We are always curious about what are the factors leading to our success. Sadhguru tells us that fate, god and luck are not in our hands. What's not in our hands, we should not spend our time and energy on it. Instead, we should focus our entire energy into giving our best effort. Effective action needs perception and intelligence. So you should constantly work towards enhancing your perception and intelligence. There is no recipe for success. The real success is when you are operating at your full capacity.
To be truly successful, you need clarity of perception and an active intelligence. Success is not about running a little faster than someone else; it is about you operating at your full potential. Success will not come with qualifications. So do not seek success. Seek to enhance your competence - success will be the consequence.
Future should be new - so put your dreams to sleep! Dreams are just enhanced version of your past experiences. So, dreams or ambitions means in a way that you are thinking of a race. Instead of trying to win a race, one should focus on enhancing oneself, so that you can operate at your full potential.
Timing – Most Important Factor in Achieving Success
For you to be successful in the world, you need capability and intelligence. But the most important aspect that most people miss, is that you need to have a sense of timing. If timing is not right, even best actions will not yield results. To arrive at the timing is not simple; but Sadhguru gives a very simple method. Do not look at things as important or unimportant - do everything with absolute intention, attention and intensity of expression. Do everything with total involvement; be at your best every moment!
Have you ever been in a dilemma - if I am not cunning, will I make it in contemporary society? Because those who are, seem to be making it faster. Sadhguru tells us that in some situations, you can not get away from being cunning, like when negotiating between two nations. But to work smoothly in the society, most important is that you create a confidence in everyone, that they can trust your integrity. It is true that you can make some money by being cunning, but is it worth the amount of effort needed in your mind? To live in ease, you must create an atmosphere of trust around you. Sadhguru also shares his profound wisdom, on what really is life's takeaway!
Money happens as a consequence of a successful business. Instead of thinking about money, you should focus on what you want to create, what real value you want to add to people's lives. If you look at the lives of successful entrepreneurs, they did not bother too much about money. When they created something of value to everyone's life, money came, along with the joy and satisfaction of enhancing other's lives. So, you should look at money as just one more material to make things happen.
Uncertainty means possibilities. You will seek certainty, only when you are in a state of compulsive reaction. Certainty means stagnation, no growth. So, instead of dealing with uncertainty on the outside, what is needed is a certainty in your interiority. Sadhguru says - "Interiority is a dimension by itself. It cannot be crafted according to external situations...If you think your work is important, the first thing you should do is work upon yourself, so that internally you are a stable being, no matter what the situation is externally".