By: Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit
It is rightly said that “Thinking: Ideas to succeed come from within” We all know that the world has always worshiped the rising sun. Nothing can defeat a man who is prepared to struggle on alone, with confidence against odds, poverty, misfortune and hardships. For him, there are no “ifs” and “buts”. There are examples where people have started life as streets hawkers or sellers or penny novelties have risen to the position of multi-millionaires by dint of hard work and perseverance. Success provides confidence, security, a sense of well-being, the ability to contribute at a greater level, hope and leadership. Without success, you, the group, your company, your goals, dreams and even entire civilizations cease to survive. Some people spend their entire lives wondering how to be successful in life, but never figure it out. Without achieving any success, we might look back on our life disappointed by our lack of impact on the world. Striving to achieve a greater purpose is what keeps us fighting to survive and grow.
“Failure isn’t the end of life” but would further add that “Failures are the pillars of success”. The modern world is almost mad after the cult of success. Work is worship. One must take life as it comes. It is real, hard, solid work that takes a man to the peak of fame. Life is born out of pain and ends in pain. To attain glory no extraordinary merit or power is required except awareness and performance of duties. Many of character alone has vision, his perseverance alone is crowned with glory. Heaven helps those who help themselves by doing their duties. Obstacles melt before them making their path smooth. Moreover, people compare different people performance to evaluate their success. But success is not something that you can copy from others. You have to make your own path to achieving success. In modern-day, people are obsessed with success because of the glamour and lifestyle of successful people.
“Success is achieved step-by-step.” Life is an uphill journey and at the top rests glory. If we want to reach the top of the mountain, we can reach it only by climbing and not by sitting down idly and looking at the sighing for it. Not in enjoyment, non in luxury, not in wealth and power, not in rank and position, but in the performance of duty alone lies success. Life is not a bed of roses but a grim field of action. We all knew that we can’t achieve something without sacrificing something. Success also demands various things from you. But these sacrifices will not go in vain if you achieve your goal.
No doubt, “Everybody may face defeating situation sometimes in life. It may require a little mental training to overcome them.” If Mahatma Gandhi & Jawaharlal, Netaji and Bhagat Singh could shake the foundations of the British Empire, it is because they were men of courage. If a person is very sincere in his work, he is bound to win the admiration as well as help of others. Man’s energies limited. If he goes on drifting from one aim to another, he is likely to achieve nothing. A rolling stone, they say, gathers no moss, in the same way man cannot have unity of purpose without clarity of vision. We should remember that fortune smiles only on those who strive hard.
Success is achieved step-by-step
By: Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit