VIKAS MALKANI SAYS THAT MATERIAL SUCCESS IS BUT AFRACTION OF TRUE SUCCESS. BESIDES, SUCCESS IS NEVER FOR ITS OWN SAKE. PEOPLE WANT IT FOR HAPPINESS AND CONTENTMENT. THEREFORE, SUCCESS HAS TO LAST; IT CANNOT BE EPISODIC. HERE IS ASTUDY OF T

HE ABCD OF SUCCESS.

Awareness

wareness is knowledge or gyan, that you and the universe are one.

Whatever you wish is also the wish of the universe. You have got to believe it, only then it will come true. Once you follow up this awareness with the correct steps the universe will conspire to help you create your reality. God sends dream. But it is your responsibility to make these dreams see the light of day. Dream big. Make sure that your vision is large. Here is a real life example: A and B both go to the ocean. One goes with an empty glass, the other with a bucket. It is obvious who will get what.

Belief

Belief relates to attitude. Henry Ford once said: ” If you believe you can, or you believe you canalt39t, you are right.” Its all up to you. Let me narrate a story. A boy wanted to have fun at the expense of a revered swami. So he made a foolproof plan. ” I will go to the swami carrying a bird in my hand. I will then ask him: alt39 Since saints are supposed to be omniscient can you tell me whether the bird in my hand is dead or alive?alt39 If he replies, alive, Ialt39ll break the birds neck. If he says, dead, he will be wrong anyhow.” He went according to his plan. However, the swami pre- empted the boy, and replied: ” The bird is as you wish it to be.” Similarly your life will be as you wish it to be.

Choice

Choice relates to action. You can never win, if you donalt39t begin.

There is a story of a lazy man who wanted riches without toiling for it.

He prayed to God: ” Please help me win a lottery.” God appeared and granted him his desire. The man waited patiently, but nothing materialized. He invoked God again. ” You didnalt39t keep your promise.” God replied: ” My son, you had to at least take the trouble of buying a lottery ticket, only then could I make sure that you won the bumper prize”. You have to do your bit. Thereafter expect God to do His.

People say success is the result of good judgement. I say success is the result of bad judgement. You have to act on the basis of certain decisions – good or bad. At times bad judgements will lead you to good judgements and eventually bring success.

In Bhagwad Gita ( The Divine Song), which is a Hindu discourse on human life and philosophy, Krishna ( the personification of God) tells Arjuna ( a prince in exile), that both good and bad decisions are right, but indecision will kill. Indeed, in history, indecision and inaction have seen the death of many a great dreams.

To succeed you must get out of your comfort zones. The familiar home, relationships, job and habits are always comfortable.

But at the end, they stultify you.

Here I have a bone to pick with the conventional wisdom: A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. You should not remain content with the small if you want to achieve grand success.

Detachment Surrender. Expect nothing. Act without attachment to the fruits of success, which is up to God. The

West says: Let go, let God. You may pray. There is power in prayer and faith. Once a boy tried to move a boulder in his backyard. But in spite of repeated efforts, he could not move the boulder. Noticing the dejected son, his father asked whether he had tried everything to move the boulder. The son replied: ” Yes”. His father said: ” No, you havenalt39t. You never asked me to help you.” Imagine! You can seek Gods help.

He is our creator. Then why feel shy for His help? Make Him a partner in all your endeavours. God and you can make an invincible team. In Mahabharata ( A Hindu Epic), both Duryodhan and Arjuna vie for Krishna to make him their ally. However, Krishna gives them a choice: one side may have his army, and the other side may have him. While Duryodhan opts for the ar

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