Clarity of goal even in hard times

Writes Dr Parveena John Singh, Principal, Mount Carmel School, Chandigarh

Clarity of goal even in hard times
Dr Parveena John Singh.

No wind blows in favour of a ship without a destination. Thus, definite goals lead to definite destination.” Clarity of goal gives power even in challenging situations. Clarity of goal clears mind of confusion making the way clear. Clarity of goal saves us from dissipating our powers since we know exactly what it is that we want and can concentrate all our power for the achievement of the single goal. A person who wanders aimlessly without clear definite goal is a confused person who may lead nowhere. Goalless person is like a rudderless ship, nobody knows where he will land up.
Thus, a clearly defined goal is a beginning of any great accomplishment. By having a clear goal you know clearly in which direction to channel and focus all your energies till you finally succeed.
When you don`t have a clear target, your energy is squandered. If you have a goal clear with enough desire, there is nothing that can stop you.
One famous sculpture was asked how he carved a wonderful statue from a block of marble; the sculptor replied by saying, ’Nothing’, He said, ‘I did nothing, the statue was already there. I just chiselled away unnecessary marble.’’ It is true that the statue was already there in the stone & the chiselling away revealed it.  But chiselling away unnecessary marble first requires the knowledge and the picture of what you want to end up with.
Whatever a man does, he must first do it in his mind. As Vincent Van Gosh, one of the most famous painter in modern art says, “First I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.”   
The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching the goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.