Success, love and happiness starts right where you are.
It starts where you are.
You are the architect of your success, of your dreams, of your happiness, of your problems; shortly, we can say, YOU are the architect of your Life.
It’s all up to you to succeed or fail.
If you want to change the things, you must learn to change yourself. If you want things to improve, you must improve yourself. If you want your life to get better, you must make yourself better first. People are interesting. They go on doing the same thing they did exactly yesterday hoping that things will miraculously get better, which does not happen. It is obvious that if you’ll do the same things again and again, you will get the same result again. Everybody understands this, accepts this, yet does the same thing and expects the different result, which never happens. Buddhists have a little story relating to the principle of power, which goes like this:-
After creating man, Gods were worried about the safety of the principle of power. They were worried that if by any chance the man got hold of it, things could become very difficult for them. Gods could never afford to let this happen. So Gods decided called up an urgent meeting. The question was where to keep the principle of power safe and away from man. One God suggested, ‘the best place to hide your principle of power is on the top of the highest mountain’. Another God disagreed. He said, ‘Sooner or later, man will get there, in that event we’ll be ruined’ so I suggest the safest place to hide the principle of power will be the bottom of the sea. Third God intervened by saying, ’I can’t see much difference between the two ideas put forth, namely, on top of the mountain and the bottom of the sea’. ‘So’ he continued ‘if you listen to me, bury it deep into the earth’.
One wise old God was listening silently sitting at the back, stood up to make his point. He said, ‘If hiding the principle of power from man is your serious interest, why not put it inside man himself. Man would never think of looking there’. Upon hearing this, every God instinctively knew that this was the real solution. And the motion was carried.
The moral that can be drawn from this imaginary story is that you have everything you need to be a successful person. Everything required to be happy and successful is inside. Most people find it hard to accept. They like to think that problems in their lives are because of others or external circumstances. But what one likes to think has nothing to do with what is. When a good archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the reason within himself. Your failure to hit is not the fault of the target; to improve your aim, improve yourself. We are what we are because of ourselves. We will be what will be because none but ourselves.