Sunday, September 19, 2010

How to get Motivated in Life?

Human mind is the most mysterious one to understand. It is our mind only which gets depressed, dejected but yet it is the mind only which get's happy, joyful & elated. Happy moments are always welcome in our life but moments of Depression, Dejection, De-motivation, Desolation all these D-words are the one's which are not welcome in our life. We would never like to be sad in life but truth is that sadness is as much a part of our life as happiness is in our life. We may be physically fit with blood gushing in our nerves, but if we are not well with our MIND then we are certainly not going to perform to our full potential. Mental health is where the key to success lies. If we are mentally supercharged then we can achieve any milestone in spite of having any physical inadequacy.

Now, How to get Motivated in Life? How to get out of negative thoughts in life? How to get out of Depression, De-motivation in life? Here is where the great teachings of "Bhagwat Gita" come into play. For those who do not know about "Bhagwat Gita" a brief is here below:

"Bhagwat Gita" is an ancient religious book of the "Hindus" & in this book are great philosophies of Hinduism. These philosophies teach us all about, how we should do our duty, how we should lead our life etc. This "Bhagwat Gita" teachings were given by "Lord Sri Krishna", God Himself, to his disciple "Arjuna" on the battle field of Kurukshetra in Haryana state of India in ancient times. "Arjuna" was involved in a war against his enemies (some of them his own relatives too) but he refused to do his duty of fighting a righteous battle as he got infatuated & started thinking of his enemies as his own near & dear ones. He told his master "Lord Sri Krishna" that he is going away from the war & do not want to fight on the battle field. Arjuna's mental health became weak & he got deeply depressed. To overcome his disciple Arjuna's depression & to motivate him to fight a righteous war, "Lord Sri Krishna" gave the great teachings of "Bhagwat Gita" to his disciple "Arjuna". After listening to all these great teachings, Arjuna's mental health became well & he became motivated & energetic to fight the war.

At times we too find ourselves in the same state of mind, as that of "Arjuna". We feel de-motivated, depressed in our life. But our state of mind can be changed to a motivated & energetic one by these teachings of "Bhagwat Gita". Through these teachings, mental equilibrium of any depressed person can be overcome & he can come out of any crisis situation. The teachings of "Bhagwat Gita" can simply transform a person. Now here below is, how it can be done:

Bhagwat Gita teaches us about the "Mind Control". Mind is the one that makes the personality of a person. De-motivated mind makes a person depressed one & a motivated one makes a person cheerful. If one's mind is in one's control & if one can concentrate deeply on one's work, then that person can do wonders in life & at work. Mind is very powerful one & to control it, to keep it in one's control is very difficult. It just wanders like wind here & there. It takes enough of self discipline & practice of meditation to control it, to get it concentrated on any job or activity.

As per "Bhagwat Gita" Chapter Six verse 34, 35, 36: "Human mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate and very strong and to subdue it, to control it, is more difficult than controlling the wind but it is possible by suitable practices of meditation and by detachment to control it. For those people whose mind is unbridled, uncontrolled & wandering, peace of mind cannot be attained but those people whose mind is controlled and who strive by appropriate means is assured of success in every walk of life."

In the Bhagwat Gita, "Lord Sri Krishna" first of all asks every person to do his DUTY. If a person does his/her duty then half of the problems of that person are solved. Not doing one's duty is very harmful as it produces negative results only in one's life, like frustration, depression, de-motivation etc. If one does at least his/her duty, then such negative factors affect that person to a lesser degree or do not affect at all. As per "Lord Sri Krishna", doing one’s prescribed duties, even though faultily is better to have a better Mental Health.

"sreyan sva-dharmo vigunah
para-dharmat sv-anusthitat
sva-dharme nidhanam sreyah
para-dharmo bhayavahah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three verse 35)

"Lord Sri Krishna said: It is far better to discharge one’s prescribed duties, even though faultily, than another’s duties perfectly. Destruction in the course of performing one’s own duty is better than engaging in another’s duties, for to follow another’s path is dangerous."

Another teaching of "Bhagwat Gita" is to do one's work for the sake of work only without caring for the fruit arising out of that work. That simply means to get deeply involved in one's work or to just think single mindedly about performing the best in one's job without thinking about the results arising out of those actions performed while doing one's work or duty. Just concentrate on your work, that's it. Below verse of "Bhagwat Gita" explains this.

"karmany evadhikaras te
ma phalesu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ’stv akarmani" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"Lord Sri Krishna said: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."

Another below verse of "Bhagwat Gita" explains that one should do one's duty equi-poised or to have the equanimity of mind, without caring & renouncing all attachment to success or failure. If one does one's duty efficiently & with single minded devotion, without any fear of success or failure in his/her Endeavour, then certainly that person shall succeed in his/her work, as he/she is doing that work without any fear of success or failure. His/her mind shall be at peace & ease while doing such work without any fear of success or failure. Any person whose mind is at peace, certainly works effectively.

"yoga-sthah kuru karmani
sangam tyaktva dhananjaya
siddhy-asiddhyoh samo bhutva
samatvam yoga ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 48)

"Lord Sri Krishna said: Perform your duty equi-poised, O Arjuna, abandoning all attachment to success or failure. Such equanimity is called yoga."

So if a person is dedicated to his work & works for the sake of work only without any fear of success or failure, then that person is going to be certainly successful in his/her carrier. By doing meditation & other yoga techniques, one can control one's mind & a disciplined mind can be made to concentrate on one's job better, producing better results. So by following the teachings of "Bhagwat Gita" one is certainly to excel in his/her job & in life.

Other than the above said teachings of Bhagwat Gita if we are able to enjoy a harmonious life at home & in society then it is a great motivating factor in life. Let enthusiasm, vigour be there in your life & let you stay motivated in the face of challenges of life. Such an attitude shall keep away the negativity in your life. Do not have regrets in life & move on in all the situations, as with such an attitude you shall quickly go ahead in your career. Always feel good about yourself & never have negative thoughts in life. Positive thoughts in life shall increase your self-esteem & that shall keep you motivated. A motivated life shall let you accomplish much more & have greater success in life.


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  3. Anonymous12:49 AM

    thanx for dis blog..i needed it badly....and will try to implement dese teachings in my life as well.........hare krishna.