Monday, August 22, 2011

Krishna Janmashtmi - Message on Action and no focus on results

Yesterday was Krishna Janmashtmi. Krishna's birth anniversary. Krishna is a beloved God of Hindus and is widely regarded and respected. His upadesha of Gita to Arjuna is a very practical advice.To all his devotees it is instruction from Krishna as to how action should be performed.

In our daily talk we talk of percentages. 30% of work has been completed. My son has scored 85%. The neta is demanding 10% commission. And more . . .

What is 100 %? 100% is the result, the objective, what you aim for, what is correct . . .

When we speak in % terms, are we not speaking, looking at results expected? Yes we are. Speaking in percent basis is speaking and concentrating on results. Especially speaking in percent of a future thing is speaking in terms of results.

So talking in percent terms of a job to be done in future, of a assignment to be completed, of a deal to be undertaken are all focussing on results .


Kirti said...

Talking in % of a job in future is focussing in results. If we think "Why not ...", then this will put an additional dimension and will help in imagination.
So, Instead of saying "Only 10% of task completed.". You can say "Why not employ another man?" or "Why not take help of an expert?".
Saying this way is an exercise for imagination and improve the quality of action.

sm said...

thoughtful questions
half is empty and half full and let us pour and fill it.

Kirti said...

Yes,valid point. I have got what you are trying to say.

Kirti said...

Well sm. Maybe you take a look at this post again.
The point you raised is what you want to see. A half empty glass or a half filled glass. The percentage comes later. 50% complete or 50% empty. Another thing you say is just pour and fill. Great one!! Do what you want to do. Do not wait.