Many years ago, there was a young boy who wanted to become an opera singer. His parents paid for his lessons but the teacher said that he has no future but he persisted. He was put under the care of another teacher. The mother sacrificed her comforts to meet the expenses. The boy Enrico Caruso became the greatest singer of his time because his mother fired and inspired him to become great.
Life is often uncertain, unpredictable and full of happenings, good and bad. And sometimes our troubles never end. Occasional low-energy days and high-voltage days keep the balance of life going. Many people want a recipe or formula to lead life, a list of rules to follow, hoping that it will take them to a successful destination. The path of life is rugged and steep and unless we avoid the potholes, there could be serious accidents. As life is the school and experience is the teacher, there is no other way except to go through the grind and grime of everyday life.
Many of us don’t know that in one day, we can travel 1/7th of the distance to the moon. In one day, we could light up a smile in hundred faces. In one day, our whole life could soar like an eagle. In one day, we can change the whole complexion of life.
And in one day, we can produce the beginnings of a new future. But we wait and wait for an opportune time; we sit on the track for the train to arrive and it will run over us when we don’t get up and move. If we can write better, speak better, perform better, people will make a path to our doors. Those who await a lottery or jackpot never have a chance because they have not even purchased a ticket!
Goals are best achieved by smiling at adversity, by going with the tide, by bending with the wild, by doing the extra-mile, by going with the flow, beyond which lies the unknown paradise. There is a champion within all of us. Performance is only reflection of internal worth and not a measurement. When we believe in ourselves, all those qualities not manifested so far come out and create the circumstances.
Some of us succeed through great talent, some through high connections, some through luck, but the majority by starting the journey, whatever may be the conditions of the route. Those who fail do not start; they think that others have added to their misfortune. But understand that no man of merit is ever neglected by this world. It is self-default that leads to failure and it is self-effort that leads to success.