There was a girl named Aparna who was studious, but could not score well in her examinations. She was upset with her results. She came home distressed and sat idle in her room without eating all day. Her mother got to know the reason and came up to her, sat beside her, held her head with her hands and placed it gently on her lap and said, "What is destined will reach you, even if it is beneath the ocean. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips".
Then she fed her daughter and let her sleep. Aparna thought of what her mom said and slowly fell asleep. She started dreaming and in her dream, she asked god, "If everything is already written in destiny, then why should I wish?” God smiled and said, "May be on some pages, I have written as you wish".
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to wait for but to rather achieve. Failure is not the opposite of success, It is a part of it. Never let yourself down in adversity, obstacles are just small deviating paths. Accept everything yourself in your life. A setback just sets you up for a comeback. We all fail at some things but we aren't failures unless we give up. We cannot change what happened yesterday, but we can control what happens today. Things may not always go your way but you are free to choose how to reach your destination. Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
Look for the good in the bad as no matter how bad things get, as it is bound to get from good to better. The mind is everything and what you think is what you become. Whatever may happen in your life, accept it with your whole heart, either good or bad. What we dwell on is who we become. We are creating our lives through our thoughts and feelings, so you cannot hold yourself responsible for someone else's happiness.
It is impossible for you to be responsible for anybody else, because you cannot jump inside someone else’s mind and think or feel for them. Focus on your joy and be an inspiration to everyone around you. Make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant. When you know exactly what you want to be or do, everything else becomes irrelevant. Your fears won't stop you, the opinions of others won't bother you and failure won't chase you.
Visualize the life you want daily and don't let anything get in your way as you work to make your dreams a reality. Make a change if you aren't happy with how things are going. The only thing constant in life is change. None can live your life for you. If you want something, go get it. If you want to do something, go do it. You can't control the circumstances you were born into but you, for sure can change your outcome.
Everything starts with your thoughts. Your thoughts become your actions; it's the law of nature. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Spend at least five minutes everyday visualizing yourself accomplishing your goals. Visualize having things you want and the life you desire. A great vision for yourself will change your life. Look for positivity in every situation. Some may be harder to find but do your best to see the good in everything.
You'll thank yourself in the end and save yourself from lots of stress. Always focus on how far you've come and keep going until you reach your final destination. Stay focused and stay persistent and never quit no matter how any obstacles you face. Never, ever give-up. Be grateful for what you already have or you will never get what you want. Gratitude creates abundance. Complaining creates poverty. This is the key to a happy, successful and peaceful life”.
After listening to everything Aparna woke up. She thought of what God just told her and started her day with a new hope. She understood that a wish is worth asking only when one has a burning desire for it.