putting much effort. They believe in passing off their work or taking short cuts and reaching their goals quickly. Indeed, it may be possible that we observe some people who are successful in the short term by adopting such methods. We may also observe sincere people struggling.

However, success is not to be measured in this manner. A successful life is one where one has lived an ideal life with honesty of thought and effort. Lord Krishna says in Bhagvad Geeta "Don't worry about results but focus on efforts". Right kind of effort leads to the right kind of results eventually. There are enough examples of people and institutions which have seen short term success using dubious processes only to have massive failures later.

Sincerity is a virtue that one should cultivate irrespective of the immediate results. There may be many temptations or pressures to be otherwise. It may, perhaps, be tougher to be sincere and unpleasant too. However, like the needle of the compass that always points to the North, our lives too need to be organised in such a manner that it always follows the right path.


lakshmi said...

There is a beautiful msg for one and all. Thanks a lot Vish.

"What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”
Johann Wolfgang

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

I 'sincerely' thank you for your encouraging comments and for the lovely quote.



KParthasarathi said...

Absolutely right you are.There can be no two opinions on this

igvirene said...

Very well said! I like it! Thanks for this one Vish.


Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Dears KP & Irene,

Many thanks for your kind words.