There is a small story which we must have heard a lot times
A man walked to the top of a hill to talk to God.
The man asked, ‘God, what’s a million years to you?’ and God said, ‘A minute.’
Then the man asked, ‘Well, what’s a million dollars to you?’ and God said, ‘A penny.’
Then the man asked, ‘God…..can I have a penny?’ and God said, ‘Sure… in a minute.’
Hence it’s rightly said, nothing, nothing in this life is going to get handed over to you. You have to thrive hard, work hard, put all of your determination and dedication to achieve your target, to what you desired to have in your life. To succeed in life one must endure the challenges life presents and work to overcome these challenges to be the best possible person that one can be. We must not only use hard work to impress those around us but also to achieve goals that we set for ourselves. If we as individuals do not work hard to succeed, then we do not receive the same satisfaction as we would if we put in hour upon hour or even year upon year of work to achieve our goals. I believe for one to be successful, he must be willing to work hard to succeed in any aspect of life.
In my opinion, a real champion isn’t the one who wins, it’s the one who loses. Because only he knows the value of win, value of success, value of how better he can become ahead. The title of a champion is just the tag that he wears, his real identity is revealed by the passion, hard work, dedication they put in to. Everyone has heard from a teacher or coach at least once, if not numerous times that “you learn from your mistakes.” Intellectually we all understand this. Emotionally we don’t get it! Most of us are terrified of failing and looking bad. We dread losing. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves. We will go to great lengths to ensure that we don’t come up short in a game or match, even by being dishonest and cutting corners. Unfortunately, this fear of failing and messing up actually makes us more vulnerable to failing. If you go into a competition dreading losing, you will be much tighter, more distracted and more constricted in your movements. The end result of all of this is that you’ll perform far below your potential. Peak performance can only happen when you’re relaxed and have nothing to lose.
Anyone can cheat, anyone can find a short cut, but well the happiness it could give lasts only for a certain moment, because karma won’t spare them at all. The vehicle to our dreams shouldn’t be made of spots and rashes of driving through a shorter way, sooner or later, it will irritate and make you go mad for sure. Cheating seems to delight some people but they ignore the fact that they are simply cheating their own conscience. They may go ahead and cheat but at some point of time it definitely haunts them. Cheating greatly mars the sanctity of the one’s personal belief. One’s personal belief is really a good means of evaluating their knowledge and passion of all that is taught and it is in fact a good thing for them.
Rather than taking an easy way, it is fine to fail. It is great to fail. The moment you realize your failure, is the moment you start learning, grow mature and set yourself in a position to succeed where no one can stop you. Be it obstacles, stones or anything in your path. You know what you seek and you will overcome them.
There are possibilities that you might even get damaged, you break your heart and soul into it. You might be shattered, but that will never ever become the end for you;
A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, ‘Who would like this $20 bill?’
200 hands went up.
He said, ‘I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.’ He crumpled the bill up.
He then asked, ‘Who still wants it?’
All 200 hands were still raised.
‘Well,’ he replied, ‘What if I do this?’ Then he dropped the bill on the ground and stomped on it with his shoes.
He picked it up, and showed it to the crowd. The bill was all crumpled and dirty.
‘Now who still wants it?’
All the hands still went up.
He has just showed that you learnt a very important lesson. No matter what he did to the money, people would still want it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, life crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make bad decisions or deal with poor circumstances. We feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special, you are special!
No matter how dark the clouds are above, the sun comes out each day trying it’s best to shine brighter even though he is aware that those dark clouds won’t let him do so. But one day, those clouds have to accept the defeat and pave it’s way off. The sun wins! He wins because he knows nobody can shine brighter than him. He wins because he knows that he has to share on the brightness no matter what, he wins because he knows his worth, he knows his value and thus never ever let’s it down. The sun ignites the fire within himself so that he give people the ray of happiness around. If the sun can do so, why can’t you? Ignite that one star within yourself and transform your life. The moment you start transforming yourself, the people around you would get doing the same process too, and hence those stars of lives make the change in the world which was actually desired, asked and needed for.