Some people succeed because they are destined to but in most cases, people succeed because they are determined to succeed. Those who achieve success by virtue of their determination and will to succeed never believe that success is a fluke. In the words of the great writer, Oscar Wilde—“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” In other words, if you are keen to succeed in achieving your goal, you have to plan for it in a realistic and systematic way. Every effort you make to step forward in the direction of the attainment of your goal should bear a stamp of sincerity and dedication. Such a step never lets your mind get diverted to other things and keeps your concentration intact. For achievement of a goal concentration is as necessary as the amount of labour called for. Labour and concentration together make the conditions conducive to carrying on efforts in an uninterrupted way. Constant efforts never go in vain.
It is not that if you make constant efforts you do not have to face any obstacle. Obstacles do crop up but your resilience of spirit enables you to overcome those obstacles and they never seem insurmountable. You never give in to any problem like a vanquished soldier if your will is strong. History is replete with the examples of great men who emerged victorious after repeated attempts. They were successful because they thought in terms of success and did not pay any importance to failure. Their perception made all the difference. They analysed the problems in a matter-of-fact manner and looked out for ways to sort them out. They never let the problems get better of them. It was their optimistic approach to life that helped them. Always bear in mind that no challenge is big enough to stop any person from achieving his goal if he has decided to. Slough off pessimistic thoughts and carry on your efforts with zeal. If you are zealous and determined, in all likelihood success will be yours.
In fact, challenges appear insignificant if you realise your full potential. Let your potential come to the fore by thinking in terms of success. The thought of success will encourage you to continue your efforts in the right direction and march towards your goal. Somebody has aptly remarked that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. A true achiever never fears the length of time a task involves. He is always ready to carry out his task in the most suitable way whatever time it takes. If you have thought of cracking a competitive examination, try to know more and more about the questions that are asked. Read quality help books to strengthen your knowledge. Brush up on your basics so that you may not feel at sea on the day of the examination. Sound and scientific preparation doubles your self-confidence. It fills your mind with positive energy that cannot allow any negative thought to creep in. Actually, every step you take towards achieving your goal adds to your feeling that you are bound to succeed. If you succeed in attaining your goal, your journey to success does not stop. You are supposed to take up some bigger task and put the best of efforts to accomplish it.
“Men are often capable of greater things than they perform”, Horace Walpole has said.
Hoping that you realise your full potential and succeed,
Surendra Kumar Sachdeva