Always welcome difficult things. Because the stuff that makes us feel tense and uncomfortable makes us stronger. And the things that are hard to do help us get to our authentic power.
Wowing a customer when you just cant smile another smile makes you more powerful. Being honest when it is very easy to lie builds your true character. Being excellent on a job or a project or a task when no one is watching grows self-respect, inner resolve and personal honor. The hard stuff is the great stuff.
IT IS THE VERY BUILDING BLOCKS OF A BRILLIANT LIFE
The easy road gets you to a place called disappointment and regret. Please trust me on that: i have spent my life in travelling and closely working with people and high profile companies, so i keep my ear close to the ground. Doing what you know you are called to do is the secret of success, mastery and inner peace.
Somebody once said: “The price of discipline is less than the pain of regret.” I wish i had said that!
LIFE IS COUNTER-INTUITIVE. WHAT WE MOST RESIST, CARRY THE SEEDS OF OUR GREATNESS.
It is a known fact that every time you practice a weakness, you actually feed it. And the things you feed grow in your life.
Everytime you run away from your values, the Integrity gap widens. Everytime you run from a fear, THE FEAR EXPANDS. Everytime you mistreat another person, you capacity to mistreat becomes more pronounced and powerful.
We can only become excellent by doing excellent things over and over and over until they become part of our wiring.
We become fearless by visiting the place that scares us. We become strong by living our strength, not our weaknesses!!!
THINK ABOUT IT!!
Happy Women’s day to all my independent and strong female readers.
Thank you for your contribution to the society, without you all, the world will cease to exist.
May God bless you all.
YES! Certainly, if you want to improve!!
The best company never feel they are truly successful. The brilliant one knows that they can always improve. Humility is part of their cultural DNA.
Likewise,same is true for human beings. The Great ones are all about NEVER STOP IMPROVING. They want to improve the way they think. The way they feel. The way they behave. The way they execute. The way they live. The way they communicate.
You can integrate the following tool into your work and personal life today to improve your life day by day.
You must keep asking yourself throughout your day:
” HOW CAN I MAKE THIS BETTER? “
Apply it to your work. Apply to your relationship. Apply it to yourself.
Trust me, ” Small daily improvements over a passage of time eventually gives you stunning results.”
” As you grow more, you can see more. As you know more, you can achieve more.”
Someone has truly said: ” Success will come from simplicity”.
I would like you to really go deep into his words. They are enormously powerful.
Success Via Simplicity- a great insight, especially when you say to yourself- ‘I can’
Most people, in business and within their personal lives move towards COMPLEXITY. More to-dos. More projects. More products. More meetings. More passions. More goals.
The best, I suggest to you, is to move in the opposite direction.
They try and make their business models leaner and more focused. For them ‘I can’ is more important. They do fewer but smarter things. They get wildly focused and wonderfully leaner. And they most definitely run from trying to be all things to all people.
BECAUSE REAL GENIUS LIVES IN SIMPLICITY.
BUT, ITS TRUE… !!!
“Peace means to be in the midst of all those noise and trouble and still be calm in your heart”
The real meaning of Peace: There was once a king who offered a prize to the artist who could best depict peace on canvas. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.
One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. All who saw this picture thought that it was the perfect picture depicting peace.
The other picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played down the side of the mountain, tumbled a foaming waterfall. This looked anything but peaceful.
But there behind the waterfall, a tiny bush grew, in a crack in the rock. In the bush, a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest- IN PERFECT PEACE.
WHICH PICTURE DO YOU THINK WON THE PRIZE?
The king chose the second picture.
“Because”, explained the king, peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work”
“Peace means to be in the midst of all these things and still be calm in your heart.”
It is not what you say. But how you say it !!
We are known by the words and language we use in our interactions with other- verbally and written as well. The result of language and words used by us can be passive or negative. Rude and harsh words create bitterness that attracts negativity. Our words carry enormous weight. More than we think. They often impact people for decades!
Words have energy and power with the ability to help,to heal, to hinder,to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble. Words can transform our childhood friend into a lifelong enemy. Wounds caused by physical injury heal with the passage of time, but those caused by words can stay RAW for decades.
Ask yourself this question- who would you rather be with? Someone who talks about negative things all the time, does not think twice before insulting others, uses unpleasant and derogatory language and never misses a chance to taunt someone? OR someone who is always respectful to the others, who is well mannered even when he/she is offering criticism, who knows how to treat others with dignity. I would guess that you would rather hang out with the second kind of person.
Being polite and courteous does not mean that you have to be a pushover and agree to everything everyone says to you. It does not even mean that you cannot be firm with your juniors. It does not even mean that you cannot discipline your children. you can do all of the above in a positive,constructive and respectful tone.
⦁ Senior 1: “This way you will not last in this job for too long.I need to keep a close watch on your work now. See me once every week and update me about the status of your tasks”
⦁ Senior 2: ” I know you are new here, but i expect you to keep me updated if you think you are going to miss the dead-line. Lets monitor the situation more closely for the next few weeks.Pl set a meeting with me once every week. We will try to resolve issues proactively”.
⦁ Senior 1 was not actually rude, but his remarks showed that he lacked trust in junior’s abilities.The junior was new,he certainly needed guidance, but the senior’s approach was not constructive. The junior may probably feel that the senior is not on his side.
⦁ Senior 2, on the other hand was firm and direct. He made it clear that he expected better performance from the junior.This indirectly also indicates that he has faith that the junior can do better.
Words that are spoken without due consideration can do as much damage. Just like thoughtless words can create issues where there were not any,thoughtful words and language can diffuse a potentially explosive situation.
It pays to think before we talk and choose proper words to turn difficult situations into our favour. When we understand the power of words and our language and realize that we can choose what we think and speak, OUR LIVES CAN BE TRANSFORMED!!
In the words of Abraham Lincoln,
” DO I NOT DESTROY MY ENEMIES WHEN I MAKE THEM MY FRIENDS?”
YES OR NO????