Will-power is the greatest driving force in man. It helps him get through all the difficulties in life. Will-power is the most essential ingredient of success. It enables a person to find a way to overcome the obstacle in his path. He continues his journey towards his chosen goal. A man who loses heart at the sight of failure can never achieve his goal. But a man who is determined to attain his objectives is not disheartened by failures. One should not lose heart during adversities.
The real essence of life lies in struggle. Determination and calmness help a person in his Endeavour. They provide him inspiration to achieve success. A wise man accepts the challenges of life with a calm mind. Our ancient scriptures also advocate that one should do one’ duty with determination. One should have a firm determination to strive and win.
Many great men won success by their sheer determination and oneness of purpose. Mahatma fought for the blacks in South Africa, His strong will-power helped him to secure independence for Indian from the British rule. Martin Luther brought about radical changes in the USA. Nelson Mandela fought against racial discrimination in South Africa. Abraham Lincoln became the President of the USA by dint of his strong determination and continuous efforts.
Different people have different objectives in life. In may range from a career in administration, a career in engineering, medicine, law, management, etc. to entrepreneurship. They achieve success by their strong will power. Where there is a will, there is a way. Even the handicapped could achieve success by their strong will-power and determination. Beethoven became deaf before he made his famous Ninth Symphony. John Milton wrote Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes after he became blind.
A patient with strong determination can get cured earlier or live longer than a similar patient with weak will power. Helen Killer was both blind and deaf, but she became an educator of the blind. Louis Braille was also a blink educationist. He introduced the Braille script for the blind. Sudha Chandran has an amputated leg, but even with the artificial limb, she has become a famous Bharatnatyam dancer and actress. Thus, a person of strong will power can overcome physical disabilities i the pursuit of his goal. He can overcome social barriers as well.
Man’s strong desire and will-power have led to the discovery of unknown lands. He has been able to go to the depths of the ocean. It is this spirit which has enabled man to climb peaks like Mount Everest. He explored space and landed on the moon. Similarly, there have been revolutionary achievements in the fields of transport and information technology. there are major breakthroughs in the field of medicine and engineering. The achievements of mankind till date are the products of strong determination and will-power.
However, people do become victims of adverse circumstances. Their efforts are hardly rewarded with success. They become dispirited, disillusioned and disheartened. They lose the will to fight. They become pessimistic in their attitude. But they should not lose heart because success always follows by the day, so one should not lose hope.
Each one of us has the potential to do things we dream of. We just have to make a beginning with all the true and consistent efforts and we will discover that everything will fall in its right place. We must try and strive for something only then we will succeed in achieving out goals.
Patience, commitment to the objectives and perseverance certainly yield rich results. One should have an aim in life. One should strive hard for achieving it. Success in not restricted to a few. It can be achieved by anyone who dares to go for it. One should have a positive approach towards life. There are many who undergo despair, failure and defeat. But their determination to win and achieve takes them forward. We should live every moment and live life to the full. We should count out the negatives and challenge ourselves to design the best life. Never forget, where there is a will, there is a way !