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Think up your success story

education Updated: Aug 29, 2009 10:56 IST
Chitra Jhaa
Chitra Jhaa
Hindustan Times
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I am certain that anyone who can ‘think’ harbours a sincere desire to succeed. Each one of us wants to succeed in whatever we do. We want all our endeavours to be ‘successful’. No one, I repeat no one ever wishes to deliberately fail at anything.

Now the question arises that if everyone wants to succeed, why don’t they do so? What stops them? There must be umpteen answers to this question, but after interacting with a large number of people I have come to believe that the answer to the seven-letter word ‘success’, lies in another seven-letter word ‘believe’. Most people do not ‘believe’ that they can win. Losers certainly do not believe that they can make it. What stops them from believing in success? Is it something as common as repeated failures? Do you see a pattern here? The more we succeed, the more we start believing in success; it is as simple as that.

You must have heard this famous dictum, ‘All things are possible for those who believe.’ Are you one of those who believe in success? Those who face difficulties in being successful should listen to American psychologist and philosopher William James, who said, “Believe and your belief will create the fact.”

What determines our belief system? It is mostly based upon our evaluation of something. We wish to score 90 per cent marks, but keep telling ourselves, ‘It is not easy to score 90 per cent. I don’t think I will be able to do it.’ Try telling yourself, “Fine, it is difficult to score 90 per cent marks, but I am doing my best. The other students too are like me. We all have an equal chance of scoring high marks. When I put in my best, I get to enjoy the fruits of my labour.” Does it feel any better? Does it make you believe in success? For a while at least, it does.

Most of us waste our lives, because we don’t believe in ourselves. We hardly know anything about our true potential. Once we start re-evaluating ourselves, we begin to understand our marvellous mind and its possibilities. More you learn about yourself and your magnificence the more you will start believing in yourself. You will see marvellous things happening to you. There is a sleeping giant inside you. It is time to wake it from its slumber. It is time to believe in yourself.

If you do not believe in success, you stop growing and start rusting away. There is a tremendous life force inside you that is pushing you for greater expression and expansion. If you do not use this life force you will begin to shut down. On the other hand if you believe in this life force and co-operate with it, you will become a powerful success magnet.

Who hasn’t heard of Sir Edmund Hillary? When he failed in his first attempt to climb the Mount Everest, he shook his fist at a picture of the unconquerable mountain and said, “Mount Everest, you beat me once but I’ll beat you eventually, because you’ve grown all you’re going to grow…..but I am still growing.” What faith, what confidence, what belief!!! Can we match his conviction? If we can, we can succeed at just about anything we set out to do.

Try believing in yourself. See how it feels. Can you make your dream come true? Do you carry that burning desire to succeed? Believe in your success with all of your heart and manifest it in your reality. Have you read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne? Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? Besides belief, the burning desire to achieve success will ignite a fire within you that will attract success to you with an incredible force.

An intense desire coupled with belief will light up your complete being. It will produce a great magnetic force that will enable the law of attraction to remove every possible obstacle from your path.

In these chaotic times, learn to ignore the nay-sayers. Perceive yourself as the best and have faith in your abilities. Control your own perception of yourself, and EXPECT success.

The author is a life skills coach, time-line therapist, and new consciousness writer. Contact: chitrajhaa@ gmail.com

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