“The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year,” wrote great English writer Samuel Johnson. Our Vedas add further that you become what you think like. So, you must wear positive attitude on your sleeve. The life is full of challenges. The adversities neither start nor end with an examination. If you begin to make an opportunity out of a challenge, life will become a celebration. Unfortunately, this is a lesson that cannot be taught in any school or college. For example, if you are thinking of scoring a mark in a field, you should be aware of the ingredients of success in that field and prepare yourself accordingly. In this age of cut-throat competition, success has to be achieved after competing with a large number of peers. Never mind walking an extra mile because the more competitions you face, the more success you will achieve. Never allow any negativity to grow on you. Confidence is the key to making an opportunity out of a crisis. Lack of confidence can pull you back from the cusp of a victory. Confidence keeps you going. Giving up an assignment mid-way is a self-defeating attitude because it takes a heavy toll on the positivity of approach and the strong will to succeed. If you lack the resilience of spirit, you cannot make full use of your physical and mental strength. Your goal may remain out of bounds. Nor can you motivate others to make a mark in the fields they have chosen. There is a famous quote “true prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow men”. Actually, great leaders always have faith in people they are supposed to lead and try to make those people aware of their ability. They develop faith in those who doubt their own assets. They are motivated to believe in their abilities.
William Penn has rightly said, “Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee”. In other words, success is all about growing and believing in yourself. You cannot be a leader if you have ceased to improve and innovate new ways according to the demands of the circumstances. Those who wait for an opportune moment to come so as to accomplish their task are always waiting. Those who are practical and prudent in their approach always take an initiative to make the moments conducive to action and act sincerely with all their physical and intellectual resources to achieve their goals. In the words of Charles Buxton, “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it”. These words corroborate the immense significance of action in life. Without action nothing can be achieved. Success is not a pipedream but a tangible goal to achieve. Impossible is nothing. Even mountains can be moved with unflinching determination and indomitable will power. Small steps make a huge leap. Spadework is another must. Start doing small things first. Even the most talented ones cannot make do without any spadework. Always work harder to become better than what you are because he who stops being better, stops being good too. In every two or three years, some changes are made in the question papers of competitive examinations but those who are determined to emerge victorious analyse the changes and prepare accordingly. What matters the most is rising to the occasion.
It is not that you will never commit any mistake. Your self-confidence will always help you realize your mistake and keep you away from repeating it and enable to accomplish your goal.
Wishing you success,
Surendra Kumar Sachdeva