Just trying to translate this to the simplest to save your time of comprehention….read this simplistic version because I don’t want anyone to escape this master piece.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
I am sure this situation has come to you…may be at some point of life…. everyone was against you…people were blaming you for your stupidity..”Tu chup kar be”…and you still stood…even if you were still not influenced by what people think of you and you continued your work,that means you nailed it dear.
Rudyard says if you managed to keep your head firm when all the heads around were pointing at you and were getting mad,you just managed to be stable…you did something great dear👍👏👏👏👏
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
Again this one means the same..if you were stable and firm with your ideas and dreams when everyone doubted…you really showed courage dear. applause👏👏
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
If you waited for something to hapoen or someone to come..but managed to balance your expectations,so that even tiredness out of waiting didn’t hurt you..you are awesome👌👌
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
If you managed to be so high in your principles that you didn’t apply tit for tat on evilness…when they lied about you..you didn’t choose to do the same to take revenge and when they hated you…you didn’t hate them back …just because they hated you, you experienced bliss dear…👌👌
Hero don’t have to compete vilian in terms of evilness..its vilian needs to compete hero in terms of virtues.
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
and after doing such great things…you never took credit…never boasted of it..you managed to maintain your innocence,your imperfections,your happiness…..you nailed it dear👏👏👏
Being wise never means loosing innocence and giving lecture to innocent people, don’t torture them yaar…..you have learnt it by your struggle…allow them to have theirs..share your wisdom when required….allow everyone to have their own experiences.
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
Dreaming and thinking is very important…unless you dream..how will you achieve it but point is be prepared in your mind..dream and thoughts may not be like you thought…dream future but stay in present….and if you managed this…you are again acting awesome.👌👌👌👌👌
Don‘t allow dreams to rule you…you need to rule your dreams
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
Victory and failure both are part of life…be prepared for both always.
If you managed to handle both with same grace..you again acted perfect dear👏👏👏👌👌👌
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
If you dealed with conspiracy against you with patience and not agression …You were again👌👌🙌👏👏👏
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn–out tools;
and you witnessed everything you had getting spoiled and still you managed to be a warrior and fight with broken pieces making everything broken your tools…you were already acting perfect dear👏👏👏👏👏👏
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch–and–toss,
and you were never obsessed with your success…you never kept it in your bank’s locker….insted you yourself kept it open and said to everyone come compete..take my victory if you can.
You were fearless dear😉👌👌 and ofcourse you were therefore acting at your highest energy👏👏
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
and then someone came even better than you..he defeated you and took your victory..you still remained stable.
you clapped for the winner..and moved out of it…and started your new struggle with smile😊😋 and belief on yourself
and when the new struggle was getting even worst,you still never cursed anyone not even your god nor yor fate..nor that winner who took it…nor yourself and you never repented about your decisions in past….
You already know…you were awesome👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
Everything got messed up…nothing was in your control….no you could not manage this time..
but you still managed not to panic,well you did a great job dear👏👏
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
You managed to connect with both King and the crowd….and at the same time neither of them influenced you..You kept your character,you managed to keep your virtues.
You acted great dear👏👏👏👏
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
Neither the people who love you and people you hate you…neither of them ever hurted you
because you valued everyone but you were not involved too much with anyone….
Man you truely maintained the balance👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Lastly if you nevee feared the time…never you were lin dearth of time because…
you knew to make perfect use of every second…when everyone else cried..oh no just last minute left.. you said wait..60 seconds left….and you drove those 60 seconds so perfectly that at 59th second you were done with your job…
If that level of awareness, concentration,focus,hold and grip you ever managed dear…you truely acted a Champion👏👏👏👏👏👏👌👌👌
Crux of the poem :
All Kipling wanted to say was If you can find middle path everytime…a balanced road everytime….there is nothing in this planet earth,you won’t be able to conquer.
Just need is find the middle string and manage to hold it firmly..thats it…its that simple and clear.
Why I like this so much :
choosing balance path is not simple.Its easy to say but when you have to do it…its toughest thing..yes it is…I guess everyone of you will agree to me here…if at all you have tried balancing you know how tough is to find centre of gravity when your own body is fighting with gravity of this earth..at that time when you achieve it..you feel the bliss…but to sustain the balance..keep that bliss sustain for longer time you will require motivation.
And this master piece by Kippling will give you that power that you will clap for yourself..you will not require someone to make you feel loved and motivated.
Your inner voice(your God) will clap for you 👏👏👏👏
and you will not only sustain that balance…you will dance and fly with that balance.
Hope this translation helps those who didn’t had enough time to read and think and comprehend….I just want no one willing to read something like this …to escape it just because they don’t have time to think and reflect on every word of this poem .
Happy reading people..
Self motivation is the key that will help you keep searching keys to success and happiness
Have a perfect day ahead.
Yours loving warrior