Albert Einstein was not only one of the great scientists that humanity had in the 20th century, but, in his way, he was an invaluable philosopher. He left some famous phrases to remember.
One of them is:
“life is something hazardous, not for the people who do evil, but for those who sit to see what happens.” — Albert Einstein
In the business world, when managing any company, we must be very clear that we will have to make significant decisions, some of which will not be to the liking of third parties, and even others that may mean something negative for ourselves. But, in any circumstance, the worst attitude is always preferring to do nothing and let fate, luck or chance act for us, which usually leads to negative long-term results.
For this reason, in these Covid-19 days that for many are summer rest, it may be an excellent time to try to reflect and get the most out of some teachings and lessons that marked the life for some people and whose legacy can be of the most significant use if we know to extract the wisdom hidden within:
Anger covers Fear.
Master Yoda, a centennial Jedi who had accumulated thousands of experience, was obvious: “Fear is the way to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.
There are times when frustration may take hold of us because of a wealth of bad news, because of human error that occurs within or outside the organization, or because of an unforeseen incident. It is even possible that this anger will cloud the interlocutor in front of us.
In any case, you should always try to look at things with perspective, calm down and seek support, psychological or human, that can help us get back on track.
Perseverance as a banner.
Before we quoted a science legend, now we go with another of the letters. Miguel de Unamuno said that “the way to hit the nail on the head is to hit the horseshoe a hundred times”, something that, applied to the business world, means that we should never give up in the face of a specific failure or uncertainty about the future, proper insurance, at one time or another it will invade us.
If there is something that characterizes the human race, it is its eagerness to overcome the limits of the body and the mind, and that implies, to achieve this, that we must fight against one of the trends imposed in today’s world: immediacy.
Rectify is wise.
Contrary to the previous point, many times, we can run the risk of insisting on something that goes against the market’s logic or common sense, which can even jeopardize the survival of the business.
It should never be closed in a band, but surround yourself with people who are professional and who are willing to advise us as best as possible even if it is radically against our way of thinking.
“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” — Harold Kushner
Always be comfortable with yourself.
Look at yourself every morning before you leave the house in the mirror and ask yourself if that day was your last in the world what you would like to do.
If you are very clear that it would not be anything you have planned on the agenda, perhaps it is time to consider a change, since your professional life should be synonymous with passion, enjoyment, satisfaction.
If every day you give everything with the conviction that it is the best for you and your company, surely in the long term the good results will come.
Motivation world business lessons
Often the critical thing is not to achieve the end but the way to achieve it.
Before embarking on the fabulous epic that was The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins warned his nephew Frodo to learn as much as possible about the uncertainties that would occur to him in the future since, in them, he hid the real secret that I was driving the journey that was about to begin.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn
In any business project, despite the main challenges that are set, over time, people will meet and experiences that will not only teach us but will improve us as people and as professionals. Let’s value them as they deserve.
The comfort zone is the least comfortable place.
In the Anglo-Saxon world, it is often said that it is impossible to obtain different results if we always apply the same recipes to our problems.
Therefore, it is convenient to be brave and take risks when circumstances require it, even if we put ourselves in danger by exposing ourselves to third parties, or we believe that doing so will lead to failure.
There is nothing worse in the business world than accepting that something should be done and not put it into action; in the long run, we will surely regret it.
If life gives you lemons, make yourself lemonade.
Although we comply with all the previous premises, it is possible that, in the end, things will go wrong for us and we will not end up achieving the results we expected.
Do not be despair and pick up the gloves because, perhaps, this bad streak serves to redirect the business or even your professional career.
Always evaluate what you have learned, extract the good things from the experience of what has happened to you and return to the charge with renewed vigour. Probably, the result you get will surprise you.
Originally published at https://www.thebrilliance.org on May 24, 2020.