8 Steps On The Road To Success (Part 1) 

We all live a life which is filled with ambition based actions which we perform from the morning to the night i.e. every karma either in the personal, professional, social or financial sphere is filled with the energy of an intention or a pure desire that I have to achieve what I aspire or aim for. But things go wrong when the ambition starts becoming an obsession and it starts affecting our relationships, health and mind sometimes individually and sometimes all together. With some people, the desire to succeed is so immense and so obsessive that it tends to influence their thoughts to such an extent that they lose interest in performing any karma which takes them away from this aim. 

They say success for some comes at a price – a broken soul, a stressful mind, an unhealthy body and harmed relationships. For some, life is like a continuous challenge to be overcome. Challenges are good; they bring out the inner powers and help in tapping the hidden potential inside you but a life which eats, sleeps and breathes challenges and goals is the wrong road to success. A main cause of professional burn out at a young age, which is even causing a lot of people to become severely depressive and unenthusiastic, unenergetic and disinterested after a certain period of time in their careers and in other pursuits of life especially in their family lives, is an obsession to achieve and dream big. Many people are taking to meditation and relaxation techniques because they lost the balance at sometime in their lives and left the right road to success with the destination of success remaining away from them instead of coming towards them. 

In the next two days’ messages, we shall explain 8 different steps one needs to take on an emotional level so that success is achieved but without any of the side effects in the form of love lost in relationships and physical and mental illnesses, in short the steps on the road to success. 

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Message for the day 15-06-2015
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Feelings change intentions, thus changing actions too. 

Expression: When there are negative feelings like jealousy or hatred towards another person, those feelings naturally create misunderstanding. Even if the other person has a good feeling while doing something, a negative intention is attributed and this naturally changes one's own behaviour or response making it negative too. 

Experience: When there is the slightest bit of negative feeling within me for someone, it naturally creates further negativity from others too. I find everything I come across to be negative, like the one who wears coloured glasses sees everything to be of that particular colour. 


,8 Steps On The Road To Success (Part 2) 

Just for a minute stop what you are thinking and ask yourself is a goal or an achievement so significant that you do not mind losing some of the beautiful relationships of love of your life, an emotion that is most cherished when in its pure and selfless form. Also, what use is an achieved mission if in the process I suffer sleep disorders or my digestive system is weakened or I suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes or even mental illnesses like depression or sometimes even an end result of attempting suicide when the same purpose of life can be achieved without losing mental peace, even if that means the achievement of the purpose takes place at a date later than the one intended? 

So, the first step on the road to success is revising your purpose to one that can be achieved at a slower speed than the speed we might see others working at. Of course, it’s needless to say that the wrong energy with which we are working that is giving us hurry and worry sickness is nothing but competition. Competition is not at all an un-required energy in mainstream society but when competition is accompanied by or mixed with comparisons, it becomes negative or self-harming. So compete, competition is healthy but do not compare, comparisons are unhealthy. Also, ensure that while moving towards the destination of success it is important to set smaller goals to be achieved instead of targeting directly at the bigger cause. This is important because this keeps us extremely light in our journey and keeps us on the road to success and does not let us become tired when the going gets difficult at times. This is a way of unburdening oneself while travelling on the road to success which can be long at times. Another important feature of a relaxed journey to success is satisfying people who are a part of the journey and not developing cold relations with them. Very often, people are so obsessed with work or professional targets that a 14 hour day at the workplace is a common practice with busy professionals with no time for their family members causing distancing and differences between them and also very often children and life partners being affected negatively by this and remaining dissatisfied. 

(To be continued tomorrow …) 

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Message for the day 16-06-2015
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To be free from weakness means to have the power to mould. 

Expression: When there is a weakness, it becomes difficult to mould according to the needs of the situation. Weakness creates hardness and rigidity not allowing the situations to create internal beauty. So the one who is constantly working with one's own weakness finds it difficult to stop the negativity from being expressed immediately. The weakness is revealed inspite of making effort not to and there is unpleasantness created. 

Experience: To have the ability to mould means to become real gold. I become as flexible and beautiful as pure gold, which is ready to take beautiful shapes when it comes under the influence of the heat of the situation. So I have no hard feelings for having to adjust, but I am able to enjoy the beauty I create and the joy I spread. 


In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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