Value of determination in successful life

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, That is way great spiritual giants are produced.” Swami Vivekananda

The famous quote says it all. If we have determination and will power for one defined goal in life then nothing can stop us to achieve success. Though, in some people this quality is infused by God and some have to develop it by practice, but if we have this then nothing can stop us to succeed in life. Though one thing is clear that the type of achievement depends upon the goal you have defined for yourself and your determination. Also, one should always remember that the journey of life is not smooth, failures are part of it and we should learn from the failures rather than cribbing over the situation. Once you are determined and have disciplined your mind you will see a great transformation in yourself.

In India, unbelievable success has been achieved by many great personalities because of their strong determination towards a goal. One such example of a strong soul is Mahatma Gandhi who had lived his entire life to fulfill just one dream, of freeing India from the shackles of British rule. He lived with this passion of converting his dream into reality and got success. Some more examples of determined people and their success stories in India are Jamsetji Tata, Dhirubhai Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal, Sammer Gehlaut, and the list continues. These are not extraordinary people but what is common in all of them is their strong will to achieve greatness in life. Day and night they had just one dream  and they worked towards the same.

A person who lacks self determination complains a lot and is always in a hurry. He does not have time to think about his weaknesses and this becomes a hurdle on the way to success. Moreover, a person who lacks determination is not clear of his goal. Someday he wants to achieve something and the next day something else. Such people generally do not see much success in life. Also a person who lacks determination cribs a lot, almost over everything around him. He keeps on telling himself that he will start working tomorrow and when the tomorrow comes then day after tomorrow and so that day never comes when he would actually start his work. If you are in this category then you really need to be determined to be successful.

Though determination is a simple thing but it comes with practice and then can transform your life as well as the life of people around you. To become a determined person first of all you will have to discipline your life on a daily basis as everyone has just 24 hours in a day and what makes the difference is how you utilize these hours. Then set one goal in life and mark the way to achieve it. Write down somewhere that there is no short cut to success. Your every action should be oriented towards the same goal. Keep your mindset very positive and be determined even when you face failures. Consider failures as the hurdles but not the full stop on the way to success. If you keep moving in the right direction with a positive mind set and determination, you will come out as a winner.