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The Key to Success

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By: Eduardo Santos     Although grace of God and blessings of elders bring achievements, a hardworking and sincere person gets the cooperation of all due to his bravery. Fortune or destiny smiles on him because he dares to achieve the goal.   Always…luck goes hand in hand with people who dare to for the enforcement of something new to traditional systems. Only those people who show bravery and fight against the prejudiced customs and rituals get positions in history. In other words, he who moves against the flow of a stream is the hero, not the person who swims with the flow of the steam.   Fear is a state of mind, and unless and until one thinks more and more positively, bravery will not come. To progress and prosper, one has to be bold enough to cross the hurdles in the path of destination. Challenges and obstacles are ever present on the way of life, but if it is decided strongly to achieve a goal nobody can stop the person. Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln are the best examples of this and the popular saying “fortune favors the brave” fits them perfectly.   Bravery is not confined to the soldiers and defense personnel but is a dynamic quality within an individual which decides the characteristic and nature of the person. To remain in constant struggle with the existing situations for the betterment of livelihood and for overall progress and prosperity is also a type of bravery. To cite a simple example, the great artists had to face the stage fear and nervousness at their first performance and if they had not shown bravery at that time, their fate might not have smiled on them in the form of popularity.   Fighting for a social cause makes one brave. Raising voice against injustice or violence requires courage. Fighting for others brings blessings and appreciation in return. George Cadle Price and Antonio Soberanis are two such brave men who earned historical positions for their selfless deeds, although criticized in earlier stages. If they had deviated from their paths due to criticism, they would not have left behind their footprints in the sands of time.   A person reaps exactly what he sows. Hence bold actions surely pay in the future. One should meet the ups and downs of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Bravery should be infused into the young so that they can face the challenges of life to make fortune favor them because the materialistic world today requires people who are bold, daring and full of life. Try, try and try again till the goal is attained is the ‘guru mantra’ today for the young mind to face challenges with courage.   Modern age finds it more appropriate if courage be intimated by generosity. So luck favors him who is soft and mild on one hand and bold and courageous on the other, but shy and fearful persons do not get respectable success even after having all the talents in them. The most relevant and contemporary example of courage is Baba Ramdev who openly criticized all the inhuman practices as well as spoke up openly against a number of multinationals. But the appreciation and faith he is getting all over the world is increasing day by day.   Success never lowers its standard to accommodate someone, but he has to raise his standards to achieve it and it is possible only by bravery. The man who is confident in himself commands the confidence of others. The only need is to put valor with enthusiasm. A small example is that is if you love somebody and do not gather enough confidence to covey it then the object of your love could pass by you. For each and every stone to turn in your favor determination and openness is required. One only needs to act without any fear and surely the rays of fortune will be shining over him.   God gives the life and man has to live it. If someone shows bravery in his life performing some good deed then God showers grace on him and he hits the target. The perception of boldness and confidence helps him in this achievement. Besides constant effort, enthusiasm and objectivity towards life bring the ladder of success and leads one to the topmost position.   Self-control, optimistic approach and openness to feeling are all forms of valor and courage. To lead somebody in the right path, to raise the standards of people surrounding you, to present a moral example- all are forms of bravery. These not only make a person shine like a star but lead others to perfection.   Self-realization and analysis are the most essential parts of bravery. To learn from mistakes is the most significant high which saves a person from fault and failure. Thus, “improve thyself” is the philosophy of success. One must not forget that victory comes by cultivating within him all the required traits of success and it is also an act of bravery.   The concepts of Industrial revolution, green revolution, social, political, economic and religious revolutions, all are the result of bravery and have given much to the society. Today we live in an era of globalization but behind that the courageous and innovative steps are there. Our legislature, judiciary and executives all have lost that type of courage, the result of which is loss of power, prestige, faith and respect which they once enjoyed the most.   A boat cannot reach the shore if it surrenders to the tempest, a student cannot pass an examination without writing on the answer paper. Thus, the surest way to turn destiny according to your wish is to determine to succeed and work hard with sincerity and bravery. By uniting behind our leader John Briceño, our party is assured of victory and rectifying the ills of our society.
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