What decides success – God, fate, effort or luck?
May be all of them 😀 but in what proportion?
when you say fate, obviously it’s something that you cannot do anything about.
when you say luck, obviously it’s something that you cannot do anything about.
when you say god, again its obviously something that you cannot do anything about.
So the only thing that you can do is effort!
So put your 100% into your effort, what happens will happen! So don’t leave proportions of your energy and capabilities to luck, god, fate and all these things! That’s not your business. If there is such a thing it will act. Your business is only effort!
EFFORT – has to be incisive, in the sense. It should be focused, calibrated. Simply making an effort is a foolish effort. Just labor is not going to get you somewhere, right kind of action, right timings, right place – all these are important.
So, for all these things to happen, you need perception and intelligence. Constantly looking for ways to enhance your perception and intelligence; rest will happen anyway!
This is one thing that the humanity is not doing. They’re trying to become capable of something. Do not try to become capable of something, just enhance your perception and intelligence.
For example: In India everybody wanted to become a doctor, not now – 25 years back or so! If you’re not given a seat for the medical degree the next choice is engineering. So it goes on and on.. this way! So lets say you became a doctor,also imagine everybody comes to yoga program and they stopped going to the doctor 😉 At least the visit to your doctor has come down. So medical business will go down, It will no more be a good profession to go into because very few doctors are becoming doctors because they want to become doctors 😉 (confused?) Others are becoming doctors because they think its lucrative. Many people are becoming doctors because they think somebody’s sickness is a lucrative business. 😀 (I don’t want to go into other aspects,its quite disturbing to me!) There are few doctors who really want to be that, they want to understand the human system and they want to serve in that direction. (which is great!)
Suppose everybody becomes healthy – You don’t want that! So don’t try to put up a recipe for your success!
Success is only when, you’re able to use yourself to your full potential. It doesn’t matter whether you become a doctor, a engineer or a politician or whatever you become is not the thing! Success means you’re living your life with full potential. So you’ll need active intelligence and perception.
How do you grow your intelligence? – Important thing is enhance your perception.
If you’re able to see the life just the way it is, you have the necessary intelligence to conduct it well.
if you’re not able to see the life just the way it is, your intelligence will work against you. The most intelligent people on this planet is the most miserable people on this planet. This is because they have active intelligence but no perception of life. They’re trying to broaden their mind – that’s not the point; that will only make you socially successful, not truly successful.
Truly successful = see the life the way it is + without distortions.
If you can see the life just the way it is – life becomes a play. If you can play it well – people will say you’re successful. You should never say that ‘I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL’ just see how making this being into full-fledged being. You should not be aspiring for success. It’s a miserable way to structure your life. You’ll simply cause pain and suffering for yourself and suffering to everybody because your idea of success is sitting on top of somebody’s head. 😀
Your idea of success right now is – “Everybody should be below you and You must be on the top.” (This is idea of sickness!)
Just don’t think of success! Just see how to make this into full-fledged being – this will find expression.