Aim High in Life
During the freedom struggle, the only aim before the nation was to free India from the shackles of slavery. Great sons of the soil sacrificed their lives for this noble cause. People of all religions, castes, sex, or status joined their hands together to win it. They challenged the mighty British empire on which the sun never set. The heroes of the freedom struggle sacrificed their lives so that the coming generations may breathe in the fresh air of freedom in free India. Their continuous struggle and sacrifice maintained the momentum of the struggle and ultimately India became a free nation in 1947. We are now a free nation because of their sacrifices. They aimed high and reached for a dream.
High aim brings forth high thinking. Our thoughts point out the way what lifestyle we should have. They inspire us to aim high and achieve success in life. Our thoughts get reflected in our struggle and pave the way for success. Even if we do not reach the goal we are ahead of those who have not stepped out of their houses. Reaching the goal is not so meaningful or pleasureful as is the experience we gain through the struggling course of life on the way to that goal. We should not be afraid of failure. Successes and failures are part and parcel of life. The people who never fail are those who never try. A good start has to be made. It is rightly said that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Failure is not the one who does not reach the goal but the one who does not have a goal to reach. We should not get frustrated by failure. We should see it as an opportunity to do better the next time. We should also keep in mind that failures are never final and success is never-ending. If once we fail that does not mean we cannot pass any examination in the future. And if once we succeed that too does not mean that we need not pass any examination anymore.
Aim determines the course of our life. The higher the aim the more qualitative our life becomes. Quality in life is the product of these challenging circumstances. The struggle is the spice of life. It burnishes the path and leads to the destination. The quality gets reflected in the performance. One should have the faith and boldness to face the hard realities of life. Once at sunset, the sun asked everyone who would act in his place in his absence. There was pin-drop silence. Nobody had the answer. Just then a low tone resounded from the corner. It was the little lamp. “Oh! Here I am, I“ll try my best.“ Your voice should have splendour, courage, and conviction. You should think high. It makes no difference whether you are big or small. The aim is the basis of our success plan in life. So it is to be thought of earlier in our life. Without any aim, we are on a crossing without an indication whither to go.
T R Sharma, Chief Editor
Him Academy Hamirpur.