8 Eye Opening Entrepreneurial Teachings from Dalai Lama
The teachings of Dalai Lama have always been a great source of inspiration and enlightenment for many successful personalities around the globe. Forbes compiles a list of lessons that any entrepreneur can draw from the teachings of the holy Tibetan Monk.
Let us take a look at Dalai Lama’s teachings which lead us to entrepreneurial success.
1. Do what you love to the fullest
Always follow your heart for every question that arises in your mind. Listening to your inside and working towards it to the fullest is the most simple and true way to achieve success. In some situations, the rate at which you attain success might be slow, but at least you have the satisfaction that you are doing something completely on your own intuition and not under any pressure. At the end, it is your life, your career and your enterprise, and only you must be the master of your conscience.
2. Make the noble sacrifice
Judge your achievements or success with the amount of sacrifice that you had to make and all that you had to give up in order to attain it. Any achievement is lifeless and bland without the pain of sacrifice. Sacrifice can be of many types; some times it is just a long wait, relationship or even comfort. But you are to make the decision of prioritizing and ascending towards the greater good.
3. Lose gloriously when you do
Entrepreneurship is not always about climbing the ladder of success. Sometimes there are hard falls and you must not lose your honor in the dark times. Adapt to the harsh times, learn from the mistakes you did that led to this day and never forget the true lessons you have learnt in life. It is very easy to lose heart in your venture and give in, but only the strong people rise and fight back.
4. Stay prepared
You must always stay laced and on your toes for any kind of situation. Learn the rules of the game deep enough so that you are always driven by your instincts to what is probably the fittest thing to do at a particular turn of events. You should always stay brushed with your rulebook and keep your eyes open.
5. Treasure your relations
Trivial disputes, especially related to money, can ruin the strongest bonds of affection. Never let financial issues drift you apart from people who have stayed so close to your heart since the beginning and been a support in your happiness as well as troubles. Nurture relationships and build bridges. Become an enabler, says Forbes.
6. Do not lose your values
The journey towards entrepreneurial success calls for many changes that you need to incur in your personal and professional life. In order to dedicate yourself completely to your work, do not forget the hard earned values because you lose all your passion and devotion once you are away from your teachings and once you fall, you will shatter.
7. Follow the three Rs
Relationship with your peers and employees boils down to basically three Rs that every entrepreneur must religiously follow to be a good leader. One must Respect Others, Respect himself and be Responsible of actions in all aspects of venture at all stages.
8. Silence is the best answer
When you are criticized for your failure and you find it harsh, there is an undying surge inside that provokes you to confront and answer back. Many a times this can lead to devastation and the best thing to do in such a situation to keep the cool and ignore everything they say. Your silence towards them would be a stone cold answer to all the mockeries.