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See if the problem really exists
- Do what others fail to do
To be successful in our missions, we all are planning, working and putting efforts but ultimate success choose few of us leaving others. What is the real criteria behind to be successful in life. Why success choose someone and left others. As we know
- Life and its Challenges
Life puts you in hard situations to create new possibilities and to make you more efficient person. Hardships of life are never welcomed but still faced by many with more courage and more determination. Challenges are turned into new achievements. Th
Few days back, I was reading fascinating story about late Haudini, a famous magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer. He is known for his sensational escape acts. He was Hungarian born American magician who adopted magic as career and then shifted towards escape acts. He performed many such acts and always challenged that no jail or locks can keep him arrested. He proved his words many times. He was widely known as ‘The Handcuff King’. Once he also declared himself as ‘King of Cards’.
Authorities of England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Russia were always under challenge as Houdini was asking their police to restrain him in shackles and lock him in their jails. From 1907 and throughout the 1910s, Houdini performed with great success in the United States. He was always proved unchallenged.
Here I am sharing a story of a little town in British Isles. As town had newly built escape proof jail , the townsfolk invited Houdini to come to see if he could break out. He accepted the challenge. There was a big gathering of people. Houdili had hidden a long flexible iron rod in his belt, which he used to try to trip the lock. He worked hard, tried all tricks, all his expertise but was not able to break the lock. He did what was in his capacity and caliber. Ultimately he dropped his efforts and leaned against door, completely exhausted. Suddenly door opened with his weight. In fact it was not locked actually. It was a trick played on the Houdini.
In this tale, where was the real lock. Doors were not locked but Haudini was trying to open it, considering it something hard. Here lies the real theme of this topic. Many situations in life simply look as having some problem outside but in reality, we accept them in our minds. They exist nowhere but only in our thoughts. Any problem in life has certainly some solution but to get right solution we must assure that real problem is there in reality, not in our imagination. Human mind is so powerful that it can solve biggest problems of life but it can also be biggest hindrance in our own way. Efforts, more efforts and ultimate efforts are required to hit the target but there is a different logic, rather anti logic, that some time life puts you in such situations where solution lies in ‘no effort’. You simply need to relax leaving efforts and you reach the target. Few situations in life need you to dare to leave efforts and relax as your efforts are the only hindrance to reach your destination.