“ In a global knowledge economy, organizations depend more than ever before on the capabilities, creativity and engagement of their people. But attracting and retaining stars or so-called A players is not the key to sustained success. Talented individuals certainly help their companies succeed, but an organization's outcomes will be improved even more when it develops and channels everyone's abilities.” Accenture A global consulting organization Why I am doing all this? See the last slide
When we feel good, comfortable with ourselves, eyes heavy with the inertia of filled moment , just wish to stay in such state of mind, we may or may not realize; there is need to have a look at the moments to come.
The moments in the pipeline contain nano particles of numerous different substances, different directions, force and a lengthy agenda representing many unfilled or half filled desires and needs. We, then, realize that the time to come demand something different than what we are capable of.
In our comfort zone we keep us in a state of inertia – preference to a comfort zone; Its like acquired change deficiency–
When one honestly cares, the Universe steps in to create a space to rise above the circumstances towards the coming moments. Within this space lies freedom and power to evaluate the response. In this space one meets inner challenge to evaluate the self, and to destroy the superficialities.
Creative destruction is a positive change that enables creating moments –
..for further creating sense of direction and control.
When a change – like giving up old convictions or habits, or accepting some thing uncomfortable but useful - is indispensable, turbulences are always in waiting.
As a child we come into this world with a blank slate – every moment in a life is change, a making, a living, a growing, an evolvement – from blankness to better state and from one state to another. Possible only through comparing two experiences and eliminating wrong one from active use for life and growth.
When the life itself change and evolves every moment, why not our thoughts and knowledge keep the pace? Are the habits so strong as to deny the most natural thing in the human life – the mutation –a change or alteration to respond the dynamics. Unfortunately dinosaur could not think, only compared experiences once stored.
We may see a big picture with numerous particulars. We may not be in seeing them all. We may exclude many things. We may focus of selective few. We may not pick up the finer points of the selected few. Any experience needs to go in to a memory system. An experience can not be removed from the life – no ‘Undo’s. We remember the experience but not the finer points.
The probabilities - First, the experience is forgotten – a link to memory within the brain is lost or removed. Next, the new experienced is not stored legibly in memory or values of new experience are not perceived appropriately or the associations of the new experience are not formed properly.
We only recall the label, but not the pathway. If we know some values were generated, if every action has equivalent reaction, where the values have gone? In the ignorance bank or Recycle Bin?
Utility of the memory depends upon following things- Evaluation Whether it is understood in full depth and right meaning Association Whether it is linked for all dimensions in the memory Pathway Whether it is accessible fast whenever required Emotional Emphasis Whether the strong feelings, sentiments are attached to memory Together they constitute a value in one’s mind. Like a cell value in a spreadsheet it defines values of other connected cells.
This is the way, Mother Nature expects a Human to build the own life – with the values which provide criteria for Unity or Harmony, relations, Karma and consequences.
<ul><li>When any new experience is about a event previously experienced - </li></ul><ul><li>One needs to look at it as an opportunity to redefine the total experience out </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation, Association, Pathway, Emotional Emphasis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A change in earlier knowledge value takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>Like a new value in existing spreadsheet cell, it is necessary to change all associated values in all connected cells. </li></ul>
The habits are like roots gone too far - automatic routines of behavior that are repeated regularly, without thinking. Habits are formed by a person in comfort zone over a period of time through cognitive ways, perceptions, emotions, beliefs and behaviors and influences the behavior. They sink into different layers of neural connections get increasingly strengthened and reinforce our behavior making person possessive about them.
Old habits become a second nature, or instinct. The whole life of man is a huge bundle of physical, vital and mental habits and he lives through these habit- such canalized behavior reflects through each of human thought and action – repeatedly – an attitude.
Habits pose a strong deterrent to Harmony, create multiple personalities. Person resigns to the consequences – but not permanently. Only killing the neural networks by not using them consciously habits can be killed – a change in ways again.
