The power of positive thoughts
Today I want to discuss with all of you that Miracles do happen and you make them happen in your life with the power of positive thoughts. If you are thinking about manifestation or laws of attraction then it is not that type of topic which I wanted to share with you.
When I was studying , the most inspiring topics of my life were “King Bruce and the Spider” and “The man who thinks he can”.
Let me mention the whole poem here
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost.
For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will:
It’s all in his state of mind.
If you think you’re outclassed, you are:
You’ve got to think high to rise,You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You’ll ever win that prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can.
Attributed to Author Napoleon Hill circa 1973
The King Bruce story was about the spider that he was watching , trying harder and harder to get to the roof despite lots of failures.
Now what ?
When I was appointed as an intern, I knew nothing about .Net programming . That was my first experience with that technology. I was given the task to just update some records. Believe me , I took one week because I knew nothing about that.
When that week passed, my task was somehow completed but that was the work of only half an hour 🙂
Then I was given some other assignments and I finished one of them in three weeks.That was really very slow information processing on my behalf and the boss wasn’t quite happy.
The plus point about myself was ” I stayed with the problem, bit longer”. It took around a year and a half for me to program at fast pace.
I discovered the things such as our craziness, strength of character, giving no values to failures and constant state of positive mind helps us getting better and better with the passage of time.
Now I can program in many languages as I have shown you on my website. If everything fails for you to become a good programmer then you have to try “Monkey Hypothesis” that states that a monkey can write a Shakespeare’s novel if we give enough time to him.
One should keep his thoughts so much positive that even he is able to write 2 or 3 lines of code in whole week. He should keep trying again and again without getting afraid about the outcomes.
The ability to push yourselves with more enthusiasm after each failure is the signature move of a programmer .
Sir Winston Churchill quoted the same thing :
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without losing your enthusiasm”
A programmer should believe more than anyone else in this entire world that everything is possible.