Our determination is more powerful than we could believe. When we make a firm determination and put our whole soul into achieving our goal, there is no chance that we would fail. Even if we do , it is because we are supposed to reach a better level of success. All that happens is a part of a perfect plan God has created for us. Its only due to our short sighted approach that makes it feels so. As Steve jobs rightly said in his Commencement addresses at Stanford University:
You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.
All we need, is to have a full trust in ourselves and in the perfect plan. I personally have n number of such wonderful experiences when i directed all my positive energy and determination to that single thought. And every single time i did this, i found that the determination was realized within weeks if not days(depending on the nature of goal). This provokes more and more enthusiasm into the self and increases the level of self confidence with each such event.
God, the way we may be calling him (in different countries, religions etc) is the guiding energy always. Irrespective of the dialect we are using to interpret him, we all have a common belief, that he is our father, the supreme father of all souls. He is always there to help us in our pursuits, to make sure that our determination is realized. Once we have a full trust in him and in ourselves, he is bound to help us.
In Indian mythology we can find n number of instances wherein the true dedicated souls(devotees) have been protected by him and helped in realizing their determination. Be it Meera, Draupadi, The Pandavas, Prahalad( all eternal devotees from India mythology), all were protected and helped by the supreme energy in reaching their eternal goals in their journey of Self enlightenment. If they can, why can`t I.
God is the most impartial, selfless lover. His love and guidance is unconditional irrespective of any factors. The difference only lies in our own attitudes. How clear are we at the level of mind to experience that selfless love and support from God.
We all have some level of trust in God. Depending on the level of positivity and purity of thought and our trust in him we have good or bad experiences. Its all about our perspective. The perspective of things make the difference. Here it would be correct to quote Henry ford, who rightly said,
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
In today`s busy life, we really need to introspect in first place, what is it that we are actually busy with. It it Facebook, Whatsapp, browsing, Partying, watching TV, or is it our pursuits on the path of Self development. If the answer is later, then we are on the true pursuit of happiness. Otherwise, we are heading towards making our life a disaster. These technologies are very useful, if used wisely. But if these are only being used for being passively busy, then we really are missing some important aspects of life. There is much more to do and achieve in life than just being passively busy. Finally it would be nice to quote Mark Twain:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.