Motivational Story: Swami Vivekananda’s inspirational story ‘Meditation on the goal’

Motivational Story: Inspirational stories of great men and saints teach us about right and wrong. It also motivates them to walk on the right path. Not only this, these inspirational episodes also give us a lesson about what and how we have to do to be successful. Today we tell you about one such inspiring incident of Swami Vivekananda.

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Motivational Context – Attention to the Goal

This is about the time when Swami Vivekananda was in America. Once he went on a tour. While passing by a river, he saw some boys. They were all standing on the bridge and from there they were trying to aim their guns at the eggshells floating in the river water. But not a single target of any boy seemed right. Seeing this, he went to those boys and took a gun from them and started targeting himself. He hit the first target. He went straight and hit the egg shells. Then he hit another target, that too seemed accurate. Then one after the other he shot twelve targets. All the targets hit the right places.

All those boys were surprised to see this. He asked Swamiji, “Swamiji, how are you able to shoot so accurately? How can you do this?” To this Swami Vivekananda replied, “Nothing is impossible. Whatever work you are doing, put your mind completely on just that one thing. If you are reading the text, just think about the text. If you are aiming, then keep your full attention on the target. That way you’ll never miss.”

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This inspirational story of Swami Vivekananda teaches that it is not difficult to do any work. But for this it is important that whatever work you do, it should be done by setting goals with true mind and dedication. Only then can you be successful in that work. Otherwise you will keep wasting your time and effort in doing that work and it will not be completed.

Courtesy – Zindagi Gulzar

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