Friday, June 27, 2014

There is a famous proverb which we have been listening since our early childhood days either from our parents, elder relatives, teachers and even from friends. The proverb is: TRY, TRY AGAIN IF YOU NOT SUCCEED... 

Mother Teresa does say, "God doesn't require us to succeed. He only requires that you try." 

Many other statesmen, philosophers, scientists and thinkers too emphasized this point in different ways, but the sum and substance remains almost the same.

Nevertheless, it goes without saying that when we are in a trying mode, we need to have utmost faith on our capacity and potential to march towards the right goal. 

dogSwami Vivekananda underlines the importance of faith in our life in these words, "The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us… Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in the lives of all great men and women, it is that of faith in themselves… We can see that all the difference between man and man is owing to the existence or non-existence of faith in himself. Faith in ourselves will do everything. I have experienced it in my own life…" 

So, while trying many things in life day in and day out, why not try the following to have, in my opinion, a better life ahead:

Watch Sunrise every day.
Complement minimum five persons daily.
Be the first to say, Hello.
Make commonsense your best friend.
Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
Pray not for things, but for wisdom & courage.
Be tough-minded, but tender-hearted.
Do think out of box.
Keep your eyes, ears and mind open.
Be humble in victory & gracious in defeat.
Test yourself regularly.

The list doesn't have, you would agree, any item which is difficult to try. In fact, many of us are already trying almost all or many or some of these and are reaping the benefits. One of the most famous scientists and inventors, Thomas Alva Edison thus says, "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

Then, what to think of ? Try, try again...

As always, I'm keen to know what you think on this subject. Hence, request you to post comments to share your views and experiences.

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