Lessons from the Life of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Lessons from the Life of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits and your habits will surely change your future! – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, popularly known as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a noticeable Indian researcher who filled in the office as the eleventh President of India from the year 2002 to 2007. He was not only a precedence and mark of Leadership, integrity, and Simplicity but the one who was respected and loved by all irrespective of their religion , caste,creed, and color. Not a single person can criticize Dr. Kalam.

Famous for his crucial part in the country’s non-military personnel space program and military rocket improvement, he was popularly known as ‘Missile Man of India’ across the whole nation. He made huge commitments and had given a lot to India’s Pokhran-II atomic tests back in the year 1998 which made him as a national legend.

Childhood and Early Days

Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born to a Muslim family residing in Rameswaram in the year 1931 on the 15th of October. He was the fifth child to his father, Jainulabudeen – the boat owner and Ashiamma – a housewife. He struggled in his early life and even sold the newspaper to add any possible income to the family’s insufficient income.

He completed his studies from Schwartz Higher Secondary School and then joined a college in Tiruchirappalli. In the year 1954, he graduated in Science from St. Joseph’s College and chased on to Madras Institute of Technology to pursue his dreams of aerospace engineering to complete his education. Dr. Kalam was a true testament to the fact that Patriotism is beyond Religion.

Dr. Kalam, who made every single citizen of India proud with his exemplary skills in all walks of life as a Scientist, Educator, Motivator & People’s President. 

 Life Lessons from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

You have to dream before your dreams come true – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

This quote teaches us the importance of having a vision in life. Everyone must have goals because it is just like having a blue script for achieving desired dreams. Sccess means about achieving goals no matter how many failures u face they are the pavements towards your success.E.g. Dhirubhai Ambani, Mother Teresa, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan

The dream is not what you see in sleep. It is the thing which does not let you sleep  – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. Kalam was such an inspiration. He had such an amazing ability to convey the message powerfully and leave a positive impact. For them, the fight to freedom was far more important than their personal lives, family priorities, and their own personal desires. It was this dream that did not let them sleep.

Confidence & Hard work is the best medicine to kill a disease called failure – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

If you FAIL never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt in Learning”. The end is not the END, In fact, it Means “Effort Never Dies”. If you get NO as an answer remember NO means “Next Opportunity” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

His journey to be one of the greatest scientists, to the most loved President and one of the finest Professors has not been a cake walk. Dr. Kalam had to go through a lot of struggles in his life. He wasn’t born rich. His father was a boat owner who rented out his boat to the local fisherman to earn a living. His father only earned money which helped them manage their living somehow. At one point, Dr. Kalam became a newspaper vendor to support his studies.

This also gives us a very important life lesson that….”Success comes through failures in Life and every failure teaches you to emerge stronger and give your best.

”The Bharat Ratna” the highest civilian award was less for his efforts. At last a heartwarming thank you to you for all contributions would be an understatement. REST IN PEACE

Mohammed Tayyab

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