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Welcome 2020!…#motivation

I did a reflective post in 2019 , where I summarized small things that can help us in pushing towards your personal and / or professional goals. Maintaining that tradition , I have come up with a set from 2019 now , that I would like to share with my readers. Even if any one of these help you push the dial , I will be a very happy person! & if you have your own reflections , then please do leave them as comments ūüôā

 

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For me year 2018 moving into 2019 was about #keepgoing and now from 2019 to 2020 is about #motivation. This could be for anything but it is necessary to have #motivation

#be-uncomfortable 

This one is my favorite , I guess over years my biggest driver for motivation!

If you think that you are spinning wheels everyday then talk to your peers or manager about this. For others who may think entitlements( work from home , comfortable office location etc.)  are necessary for best case outcome , should know that we are part of a large human experiment! . One should know that people who always retrospect whether they deserve all the privileges are the ones who shape the future of a mission as they get up every morning to better themselves and make themselves feel worthy.

So being uncomfortable is something you should embrace. Putting yourself in new and unfamiliar situations triggers a unique part of the brain that releases dopamine, nature’s make-you-happy chemical. This unique region of the brain is only activated when you see or experience completely new things.

#keep-yourself-updated

This one thing which is very important. Things around us are changing very fast. The change of pace is increasing and if you are not aware of landscape , do not read books , articles , then you will be totally out of context to start a conversation or hold up to one. It is very necessary tool that allows you to foster relationships , collaborate and connect in the age of distributed economy.

#take-care-of-people

Ben Horowitz is the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) and one of Silicon Valley‚Äôs most respected and experienced entrepreneurs. In his book ‚ÄėThe Hard Thing about Hard Things‚Äô he shares his experience of being a founder-CEO and the hard decisions he has had to make.

One of the things he mentioned in the book struck me alot:-

TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE, THE PRODUCTS, AND THE PROFITS‚ÄĒIN THAT ORDER
‚Äē¬†Ben Horowitz

#stay-fit

This is a carry over goal. I do not think this is going to go off my list ūüôā . Remaining fit is very important to have positive and open mind towards solving problems. It also reduces friction & improves efficiency for sustainable future & society.

Wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous 2020 !

Traffic Light Problem…

OK…before I sign-off from the blog , I remembered to share something. I found this pretty interesting in terms of ¬†how I view it. ¬†Whoever gets an opportunity to read this , please do share your experience also.

Situation is little peculiar…Imagine that you are in the front-line of cars or whatever¬†favorite vehicle you are driving and hit a red-light. Usually we tend to see if the signal is working or not. If it is not working , then it tends to be a very¬†easy¬†decision…navigate¬†¬†through the risk and cross over. Think about the fact that ¬† it is working and you need to wait for it to go green. As it seems in general we see lot of honking happening around us to cross-over!!

You need to make a decision on how to move in this case. Yield under pressure and break the process , thereby allowing others behind you to follow into same decision or to wait and cut the noise around you , so that you can remain focused to follow the process.

In office also we are faced with these situations where as leader of the pack you got to follow process for one and all. One should always have this principle that we don’t break already working process and prevent people from¬†committing¬†mistake while we remain in front of the pack. This allows for one to come out as strong leader and get valued for principles , which requires strong will to follow as well practice. This way one aids in a culture that creates an atmosphere of self-discipline rather the policing approach.