"Salt and pepper" Strike the right balance to be successful in life.Salt and pepper, the quintessential couple on the dinner table (even when the table is empty!) is something all of us are familiar with. Both come in different shades and forms, both with a different taste, in many ways both are diverse but yet in the right combination, the two transform a simple dish to a wonderful culinary experience.
Let's apply this in life, shall we? As humans, we want to be successful, some of us dream to achieve success, some of us strive hard to achieve success. So, dreams (salt) and hardwork (pepper) are vital for an individual to be successful.
On August 28th 1963, a great man Martin Luther King Jr, said 'I have a dream" and the rest is history. This dream who remained a dream but for his perseverance, sacrifices and hard work towards civil and economic equality. Likewise, many of us 'dream (salt),' dream to buy a coveted expensive car, dream to buy our first home, dream to get the first rank, so on and so forth. But this alone is not enough to succeed in life. Most of us work, some of us work hard without a vision or a dream. This mechanical hard work alone bears little fruit and takes a heavy toll on our lives and the family members too.
So, in short, salt alone would make one very thirsty and leave an unpleasant experience; similarly dreams alone would not transform into success and eventually the individual does not progress in many facets of life. Likewise, pepper alone would burn the tongue and palate; too much of hardwork would be counterproductive and adversely impact our lives and the lives of people who love us.
Let's learn to have the right balance of salt(dreams) and pepper(hard work), not only to be successful in our lives but also enjoy our success.
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