The literal translation of Bhagavad Gita stands for Song of the Lord. Because it directly came from the mouth of Lord Sri Krishna. Krishna spoke the words of wisdom to Arjuna who is dejected, lost and confused. Krishna has shown the path to the lost Arjuna, answered to the confused Arjuna and spread wisdom to all
It is considered to be one of the greatest spiritual books the world has ever known. Its origin stands for more than 5000 years. The lessons from Bhagavad Gita stands valid even in this era and for the future as well.
One of the top lessons from Bhagavad Gita is Focus On The Work Not On Results. Let us together understand what Lord Krishna actually meant and how will this appear when we humans live with such kind of life.
Concentrate on Your Work Don’t Focus on Results. This appears as if its a very big task and nearly non-achievable. However, today we shall see, what it really means and how it looks on the court.
Assume, you wanted to sell a product. You will earn Rs. 1,00,000 as a part of your commission.
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Here is how it looks, if you focus on generating a result (ie when you concentrate on earning Rs. 1 Lac)
Often, we operate from the context of If I sell this product, I gain 1 Lac Rs. Now you will start searching for HNI (High Networth Individual) clients, you pitch the product to sell, try to manipulate because you want the sale to take place, follow up with client n number of times and end of the day if the customer doesn’t buy, you end up being frustrative, resigned, you may also end up getting negative opinions on others, and on yourself. Chances of giving up on yourself are high.
Just like, how Arjuna had an opinion that he has to kill his cousins, uncles, teachers, relatives and thousands of warriors and he wanted to give up because he was operating from the context of a result that, his people may end up being dead. He wanted to give up on the battlefield.
Now, let us alter our context and look in, how it appears if we concentrate on the work than on the results.
Now you want to sell this product to whom it is useful. You will start seeing, how can this product be useful for the client rather than simply selling it. You will end up being with the client. Help him out from his troubles. You will see how you can be of his service. Just like, when Arjuna started the war, his context was operating to make Dharma win against Adharma. Even when Bhishma was destroying half of the army of Pandavas, if Arjuna was worried about the result of winning the war, he might have lost faith in winning the war. But he operated with the context that, his game is only to play war come what the result may. With that context, he figured out, a way to defeat Bhishma by bringing in Shikandi. He didn’t worry about the end result but rather, he started looking into various possibilities of defeating Adharma.
Once when you start living life without focusing on results, you will be seeing the world with n number of possibilities because you are not worried about the results and you are concerned on only how best are you playing your game. Focus on your game of life. Not on the results of life. Results will come automatically.
Always question yourself, with which context are you playing the game of life?
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