As we all know and so it is actually true that any great accolade demands immense strenuous preparation. What is to be reflected is the fact that preparation is not just about physical toil and labor but complete whole hearted mental indulgence in the task is equally important. Hence, it is very well said that we need to commit to the battle before it begins!
Even the smallest of the task to be accomplished requires some amount of speculation. Thus we need to have the clarity of our purpose and a reason for its accomplishment otherwise all our hard efforts will be haphazardly directionless that will bear no fruits in the end.
Each one of us wants to achieve great heights and so some of the questions need to pondered and they are :-
i) Are we ready to put in the required level of hard work and give our best?
ii) Are we ready to make the needed sacrifices that includes giving up all the pleasures for a while?
iii) Do we promise ourselves to be patient in this journey that we undertake and not give up irrespective of how much time it takes ?
iv) Are we prepared to face or suffer the little step downs or failures along the journey ?
Well all the questions above are not only for any great target to be achieved but also for any little achievement , they need to be pondered. Only the level and degree of hard work and sacrifices vary according to the goals.
All great people may not reveal their success mantra but one thing is common and that is that they all have a well defined plan of action and they stick to it!
I feel physical preparation is completely dependent on our mental preparation. The mind needs to be energized and strengthened with power before commencing any physical task. For example, it can be seen that during the times, our mind is in turbulence, our efficiency also reduces and we are not able to give in the planned input. Hence all I want to emphasize is that we need to be mentally strong and determined as we undertake any Hercules task.
Building an equanimous state of working mind and focusing all our mental energies towards the goal which is unaffected by the setbacks is called mental preparation. It is not easy to do so but also not impossible. Powerful positive affirmations , daily visualization of the goal and falling in love with the journey are some of the ways to be learnt that makes mental preparation smooth! It is also true that “The possession of anything great begins in the mind.”
So I would suggest each one of us to start preparing our mind first for any upcoming war to make the struggle easy. As it is very well said “The more we sweat in training , the less we bleed in battle.’’