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Setting goals leads to success

Quite often we find that we missed a target by only a small margin, because we had not set any goal.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 18:27 IST

Quite often we find that we missed a particular target by only a small margin, because we had not set any goal. Not setting a well defined goal is one of the main reasons for most failures. On the contrary, whenever we set a goal, we tend to achieve it. Setting a goal and then achieving it successfully requires a proper tuning of our mind by constant practice and deep concentration.

We have heard people saying things like 'yesterday night I asked my pillow to wake me up at a fixed time next morning, and to our surprise we were awoken right on time.' It is nothing but setting a goal and then tuning our mind by deep concentration to achieve it. There are numerous such exam ples. Many times we notice that we are stuck with a job since many months. But, then one day all of a sudden either by the direction of some supernatural power within us or by the demand of the job, we are forced to complete it by a set date and time. At that time by making some extra effort, we are able to ac complish that job within the desired time frame. It became possible simply by setting the goal. When we set the goal, our all efforts are concentrated in that one direction, which provides us the required amount of strength and energy for its accomplishment.

Many people set the goal of becoming some great leader, administrative officer, engineer or doctor, and later or sooner they are able to fulfill their dreams as they wished. Such people don't feel let down by frequent failures en route. In fact they derive more strength from failures and make fresh efforts with more vigour. goal. They always keep their eyes firmly on their goal like the great Arjuna kept his on the revolving fish in Draupadi's Swayamvar in the Mahabharata.

If we learn to set goals, then nature definitely shows us the right path and provides the necessary strength to achieve it: God helps those who help themselves!