Reset to de-stress

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Often I think I have few choices without unlimited resources, but lately I’ve realized that we always have more choices than we think we do.  We just need to look for them.  Chances are that we could find an anchor in the storm, helping us focus on what we want from this important part of our life.  They steer us around the rocks of fear, guilt and sorrow to new harbors of happiness & fulfillment.

Most of us have dreams, though we may not have dusted them off in quite a while.   We need that someone or something that help us to re-kindle our enthusiasm; to banish the internal sceptic that tells us to give up and wait for an early grave.   That something which gives us a regular injection of passion, enthusiasm, an external perspective, and powerful ways to move us towards our outrageous dreams!

Then we could be at peace with ourselves and our world, with time to be still, reflect and find contentment – rather than rail against the world and everyone in it.

To find a perfect life coach is often difficult.  Especially the ones that help us move at a pace set by ourselves, in a direction of our choosing. So what do we do?  Be our own coach.  It’s then that I dig up compilations such as the one here that help me reset my stressed nerves and get me recharged.

The best advice some great people got that changed their lives.  Not just the usual suspects like Warren Buffet and Jack Welch figure in there, you have Marc Benioff,  Vivek Paul and Brian Grazer too…

Use it.  It helps.

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6 Responses to “Reset to de-stress”

  1. Shefaly Says:

    Good link. Book-marked it.

    My adage is simpler and this is nobody’s advice to me but my own: “Live by your own values, not by the value of a transaction”.

  2. Krish Says:

    Yeah, that should pretty much be the core. But my experience has been that every transaction leaves some grail, makes us question our belief systems and eventually it influences or even alters our own values. How do we know our synthesis is right? Don’t you need a touch stone to assess its equity?

    As we pace up our lives, hit the next level and so on, the coordinates change and we feel what we know or have is inadequate. That’s exactly when we could use the lessons from those that have been there already. Never feel smug or even shy. Every bit helps.

    Conversely, if we feel we can make do with the basic values, either our growth isn’t optimal or we aren’t pushing ourselves hard enough. To me that’s like living half a life…

  3. Shefaly Says:

    The value of values is not to be determined by the value of a transaction.

    I do a lot of policy advisory work in the UK and at the EU level in healthcare and biotechnology. The decisions which use even a part of my advice will have a far-reaching impact so basic values such as see-that-nobody-is-hurt, societal inclusion, ethical margins really are where it is at. Working at those levels I suppose one does not really need to doubt if one’s growth has been optimal..

    As for equity and fairness, well it does veer into philosophy that underlies any decision. As concepts, they are far less granular and simple than we may like to believe especially in politically-charged settings such as healthcare. Theoretical expositions make for great material to ponder over our own conceptualisations…

    In my tech consulting roles, I have often defended client interests where a larger organisation was arm-twisting them, using the principles of long-term sustainability rather than immediate gain. Boils down to fairness, another core principle very hard to practise, easier to mouth, as I know from applying them to personal settings.

    I have come to believe that the sternest tests of our values are not posed by clients; but by our families and friends, for whom making an ‘adjustment’ may come easy to those willing to do so, but not for those who want to conduct each relationship with the same value system, uncompromised.

  4. Krish Says:

    Good… That makes it clear where you come from. So where are you headed…?

  5. Shefaly Says:

    As Yogi Berra said: When you come to a fork, take it. 🙂

    So I shall..

  6. Krish Says:

    Way to go…

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