“When the infrastructure shifts, everything rumbles” – Stan Davis
As Stephen Covey states in his book “The 8th Habit”, we are witness to one of the most sifnificant shifts in human history. One of the greatest management thinkers of our time, Peter Drucker, puts it this way: “In a few hundred years, when the history of our time is written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event those historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time – literally- substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it” (Peter Drucker, Managing Knowledge means managing oneself” Leader to Leader, 16)
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to? – Tony Robbins
More often than not we live in fear of not getting things done. Time passes as quickly as never imagined before. And our desires, expectations and demands keep increasing. We not only forget ourselves but our surroundings, its colors, smells, people. We stop living the present moment and therefore navigate without direction. Turning our attention inwards -Inner-net, not Internet, will allow for creative solutions and ideas to come forth & live the present as a gift.
Having a clear goal in mind can take us away from an infinite road of doubt and despair. Our life is often in the hands of others, when it is our responsibility to become the designers of each decision we make. How did we turn into followers?
Within us lies an infinite power of wisdom still dormant, waiting for us to welcome it in our daily decisions.Unless and only we believe in ourselves and start, we will continue where we are, lagging and dying of boredom and rutine. When we connect with our own self we discover unlimited potential to innovate. Disclosing this truth will increase our self-confidence and emotional intelligence unimaginable ways. The first step makes the next ones easier.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears ~ Les Brow
The inner-us needs to uncover by its own merit, through discipline and will power, the immense potential that it has, to achieve anything and everything in life. This first step is necessary. Breaking the ties with anyone of anything that doesn’t allow us to trust our own conscience is vital for our advancement.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ W. Churchill
Placing the faith or responsibility in other people is giving the reins of our horse to someone else. The inner warrior needs to come out and fight.
“Follow the Master, Face the devil, Fight till the end, Finish the game” – Sathya Sai Baba
Breaking the comfort zone and entering into a proactive management style, will give us knowledge of the situation, courage and self-esteem never before experienced.
“You literally create the world in which you live” – Stephen Covey
“There is no path. You make the path when you walk” – Antonio Machado
In order to allow ourselves to bring out the leader within us, we need to make few fundamental decisions:
- Connect with our inner self – quietly listening to our own voice.
- Asking within for direction before saying yes or no.
Stephen Covey says there is a space between stimulus and response. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness. Do not get pressured by other people´s demands. Keep focused upon your objective and the decision you just made.
“…Never tell people what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity” – General George S. Patton
- Take to action without doubt will lead to greater awareness.
“Self-knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation but by action. Strive to do your duty and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made” – Johann Goethe
Let us become our own leaders to shine forth our own innate qualities. In the Japanese miracle, the culture of the samurai and the spirit of bushido have a tradition of practicing human values that helps a Japanese rise far above self-interest.
Samurai is the word used to refer to a Japanese warrior who adopted a lifestyle that lauded bravery, honor and loyalty to one´s shogun (lord) as more important than life itself. A samurai was trained in, among other skills, developing tenacious will power by fasting and running barefoot on snow. It helped to instill in him the spirit of bushido – “way of the warrior”.
The overall training of a samurai was twofold – the pen and the sword. This meant “leadership and arts plus swordmanship and strategy.”
As we perform actions in consonance with our principles and values, we become more coherent and happy from within. There is an exponentialincrease in our self worth & self-confidence. Others start respecting us because we began honoring our inner self.
“What you think, so you become”
Don´t say I will try, say I Will.
Don´t try, do.
Go and Do.
– Bindu Dadlani