“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam [Quote Discussed]

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and his work is an inspiration for millions all across India and the world. His work ethics, when he was a rocket scientist and still considered as the missile man of India are unmatched. So many instances as he shared during many of his interviews and talks are pure gold in terms of learning value. He was a statue representing knowledge, honesty and determination towards his work and mother nation.

The quote mentioned above is such a powerful one. On many instances, he failed as a project manager but never clung to his past, rather built a new tomorrow for the nation through his vision, knowledge and leadership abilities. Such a simple and practical thought he has expressed through this quote, the past is what has happened, one must just learn the lesson and move on. It could never be a life sentence however bad the mistake be. Realization and a will to do good for yourself and the world is enough to ensure that the next step in the right direction has been taken.

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