To Lead, is to be Happy and to be Happy you need to be restful first (Achieving Personal Excellence)
Prof Dr Anish Dua : Let us look into the nuances of this domain that is so near and yet so far.
Now I know it, and now it is gone……
for days together we are in oblivion of what is so beautiful, profound and yet so simple and all of a sudden there is an “Aha” moment and we know it.
The question is how do I establish myself in a state where I am peaceful, positive, productive and meaningful most of the times, if not all the times.
To effectively lead, help and guide others one has to be happy oneself. You cannot coach if you do not know how to play. These are not the theory lessons alone. And to be happy one is to be calm, settled, and equanimous in one’s state as well as conduct. Being restful is a state of inner being that compliments the outer dynamism. All those who are able to deliver effectively, lead their fraternity, and are at their creative best are actually the ones who are restful within.
If there is noise inside, continuous flow of worries, insecurities, and fears, it robs one of the playfulness, spontaneity, efficiency and productivity that is one’s very nature . That is why it is possible for each one of us to attain this. And those who state that only few are programmed to receive it actually mean that the others shall take some more time but eventually it is possible with all.
And all those who are beautifully balancing the inner & outer space are actually the ones who know how to communicate smartly, within and outside.
From the space of rest, come, the original ideas and strength to sustain any level of pressures (personal or professional)
One thus learns and earns the ability to transform challenges into opportunities.
In crisis times, and in antagonistic situations, a restful being is better equipped to handle the odds and exhibits fearlessness.
One has so much energy that one can further extend one s horizons and take more & more responsibilities.
One is empathetic and in turn understands the space of others. This compassion is a prerequisite to lead effectively.
Rest imparts such strength to an individual that one does not get affected by the way others think, and about the circumstances. One is in a free space and the grounded state. And this gives one an ability to draw the best messages out of the worst situations.
And how do we become restful & energetic.
World-over people are admitting that those who meditate are more serene, efficient, are of clear- perspective and are pleasant people. Not only in the in the world of business,but in all spheres we know how important it is to be pleasant. If one is energetic and pleasant, automatically one turns magnetic. People listen to such nodes and are inspired by such personas.
We all have been watching such inspiring towers and reading what these people ‘say’. But we have somehow missed the point of what do these people ‘do’ in their privates that gives them such strength. All these people are disciplined, and are restful. They have any one or the other way through which they tap this cosmic energy that empowers them. Some meditate for 20 minutes a day, and others take a walk into the woods to be connected with the self and tune themselves to be in line with the unseen principles. It actually means the same.
Being peaceful & restful through such regular practices, (for few minutes daily), and one becomes “that’ that we all are aspiring to be. Such short retreats (of inaction) and the results are translated into dynamism that lasts for a life.
Such people radiate and have something special that cannot be measured.
And this is what transforms space and people around to create a culture of a particular kind
A business leader or a leader in any other domain , who is responsible to be economically productive and humane simultaneously, needs to know the ways of such secrets.
It is important that modern day, blue suits have serene peaceful interior so that culture in the organization can be nurtured to create a happy unit. Few minutes spent with one’s self and an inspiring space around can make the complete team in any work space more productive and efficient.It has already been established that those who meditate have this ability to do multitasking without being stressful. In fact, such ability, gives one, more and more time & energy to substantiate the saying that “Successful people always have time for more work”
So be restful, meditate and discover that you have such immense strength to be actualizing anything and everything. Achieve Personal Excellence through structured, time-tested training modules and experience this, for I strongly believe that for good things to happen, one has to think good.
You want success, happiness and growth,
meditate, walk in the woods or on seashore
have a positive outlook and
care for others, Be a Giver
It does boomerang……..
……….comes back even if you are not asking for it
Author is a practitioner of good life skills and
writes this from a space of experiences at various levels of interactions