When did you recently become frustrated? Later did you try to dig out the reasons for that?
There is nothing impossible – for people like Napoleon. Sky is the limit for them. But for ordinary human beings, with all sorts of limitations, a lot of conditions apply. It is always good to do some profound research into our own selves before we leap. That will save us from ending up frustrated.
Recently I came across a wonderful quote by Rabindranath Tagore. I think it answers many of my quests regarding the root causes of frustrations.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us, if we create the capacity to receive it.
This is how I interpreted it. (I hope Tagore would excuse me if I have misinterpreted or overstated his words.)
- Things will come to us (only) if they belong to us, (only) if we deserve them. If I aspire to be a singer without the inherent talent, I toil in vain.
- We should do our best to fulfil our ambition. God helps those who help themselves. Desire – Hard work = Greed, Failure.
- Sometimes even after exerting ourselves we don’t immediately achieve what we dream of. Why? Man proposes, God disposes. God must not have approved of our dream. Have full faith in His plans which are always far-sighted. He has His own genuine reasons for providing or not providing us with something. Face up to it. However, what is delayed need not be denied. Patiently wait to seize the next chance.
- Finally when we attain our goal we should be ready to accept it and take it to the maximum possible heights. No looking back.
In more familiar words, don’t bite off more than you can chew. And once you have bitten it off, chew it properly, or else you will suffer from the worst kind of indigestion. If I commit myself to posting daily or weekly to my blog (though I really long to do that, like many of you), you would often have to frown at the blank days or weeks on my calendar.
So, are your goals realistic and practical?
Are you fully willing to do your best to achieve them?
Will you be ready to change your tactics in case of initial failures?
If your answer is a big ‘YES’, don’t hesitate even for a minute.
GET, SET, GO!