Do you want the fastest ways to find the solution to a burning issue or challenges you are facing today?There is only one way.Ask the right questions which will inevitably lead you to the correct answer.
Yes Friends- Questions matter!!
In business, remember performers are dazzingly good at getting to the right questions. This is the skill that speeds them to the place they need to reach and offer them the missing piece they need to find.
And in life, asking yourself a powerful question will allow you to step into a whole new set of possibilities that you may have missed while you were locked into an old way of seeing things. Like the lesson amid a so-called failure.
OR the opportunity that inhabits a setback.
To make you understand this theme better,i want to share with you a three questions: I suggest you may write them down and then find sometime today to answer them in your journal.I leave it to you.
- What one thing- if I did it- would profoundly improve the way I work and how I live.
- What needs to happen between now and at the end of the next 90 days for me to feel that this is the best quarter of my work and personal life?( Remember clarity precedes mastery)
- What would I like to improve,professionally and personally?
Well, thats enough for the day!!
Nature is an incredible teacher. Life is run by Nature’s rule. So it only makes sense to observe how nature works to really get how life works.
I had once seen cacti in a garden had morphed into a stunning array of flowers on a rainy day. This was a miracle Because I had never earlier seen flowers booming on cacti.
LESSON: Rough conditions can also bring precious gifts.
Life can be hard. We all have our good seasons as well as our difficult ones. But hard times brings many blessings, like:
- Strength of character
- Self knowledge
- Greater understanding
- Deeper compassion
We grow the most as human beings during our roughest times. So why do we judge them as bad when they bring such good?
The challenging pieces of our lives just might be when we are most alive. And, if you are awake to them, they always bring tiny miracles.
I firmly believe in what they say: The harder and smarter you work, the luckier you get. You may wonder,” Is a remarkable life the result of luck or are there series of natural laws at play that produce great results once we align ourselves with them.
Well here is my answer. Good things happen to people who do good things. Do the right things and you can’t help but see the right results!!
The laws of nature are the same laws that rule our professional and personal lives. As you sow, so shall you reap. Care for and nurture your career or good health or your relationships and do you really believe that you will be denied an abundance of right results? No..No..NOT POSSIBLE!!
Sure,sometimes we get lucky. That’s just icing on the cake. To me, a rare-air life is the result of living in alignment with the laws of of nature. Doing things like adding value to people you love and all those who surround you. Treating everyone you meet with love and respect. Being unexpectedly honest and surprisingly enthusiastic.
Just keep doing these things and you will be fine.And remember,the more seeds you plant,the more patience you demonstrate,the more plants you will see.
Cool! Enough said!!
You spend your life or energy or talents chasing things: the more you get, the more you want. They never fulfill their promise of happiness. Its a pretty cruel ruse once you really think about it.
You get the car you have been dreaming of for years and after a few days, you are already thinking about the next one. you move into your dream home or get your dream job and within a couple of weeks, the attraction has faded and the sparkle has gone. Its no longer exciting. your attention moves on to the next desire.
What I have experienced in my own life is that things can never bring you joy that lasts!!
I want to be incredibly clear: there is absolutely nothing wrong, in my mind,with having, collecting or wanting nice things. They make the climb to the mountaintop more pleasant.
I guess what I am trying to say is that perhaps the key for us is not to worship them. Not to get hooked by them. Not to be enslaved by all things material. Enjoy them. Just don’t get caught in the trap they often set.
So yes, own things. Its a very human hunger. Get the shiny objects of allure that call out for your attention. And once you own them, enjoy them.
BUT DON’T LET THEM OWN YOU. POSSESS THEM. BUT DON’T BE POSSESSED BY THEM.
Only people who are willing to think differently can out-innovate everyone around them. Thinking the same thoughts produces the same results. Leadership is all about being the Brave Creative out in front in your marketspace and your career versus doing things the way everyone else does them.
Business does not need copycats. It needs more Dreamers.
Apple came up with the gorgeous and now ubiquitous i Pad. Now there are so many products with the letter “i” in front of it. Too much copying. Not enough leading.
In one of our Corporate Business conferences, we were told about a CEO who did something which made me smile. He hired a young wonderkid fresh out of business school- a kid who was not only brilliant, but thought differently, and was not afraid to voice his eccentric thoughts. The mandate of the new hire?
Sit on the company’s management team and consistently challenge ideas that fosters the status quo. This man was paid to push the envelope. To evangelize innovation. To make things better by being unorthodox in a world where most of us are afraid to leave the crowd.
So today, have conversation with people who are ORIGINALS. Strive to leave the safe Harbor of the known.
Make things better. Play bigger. And dream.
I Just read a quote that has provoked me:
” Growth is the only evidence of life.” Superb!
Actually splendid and smart words. They came from John Henry Newman.
I feel so excited. You know I adore the whole notion of growth. To me, that’s why we are here. To grow and expand through the the work we do, the action we take and the lives we lead. Don’t just live your life, lead it!!
Growth really matters. It is what ultimately makes us feel fulfilled. It energizes us( even when it’s uncomfortable,and most growth is). MAKES US WHO WE TRULY ARE.
Somebody has brilliantly said: “Be so good that they cannot ignore you”. so cool. Love it. Life favors the devoted. The more you give to life, the more life send back.
It is just not possible for you to be great at what you do, always reaching for your brilliance and standing for excellence, and not win in the end. IT COULD BE A LONG BATTLE BUT EVENTUALLY VICTORY WILL BE YOURS.IT HAS HAPPENED WITH ME IN PAST AND I AM YET AGAIN ON ITS WAY TO TASTE IT. Yes! sometimes discouragement do set in. Happens to all of us at some point of time. We try hard, stay true to our dreams and persue our ideals. Yet nothing happens for a very long time. Or so it seems!
But every choice matters. And every steps count. Life runs according to its own rule and agenda,not ours. BE PATIENT. TRUST! BE LIKE A STONECUTTER, STEADILY CHIPPING AWAY,DAY BY DAY. Eventually, a single blow will crack the stone and reveal the DIAMOND.
An enthusiastic, dedicated and determined person,who is ridiculously good at what they do just cannot be denied. SERIOUSLY!
LIFE IS ALWAYS FAIR IN THE END.TRUST IT!!