Faith is the very sum and substance of life. Without faith, human beings cannot achieve anything. If we observe all the greatest Endeavour’s carried out in this world, we find that behind them faith was the sole-driving force, without which everything is impossible.
A person can set a goal for himself, only if he has faith that ultimately he will achieve the goal. Thus, faith forms the foundation of every new achievement, every new invention and every new discovery and every new victory. There is a co-relation between faith and achievement.
Faith cannot be imposed upon anyone. It comes from deep inside one’s heart. It cannot be measured. The quantity of faith possessed by you depends upon how positive your approach towards life is. Without faith, motivation for the achievement of goal is completely lost and the person ends up becoming a failure in his life. If we observe the reasons behind the failure of any person, we find that one of the main factors responsible for his failure is lack of faith. Faith is the only power that inspires a human being in despair. But if a person loses faith during the period of struggle, he gives up hope for any success and succumbs to the unfavorable situations. So, an individual without faith is as good as a dead person. His life is just like a deflated balloon.
So, we can truly conclude that faith is the foundation stone of any project that is undertaken with a will to complete. It is that driving force which enlightens the candle of hope by giving strength to fight against all odds. A person having faith may face failures in his or her life, but he does not lose his heart in despair. He knows that the obstacles that are coming in his way are only temporary and he will ultimately be successful in achieving his goal.
It was only because of faith, that during the freedom struggle, a whole lot of freedom fighters struggled till the last drop of their blood and freed India from the clothes of British Empire. Faith prompted the great Alexander to march along with his troops to conquer the whole world. Such was his spirit that he never lost faith in is abilities and lived the life of a great warrior till his last breath.
Even in our ancient epochs such as Ramayana and Mahabharata, great characters-Lord Rama and the Pandavas had gone through many ups and down in their lives. They ultimately won the battle of their lives only because of faith in goodness and honesty. For very few people in this world, life is bed of roses. Majority of persons have to struggle in life. It is only by dint of their faith that they brave the trial and tribulations in their life successfully. Our ancient “Puranas” are full of such characters which inspire common man, for example Raja Harishchandra.
Great discoveries and inventions in Science and Technology have taken place only because of eh virtue called faith. In the olden times it was hard to convince people about new theories of science. The line of thinking of the people was very orthodox and conventional.
“It was faith that motivated Edison to keep trying for thousand times before he discovered lamp without which further inventions and discoveries in Science seemed impossible. Faith in humanity and brotherhood empowered Mother Teresa and her innumerable followers to serve the ill, poor and the underprivileged. It was only because of her faith in welfare of humanity that she set an example in the whole world. Faith inspired Baba Amte to serve the lepers, who were condemned and neglected by the whole society.
Faith is that unique quality, which invigorates a person to win over his or her physical disabilities. The will power provided by faith is so strong that even physically-challenged persons can easily overcome their handicaps. There are enormous real-life examples to prove this fact.
Louis Braille became blind at the tender age of two or three. But later through his will power and faith, he overcame his feebleness caused by loss of sight. He invented a new method of reading and writing for the blind which greatly benefitted the visually handicapped people. That system was named after him as the “Braille System”. A deaf, dumb and blind Helen Keller set an example in the world of disabled people. She made a mark by standing on her feet and educating thousands of handicapped persons.
It is the faith of winning that kept alive the fighting spirit of our soldiers, who defended the borders of our motherland in Kargil. It is only the power of faith that enables a doctor to operate on his patient in order to cure him. It is the faith of winning bread that forces a poor labor in hunger to go to work. Faith of securing grade inspires the students to work hard by burning midnight oil during the exams.
Swami Vivekananda believed that majority of miseries in this world would not have existed if power of faith had been practiced by all. Ups and downs are common in everyone’s life, but a person having faith knows deep inside his or her heart that the period of struggle will become a passé in his or her life, if he or she faces all the miseries with a brave heart. Tolstoy has correctly said that faith is the force of life. Faith is the mother of success. With it anything is possible.
So, you can achieve everything if you have faith that you will certainly win one day by your determination, hard work and courage. Keep your faith intact and work towards achieving your goal.