Cobwebs are suggestive of age and disuse. We often hear people say, ‘get rid of the cobwebs of the mind’.
‘Cobwebs’ stand for old fashioned ideas and prejudices that prevent progress. This saying calls one to shed old fashioned and outdated ideas and practices that hamper progress. To do things as they have always been done before is not always the best way of doing them. In the light of later experience, it proves wrong.
Many firms have struggled to carry on the old traditions initiated by the founder. This is in true respect to the principle that “what was good enough for grandfather is good enough for me”. While doing so they watched the businesses decline.
So, it requires someone with a more alert and more modern outlook to find a better line of thought. One must have the courage to introduce new ideas. If you ask a retiring person what he thinks of some new invention or changes, he disapproves.
It is difficult to persuade a person to change his outlook on life or business, but not impossible. Such a person needs guidance. We must convince him that it is of no use denying the demands of the modern age we live in and work in. As the world progresses we must be able to find our place in the scheme of things, step-by-step.
One must not rest satisfied having achieved a little, but be determined to achieve more. Never mind what may or may not have been done in the past. Keep an open mind and bring a fresh outlook to make sure of progress.
Dusty desks and dusty minds! They both need cleaning and refreshing. No one can work comfortably in a closed room. If you are conscious of cobwebs-get rid of them from your mind. They hold you down, narrow your outlook ans prevent you from making the most of life.