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in life? It is not enough to wish for the goal. There are certain essentials to remember:
i) Focus on the one and only one goal all the time. This should be partnered with the fact that we should make sure that all our short- term goals are indeed structured to help in achieving our real goal. One of the best ways for us to focus on the one goal all the time is to make a diary of our goals so that we will have a visual representation of the things that we want to achieve rather than letting it all get lost in our head.
ii) We should get rid of all the distractions which might prevent us from achieving our goal. Suppose I intend to write a book. How can I type a chapter after another if there are many distractions like children playing around, the television blaring some god forsaken play, elders chattering and there is the lure of aimlessly browsing through the Internet. In order for me to stay properly motivated and write the book I have to steer clear of every distraction.
iii) We have to block out all negative influences. This, the ancient seers have called ‘pratikoolyasya varjanam’. That is we are to

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