There comes a time in the life of every man when he feels helpless before circumstances. Such a time is actually a test of his ability. The remedy, in fact , lies in his own hands. No animal , except man , worries about what is ahead of him. But once he removes the veil of worry, he finds the ladder of success waiting upward climb.
On the other hand, the problem worsen when he goes on worrying. Worry becomes his second nature. It is far better if he looks at the situation calmly and in time. He should split his problem into parts. Half the problem is solved in an analysis of this kind.
Helen Keller was deaf, dumb and blind since childhood. But she never thought she was handicapped. The ladder of success awaited her upward climb because she had a positive attitude. Today we remember her with a deep sense of reverence as she was a lady of courage and stamina.
Socrates was ugly and uneducated. But his thoughts were always lofty, his attitude always positive. His wife would always find faults with him but he never let a sense of defeat overpower him. Once finding his wife extremely angry, he came out of the house and sat on a stone slab near his gate and started basking in the sun. Soon the angry woman rushed out and emptied the pitcher of cold water over his head. Instead of retaliating, he praised his wife: “I was wondering dear, why after thundering it didn’t rain so far!” Such a peaceful bent of mind had actually made him number one philosopher of the world.
Abraham Lincoln was the son of a poor farmer who could never afford to buy books and clothes for him. But
had a positive attitude about life. He would wash his only suit at night so that it would dry by the morning. Covering him with a rough towel he would study the books borrowed from his friends under street lamp as there was no light in his own house. One day an envious neighbour woman whose own son was a duffer, made a taunting remark to Lincoln : “Why study in the mosquito-ridden street at night! After all you are not going to become the President of Lincoln ? ” America took it as a positive challenge and one day occupied the White House. Lincoln
Problems are better solved when taken as a challenge. The tackling of each problem makes you more experienced. It builds a positive attitude. But that attitude should be maintained. If , like the hare , you sit for rest after a short run , others may surpass your like the steady tortoise. Your skill in your particular field will improve with every step you take. Even failures can’t make true achievers lose heart. They strive for still greater perfection.
The goddess of success is not easy to please. She is a hard task mistress. You can’t fool her. She sees the truth but waits. She tests your patience. An impatient worker often commits mistakes. So always be calm and composed when you work. Better results follow in due course. Our duty is only to do the right job and then hope for the best.
Imagination plays an important role in success. Even
was an imaginary project at first. Then it was realized. Work without hope of success is useless. But that hope should not be baseless. Milk will taste as sweet as the amount of sugar we put in it. So the taste of our success depends on the amount of work we put in. To hope for success without doing work is to deceive the self. That type of attitude pollutes our psyche. Rome