You are committed to your duties and punctuality; but getting late today. So, you are in rush and speeding up your vehicle, ignoring the dangers on road that can throw your life out of gear and more importantly, not noticing that rushing actually takes you in reverse gear.
At work, you are chasing a deadline and directive of your boss to do it more efficiently. Being a serious individual, you don’t want to lag behind in any task. So, you focus on your work, follow social protocol to talk to your peers, who walk by and under social pressure, looking at Facebook posts on your cell phone and click likes. That is multitasking, which you believe as the best option under stress, not understanding that you are making a mess – hitting quality and efficiency in work and giving lip service to your likes.
Time and again, we go thru cycles of highs and lows. Our pleasure invariably is followed by pains; our excellence invites adversity; we scale peak only to get pushed down. We believe such cycles are god given or inevitable.
No; you are missing a major point.
Not doing what you should not is far more significant than what you should do
Everyone knows what he/she should do and shouldn’t. However, focus throughout the world is on “doing” and not on “not doing”. It is for this reason, war on terror has been going haywire; iconic industrial houses like that of Tatas have got into trouble; image of oldest democracy – USA has got severely dented.
Here is a new revelation from my research – successes come from what you do and setbacks or failures come from what you should not do but you still do! Before you start to do what is right, you ought to learn how not to do it wrong, then you can never squander your results. It is a fact that effect of one wrong act cannot be offset by doing one right thing, since weightage of former is nearly 100 times more than the latter.
Five points can secure more than Ninety Five percent of your satisfaction and success
Don’t live in past
Does not everyone know about it? Off course, everyone does; but no one seems to have right definition or determination for same. Not living in past means not to recall image, information or knowledge of anything that has passed by even a second earlier without a reason or relevance.
It implies that you should not recall instances of joy or sorrow, fascination or fear, intelligence or insanity without a reason; nor you should recall images of even your most revered or beloved person without relevant context.
Just focus on doing what you are doing now.
Don’t be negative This would drive you to automatically drop your anger, anxiety, fear, ferocity, toxicity, tantrums, doubts and dithering. In name of being vocal, you would not give slip on your vocabulary; under passion of being upright, you would not usurp others’ right.
Don’t hurt anyone This would help you to brace your bête noire and buddy in the same breath. This would promote respect and love for everyone and make your road to success smooth.
Don’t get addicted to good Do good but never get addicted to it. Look at a previous post. If you are not addicted to good, you would never get overwhelmed by your own emotions and exploit that of others.
Don’t encourage or entertain ego and biases Ego and biases are root causes of your discomfort and distress. These can mutate like cancerous cells and multiply to kill your peace, ease and efficiency.
So, by not doing what you should not, you can magically alter course of your career and life, and make the same magnificent!