Wamnrao Pai, the great thinker, caught my imagination with his declaration: “You are the architect of your destiny” (“Tooch aahey tuza jeevanaachya shilpakaar”).
Couple this with another mantra from my spiritual guru, Saint Narayan Bapu: “Work is superior to worshipping God”.
How can one master one’s own destiny?
How do you reconcile to the innumerable instances of things not going your way?
Add Sri Krishna’s immortal message on “Karma” and you have a potent weapon to deal with any eventuality in life.
First, you have to be clear as to what you want to achieve. There is no dearth of goals and at times it gets confusing – which goals should you pursue? Be conscious of your own in-born strengths and build on them.
Then some careful planning.
Disregard petty failures, make corrections, have a vision and live that vision every moment of your existence.
Living that vision is the key.
My musings, my music and more will attempt to elaborate on some of these ideas.