You may have been in a situation where both the options feel equally possible and suitable. We all go through such situations in life.
How to come to a decision that is the best one? Easy. Focus on your values. Think over the values that govern your behavior, and then take action.
Writing this in monsoon reminds me of an analogy that I used to witness almost every rainy day in my home as a young child. Back then, we used to commute through two-wheelers. Since it was a tedious task to do while it was raining, my father got a raincoat for all of us. So that we all could reach our destinations pumped up with energy and in a presentable state. Never ever did this idea cross the mind of either of us that my father should bunk his work, my sisters should bunk their colleges and coaching, or I should bunk my school. We all had this mission very clear, rather sub-consciously imbued into us that we needed to keep our priorities straight. Since we all were committed to being the masters of our own destiny instead of letting the uncontrollable situations control us, here the weather, we also had a deep sense of accomplishment and contentment.
Fast forward to today, if we see the great population delivering abundant value in their work, all have this common attribute: they are focused on doing great work, irrespective of what the outer circumstances hold for them. This is the reason they are successful. All the things in life that we adore, that we rather deserve, do not just show up. They have to be proactively cultivated in order to be experienced. Without planting and watering the seeds, only weeds grow. And I am sure you want your garden to be blessed with the finest of plants.
Let us look at the following steps which may help us in becoming a superhuman committed to action and results, which affects everyone around her:
1. Make a note of your priorities and look at them every morning and evening. Put them up on your bathroom mirror. Thus, when you are confronted with a challenging situation, you know that getting a raincoat and stepping up into the game is the best option instead of sitting back.
2. Be the CEO of your job. Take 100 percent responsibility for the task that you are delivering. In a football match, if a team loses because of the most of the members, even though the star player performed well, if the star player is the CEO of his art, he will think of the things he could do, so that the team performs better next time.
3. Be all about giving. The world is a lesser place if we have not played our potential. The society is less happy if we did not deliver onto out values. The kids did not learn enough if you did not model excellence. With all this in mind, you will focus on your commitments instead of your fears. You will be unstoppable. And you will amaze the world with your excellence.
In the end, I would leave you with a question: Are you satisfied with the world operates today? I know I am not. So that is why this blog is an attempt to make the world a little better, consistently and givingly. What are you going to do in order to make the world better?
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