”When joy takes leave, friends betray, fortune frowns and springs depart, when you are left, to your dismay, alone to face with shattered heart, the tempest on the shore, You feel lost as never before. When things are no more the same, try once more and play the game. Wipe the tear and stop the cry, sky is the limit if you try.”
Life is like that. A challenge that tests our strength of body and mind; a mystery that baffles our understanding; a riddle that gets more complicated the more we try to figure it out; a tough exam where you are called upon to answer the most unexpected questions and solve the most complex problems. You have to first carry the cross if you want the crown. ”Good times and Bad times and all times, pass over.” A cheerful frame of mind makes a tea kettle sing even when it has hot water upto its nose.
Thomas Alva Edison was made deaf on an unexpected occasion when a station master boxed his ears. He didn’t lose faith or hope and refused to accept defeat as he persisted with his experiments. His strong belief and undaunted will power resulted in a spate of invention. ”Necessity is the mother of invention” so goes the adage. It needs a catalyst for activation and that is provided by one’s will power. If you begin to think today, then you are the master for tomorrow. In other words, thinking is the first step for determining our destiny. Even great doctors and psychiatrists are of the opinion that the best panacea rests upon patient’s belief in himself than the medicines prescribed.
Creativity, innovations, analytical abilities are all manifestations of the versatility of the powerful mind. A vivid example is that of the great lady Hellen Keller, who despite all physical disabilities, could accomplish great tasks only through her strong determination and will power. Abraham Lincoln rose from poverty to occupy the august office of the President of U.S.A. Similar is the case of former President of India-Avil Pakir Jalaluddin Abdul Kalam or ”the Missile-Man of India” who from a boat owner’s son became a Bharat Ratna. It all started back in 1958 in DRDO and then in 1980 as Director of DRDO. When the then Defence Minister, Mr. R. Venkataraman ordered him to develop all the five missiles simultaneously. He accepted the challenge and gifted India with ”Prithvi, Nag, Akash, Trishul and Agni” missiles in just ten years by working for 18 hours a day.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar also rose from obscurity to portals of glory and greatness. Milton was blind, Beethovan was deaf. Charles Dickens began by pasting labels on the blacking pots. The mighty Robert Bruce learnt a very important lesson from the spider who got up again & again & wove its web untiringly.
Latest Research- Newton’s laws of gravity and equations, when used by astronomers on larger scales, say, to predict the movement of the stars orbiting the centre of a galaxy, gives wrong answers. Some unknowns source of gravity was interfering with the Riley Newman’s (physicist at university of California at Irvine) experiments. Now these researchers have devised a subterranean trap. They think they can snare some of the stuff because Earth could constantly by passing through clouds of cold dark matter particles, called WIMPS they call their experiment-CDMSI on the campus of Stanford University Milgrom calls his brainchild MOND, for Modified Newtonian Dynamics. If Milgrom is right, Newton’s & Einstein’s laws will be in for some major tweaking. These all latest researches are being carried on by the great researchers with a great will power.
To quote Joaquin Millers: ”Brave Admiral, say but one good word : What shall we do when hope is gone? The words leapt like a leaping sword : Sail on! sail on!sail on! sail on!”
Columbus had vindicated the validity of the above saying in 1492 when he had strongly resolved to keep on sailing and not rest in peace until and unless he was able to discover new lands which were lying undiscovered till then.
Strong will power can move mountains. It can work miracles. So, work with full dedication, devotion, confidence, patience, strong determination and above all faith in God to reach the pinnacle of all glory & success.