Walk the right path, ALWAYS!
Derive your goals from your purpose;not the other way round.That will ensure you end up doing the right things the right way!
Think about it. What do you value? Achieving the goal at any cost, or walking the right path? If walking the right path is not likely to lead you to the “goal”, pause and introspect. Perhaps, it is not a worthy one that serves your true purpose. Have the courage to abandon or modify that specific goal.
We do not really ‘win’ merely by achieving a goal that does not ultimately serve our purest higher purpose. Be absolutely clear: Serving lowly selfish interest at the expense of others/ other good causes is never a higher purpose. Look beyond self; clarity automatically dawns.
Many a times, our minds get bogged down by a severe doubt: “Will walking the right path, i.e. the path of truth, honesty and ethics, make me win always?” These type of doubts are common especially in the present day scenario replete with umpteen examples of corrupt and morally bankrupt people ‘raising the cups’. But remember, the very fact that you are walking the right path in itself contains your “win”. And there are umpteen number of examples as well that bear out the ultimate success of perseverance by honest people ; but somehow we tend to look more at the negative examples, as that gives us much “justifications” to give up easily. On the other hand, if you actually ‘win” in the ordinary parlance of having reached the number one position, or having achieved some material goal, by walking the wrong path, i.e. adopting unfair means and walking all over others, then your very “win” contains your true failure. Think again: what do you value personally? Winning in public eye, or feeling a winner within??
The choice is yours; always!