Do you remember the quote by Thomas Edison – Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. It means, there is no substitute to hard work. By adding hard work to being passionate about what you are doing, you are bound to be successful. There are no two ways about it.
Take for example, India’s boxing champion, Mary Kom or our former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam or even Nelson Mandela who was jailed for decades but his burning passion and hard work led him to achieve greater success. These are just a few of the examples that I can think of. There are millions of success stories that say the same thing.
In the words of Swami Sivananda, “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. “Though many illustrious people in the recent past have written about how important it is to be dedicating your life towards nobler causes, the youth of today sadly do not believe in it. The fast life beckons them. Taking shortcuts, laziness, no discipline, and the desire to earn quick money lures them towards doing ungodly things.
I strongly believe one should work hard, set goals, and make them come true by staying on track despite innumerable challenges. Following this will ensure you will succeed be it in your professional life or in spirituality.
It is said, following the path of spirituality is like walking on the sharp side of the knife. Though it may seem impossible, many great saints have walked that path. Take for example, Swami Sivananda, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharishi and hundreds more in the recent past. It is not only saints who can achieve this but, us mere humans too can if we follow their sayings and you can be rest assured of being guided by them.
Early in my life, I knew what I had wanted and chanting a simple mantra taught by my Gurus, “If I can do it, so can you”, I followed what I was destined to achieve.
Though there are many hardships and obstacles, if you are determined and all efforts are put in with your body, mind, and soul, it is bound to happen. There are no two ways about it. Remember Robert H. Schuller’s “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
I believe in it and so should you. Please visit www.pushpamappalanidu.com to know more about me.