The Road to Success

Road to success, at first, is full of sufferings, and then full of blessings.You can choose your sufferings. Your suffering is directly proportional to your blessings. No pain, no gain. More pain, more gain. Choose your sufferings and get your blessings. It is inexorable, infallible Law of Compensation. — Mahesh Jethmalani.

Responsibility, oneness, and Success.

Every now and then we see that a lot of people live lives, they themselves deplore. But then they do not change. Rather don’t want to change. Their reasons being excuses why they initially couldn’t become, succeed in what they wanted to be, do in life.

George Bernard Shaw once said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.” The people who get on in this world are people who get up and look for circumstances they want and if they don’t find them they make them.

We must take responsibility for our life, and what we make of it. We hold the key to our destiny. It is not the stars, horoscopes, people, country, language, our height, our weight, our color, our creed, our age, money, our education, our family background, our skills or anything else that determines our destiny. We and only we are responsible for what we are today, and nobody else. Period.

Only you can live your life for you, only you can succeed for you.

— Mahesh Jethmalani

Stories are galore wherein people from all walks of life with hundreds of limitations have succeeded big time, in whatever they wanted to do or become in life. Most of them were like us: common man, not highly educated, college dropouts, with very little formal education, from poor families, from small nondescript places, with little or no money on hand.

But they had their vision in their minds, eyes, and souls. They looked painted all over with that vision, with that dream of theirs. They ate their dreams, drank their dreams, slept their dreams and even feigned their dreams. They had only dreams to live their life.

When you have but only one thing to live by, one thought in your mind, when you saturate your mind with one thought, then that thought becomes your reality. Because this is the rule, make your inner Self one with that desire, dream or goal and you will realize that one thing.

You lose when you fail to make it one with your inner Self. Dualism is your failure everywhere in life. Ambiguity, doldrums, two names, two profiles, two religions, two roads, two boats, whatever it is, they lead you nowhere.

You have to select one of them. You have to tell God where you want to go.

When people see you, obsessed with your dream, they will invariably do their work. They will tell you, that you have gone nuts, you are on wrong track, you can’t do it but then you have to become like a moth, that singes itself in the fire; you have to become like a bee, that puts life in her sting and dies after it stings you. You have to take that one course. Do or die. You have to give your all to it. Only this resolve will bring success to you.

So to succeed decide that one thing, what you want in your life.

Take responsibility.

Believe in yourself.

Take massive action.

Never quit.

Success is always yours.

Period.