Eligibility Vs Qualification

“As adjectives, the difference between being eligible and qualified is that “eligible” is being suitable; meeting the conditions; worthy of being chosen; allowed to do something while “qualified” is meeting the standards, requirements, and training for a position”, says one of the search results on Google.

Now, these words “eligible”, “qualified” and “position” hints me something. For each position attained, there is a competition between “eligibility” and “qualification”. “Position” is a term mapped mostly with a job opportunity. But let’s take some of its literal meanings like situation, bearings, orientation, stance, attitude, disposition (a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character) etc. Let me show how these meanings or synonyms do a power play in lives for a reason.

Every situation is a position that requires the qualification of discernment and the eligibility of acting upon it. Here, eligibility counts for the orientation, stance, attitude and disposition, whereas qualification is all about discernment of the situation. Winning over the situation is attaining the position again. Hence, the words “position” and “situation” exhibit a unique quality. Yes! The words “position” and “situation” sound paradoxical as the start and end points have a “position” and “situation” again, but are either progressive or regressive, as these two are the outcomes of the action done. Hence, positions and situations don’t count; only discernment and action count.

To face situations in life, don’t count your current position as your eligibility or qualification. Understand the situation, look out to utilize your position by looking at the other facets of it and succeed.