Saturday, July 4, 2009

What are your three best wishes?

Dream lofty for dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. James Allen

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had asked a good friend of mine what her three best wishes would be if an angel were to ask her. She could not readily answer and I think she bought time by telling that let the angel ask me first. Most of us do not have a clear wish list. We haven’t prioritised them even if we had one. If you had missed your bus, you may wish that another one should come soon. I am not talking about such petty wishes. We are not often in a position to spell out what we want in our lives. We haven’t thought about them. Perhaps it would be nice to write down our ten wishes and then scan them to prioritise them. Like a child we should not ask for a jar full of candies. We must seek the best. Many of the wishes we had noted would be deleted on a second look and some new ones instead may find place.
Our first talk should be to know what we want from our life. There should be a purpose in it. Otherwise, we are like a rudderless ship moving in unchartered seas. I read success in anything, even in life,’ isn’t the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.’
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.’ There is no limitation to your big dreams.You can fix big goals, and achieve what you want to. Success in life means different things for different people. Some may want to be stinking rich, some may want a beautiful wife, children and a happy home, some may wish to serve society as a service to God while some may wish to move higher in their spiritual path. The sad part is most of the people have no specific goals and move along in their lives accepting things as they come. They have no vision or a chartered route.
But by and large, one’s success is settled by having a goal or two. It is not enough to have mere goals. The success is dependent on your potential, determination and hard work. The goals should be realistic keeping in mind the potential, ability and training needed to realise. One cannot hope to reach the moon without equipping oneself as an astronaut and developing the skills there for. But the sine qua non for success is your strong belief in your vision. It must permeate in your whole body, thinking and attitude with the dream virtually taking over you. The goal must always be a compelling vision and not a wishful desire.

4 comments:

  1. Very well-written! Holding on to dreams and working towards materializing them see to it that the dreams become reality.

    One more thing is important: having faith in God's helping us.

    Thanks a lot for this beautiful post, KP.

    Best wishes.

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  2. dear partha,
    i'm sorry i don't visit this site often.real reflections!right now, i feel so happy after reading your post.you're spending your precious time to reach us with your valuable advices,values n thoughts.please do write often.
    i agree with your points,but my wish list,too personal..................
    have a great day ahead........
    sasneham,
    anu

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  3. sir...thats as usal well writen ..
    but while reading something struk me ... i think when we are truely in love with somone, it s tough to have some dreams for ourselves ...i maybe wrong ...but i feel, we always have our beloved given the first thought ...
    a confused wish? i dont know ...

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  4. Nice one. Dreams are indeed a beginning of a great successful life but one should be ready to wake up and work towards them...waking up is as imp as dreaming!Hope u agree!

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