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The greatest virtue is patience. All people want to succeed. However, everyone is not willing to wait. It is this single factor that differentiates a winner from a loser. There’s a story about a gold mining company owner, who kept on digging for 20 years without making much progress. Finally, he gave it up. Only if he had known that digging 50 meters more, he would have found a gold haven. It takes a lot of courage, to be willing to wait. It’s much like value investing. You buy a stock and hold for a long period of time. When it matures, you will reap a windfall. So why do people give up mid-way? The answer lies in vision. When you visualize something, you must be willing to wait, and nothing should deter you from that. Even in hardships, you should persevere. And in the end, you are bound to see the rainbow.

Have you heard the story of Usain Bolt, the athlete? He won 8 Olympic medals. Do you know how much time did he run in the Olympics? Less than 2 minutes. Yes, you read it right. Less than 2 minutes. But, do you know how much he trained himself to be a world class athlete? More than 20 years. For that moment of glory, you need to train yourself and be persistent. Your fight is not with your competitor, but yourself. Everyday comes with challenges to be overcome. Are you up for it? Treat everyday as your last day. Give it all you got. At the end of the day, while reminiscing how the day went, you should feel happy at yourself for having given your best. Remember, time is your best friend, if you manage it well. Nothing is stopping you from being the person you have to be. Get over your doubts and other monsters. Go prepare.

Every day brings promise to all of us. A promise of success. A promise of joy. A promise of wellbeing. Some squander the time and others put it to good use. Even if we die this moment, the world will go on as usual. Some may talk about us for some days. That’s it. So ponder over this – Have you left a legacy behind? A story that inspires others. Or you went unnoticed like that flower hiding behind a mossy stone. So, get started today. There is no reason to procrastinate if you are serious about your dreams. Ask and ye shall receive it. Be willing to work hard for the things that you desire. The sky is the limit. So seek for the highest. The law of attraction says – Ask – Believe – Receive. Just add one more point – work hard for your aspirations and you will certainly receive. There is no force in the universe that conspire against you.

One short cut of reaching the pinnacle of your dreams is to raise your vibrations. If you are chained to your habits, you may end up being mediocre or slightly successful at the end. You need to cultivate thoughts that are not detrimental to you. Catch yourself when you act on lower emotions. Substitute them with more peaceful and joyful emotions. You see a positive frame of mind is essential for raising your vibrations. Besides, you feel more fulfilled. Just remember this – You cannot control the events that happen in your life. However, you have full control over how you react to the circumstances.  Just don’t react. Add a delay. Then choose. Emotions should not control you. Neither thoughts. You are the captain of your ship. You are the master of your soul. Go get up and start hustling – there is a whole world waiting for you to make your mark on.

Techno Spiritual Entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Author of 5 books, trainer and consultant. Seeker of the truth - inclined towards spirituality and technology. Also, love to read and write inspirational stuff.