17 November 2009 16 Comments

Why What Happens to Us Happens to Us?

What an out-of-this-world beauty! I am writing this on board a helicopter on the way from Chitral to Gilgit (for those who don’t know, these are the most beautiful places in the world situated in the North of Pakistan) and we are attempting to go to Gilgit at the moment.
Snowcapped Hindukush Mountains! Breathtaking beauty! I feel like staying here forever!
I was listening to one of the audio books when suddenly felt like writing. One subject that I have been meaning to write about has been:
Why what happens to us happens to us?
I mean, have you ever noticed that if we keep thinking negatively about something it surely happens.
And my experience tells me – and so does all literature ever written on the subject of wealth creation – that if you think that you will get, do or be something, you will. And if you DON’T, you WON’T!
You don’t believe this, do you? Seems like a lot of @#$%, right?
Wrong!
Have you met anyone who is very successful and has a negative attitude towards life and things? Ever met a successful person who has only bad things to say about his circumstances, people, job, boss, subordinates, near and dear ones, relatives, family, the system, traffic, neighbor – in short his whole existence?  (I have used ‘his’ here, which doesn’t mean a thing! You know what I mean, ladies included!)   
One of the major attributes of successful people is optimism, goal centered & positive attitude. I know you will say you have heard this so many times… Norman Vincent Peale, et al!
I am sure you would remember a kid from your neighborhood, who has always said that I will become this or that. Or someone who has been very passionate about what he/she wants to do in life. You later found out that they HAVE become what they had been dreaming about, in spite of the odds and the situation? 
People who have a vision of what they want do to in life, usually achieve it. And those who do not, never do!
Isn’t it true?
Look at people who have done well for themselves. They would always have a story to tell you. They have plans going forward. They dare to dream and usually realize them, or come much closer to them than one could ever dream of!
Carl Sandburg said it so rightly: “Nothing happens… but first a dream!”  Dreams, vision, goals are very important for progress, both financial and personal.
As Alice (in Wonderland) was told, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”
And remember that: 

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire & the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointments along the way.” 
Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad.
  

I won’t take much of your time, but DO THINK about this before you go to sleep tonight!   Have a remarkable life!

Dare to dream! Follow your passion! Nuruddin Abjani
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  • Imtiaz

    Very True Nuruddin Sb! Successful people have only Success and loser has only lame excuses.

    • http://www.powerofthought.org Nuruddin Abjani

      Thanks.
      Yes, Imtiaz. True. Losers have excuses…Its such a pity to see so many people around us who do not aspire to become better and then blame it on ‘circumstances’…
      Stay blessed…

  • Sahib Karim Khan

    I must say Zabardast!
    Not sure about others, but I do know that I can be what I dream to be :)
    In my opinion apart from skills there are few other things that make a person successful, just as you mentioned things like optimism & clear goals.

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  • http://www.powerofthought.org Nuruddin Abjani

    Thanks for your reviews. 

    God bless us all. 

    Nuruddin

  • Kamlesh Paliwal123

    it is nice begining……….very motivational things

  • Asma

    What a beautiful advice! I appreciate your passion of inspiring people to dream, to be what they want to be. It’s a ‘worth sharing’ advice.

    Have a great trip! :)

    • http://powerofthought.org Nuruddin Abjani

      Thanks once again for your kind words, Asma.

      I know we both share the same passion for inspiring & daring people to dream… Welcome to the club!

      God bless you.

      Nuruddin

  • Anonymous

    RIGHTLY said: what we are today is the outcome of our thoughts :)
    and i am glad that you wrote this while on your way to the most beautiful places on earth :)

    • http://powerofthought.org Nuruddin Abjani

      No doubt, these are one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Danial. I am sure you have enjoyed them all your life!

      As far as thoughts are concerned, here is another one of my favorite ones:
      “Watch you thoughts, for they become words.
      Watch your words, for they become actions,
      Watch your actions, for they become habits,
      Watch your habits, for they become your character,
      Watch your character, for it becomes your Destiny!”

      God bless you.

      Nuruddin
      PS: Apologies for not being able to reply earlier. I was traveling. And if you have to know…to Larkana and Sukkur. No comparison to Gilgit, Chitral and the Northern Areas of Pakistan!

  • Saharkhan

    it is REALLY amazing. i liked it.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Sahar.

      God bless you, always.

      Nuruddin

      • Sarah Q

        You inspire us to do things that we wouldn’t dare to dream of, and remind us that failing or falling shouldn’t deter us in our path to our goals. Thank u for this blog!!

        • http://powerofthought.org Nuruddin Abjani

          Thanks Sarah,
          I am trying…
          Good luck and God bless.
          Nuruddin

  • eLiXir

    Alice didnt say that, the cat did in alice in the wonderland.

  • Mubashir Abbas

    Interesting read. I agree with the substance of the material. I have personally experienced it and I know it works this way. That's why it is fundamentally necessary for us that we believe in Allah's will in everything. This is the best way to keep a positive attitude towards everything in life.

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