I want the young people to understand how to manage the failure.
If you want to be innovators I’m going to give you what type of characteristic you must have.
See, I have a feeling whenever I do something I feel happy.
You, you want to be you? Not anybody else.
By breaking their limits of their imagination they change the world.
Creativity, at least to think.
When he enters the classroom my teacher, I see a radiation of purity of life.
A leader should work with integrity and succeed with integrity.
Girl: Sir, how did you become so great?
How did I become so great? That’s the question.
When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s Top 10 Rules For Success
He was the eleventh president of India from 2002 to 2007.
A career scientist turned politician. He studied physics and aerospace engineering.
He was intimately involved in Indian civilian space program and missile defense systems.
He’s A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and here are his top ten rules for success.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s Rules
- Learn how to handle failure
- Imagine the outcome
- Be righteous
- Fight to be you
- Break through limitations
- Keep learning
- Be a teacher
- Work with integrity
- Follow your dreams
- Inspire others
Rule #1. Learn How To Handle Failure
We should know how to handle the, not only how to handle the success, how to handle the failures. Particularly, you are in the management environment, here at Wharton, yet I want the young people to understand how to manage the failure. Because you need to ask, you do, you are to come across problems. Problems should not become the captain of the individual or project chief. And the project chief should become the captain of the problems and defeat the problem and succeed.
Rule #2. Imagine The Outcome
If you want to be discoverers, if you want to be innovators, I’m going to give you what type of characteristic you must have. Invention and discoveries have emanated from creative minds that have been constantly working and imagine the outcome, the telephone, he was imagine the outcome. Imagine the outcome in the mind with the imagine of constant effort all the forces of the universe work for that inspired mind, thereby, leading to invention discoveries.
Rule #3. Be Righteous
See, I have a feeling. whenever I do something, I feel happy. You see, this is you trying. And that whatever you may have knowledge you hope sometime better economy you may have, because sometimes you can have kind words you can have. So if you use and make somebody’s life happy, that is you’re giving, and his or her life is happy, that’s the best thing a human being can think of. Then you get a conflict-free world.
Rule #4. Fight To Be You
I learn. What did I learn from the youth of 11 million people? I learned your very youth wants to be unique. Your very youth wants to be unique. That is you. Whoever the youth who are to be unique, that is you. But the world around you is doing it best day and night to make you just like everybody else. Now, the question is whether you want to be you or everybody else. You, you want to be you?
Audience: Yes. Not everybody else. Now the question be like everybody else is convenient at the first glance, but not transferring in the long vision. The challenge, therefore, my young friends, is that you’re to fight the hardest battle. You’re to fight the hardest battle which any human being can ever imagine to fight. And never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place, that is the unique you.
Rule #5. Break Through Limitations
History has proven, history has proven, that those who dare to imagine the impossible are the ones who break all the human limitations. There are very few human in the world, whether science, medicine, sports, or the technology, the names of the people, just now I listed some of the names, the names of the people imagined the impossible are engraved in our history.
By breaking the limits of their imagination, by breaking the limits of their imagination, they change the world. You take C.V. Raman, you take Newton, you take Einstein, you take Chandrashekar, by breaking the limits of their imagination they changed the world.
Rule #6. Keep Learning
Learning, learning use creativity. Creativity leads to thinking. Thinking provides knowledge. Knowledge makes you great.
Rule #7. Be A Teacher
You have many accomplishments. You’ve written books, you’ve served as president, you’re an aerospace engineer, you’ve been a professor, but you say the title you like best is the title of teacher, why is that?
You know, I had a teacher when I was a young boy, ten years boy, wartime, the second world war going on. At that time, I used to see in my class, fifth class teacher, in science teacher, his name was Siva Subramaniam Iyer. He entered the classroom, and we used to see the radiation of knowledge from him.
Radiation of knowledge from him. When he enters the classroom, my teacher, I see radiation of purity of life. And the way he taught my dream was got shaped, what should be my way of life. He is the person, the teacher, gave me the vision of my life when I was a young fellow.
Now, a teacher has got the fantastic opportunity to grow minds, to interest the minds and give the dreams to the young people and nurture the dreams with them and they will become a great human being. Sometime they will become better than you. Better than the teacher. So that opportunity you have. And also the teacher, like what I’m doing, I’m a professor, I can also do the research, young researchers will be work with me. That’s a great pleasure when they get their PhD.
Rule #8. Work With Integrity
Every action of the leader should be transparent. You know what I mean. Every leader should work with integrity and succeed with integrity. Leader should work with integrity and succeed with integrity. And I believe president, since you asked the question, has to be continuously in touch with the people.
Ramanathapuram, when I was there, became a people’s power. Ramanathapuram, it becomes people’s power. And also, I travel into the whole state cutting across hills, deserts and seas. I was in touch with millions and millions of people.
Rule #9. Follow Your Dreams
Sir, how did you become so great?
How did I become so great? That’s the question. Well, which class are you sitting?
What is your dream in life?
I want to become a singer.
Singer. Any music?
Yeah, any music.
Any music. Well, I don’t know how I became . You know, these are relative terms. So, I personally believe you must have a dream, say it. I must have a dream.
I must have a dream.
I must continuously acquire knowledge.
I must continuously acquire knowledge.
Hard work. Hard work.
One should not be afraid of problems.
Not afraid of problems.
Then you will be successful, okay?
Rule #10. Inspire Others
As we say in India, where there is righteousness in the heart, where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is an order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
Mr. President Abdul Kalam, in the name of the European Parliament I want to thank you for this important and inspiring speech. This was one of the most extraordinary speeches we have ever heard. From a statesman, scientist and poet, this is unique. All the best to this great nation, India. All the best to our cooperation between the great nation India and the European Union. All the best, Mr. President.
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