Becoming rich is not the goal; HEADS it comes by itself

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Jan 2019 11:46:28


 

By T G L IYER,

M any people go through life never questioning what they think they know. From the time we are born, our minds which operate like a computer, are programmed to believe certain things. As we get older we formulate our beliefs and actions based on what we know. Just like a computer, our minds can only feedback the information that was originally fed into it. If the initial input is wrong, the results would also be wrong. By the statistics we know 93 per cent of people have the wrong formula for success and the odds are that these are the people who provided you knowledge, beliefs and programming.

Our parents, teachers and associates taught us the best they could, but little did they know that the formula for success as they knew it was inaccurate. If you need further proof, just look at where they are financially. If that is your aim, go no further, forget what you know and immerse in something new.

If you want to learn how to play tennis well, you can’t ask someone who has never played the game and expect to get right results. In sum, people can’t teach you what they do not know. The same is true of financial success that is achieved by using military principles. If you fight to achieve financial success, then it naturally follows that you have to fight to keep it. Financial success achieved in this way brings enough worries and the happiness and peace of mind that success is supposed to bring is temporary at the best.

People who do achieve financial success are not happy no matter how successful they become. Such financially successful people buy things which are of little use to them. Their cars are Mercedes, Jaguar depending on how much wealth they accumulate. In fact, the true rich do not display their wealth. When they are rich in mind, they don’t have to display their wealth. Real rich people are humble and don’t have palatial bungalows but an ordinary house where they are happy, content and satisfied. With financial success everyone can win.

Real successful people are the source of financial independence for many others. That is, perhaps, the trade mark of real authentic success. Many people, may be, the majority of people have the wrong formula for success. Benjamin Disraeli said: “Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances create the real rich man we see often”. Doing the best is more important than being the best. Desire is the ingredient that makes the difference between the average performer and the champion. The World is our teacher; the Universe has no favourites. Your life is a perfect reflection of your beliefs.

What you focus on in life expands. God is never going to come down from the Sky and say, “You have my permission to be successful. When you fight life, life always wins. Our mission in life is to change ourselves. We are here to learn lessons and the World is our teacher!” We never run out of lessons. Even when someone stares on our face, we don’t see it. We learn our biggest lessons when things get rough and difficult.

When you fall down, is it not the best position to pray? The best place to start something is where you are now. Before changing your address, change your thinking. Lessons changes us immensely and we don’t realise it. It is only by getting down to the bottom that we recover the charms of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking or searching for.

Everyone who walks into your life is a teacher. My teacher used to say: “Your mission in life is not to be without problems. Your mission is to get excited when bad things happen”. Mark Twain said: “The World owes you nothing. It was here first and you came later. Choose your attitude; you can enjoy almost any job. If you don’t like your work, there are two options one is to change your attitude and the other is to change your job. When you give one hundred per cent you are happy.

It does not matter whether you have been out of school for 50 years.” Your teachers told you to work hard; your parents told you to work hard; your bosses told you to work hard. But remember, that you don’t work to please anyone. You do it for yourself and you owe it to yourself. When you become casual, things start to collapse. Depend on professionalism and say to yourself “Today I will be better than yesterday”. To get to the top and stay there, it takes more than talent. A talented person can make a dull job interesting!