But what I want to highlight is that instead of thinking that if not this then I have a great alternative, many a times in life it is important to say- this is it!!
In the Vedic culture, it is called Sankalp (also written as Sankalpa). It is a kind of un-bending, un-wavering decision that you make. For e.g. you can make a Sankalp or Sankalpa which is a firm Resolve in your mind and heart- “from today on, I will not eat meat.” Now does that mean you will miraculously stop and never eat a meat dish ever again in your life! No…
What I want to highlight here, is the power of “Sankalp”. When you make that un-bending, un-wavering decision for whatever it is that you want- it can be success, it can be breaking a bad habit or it can simply be continuing on the spiritual path, once you make a Sankalp about it, then instead of getting caught in negative spirals when you do an action against your Sankalp, you start to actively evaluate the issue and then start addressing all such issues- evaluate the root cause and then put in remedial measures that remove the problem from the very roots!!
Since those issues had been stopping you from accomplishing what you wanted, once you address them, remove them then it clears the way for you to reach your goal. You want the moon, then just go for the moon. Make a Sankalp and then do the needed actions and activities that will take you to the moon. Don’t weaken your resolve by thinking that it is okay to settle with the stars.
See what I mean?