Defeat is hardly ever to be measured in terms of the events that happen outside of you. Defeat hurts exactly because defeat happens inside of you.
The beginning itself is wrong. The end will follow the beginning. When you have begun wrongly, the process cannot correct the beginning.
You might be a great driver, but if you do not know where you are coming from and where you are going, then your driving skills will only take you quicker to the wrong place.
What has begun wrongly cannot be corrected by the finesse involved in the process.
And one feels bad about his condition only when he strongly identifies with his condition.
Defeat is not the end of the war. Defeat is not in the end of the war. Mostly defeat lies in the beginning of war.
The more you pick unnecessary battles, the more you will feel defeated. The more you will feel defeated, the more will be the urge to fight another unnecessary battle. It’s a downward spiral. Once caught you remain caught.
Willpower, commitment, determination they are of so little use because they are extremely superficial. One can be a very committed person and yet have a very petty mind because one is needlessly committed. Committed to the wrong thing from the wrong center.
Efficiency or discipline or determination or commitment make sense only when the fundamental has been taken care of.
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