Friday, November 8, 2013

Are you bigger than the goal?

Do we give the completion of a task a higher priority than the urge to do it by ourselves?

Good work happens when people come together and take individual ownerships. So, at the start, work happens when we take ownership. And later, more work happens when the ownership is given away. To test ourselves, we can ask ourselves a question- For the sake of our goals, are we willing to collaborate and work with a person with whom we experience ego issues? Guruji says that if you have differences, then keep the differences and still maintain harmony.

I recollect a few cases where goals went temporarily haywire - Differences between Lokmanya Tilak and Gopal Krishna Gokhale led to the temporary division of the Congress in the early 1900s. The opposition to Narendra Modi by L. K. Advani was hurting BJP’s goals. Criticism of Arvind Kejriwal by Anna Hazare hampered the IACs anti-corruption movement.

The world is filled with innumerable service projects. If one is complete, the other is ready for you. But the contentment is when we bring more and more people to accomplish the goal.. isn’t it?


Aditi Khare always Rocks!!!!! said...

I believe, having a common goal is the most challenging thing between people. Although upfront they say we have a common goal but it is not exactly common.
Like in a team to win - goal is common all need to win - but if personal goals are everyone want to be man of match than it is contradictory situation.
same is with Anna - his way and Arvind way are different but Anna wants Arvind to be down as Arvind is not following Anna completely....

sandeep said...

Agreed! The point is, the bigger goal is to win the match. The smaller goal is to be man of the match. So am I willing to, say, forego my century in a Test match and declare the innings, so that we do not draw the match but win it? The bigger goal need not always be my personal goal. But in cases where the bigger goal is also my personal goal, then if I make my smaller goal big, then I feel that I am making myself small.. although no generalization!