Getting what we want is not easy. Learning a new skill is not easy. No New Year’s Resolution is easy. It takes a lot of effort and hard work.
The Alchemist says, “When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
I don’t know if it is true of not, but what I do know is, “When you want something, that thing is what you begin to see everywhere.”
Last month, I was in the process of acquiring a new car, my top considerations being Toyota and Honda. Each day while I was driving down from home to workplace and back, I was looking at the cars people were driving. The orange colour newly launched Tiago, the different colours of Toyota Etios, all the different variants of Honda – City, Jazz, BR-V and what not. All this so long as the circle of my car-purchase decision was open. Eventually I decided not to buy at this time and to postpone my car purchase decision. Circle closed. Now I don’t look at the cars on the road so closely.
Same was the case when a few weeks ago I was making the decision of buying a new laptop. I was looking for a laptop and laptops were all I could see wherever I went.
A little introspection and you shall find a similar behavioural pattern in yourself as well.
“When you want something, that thing is what you begin to see everywhere.”
Let’s call it ‘The thought of the want’. It is the thought that gives fuel to the want and helps us see that want in our nearby surroundings.
And the logic isn’t entirely limited for material items in our possession but for other things we want to do as well.
When I was learning 10-finger typing for example, people’s fingers were what I observed every time I sat with them in front of a computer. Likewise for all other skills.
The point is the will power required to sustain New Year’s Resolutions is not easy. We begin a resolution and leave it by Jan 15th. To begin a habit and to sustain it amidst our busy schedules is a big pain in the you know what.
‘The thought of the want’ may help in this regard. When the will power to do is lost, the thought may help us in reminding that we have been missing on something we had originally planned.
As for me, I have removed the word Resolutions from my dictionary. Better is to make a plan, at least for six months till June 2017, reviewing it at periodic intervals and then following it in the best possible manner. Let ‘the thought of the want’ help me in my progress.
Think-it-over: The new has come and will go whether you like it or not, whether you utilize it or not. Resolutions don’t work that much is true. The question then is what are you going to do to see that you utilize the New Year in the best possible manner? A plan if that suits you, a list of things to do, or nothing right now but doing things as they come and deciding as things happen in the year ahead.
Either case, the New Year has come and will go whether we like it or not, whether we utilize it or not. Why not to utilize it for something worthwhile!
I wish you the very best in all your endeavours. May you reach the deepest of the levels inside of you and churn and bring out the highest of the success for yourself and the world around.
Happy New Year 2017! 🙂