Written By Ambar Fiaz
There are things in the world, which take a considerably long time to mature. It is the nature of a task that determines the length of time it would take to be accomplished. Some people are in the habit of getting impatient when a task takes a little too long to complete. They do not understand or rather conveniently forget the nature of the task and start losing. This idiom is used to tell the impatient people the great things are not done or accomplished overnight. Such things require long time, patience, and continuous effort. Rome is the name of a city of Italy. At one time, it was the capital of the Roman Empire. It was the citadel of the Roman Catholic Church. It was Roman Emperor Augustas who is considered to be the real builder of Rome. Rome consisted of only a few hamlets when Augustas came to the throne. It took about consisted of only a few hamlets when Augustas came to the throne. It took about 40 years for him to transform the face of Rome into a metropolis, adorned with beautiful mansions, theaters, temples, public baths, and many other public buildings. It took a long time for this city to develop into a grand city of the world. In the same way, every important task takes some time to be completed. There are two aspects of the matter. First, all big or important things take time to be accomplished. Secondly, one should never grow impatient if some work takes a long time. What is required is perseverance and not haste.
A close look at the maxim will make it evident that the word ‘Rome’ represents a great or noble or a monumental task. And the words ‘in a day’ indicate the span of time. The position is now very clear that monumental or great things cannot be done in haste, they require not one day but a long period of time. It is an advice to those who after having put in a little work or labor want excellent result immediately. They would be committing a mistake by doing so. It is again a lesson for those who want to do big or great things in life that they should be prepared to work hard continuously for a long time without losing patience. Patience is crucial in this process. Impatience will lead you nowhere. It will waste the labor or efforts you have already put in. Therefore, it is advisable to learn this lesson and translate it into action.
One should have a firm determination and should sincerely work hard. One cannot achieve success unless one puts in the required amount of work in a specified period. The period of time is as important as the amount of labor. Therefore, the key to the accomplishment of any big task is labor, patience and perseverance.
In many cases, we find men becoming impatient to pluck the fruits of their labor instantaneously or overnight. They are like the foolish farmer who sowed the seed and went the next morning with a sickle in his hand to reap the crop. Great undertakings require hard work over a long period of time. It is childish either to desire a result without sufficient work for a certain period of time or to give up the attempt after some time. A careful analysis of several important achievements will be enough to convince anybody that perseverance plays a very important role in the successful accomplishment of any task. Look at the strenuous work put in by those who achieved success in any great adventure or undertaking. They would have never succeeded without patience.
Great discoverers have shown wonderful tenacity of purpose and commendable endurance in their pursuits. They never showed any sign of discouragement even after successive failures. Had they been hasty or had they shown signs of disappointment, they would not have been remembered today with such great honor. We are all aware of the perseverance that enabled Tenzing reach atop Everest. Milton took a quarter- century of years to complete his great epic. Tulsidas took several years of constant labor in compiling his Ramcharit Manas.
This maxim serves as an inspiration to hard and continuous work to achieve great tasks or for performing great adventures. It keeps disappointment away from you. It also tells you of the value of sustained effort.
“Thus, it hands over the key to success in life”.
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Miss Amber Fiaz is one of the bonafide students of Sir Syed Kazim Ali. She has completed her 6 month-course on Online Creative English Writing under his patronage. She has been an avid writer and has happened to write numerous blogs on various topics and issues. Her writing is a reflection of how much difference one can make in society.
Name of the Student: Miss Amber Fiaz
Qualifications: M.S Physics
Total Articles/Blogs: 9
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Course Taken: Online Creative English Writing
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