The heights which great man reach and keep are not attained by a sudden flight.
Most of us feel envious of the famous and successful man. We do not understand why they are so popular and honored while we are mere simple common folks. In our misconception, we think that people are prosperous because they are especially gifted or that they are "just lucky".
All these have taken root in our stubborn minds, and we refuse to believe that most great men have a mind which is the same as, or perhaps even simpler and duller than that of ours.
Yet, their triumphs are great. Why? Because they are apt to fight difficulties with perseverance without fatigue, undergo sufferings without minding the wounds; they realize that hardships form the road that they must pass through before reaching their destination. Their endurance is more powerful than that of ours for the simple reason that they submit without complaint to each storm in life.
To illustrate this, a good example is the adventure of Columbus. What a miserable state he was in before the discovery of the New World. First, it is the problem of getting the ship. It was no easy job. People thought he was crazy with nothing but imagination. When finally he was given the vessel, its crew created new difficulties. It consisted of men of different nationalities and they were unruly. When halfway on the voyage in the place of nowhere, they ran out of food and water. Had Columbus fallen into despair, America might have still remained unknown today.
All of us wish for ti bright future and hope to master a useful career. Those who persist in remaining in idleness will never fulfil their ambitions, "No pains, no gains" is a motto with rnuch rneaning. Meditate and live by it.