Life’s a cafeteria here. We can get anything we want as long as you are willing to pay the price. We can even get success, but success but we’ll never get it if we wait for someone to bring it to us. We have to get up and get it yourself. Success is defined differently by different people. Most people think of success as making it big in power and money. The way most of us look at success is in being happy and contented not for instants but more consistently. We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers. Success is that way just a little after the splat. We have failed many times, although we may not remember. We fell down the first time we tried to walk. We almost drowned the first time we tried to swim. Don’t worry about failure. If we fail, it doesn’t mean we are a failure. It does mean we have not yet succeeded. Failure doesn’t mean that we have accomplished nothing it does mean we have learned something Failure doesn’t mean we have been disgraced but it does mean that we dared to try. Failure doesn’t mean that we don’t have it; it does mean that we have done something in a different way. Failure doesn’t mean that we have wasted our life; it does mean that we have a reason to start over.
Failure doesn’t mean that we should give up; it does mean that we must try harder. Failure doesn’t mean that we’ll will never make it. It does mean that we need more patience. Failure doesn’t mean that we have abandoned, it does mean we must have another idea. The secret of success is in two words “—Right decisions”. And we make right decisions by our experience and we get that experience by two words—“Wrong decisions”. Also people are different. Some people work well under pressure and need goals. While others just fail under pressure and are better functional in a nurturing environment. The only work ethic that works is listening to our heart as much as possible. In the end what counts is how self—referred we are i.e. our heart is telling us what to do and how to do, not somebody else or something else. That’s the key. The factors upon which life should follow are summarized below. The first is believed. Believe yourself based on the thinking we have done about the values we are going to live our life by.
The second is dream. Dream about the things that can be, based on your belief in yourself and values you are going to live by. The third is dared. Dare to make your dreams become reality, based on your belief in yourself and your values. And the last is attitude. The longer we live, the more we realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important that facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, then circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think, say, or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding he attitude we will embrace for that day. We can’t change our past. We can’t change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We can’t change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is like 10% what happens and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with us and we are in charge of our attitudes. Once you reach that point in life, contentment and happiness cannot be too far. And that will give you success not just in 21stcentury but in any century. God has equipped you for life, but HE lets you decide what you want to be. The courage must come from the soul within; you must furnish the will to win. So figure it out yourself, you were born with all the great have had. With you equipment they all began, so start for the top and say, “I can.” Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills. Regardless of the magnitude of the task, tackle it with all of your heart, soul and mind. Sing your song, dream your dreams, hope your hopes and pray your prayers. Don’t let anyone to steal your dreams. Follow your heart. Focusing also works with your power of thought. Try it and ignite your wandering ideas. Simple truths are timeless. It’s only the half-truths guided by external realities that change. Sticking to the eternal calling of your heart is the surest way to happiness and success always!