JRD Tata had a friend who used to say that he lost his pen very often. He would use only very cheap pen so that he need not worry about losing it. He was so worried about carelessness habit.
JRD suggested him to buy the costliest pen he could afford and see what would happen.
He did that and purchased a 22 carat sold Gold Cross pen.
After nearly six months JRD met him and asked him if he continued to misplace his pen.
His friend said that he was very careful about his costly pen and he was surprised how he had changed!
JRD explained to him that the value of the pen made the difference and there was nothing wrong with his character or him as a person.
This is what happens in our life.
We are careful with things which we value most.
* If we value our Health, we will be careful about what, when and how we eat;
* if we value our Friends, we will treat them with respect;
* if we value Money, we will be careful while spending; Concern on what to invest.
* if we value our Time, we will not waste it.
*if we value Relationship we will not break it.
Carefulness is a basic trait all of all we have, we know when to be careful.
Carelessness only shows what we don't value...Have a careful life.
Same thing happens to me as I care my friends, Colleagues, customers, families, daughters as much as my current watch I used to wear: A Rolex Day Date Ref 18039. Well, I used to carry a Tiffany Sixteenth 14KT solid gold Bamboo in a Hermes lizard pen case. Actually, I have never lost any pen in my life.
Remarks JRD Tata (1904-1993) is ex-Chairman of Tata Group, Founder of TCS, Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Air India. Tata Tea.