Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Be Happy – Accomplish Your Dreams (Part 4)

You can't do anything about the length of your life, that depends upon the pleasure of God but you can do something about its width and depth. You can make it useful for yourself, your family members, your friends, your neighbors and those who have no concern and you would be doing good things in the name of welfare for your pleasure. The greatest pleasure in life is doing the things people say that they cannot do. Just you need to build a dream with strong determination to accomplish it and I assure you that the dream will build you. I say, don’t worry if you have made mistakes... you know there is always another chance for you... you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying on in process of accomplishing your dreams. Just you need to go confidently in the direction of your dreams. It is possible that you find a number of adversities in your way but every adversity contains within itself the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

On one thing, you will certainly agree with me. Some of your dreams need help from others too. Who are those others? They can be your friends, your well wishers, some professionals, some capitalists, bank, financial institutions, technical hands or your family members. You need to keep constant touch with them. Build up network of your friends or contacts and just tell them you care! -- This is one of the easiest, yet most often overlooked things we can do. Realizing that all too often I inadvertently overlook those I care about, I began the practice of writing or calling (better yet, e-mailing) at least three of my friends or colleagues a week. While each of us comes into contact with so many people on a day to day basis it is far to easy to lose touch with folks. By practicing this technique I not only build friendships, I also strengthen existing ones. It's easy, I am not saying that you have to spend thirty minutes each with these folks; as a matter of fact the content isn't half as important as you making the effort to say "hello"! It will be appreciated more than you will ever know. As we get older I find that the overall quality of our relationships with our friends tends to deteriorate. This doesn't have to be the case! By taking the time to stay in contact and developing these friendships we will all be the better off!

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything – your own merits and demerits. But keep in mind that you are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets. We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature. For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed. Well begun is half done.

Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all blessed with any number of wonderful ideas in any given week. What happens far too often however is that we ponder for a bit about the idea. We even plan a bit about what it would take to make it work, and for whatever reason, we never take the most important step. The step that makes it all happen, that is we don't act on it! In every case I have studied there is one common factor that allows one person to reach their goals and another just reaching. That is that the successful person allowed themselves to be "lead" by the idea! Friends, if something is good enough to cross your mind, there is a wonderful chance that you will be successful in it! However, one thing is for certain, if you never act you will never reach your goal! You need to act.

For accomplishing your dreams, you need to be smart, intelligent and informed. Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only toward the next run, the next increment of money. Do you know? Big results require big ambitions. You must ascertain that you want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need to accomplish your dreams. When you draw your dreams, I may ask you to keep them a little higher than you think you can achieve with your present capacity. Once you do, you may take an account of the resources available at your disposal and those which are still required. Draw out a strategy to organize them. No problem, if you do not get success in the first instance. You know that you had kept the targets, your dreams a little higher than your capacity. You can try to measure further heights – you can do it.

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man, who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

No, there is no failure for the person who realizes the power, who never knows when he or she is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor, the unconquerable will. There is no failure for that person who gets up every time there is a fall or more, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back. To say that this got me fired up again would be an understatement! You see by developing the networks they will in turn motivate us even when they aren't aware that we need it!...Friends, develop your networks and your life will inevitably be better for it!

Next step in the process of accomplishing your dreams, you must picture in your mind a sense of your personal destiny. Take some minutes in half of your day to ask "what have I done so far today?" Then act on your thoughts! Chances are if it was enough for you to ponder it, success is not far behind! To have the harvest, we must sow the seed. Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. He who is afraid to do too much, always does too little. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. Every significant discovery that history records, can be traced to somebody’s search for excellence. You may take it simply that the road to success is always under construction. For accomplishing your dreams, you may have to work consistently and continuously towards your single target that you are to accomplish your dreams, nothing less than that. Be Happy – Accomplish Your Dreams.

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