The Harmony or disharmony of these value with those of other people, decides outcome of thought or action – internally or externally. The disharmony leads to confusion, dissent, friction, conflict or struggle. Most of all it leads to undesired consequences.
<ul><li>The disharmony should prompt either </li></ul><ul><li>To see whether one’s values need a review, or </li></ul><ul><li>One’s values need to be communicated to others. </li></ul><ul><li>The Harmony is required for freedom from struggle of living and struggles for going beyond. </li></ul>
We have millions of memories, emotions and our own values of them while living in the dynamic world. Whenever we come across any undesirable consequences in life, first thing we do is look outside for a cause to blame.
Looking externally is truly essential only to find out the cause of friction and identify the gap - to correct it – either through internal correction or concept selling to others concerned. This is re learning – living a change.
A broad mind may enquire it naturally. For a narrow mind, such exercise calls for a big change – a turbulence, difficult to manage. So many relations are based on earlier values, so many vested interests – the old values are so habituated that one thinks – that’s the life – the consequences, pains, pleasures – all becomes part of life. No complaints, no regrets. This is because one’s societal acceptance is based on these values – any change may destabilize all the structure. A Great Risk.
To unshackle from such bondage, one needs to streamline the inner forces. In such moments one need to be together with body, mind and the spirits – in Harmony. Failure to handle it properly opens one to a compulsive demands for change in time to come – as a condition for comfort. This is, then, something that happens, which has to accommodated. A change – for which one is not willing and ready.
This is encroachment in one's life, loss of freedom and one does not live normal life made up from one's experiences and values. One's mind treats encroachment as something foreign – no assimilation – a compromise where one's heart does not go with the change. It is an encroachment and a cost paid for the way we handle our life?
Gradually the short comings do divert our focus, really costly when we are solving some major problems. The costs, then, are magnified in relation to the opportunities and happiness potential. Consistent experiences of this type, over a period, get accumulated and need a major change – a transformation - in future if one aspires freedom from encroachments.
Transformations always need a take off and always associated with a turbulences. It leaves person consumed, distracts from one's normal pleasures and priorities – and many are unwilling to be away from usual comforts.
Turbulences are not respected ever, the fall out is very serious. One starts being overly reactive, and following habit of finding the causes outside of the self, looks others as enemies, becomes hostile, invites struggles. Violence is the ultimate thing where it can end.
Shelter of the known is always comfortable, status qua is always justifiable. Think what will happen if the chicken continues to seek comfort of the egg shell or rose petals refuses to leave the warmth of bud sepals?
This is something about the change that originates externally. What about a change that originates internally? One's aspirations and dreams provoke to get empowered for achieving the aspirations – how one responds to such demands.
In both cases, every time a scenario needs to be created followed by action plan. A strong commitment, relentless efforts, review, reinventing and refinement are all needed in short a change. One who sustains these, always achieves the aspired. Such a person is known as 'self made' person.
No outsider can know about the inner shackles. Its costly not to take preventive empowerment.
Value Additions Individual Society Co existence Creativity Waste Natural Resources Human Resources Maximum Potentials Awareness Knowing the Self Recession Competition Flat World Potentials Law of Uncertainties can not be understood without harmony. “ Organizations are products of the ways that people in them think. To change for the better, people should get the opportunity to change the ways they think. People can learn to alter their attitudes, beliefs, skills, capabilities, perceptions, conduct their work or level of commitment.” Peter Senge The contents taken from my corporate training study materials about mother of all competencies. Prakash Tanksale
Individual Negative Results Positive Results Correct the basics which cause negative results Rediscover the better ways - always Action Object For enabling the change look at the life as a whole – not in bits & pieces. Nobody can help anybody to change all the things for better, but understanding these things will certainly help the desirable change. Organization Readiness with vision & passion for action Needs, Aspirations, Obligations Natural capabilities – Health & BrainPower Self Awareness Functional Knowledge & Co Ordination
From rigidity to fluidity - do we welcome this change?
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