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Zain-UL-A­bdin
Pakistan

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HELLO ... IM TOO LAZY IN MY STUDIES AND WANT TO BE TOPEST STUDENT AND WANT TO TAKE EXCELLENT % IN MY UNIVERSITY. IM TOO WEAK IN STUDIES AND IM ABSENT MINDED TOO AND I LIVE IN A IMAGINATION (DREAMY WORLD) AND I TALK WITH MYSELF !

AND I WANT TO BECAOME A SUCCESSFULL ENGINEER.

WAHT SHOULD I DO ? WILL U PLEASE HELP ME ?

Nayaswami Hriman

Nayaswami Hriman

Ananda Seattle

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Dear Friend,

Many people suffer from the problem you describe: we want success but we don’t want to put out the effort that it takes to become successful.

One of the keys to success is to start small: start with things you can do today! Right Now! With day-to-day duties, if you say you are going to do something, SIMPLY DO IT!

It’s ok to dream a little, but balance that by applying yourself to what is in front of you: helping out at home; helping a friend, a neighbor; improving your skills through education; it’s ok to think big but act "real". As God has created this universe which is very complex and detailed, so too our work here is to be creative and accomplish good things in God’s name.

Take one step in front of you; look around you; see what is needed and what you should be doing. When life lies ahead of you like a blank slate, everything and anything seems possible. But in truth, you have to take steps and make decisions and soon the path becomes clear and very solid.

Although you didn’t say so, I hope you have some kind of prayerful or meditative practice. Calming the mind and opening the heart to God’s presence can be a powerful way to bring reality into your life so you know what steps to take next.

So, do simple things; do obvious things; then add the unusual to that! We have a saying here in America: "Think globally; act, locally!" So, think big, but act now!

Blessings,
Nayaswami Hriman

 

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