What Decides Our Success? – Sadhguru

A seeker asks Sadhguru whether luck, fate and God decide our success. Sadhguru tells us that whether they play a role in being successful or not is not something we need to bother about. It is more important to focus on making incisive effort.

Sadhguru Talks @ Darshan, Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Jun 2011

सफलता का रहस्य?

एक जिज्ञासू ने सद्गुरु से पूछा की सफलता किसके द्वारा तय की जाती है: आस्था, भाग्य या ईश्वर। सद्गुरु बताते हैं कि इन चीज़ों के प्रभाव के बारे में सोचने के बजाय अपने प्रयत्न पर ध्यान देना ज़रूरी है।

Transcript: http://isha.sadhguru.org/blog/video/what-decides-our-success/

Questioner: If we want to succeed in our life which will play a major role Guruji, faith, God, effort or luck?

Sadhguru: Or winning election?

Questioner: If we want to win in election, that our luck is also important.

Sadhguru: Faith, God, luck, effort – maybe all of them, but in what proportion? So when you say fate, obviously it’s something that you cannot do anything about. When you say luck, again obviously it’s something that you cannot do anything about. When you say God, again it’s something that you cannot do anything about. So only thing that’s in your hands is effort. So put your 100% into your effort, what happens happens, isn’t it? So don’t leave proportions of your energy and your capability to luck¸ God, fate, all these things; that’s not your business. If there is such a thing, it will act. Your business is only effort, isn’t it? Just do that. Effort has to be incisive, in the sense, it should be focused, calibrated. Simply if you make effort, it’s foolish effort, isn’t it? Just labor is not going to get you somewhere, right kind of action, the right timing, right place, all this is important, isn’t it?

So for all these things to happen, you need perception and intelligence. So that’s all you must do in your life – constantly looking for ways to enhance your perception and your intelligence; rest will anyway happen. This is one thing that unfortunately humanity is not doing. They’re trying to become capable of something. Do not try to become capable of something, just enhance your perception and intelligence, whatever comes your way… Right now, let us say… it’s like this, you know, this is happening in the world all the time. Everybody wants to become a doctor. Not now, if… 25 years ago it was so. If you want to study means first thing is medicine. If you don’t get a seat, what’s next? Engineering. Don’t get a seat, what? Next thing, next thing, like this. So let’s say you became a doctor and let us say everybody came to the yoga program and they stopped going to a doctor. At least your visits to the doctor has come down, isn’t it? Has it? Has it come down or no? For sure it’s come down. So business will go down. It will no more be a good profession to go into because very few doctors are becoming doctors because they want to become doctors. Others are becoming doctors because they think it’s lucrative, isn’t it? Isn’t it so?

Most people are becoming doctors because they think somebody’s sickness is a lucrative business. It’s a very… I don’t want to go into other aspects, it’s quiet disturbing for me. There are a few doctors who really want to be that, they want to understand the human system and they want to serve in that direction, that’s great. Suppose everybody became healthy – you don’t want that, isn’t it? Yes, you don’t want that. So do not try to put up a recipe for your success. Success is only when you’re able to use yourself to your full potential. It doesn’t matter whether you become a doctor or a politician or a yogi or what the hell you become is not the thing. Success means you are living your life to your full potential, that’s…

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