Destiny and Hard Work

'Our destiny is in our own hands' ' the saying goes. But how far this is true is a moot question indeed!

'Where there is a will, there is a way' ' goes the adage, but how practical is it in today's context is something that is to be scrutinized threadbare.

Hard work and perseverance are the two keys to success. We can shape our own destiny by hard work and perseverance. But, what if we don't succeed even after working hard and persevering? I don't want to sound pessimistic though, but let me put forth some moot points before you.

I've often felt and believed that we can shape our destiny to our liking, by hard work and perseverance. But, when I don't succeed even after working hard and persevering, I lose faith in these values and feel that the destiny has something else in store for me and we are just slaves to it. I feel that no matter however hard we work and persevere, destiny controls us and our future and we are bound to follow it demurely.

When we don't succeed even after working hard and persevering to achieve our most cherished and coveted goal(s), we feel that the destiny does not want us to become what we wanted to become. There is then a shift of ambition and focus. We have a try at other things and when we finally do succeed and settle in something else, then we feel, perhaps this is what the destiny wanted to make me and wanted me to pursue.

But, on the other hand, I feel all this talk of destiny and believing in it blindly are the signs of a weak-minded person who wants to avoid his responsibilities. A strong person will weather every storm of the destiny, come what may, to achieve his goals! He'll not (and should not) merely accept what destiny has to offer him. He'll fight for what he wants for himself from destiny.

There goes a saying ' 'Shallow men believe in luck, strong men believe in cause and effect.' This holds very true of persons who believe in themselves and in the values of hard work and perseverance. Just because you didn't get something or couldn't achieve your cherished goal ' even after a lot of hard work and perseverance ' you shouldn't settle for something inferior, which you may feel the destiny has to offer you or has offered you!

Always be a fighter and fight until your last breath for accomplishing your dreams. This is a world of cut-throat and ruthless competition. Remember, in this world there is no place for quitters because ' 'Winners never quit and quitters never win.'       


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Views: 4926      Comments: 15

Comment there are no such things like destiny,hardwork,success and is a f.m.station and we always go on changing stations.every frequency is related to different experiences of is good.

25-Nov-2014 10:39 AM

Comment i doubt winners never quit and quitters never win

because even after trying too hard wien i give up is wen success comes and knocks at my doors i m dere for you
but dat haappened only once in my whole life

and i never blame anyone from my heart for the failure as it is all destined because i have seen so many sudden changes in the life which were never thought of

life is like a picture in which we can not predict what the next can be and thats what brings joy to life

because knowing what will happen may make us happy or sad

so the best way is to live and accept the way it comes to us

08-May-2014 06:44 AM

Comment Hard Work is no doubt better than simply relying on destiny, Hard Work which is based on Realistic Focus, Strategy coupled with our strengths and Weaknesses, with review & corrective tactics will assure success.

k h rao
24-Apr-2014 23:53 PM

Comment i think that we must always chose hardwork over comfort, thinking logically and considering the circumstances. And whatever may be the result, we should be happy in it. That does not mean to lose hope or not to try again but our best efforts will always give us immense satisfaction in the end. ALSO remember that God has sent us in this world to be a part of this machine which he thinks would be fit for us.

deepak bansal
30-Jan-2014 02:42 AM

Comment I supported to hard work nd according to me hard work is the key of try nd many tym try u will get sucess.....

Nidhi srivastava
20-Jan-2014 21:59 PM

Comment Though I worked hard; Read hard ; I never tasted Success. Still I am in the ditches of failures on my way to be a Doctor.Let me tell you that ; Still I hadn't given up the hardworking by pointing towards fate and luck..There might be some stone unturned which is trying me to take a U turn from my Dream .I am sincere towards it.So This time I Will do Herculean work to achieve the dream

Kapil khanal
09-Jan-2014 21:53 PM

Comment exceptionally written and composed....srsly cudnt stop until i finished up reqding

12-Dec-2013 09:42 AM

Comment I believe every major decision about life eg. What a person will become; a rikhaw Wala or a buttcher or sunny deol or son of sachin tendulkar is predecided before a person's birth in womb . We just have to follow our destiny and that is all. But hard work gives us contentment ,complacent and self satisfaction and respect that we did all which could be done and that's a big relief. So work hard to get self respect and satisfaction....

17-Nov-2013 11:28 AM

Comment I strongly belive in destiny coz the experience in my life i got is horribel .....

16-Nov-2013 13:12 PM

Comment great article

07-Nov-2013 10:39 AM

Comment nobody likes failures even in dreams but they happen
so it life is a mixed bag of success and failures god is always remedered by people who tastes failures ans succesful people dont have time foe all this god writes your book you work hard or dont you will loose and win few things that are in your destiny you cry after you loose .....

19-Jun-2013 11:20 AM

Comment Very good article. People should share their own life experiences on this topic. There are no easy answers.

Neeraj Mittal
30-Mar-2013 21:18 PM

Comment Sorry Sir m not agree wid u,bcz i knw destiny is everything.Everything v get jst bcz of Destiny..I also used to beleive in Hardwork bt i got fail many-times.i wish ki hardwork hi sab kuch hota bt bt bt Destinyyyyyyyyyy Is bigger than Hardwork...:):);)
Deepak girdhar

Deepak Girdhar
26-Dec-2012 05:03 AM

Comment really the content of the above speech was heart touching and inspirable

surbhi thakur
11-Nov-2012 03:22 AM

Comment By hard work we can get what we wanna to get but destiny is that what we get unwanted.

vishwanath yadav
12-Oct-2012 02:10 AM

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