“For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.” This formula does not apply to physics only; it is the law of the universe that people inherited from generation to generation. Only the truly wise fully understands that philosophy and takes full advantage of it by applying it in their daily lives. For example, success and happiness beget hate and jealously.
Success is a road filled with obstacles, some you dodge, while others you break or move. It has happened throughout history with all the greatest and biggest success stories humanity has ever known.
From Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, the first Rashid Caliphate whose first task was the great challenge of saving the Islamic state and religion when it was on the verge of distortion by the renegades after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. To the Indian guru of peace, Gandhi, who stood against the largest empire in the world at that time seeking freedom for his people; a man who gave up the material life so he will have nothing to lose except for his beliefs and become an indestructible weapon without raising a weapon. Then passing by the middle of Europe to find Mozart, one of the most revolutionary musicians in history, who led an opera at the age of eleven. His rival Antonio Salieri, who wanted him to fail more than anything, was also the biggest admirer of the brilliance of Mozart who wrote perfect notes from his mind on paper on the first try with no corrections.
All the way to the U.S. with Steve Jobs who didn’t only create a company that is richer than the American government itself, but also created technology that changed and shaped the world of business, saved the music and the movies industry from piracy, took social media to the next level, started a new age of computer programming, and based on his technology; a new breed of billionaires emerged to the world. In other words, he changed the world.
The obstacles you face in life come according to how strong you are. The stronger your will power, the tougher these obstacles become. Having problems is not a bad thing. Your obstacles are nothing but a chance to improve and elevate yourself, rise above the negative emotions and learn from your mistakes.
All the best success stories ever told have a higher value to them, higher than financial gain, business or career. Success is about making an impact on the people around you, enlightening your community, inspiring your family, and changing the world.
The message we learn from every success story does not come from the ending only, but it comes from the journey, the hardships and the enemies fought along the way. In most cases when you take the road to achieving success, your enemies will respect and admire you, but their ignorance will make them fight.
When you try to do something different with your life, you will make enemies along the way. There will always be people who want you to be the same as they are or even less just so they can feel superior. If you break their cycle then they might try to convince you that what you’re doing is wrong, spread false rumors or maybe even hate you. It’s the way life goes so don’t look back and keep going forward. Jealousy, hate and envy are all poisonous fruits that fall from the same tree of anger. You might eat one or two of these fruits sometimes but only the smart ones will eat as little as possible; because these fruits can be addictive and they will lock you in a prison of misery.
The timeless recipe to success is: hope mixed with willpower and hard work with a hint of consistency. Add in a big chunk of belief with a twist of confidence, served with a flavor of positive energy and a positive message. Cooking that meal with a heart full of love will make it complete. There is no harm if you are or have been surrounded by jealousy, because the only ones who are not hated are the ones who sit at home all day and do nothing with their lives. So, don’t be sad and enjoy being hated, my friend, because that means you are giving something to the world.
He explores in his column history, self development and enlightenment.
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