Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal.
I have been in widely divergent moods all this while and quite a lot of issues cracked into my head but nothing worth jotting down. What all I could gather from my thought process and the present situation seems unlikely and disordered. I had a dream in which I faced a tiger of a jungle with grave intensity. I picked out fresh perspectives from my dream next morning.
You are in a jungle and all of a sudden, you see a tiger in front of you. The tiger may kill you, but you want to live. What do you do? The easiest way to kill a tiger is to shoot him. But you don’t have a gun – so what do you do? Do you just give up? No, you probably try to climb a tree. Or you act like you’re dead. Fuck, if it comes to that, you might even want to give a shot at fighting with the tiger with your bare hands.
You know that you will die even if you fight, but you don’t give up.
Think about it – you don’t ask what works. You just do whatever it takes.
Whatever it takes.
Is there a convenient way to kill the tiger? Yes – the best way is to shoot him. But when you don’t have a gun, do you just give up and wait for him to grind his teeth onto your skin? No. You see, in that moment when you are confronted with death, it does not matter whether you succeed or not. The only thing that matters is that you fight. And you fight even if there is no guarantee of success.
We ask if hard work really guarantees success in life. If we say that working hard is the solution, it would be a lie. No, hard work does not guarantee success. But neither do other things. We don’t know exactly what it takes to be successful, and it probably varies according to the situation and people. Your luck, or your smartness or even your wit does not guarantee success. Because the truth is – there is no guarantee of success at all.
And that’s the point, you see: you need to ask yourself if you are still willing to work hard, knowing that there is no guarantee. This is what defines your character. Focus on the possible ways to achieve what you want to achieve, and do whatever it takes.
Sometimes it takes hard work. Sometimes it needs you to work smart. Sometimes you need to have the right contacts. And hey, sometimes you just have to be lucky! So, is there a formula for success? Perhaps. But We don’t know what it is. And people who claim that they know are lying (or are perhaps disillusioned). Assess the situation yourself.
Don’t wait for people to come around and tell you what works. This is because different things work for different people. Your job is to figure out what works for you.
You want to live, right? Then don’t ask whether you can really kill that tiger by fighting with him. You just do it. Don’t care about the result, do what you gotta do for your own self.