At the end of last year, many of us might have taken many small and big resolutions. Many plans must have been made. Must have seen many dreams. New options will have to be explored to get new ideas. We must have decided that as soon as the new year starts, we will make the journey of our resolutions memorable with new energy.
As soon as the new year arrived, we must have started implementing it. But as the weeks passed, all the embankments of our resolutions would have started breaking. We saw with our own eyes how resolutions come to an end. How resolutions made just for the sake of name get sidelined. It is a principle of life that we get very few opportunities to fulfill our resolutions. On the contrary, there are many opportunities for breaking resolutions and not allowing them to be fulfilled. It often happens that when we are about to start a new work, there are few people who have the courage to do it, but many people who create obstacles come forward. Many people even predict that when you will be successful in this work. Many people even submit such claims in writing. But there are very few people who make us feel their presence by placing their hand on our head. It is only because of such people that we start that work and it is certain that that work gradually creates its own identity. That’s why you don’t get success in the beginning. One has to be patient in this.
However, it is true that sometimes patience starts to wane after listening to people’s rebuke. This is the time when we need to be careful. If we are not able to control ourselves at this time, then we should understand that we returned after touching success. If we have started a new work and people are criticizing us, reprimanding us, stopping us from working, then we should understand that we are definitely doing something which has never been done before. During this time, we can take a small resolution that we will mind our own business, no matter what the people of the world say, we will not leave our path. This is where it all begins… our journey to success.
The first condition of resolution is that we remain limited to ourselves. Let us always remember this small resolution of ours, then we will see for ourselves how success comes closer to us. The best way to remember your resolution is to write it down and keep it at the most important and important place, so that we can remember our resolution every day. Resolve means the promise made to oneself, the promise made to others can be broken once and can be forgotten, but the promise made to oneself is a little difficult to break. Our wishes and aspirations are included in this promise.
If we ever look at ourselves in the mirror of honesty, we will find that we whenever we have failed, it was our fault somewhere. Even if we have committed this mistake unknowingly, we have to be punished for our mistake and then we get it in the form of failure. Now only time will tell what we have to learn from this failure. Every failure also brings with it new experience. We should believe less on failure and more on new experiences. Only this new experience will take us to the destination of success. It starts with resolutions, can end with failure, promise, patience and experience.
The embankment of resolutions breaks only then when we lose our base. We ourselves are the basis of our resolutions. To believe in oneself means to climb the ladder of success. Following this with full determination means that we have taken another step towards success. We should keep walking with patience as our companion, gradually we will reach our destination. Then we will feel that those people who contributed in preventing us from reaching this point, in reality, those same people unknowingly became our companions. Those who are well-wishers do not say anything, they just make their presence felt. Only those who create obstacles act as challenges. We face those challenges, that is our success. There is a need to remember that every successful person learns something from his failures.
(The author is retired principal, educational columnist and can be reached at [email protected])