Sunday 4 December 2022

Focus on the Efforts and the results will follow

"Efforts are the only parameter that you can control in your life to achieve success"

I read this somewhere and I got quite intrigued by this statement. Basically what it says is that in the journey to success, the outcomes are totally not in our control. But what is in our control are the efforts we put in. Eventually, the efforts lead to the outcomes.

I tried to think deeper about my own journey where I achieved (small) success events. And then I realized the depth of the sentence.

During my JEE preparation days, the JEE rank I got wasn't in my control. But studying 8 - 10 hours a day, consistently, was in my control.

During my college days, my CGPA wasn't in my control. But attending the lectures regularly and solving the tutorial problems, were in my control.

Currently, in my entrepreneurial journey at Cogno AI, revenues are not in my control. But making sure that we meet our customers regularly, solve their problems/pain points, and create value for them, is in my control.

Outcomes are not in our control. Efforts are. Focus on the efforts and the outcomes will eventually follow.

The interesting realization to me after thinking of all of this was that all I had done was discovered what was mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita thousands of years ago - "Karam kiya ja, fal ki chinta na kar" (focus on the efforts, don't worry about the results).

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