What April Taught Me
The journey of learning continues. Zeroing in on three key learnings, month after month and here is what April brought to the fore.
- Its Your Choice
I was attending a programme in Mumbai. After dinner and all conversations got over I still had about 3 hours of waiting time for the flight. A good friend had a room in the same hotel and he offered me to come and relax there for a while. I was in a dilemma for a while. His three words made my choice very clear. He told me, “It’s Your Choice”.
I continued to reflect on his words and realised that if we start accepting that everything is ultimately our choice, how much power will that give to each one of us.
We went to attend a family wedding in Punjab. There was so much celebration all around. As it is, dance with energy is what Punjabis are famous for. At every possible opportunity, I too danced which I am not otherwise used to. What that experience left me with was a lot of positive memories. That is what celebrations are for. Learnt that we must create reasons to celebrate.
- Take Action
In a programme that I was a part of, the facilitator distributed the group to smaller teams. The task given was to decide and take an action in the next 10 minutes that would help us move a bit closer to our goal. We all took some action. When the sharing was being done, a lady reported that she took an action about her hobby of singing which she had put on hold for the last 30 years. There was first a pin drop silence and then a thundering applause. Anyone can imagine what that lady might have felt. I realised that it is only an action that shifts all possible outcomes. I am committing myself to it.
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