If you have a unflagging determination to achieve your target, you will certainly do so. Determination to pursue the goal is the beginning and end is the formula of achieving success. Everyone is born with great qualities. Potentially every man is a Superman and every woman is a Superwomen. What is required is an insatiable desire to turn this power into actuality. Success is not a gift. It is the result of your own striving.
Recognising your own capability is the essence of striving. Everyone is born with some unique qualities and success depends upon discovering it and then utilising it with sound planning. Always remember that you are created and not a creator. You have to know your limitations and external compulsions. Missing out any one of these two aspects of life will lead only to disaster. Be ambitious and not an adventurist. Be confident about your goal but never lose your modesty.
Be clear about your target but never try to achieve it at the cost of another person’s success or peace of mind. You have to be good planner but keep away from any kind of corrupt practice. It is good to be a self made person but not by usurping others rights. Never succumb to a negative experience rather turn negativity into positivity. Remember that it is not your desire that determines the course taken by the external world. It is the adjustment of desire and external realities that leads to great success.
It is a fact that no one can overrule your ambition but it is also a fact that you cannot overrule the laws of nature. So, always be realistic. Acceptance of a reality is the most important principle of any kind of success. Every human being great or small is determined to live between two different sets of compulsions, limitation and advantages. Never go beyond your limits to that which are ultimately beyond your reach. Try to maintain balance between these two aspects of life and the result shall certainly be success. Life is not a smooth journey being fraught with all kinds of odd and unwanted situations. Accept reality rather than try to fight it.
A feeling so hollow,
That’s hard to swallow
Engulfs my being
Leaving no clue of what it is seeking
Pervading silence all around
Adds to the confusion abound
As though put in a quarantine
By folks I call mine
How could one not form a connect
Or make no effort to resurrect
The crumbling charm of togetherness
Despite a bond so deep and measureless
Schisms keep lingering, unless you let go
The need to pander to the ego
Sane does recognise the bliss ahead
Unless their emotions are dead
My heart wails for the years lost
In vagaries of moods carelessly tossed
Instead of a chance to script cherished moments
Had it dawned to figure, what negativity foments?
It’s too late in the day
To expect amends along the way
Power struggle has a tendency to hold sway
For those hooked, to remain in the fray
Vacillating mind craves to perhaps fill the void
With harmonious coexistence and altercations avoid
Would it be an overreach to long?
To someone in spirit and soul belong
Cleaning homes during festivals is common and we indulge in disposing unwanted things and give a good look by arranging the new order. Sweeping, cleaning and washing is part of clean up activity, so also we must clean our consciousness and internalise the outward process. We have heard it said that “Cleanliness is Godliness”. In cleanliness we feel happy and energetic. Cleanliness is an eternal process. When we go to bed, we clean our bed.
We are constantly gathering information. We need to stop and do some spring cleaning here. There are three types of dust that we gather within ourselves. One is our own negativity. We think negatively, act and perceive negatively. This accumulates inside of us, changing our responses. Secondly, we gather negative influences from our surrounding, from the people we meet and pick up negative vibrations from them. Sometime, we let ourselves slip into unethical activities because we have cluttered our lives. Hence, we need to clear the clutter and confusion to be able to think and act with a clear conscience. The third type of dust is perhaps the hardest to get rid of which is the misuse of power vested in us.
We use our senses to fulfil our instant pleasures. We know it is wrong but we seek immediate gratification for selfish ends. In this manner, we cause greater injury not just to ourselves but to all of society. We have tremendous potential within us. We have allowed soot and dust to accumulate inside and that is obstructing us from experiencing the divinity within. The first step is to be aware that we need to initiate the cleaning process. A selfless attitude is helpful in cleaning out the consciousness. Human progress takes place when the consciousness is clean and disciplined.
All of us complain one time or another. But, there are some people who complain regardless. Complaining is a way of life with them. They cannot stop cribbing wherever they are, whatever they are doing or whatever is happening to them. They keep complaining. The traffic is bad, telephone lines are congested, people are rude and indifferent, servants are lazy, nobody appreciates me and nobody cares or helps me. Those who complain constantly do not wish to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. Ask them why their goals are not accomplished and they will come up with excuses. Their energy and intellect are so focussed on finding faults that they cannot focus on achieving their goals.
How tedious and futile their constant complaints are. They have effectively undermined their power and efficiency. They retain control only by constant complaining. Let us stop focussing on all that is wrong and focus instead on all that is right. Lets us stop cribbing about what we don’t have and look instead at what there is for us. Let us take time to appreciate people for what they are and what they can do instead of focussing on their defects. When we complain and criticise constantly, we are inviting negativity into our lives. Each time we utter something negative about life, we actually begin to believe it more and more and make it come true. Over imagined ills become our reality. But, the reverse is also true. When we believe things are good, they become better. When we visualise success and talk about all that is positive, success actually begins to take shape for us.
When we thank God or another, your heart expands. This strengthens the immune system. Positive systems like life and gratitude enhances the immune system. Our mental attitude has a direct bearing on the immune system. Positive feeling of joy and gratitude releases endorphins into the bloodstream, the body’s natural painkiller. They are said to stimulate dilation of blood vessels and relax the cardiac muscles. Gratitude release happy hormones and inhibit unhappy hormones in our system. Become less of a complainer and more of a thanks giver. Then your problems will get managed. So, why not invite good things into your life.