Many people are reluctant to identify and recognize. It is a great skill to be able to identify and recognize. You must then be able to label or name that what you have identified. Only if you name it, can it become a target. Only if you can recognize your target, can you deconstruct it into knowing its properties, features and other characteristics. Therefore you must procure the skills to enable identification and recognition.
Many people are ignorant to what that they have to demolish or even neutralize. For e.g. unemployment is a cause of stress. Therefore, no money. Therefore, no purchase power. So you asked to borrow to your sister. She refuses. Then you quarrel. Then increase stress. Maybe you blame sister. And then she accuses your personality as a cause of stress. Such situations at home have become normals, because, nobody is exiting from involvement into the situation, and then studying it as an external investigator. In this specific case, if the young man was employed, then all the sequential transactions would be different. He would have the money and so make a contribution. His sister and family would give dignity and respect to the contributor and thereby avoiding any quarrel, accusation. The ability to identify and recognize is very precious.
Living is all about skilling.
You must articulate your goals. You must be able to define accurately, the glass ceilings. Identify and recognize the challenges. Scrutinize your weaknesses and then be able to work on it. People generally do not know to identify the skills that they must get. Once you know and name those skills that you must procure, then you must research on where to get them. You must then be available to the place that can give you the skills. Much exertion is needed to understand the method by which to acquire these specific skills. It is important to be able to put effort to practice the method by which you can get skilled. It may even look expensive, but then, to employ the correct trainer must be considered as priceless. Living is all about skilling.
Talent alone cannot see you through hostilities. Operationalizing wisdom, stealth action, sharp and incisive strategies are required. You must have much tact to understand ground realities. Knowledge of actuality comes to those who have their feet on the street and ear on the ground. Wise people know how to capture data that can become useful in their progressive work. Loyalty, sincerity, hard work, dedication, and domain expertise are only half the needed resource. The next half is about the ability to navigate through road blocks, dead ends and bottlenecks. The shrewdness will see you through the burdens of work. Your negotiation and sharpness of intellect will move you though social pressures. Your transaction abilities and trade skills are needed in business as well as at home, and all other relationships.
Knowledge of actuality comes to those who have their feet on the street and ear on the ground.
Many times, talented people will work through spontaneity. Such panic performances also will seem to be accurate. Success aspirants must have such precision in their attempts to reach the goal. The wise worker will know to put up defense systems against wily and cunning people. It is imperative that you protect your interest. You must have capacity to dismantle people with impulsive and erratic behaviors. Incompetent people in your workforce are a harassment to the productive people. So far you have almost made a checklist of the qualities needed in a progressive performer.
Having all the correct work culture, yet many are not getting the desired success. This is because of the time factor. There are hidden factors in every work schedule. Many projects have seen cost escalations, schedule overruns and time extensions. It may not be correct to only blame the labor. This is because the time component was calibrated erroneously. Much competency is required to incorporate many elements in constructing the timeframe. Endurance of delays and the losses incurred because of non-favorable time is also an essential skill. Time can appear as immediate goals, middle level ambitions, deliberate plan or even as aspirational values. In all, the study of time is not getting its due importance.
So now, we have deliberated upon personal effort, organizational culture, endurance and even time factor. The major factor is the sense of intentions. When there is immense clarity in the mind, only then, the intentions are considered as potent. It is important to have much potency in intentions. This requires that there is a feel good factor from all the stakeholders into your projects. Many stakeholders may not be even known to you at the time of inception of the project. Yet it is important to broaden your awareness to be able to identify and recognize more number of stakeholders who are impacted by your project. Many more individuals has to be oriented, so that your projects can be completed successfully. It is important to prepare these new circle of people who are influenced. They must be well informed so that their decisions will appear as their own. They will not get a threat perception that they are victims of some external impositions. These stakeholders must become trained that they too feel the ownership of your project, almost as much as you do. Such factor of people coming together, can invoke the luck to come in your favor. The luck element cannot be overlooked. The luck element can make many projects as affordable. Therefore effort, time, endurance, all people and luck, all has to be added into the blueprint and the deliberate plan.
The affordability at all times of those things that you may need, is the objective. Whatever be the scale of the need, yet, it is important to minimize the struggle and the strife to complete the task. The focus is to enhance the ease by which you capture all that you have the need for.
The wise worker will know to put up defense systems against wily and cunning people. It is imperative that you protect your interest. You must have capacity to dismantle people with impulsive and erratic behaviors.
With all these factors in its right place, yet, we cannot afford to let appreciation pass by. Appreciation is a sign of healthy mind. A healthy mind is needed to carry the potency of your intention. Many time, harsh situations and when you have your back against the wall, are simply indicators for you to rest and relax. In ancient times people called it destiny. Some people deposited the failures and losses and other chaos and crisis into the bucket called destiny. They knew the secrets of the healthy mind. So they sealed this bucket called destiny. Instead of brooding, they converted the mental status to that of appreciation of this bucket. As an indicator of their gratitude to this bucket that is labelled as destiny, they decorated it with ornaments and flowers. Whatever be in this bucket, yet, all destiny started to look good. People of wisdom made it look like a worship.
Let’s take an example. You are waiting for a bus. The bus came and left without you. In this case you missed the bus therefore you walked 4 km to the destination. If you had boarded the bus you got comfort. If you missed the bus you got fitness to your body. Living is no different, if you know some simple fact.
In India the simple fact is called as Lakshmi. The people of India who knew the simple facts appropriated one day of the year to worship the Lakshmi phenomenon. We may have all the factors that are in the deliberate plan for completing the task. But without the Lakshmi factor the projects are uphill task. The gratitude is expressed as worship to this unseen factor. Every project needs a support of this unseen hand. Lakshmi was ordained as an ultimate support. Therefore, the wealth that we need urgently, this wealth called Lakshmi can bring much ease as we move through this journey called living. This day of Vara-Maha-Lakshmi is an opportunity for all to welcome this phenomenon into your home, work and all projects. Best wishes and greetings. Have a great Vara-Maha-Lakshmi day.
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