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Success mantra: Utilise your inner resources

india Updated: Feb 20, 2011 23:19 IST
Adwaita Mohapatra

All of us aspire for a successful life, but only some of us achieve it. When we find some people growing and becoming successful, we become curious about the formula of success. Actually, there is no proven formula for being a successful person. Everybody can be successful by simply utilising his internal resource gifted by the Almighty.

God is so beautiful in his creation. Every creation is different in his quality and behaviour. Also, the inner resource gifted to each human being is special. For that reason, there is a unique opportunity for everyone to be recognised with his specific quality and become successful. But most of the time we cannot recognise the gift and remain unfocused on our strength. We fail to focus in one particular area which can be enriched by our internal power. We must have a unidirectional movement which will lead to the destination of success.

There is a little story how Vivekananda taught a group of boys the simplicity of success. Once Vivekananda was sitting by a river and watching the natural beauty. At the same time, some boys were playing with balloons. They were throwing the balloons into the river and shooting at them. But they were not successful in hitting any balloon. Vivekananda went to the children and asked why they were not successful. One of the boys told Vivekananda that aiming at and shooting at a moving object was very difficult, if not impossible.

Vivekananda told them that it might not be too difficult as climbing a mountain. The boys joked with Vivekananda and said how could a monk know about the difficulty of shooting? One of the boys asked whether Vivekananda could shoot the balloon. Vivekananda picked up a revolver and took his aim. The boys were awe-struck when they saw that Vivekananda shot all the balloons.

When they asked about the ‘mystery’, Vivekananda said, “It was easy for me because I focused all my concentration on the balloons. I could not see and think of any other thing.” So, the lesson: Focus and achieve.