A Letter about Success

Hi everyone,

I am reblogging this post A Letter About Success.

It was a letter written by my father to my sister many, many years ago.

We have recently started a blog for our parents sharing their thoughts, wisdom, memories, recipes and many other useful tips. Please do check it out and leave a comment for them :)

Happy Father’s Day!

Sara Vichaaro

o-TYPEWRITER-facebookWe found an old letter our father had typed out and sent to our sister when started studying History and Philosophy of Psychology.

So, you are now taking up “History and Philosophy of Psychology”. I hope you are enjoying it and finding it interesting.

You mentioned a phrase:
“Your motto in life should be to strive, to struggle instead of to succeed. Work that is well accomplished is the joy of life.

Parthsarathy has written this which is, of course, from the Gita.   Yes, on the first hand it looks heavy but after a careful analysis and understanding it may make it lighter and simpler.

In this phrase the word “Succeed” is the key word and one should try to understand this and its effects.

1. When you aim to succeed means you expect something to happen. When you expect or wish … you are limiting your potentiality…

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