–Pinak Pani Baruah |
Who doesn’t crave for easy success? We all do, we all at some point of life wished for the Aladdin’s lamp. We all have those three wishes that we want to be fulfilled without paying any price. Well, it’s our nature to wish for more with less effort. But alas, the reality is thousand oceans apart from the gene in the lamp. In the real world, the input can never be less than output. To understand this let us try to understand it from a different perspective-
In science the ratio of output to input is called efficiency which is used to compare among various systems and the value of efficiency can never be more or equal to hundred percent. A system or machine having more than or equal to hundred percent efficiency is termed as imaginary or impossible. For example, we can consider our body as a system that can never consume all that we eat. Only a small part of the food that we eat gets converted to our body energy. Here food is the input and the gained energy is the output.
All that means is that to attain a certain output, our input must be more than that. That is exactly the same with our goals too. We need to aim higher then what we want to achieve. For example, one can’t get eighty marks in an exam if he studies for eighty marks. He needs to aim for a hundred. A cricket team can’t score three hundred in a One Day International if they aim for two-fifty. They need to aim for at least three twenty.
The only place where you can get more for less is a casino and we all know how that goes. In reality, you lose more than you win there. So, all that I want to convey is that there is no easy way to gain success. If you keep waiting for easy success without putting much effort into your inputs then you are just keeping yourselves away from being successful. Being successful is hard but never impossible. All that we need to do is to take up the well-defined path, the path where input is always more than output. As someone rightly said-
“Shoot for the stars. Even if you miss, you will land on the moon.”
Concentrating more on the output is dangerous and that is the reason for many failed dreams. If a businessman aims to make profit from the very first day of starting his business then he will soon face the hard reality. I have seen many businesses failing because of this very reason. They just want to copy an idea and want to make the same profit as the original one. Well, that will also work if you put the effort into copying. But if you start, for example, a restaurant and serve mediocre food and still wish to make good money then God help you. Actually, if we put enough effort in our input then we don’t even need to worry about the output. And that’s what we should do. As Lord Krishna told Arjuna during the battle of Kurukshetra-
“करम करो फल की चिंता मत करो”
We all can be successful and we deserve that. But the first thing that we need to do is to stop dreaming about easy success. We need to understand that things like Aladdin’s lamp only exist in fictional stories. In reality, putting efforts into the input is the key. Do that as much as you are capable of and the output will take care of itself.