Humans never feel satiated with Success, Happiness, Achievement and always want more of it and so the quest to discover our talisman also never ceases because we want more of things we love, enjoy and cherish !
Human history is also replete with instances of many famous people seeking to discover their talisman. Just to mention a couple of them - the Gordion Knot for Alexander, the number 7 or the Swastika symbol for Hitler.
If you believe in talisman then the key to finding your talisman lies in where you look for it. Let’s explore where we can discover out talisman
- External/ Outward – Discovering/ Finding your talisman externally/ outwardly would entail dealing with multitude of factors like circumstances, people, situations, objects, etc. which by their very nature are
o Dynamic and Temporary
o Out of our “scope of control” and hence cannot be influenced
o Susceptible to change but cannot be aligned with our belief/ value system
o Cannot be trusted or relied upon every time and needs to be revisited again and again
Also, there is a very thin line that differentiate a talisman and superstition
- Internal/ Inward – Discovering/ Finding your talisman internally/ inwardly would entail connecting with our values, belief system, purpose, mission, attitude and more which by their very nature are
o Personal to us and creates our personality ; this personality is what creates our disposition to the world
o Permanent through practice
o Within our “scope of control” and can be altered, influenced to enable us prepare better for the challenges
o Susceptible to change but can always be aligned with our belief/ value system
o Can be trusted and relied upon always
So, identifying your talisman internally or inside you would not only help us bring in consistent forward movement in life but also build up an “internal locus of control” which is so essential for everlasting success in life.
Beautiful thoughts by Mahatma Gandhi
So, go ahead and identify your internal talisman – whether your attitude/ belief system/ passion/ … !
N.B. : The example of Alexander and Hitler cited by me in the article above does not mean to suggest looking outward for talisman but purely a case in point to highlight the importance of talisman in our lives.