Friday, March 27, 2015

Three factors of success...

Today got an opportunity to attend an Sure Mantra for Success session by Swamini Vimalanandaji at Chinmaya Mission, Ann Arbor. Here are my notes from a beautiful lecture.

There are three important things for a success in life, for a person or for an organization.
1) यंत्र / Machine / Resources / Tools:
Yantra are the machines, tools that we use to make our job easy and to achieve the goal. A mobile is good example of the machine, it has a lot of potential and many times we don't realize the complete potential and hence don't use the machine to its complete potential.
The other important thing to remember about the machine is, it is for us to use and make our job/life easier, and not the other way round. Many times we become so obsessed with the machines that we become so dependent on them. All the people glued to the mobiles / Tabs / Laptops / TVs are the one who dependent on the machines and have forgotten about the priorities.

So, basically the machines are important for us and what is even more important is to how to use those machines for our advantage, that brings us to the second important factor for success -

2) तंत्र / Methodology / Policy:
As we learned from the 1st factor, machine, it is important for our success, but we need to ensure that we use them correctly, and that's when the Methodology comes in to the picture. Methodology or Policy helps us to how to use the machine effectively. If we only have the machine, without knowing how and when to use it effectively, it will be  of no use. So, a machine without correct methodology / policy is of no use. We need to set up the process of how to use the machines, the manners, the time and that only will help us to use the machine effectively. Basically, I own a car, but I cannot use it if I don't know how to drive it.

So, now we have the correct machine, we know how to use the machine effectively and we don't know why we want to use the machine. So, taking that Car example forward, I own a car, I know how to drive a car, and I don't know where to go? Will I achieve my goal, if I don't know where I want to go? That brings us to the very important and third factor of success -

3) मंत्र / Mission / Goal :
Mission defines where we want to go, and that is very important factor of our journey to success.If we don't know where we want to go then obviously it will not help whether which high class machine we have and what high standard methodology we have developed.If we have the mission, then we that by itself is enough to achieve the goal, as we will find the required resources and develop the required methodologies and achieve our mantra / mission.

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