The Tao of Success – Balancing Action and
involves creating a delicate and ongoing
between two somewhat
opposing forces –
of where you are now and
of pushing toward where you need to go.
This balance between reflection and
action is very similar to the balance of
Yin and Yang
The Tao philosophy.
Reflecting and acting at the same time is very
our mind can only hold one thought at a time. You need to be focused on
either reflection or action at one point and then be able to switch quickly
and effortlessly to the other polarity when required. "There are also times
when you must focus your energy in one of the two polarities to bring
balance back. This is an important point to remember when you are
considering focus and
balance your life,"
says Paul Frazer.
a 'Can-Do' Attitude
is a collective method of
One major reason why
brainstorming is useful is that it helps to free us from 'fixed ideas'.
Problem Solving Strategies:
can be used when you need to arrive silently and peacefully, preferably
in a 'Room
of Silence', to a rational and enduring decision. Silence here "does
not mean only absence of speech, but a perfect calm in body, mind and heart.
Let the decision-maker retire from life-problems, sit in silence, invoke
peace, concentrate on the problem,
over the situation and wait for the 'inner guidance' to reach the
solution," advises Dr. G.P. Gupta.
The Tao of
Make a Decision
are the two keys to transformation. It is one of the key character traits
distinguishing high performers from the vast ranks of the mediocre.
is, by definition, behind every truly great
achievement anyone ever makes.
make decisions quickly
them slowly. They
persist with the decisions they have made.
Too many people want more form their life but
never start doing something for it. You must start
action if you want to turn
dreams and ideas into reality.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first
Lao Tzu, the founder of
"On s'engage et puis on voit!" (which could
be translated by "You make a start and see what happens next") used to say
Napoleon Bonaparte, and this simple precept served him well both as a
soldier and as the ruler of France.
Walt Disney, an amazing person and
entrepreneur said, "The
best way to get started is to stop talking and
begin doing." That's the
secret to his great accomplishments.
"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men, however they act; but I do
believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."
– Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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