People have been speaking from several years about the importance of having goals in life and the methods to achieve the goals. First of all the million dollar question is “Why should any one have a goal? Is it possible for all to attain the goals? Is’nt it unfair that ONLY some people have a better life style, have more success, command respect whereas others don’t get the things they deserve. Why is that only some people are SUCCESSFUL?
Robin Sharma Uvacha ( From the book “The Monk who sold Ferrari”):
“Success on the outside begins with success on the inside. If you really want to improve your outerworld, whether this means your health, your relationships or your finances, you must first improve your inner world. The most effective way to do this is through the practice of continous self improvement. Self Mastery is the DNA of life mastery.”
Ain’t this thought about the Success Inside and Success Outside interesting. What I understand from the above concept is :
- FIRST WE NEED TO RESPECT OURSELF BEFORE EXPECTING THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TO RESPECT US
- FIRST WE NEED TO LOVE/ADMIRE US BEFORE WE EXPECT OTHERS TO LOVE/ADMIRE US
- FIRST WE NEED TO MAKE CHANGES IN US BEFORE WE EXPECT THE WORLD TO CHANGE FOR US
So, to do all these we need to have goals in life and a systematic method to achieve those . Don’t you agree with me on this :). In this context I cannot resist quoting this from Chapter Six of Bhagavad Gita “One should lift oneself by one’s own efforts and should not degrade oneself; for one’s own self is one’s friend, and one’s own self is one’s enemy”.