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How to accelerate Growth #ASKPAYAL

Question:- How to accelerate Growth ?

Payal's response:

This question reminds me of the time when I was delivering a leadership workshop at a convention in Florida and as always I reached very early to the center and I was setting up the system and everything and I noticed that the windows of the room opened up and there was this beautiful view of the ocean, as I was enjoying staring at the view, a crow caught my attention who was flying with a piece of meat in its mouth and I think it was trying to find a place to sit and all of a sudden there was a group of eagles who started chasing the poor crow, they chase went on for a long time and crow got tired of flying. Looking at this scenario I asked myself that why is this crow flying in such a state of panic, if only he would let go of that piece of meat that he was holding, it would accelerate its speed and fly higher, in fact, if he would just drop that meat it would distract the group of eagles, and the crow would be free to accelerate its speed and would be able to hunt for many more such pieces of meat and enjoy its journey.

Travel Light :

Most of us aspire to achieve big in our professional life, we want to fly high, we want to achieve success, etc. But in reality, only a small percentage of people are able to achieve all that. It is so sad to see that majority of the people who are working hard and are doing everything it takes to fly high and reach the top are not able to do so. It is because, like that crow, many of us are holding on to things that weigh us down and stunt our growth.

Logically speaking, if you are climbing a mountain, you would only carry only those things which are important and have a necessity factor, not the things that you won’t be needing for your journey because if you do carry things you do not need, they will do absolutely nothing other than weighing you down. Similarly in the climb of success, you should and must travel light, otherwise, you will fall from all the unnecessary weight.

Think about this, How many times has it happened to you that you desire to share your ideas and you want to communicate with people but the fear of being judged holds you back, this very fear of being judged is the package that is weighing you down. We have many more such packages that we carry every single day to our workplace and we do not even realize that it is pulling us down.

How to Travel Light :

Make a list of all the things that you feel you will need to achieve your goals. 25 or 30 things that you need to achieve your goals. Now from that list, circle out and mark only 5 things that you absolutely need to achieve your goals. Isn’t it interesting that you never wrote down things like tension, complaints, stress, anxiety, etc. in fact, you may have written things like actions, hope, belief, motivation, etc., these are all the things that you need.

So in reality we all know where we want to go, but the things that we carry with us along the way are contradicting to our goals. Writing these points down is going to wire your brain and tune it to achieve and strip all the distractions around you and get you going.

Leadership and Success, are both adventures, a beautiful journey that is meant to be traveled light.

Hope this is of much value to you in your journey to success.

Your Friend + Mentor

Payal Nanjiani

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