Contribution and Collaboration!

Having a sense of giving brings meaning and fulfillment.  It creates positive energy. Contributing creates significance, happiness, and balance. When you are making a contribution you feel valuable. 

Every career offers opportunities to show genuine concern and compassion toward those you serve and come in contact with.

You can take the approach of competition or collaboration. Taking the collaboration path is sustainable and creative as expressed in the Japanese word kyosei, which means a spirit of cooperation. 

When serving for a good cause, think in terms of collaboration, not competition.

Your Foundation!

The hidden roots of a tree are its unseen foundation. By not having any desire to show off its might, the tree humbly conveys a quiet statement of strength.

The key is to build your own strong foundation based on principles, values, integrity, and authenticity. That then becomes your quiet statement of strength.

So instead of trying to judge others work on improving yourself and build your foundation on a strong character.

Roadmap!

Craft a Wow statement about your life you would want to share with your creator or share with your family when you are 80 years old.

Next articulate your short, medium, and long-term goals aligned to your Wow statement above.

Then execute and consistently evaluate your life based on your goals as defined above.

Masterpiece!

A small seed becomes a mighty oak tree one day. If you look at the seed, it is difficult to believe that the ultimate mix of roots, leaves, flowers, and fruits are contained within. Every form of life carries a blueprint of its own destiny within.

Man is also born a seed, brimming with potential. But, unless we become conscious of this magnificence within us, we cannot actualize it.

This requires taking a journey inward for the real magic to unfold. This is not to say that the interest in the outer has to be dropped, but our preoccupation with it needs to be. True, the seed draws light, water, and nutrition from the outside, but the transformation happens within its inner workings.

The mystic Osho summarizes as follows:
 “Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”

Sustainable Success!

A lot of people fear being authentic because maybe they won’t be liked or accepted. If someone is going to like you because you are living a lie, then sooner or later the truth will reveal itself and their liking for you will be short-lived. Thus. you will attract people in your life who you really do not want to associate with.

If you want your success to be sustainable; if you want your success to have a strong foundation; if you want your success to have a purpose and meaning, then there is no other way but to be authentic.

As Steve Jobs aptly said:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice……”

When you come from a place of authenticity you create an aura that reflects power!

Choose to Believe!

The universe is an open field of potentiality. What you can imagine and what you want to believe, you will start creating. Your intent, approach as well as all that you attract in your life, including people and situations, work towards re-affirming your belief. Once you make a choice, you give up your right to the choice which lies at the other end of the spectrum.

What we choose to believe is a decisive part of how we experience life. So be careful of what you choose to believe in. What you believe in is what you will ultimately invite into your life; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Being Present!

Have you ever observed tree leaves move with the wind or birds flying from one place to another celebrating the day?
Flowers bloom; stars shine, and birds fly so naturally and effortlessly!

If you find yourself tired and stressed out, spend some time close to nature and away from the city, and you will find peace and tranquility.

If we contemplate deeply on nature we will understand the meaning of being present.