I want to share with you a brilliant quote from Richard Carlson-“Acceptance may sound like inaction but when you try to practice it, you will see that it is anything but doing nothing.It sometimes requires more effort than the Complaining,Confronting or Claming up you would normally do. But…….once you experience the freedom it brings-acceptance can become almost second nature.”
Acceptance. Looking for the blessing in disguise amid adversity.Relaxing into whatever situation you find yourself in. Embracing the age-old adage that LIFE DOES NOT GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT BUT JUST MIGHT SEND YOU WHAT YOU NEED.
According to life’s rule, we all get hard days and mean seasons, from time to time.That’s because you and I are enrolled in Greatness School.And challenge, conflict, confusion and uncertainty are beautifully orchestrated vehicles for our growth.
But at the same time, let me tell you, days do get better and seasons always change. By accepting “What is,” the bitter times will be shorter and your gorgeous days will get longer.
AND THATS MY HIGHEST WISH FOR YOU! ALWAYS, MY BELOVED READERS!!
Human beings crave control-that is just the way we are. It is a survival mechanism that goes right back to the days when we lived in cave. We need certainty, and anything less makes us uncomfortable.
But life is all about getting good at being uncomfortable. It is about running towards, not away from it especially, the things that intimidate and frighten you. And life is all about trying new things.
It is so easy to eat the same food each day. But if you don’t try new foods, you just might miss out on the opportunity to discover your favourite meals. It is easy to associate with the same people and have the same conversations each day. But if you don’t expand your community, you just miss out on meeting your new best friends. It is so easy to do the same things at work each day-only to get stuck in a rut.
And if you don’t strech, you will miss an achievement that could flood you with a sense of confidence and fulfillment that will be the start of a whole new world of work.
So may I invite and suggest you to use each day as a platform for filling your life with more adventure,passion and energy by injecting into it more new things. Its a big, interesting world out there!!
AND IT IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING!!
The best leaders turn their teammates loose.They clearly communicate the vision, coach and develop their people and, once done, set them free. Free to use their own Creativity and ingenuity to get the result needed. Free to do excellent work and find splendid solutions. Free to feel what it is like to succeed. And free to fail,. because making mistakes is part of getting to success.
It is a fact that people want to be a part of an Organisation that lets them bring their gifts to work and be fully alive. People also want to be engaged and feel proud of their contribution.
At the deepest level, each of us aches to know the work we do- and the lives we lead-makes a difference. Will you let the people around you realize this longing by setting them free?
BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, SOMEONE ELSE WILL!!
Yes! Its true!
I am excited to share with you the biggest idea which comes from Chris Carmichael.
He said-“The last 1 percent most people keep in reserve is the extra percent champions have the courage to burn” Superb! Actually brilliant thought. I hope we never forget it.
Spend every bit of your energy playing at your best and creating world-class results.Offer every bit of your potential to every thing you do. And awaken your talents.And your inner fire! So at the end, you can say, “I gave it my all. I did my best.” That would be fantastic. Would not it?
And please remember- the opportunity for outright greatness comes at the very moment that ordinary people give up.
So,please watch out your movement and judgement!!
Yes, you have heard it right!!
Life is all about balance. And one of most vital of all balance points is the one involving freedom and responsibility.
Yes be free. Enjoy the moment. Be wildly passionate. Have a splendid time!Live in the now.And yet,be responsible. Set your goals. Keep your promises. Get important things done.Honor your duties!
Where does your life-this very minute-register on the Responsibility Meter?
Too much time enjoying your freedom and not enough time doing what is required to build a world-class career and world-class days? OR the other way round?
Being at either extreme means out of balance!! So here is an excellent idea: Think about what being at the middle of the meter would look like.
Because better awareness drives better choices. And better choices create better results!!
Controversial chapter title? Perhaps!
But I think it is true. I have heard many gurus say that ideas are the currency of success and thinking drives business and we become what we consider all day long.
But, to me, ideation without execution is more delusion.In other words,an idea,no matter how big, only assumes value when it is acted upon and brought to life.
Our world is full of great thinkers who never realized their greatness. They were strong on the thinking side but weak on the execution side.And they suffered as a result of that constraint. Somebody has rightly said,”whatever you can do,or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius,power and magic.” World-class people get both right. They are superb strategically and brilliant tactically. Really creative and really good at making things happen.
So jump-start your commitment around execution. Yes,capture your ideas and bask in the glow of a remarkably imaginative thought that has the power to improve how you work or the way you live.
And then reach deep into yourself and have the discipline to do whatever it takes to make that idea a reality.
BECAUSE NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL YOU MOVE!!
Look at it from all Angles!
It is important to remember that everyone is living in their own self-created illusion,and that you have no idea what they are acting out or where they are coming from.
Look at it from another perspective.Loosen your your stranglehold on it being my way or the highway.
Let some air in,and you may be surprised how quickly resentment flies out the window!!