What would you prefer :
Short term gains
Long term INVESTMENTS
For example ::
In relationships : Know this, it is not about underplaying or taking insults or selling yourself short just to get along.
Friendships: Suppose you are not getting your point through to your friend, even after repetitively mentioning about a certain issue. Your friend who is uncommunicative, incognito, not in the same phase or vibration as you, could either mis-understand you or is actually not understanding your point. For the sake of your long term friendship, you could give yourself and your friend some space and possibly some benefit of the doubt. you could ‘let go’ the issue, forgive yourself and your friend. If you still don’t feel at rest and wish to pursue the matter to understand and gather the learning in ‘the situation’, then please introspect i.e. self converse either by mirror work or tapping or both.
You get your learning and you need not confront such a situation again. If such situation(s) continue, please know that it’s time to move on from that friend.
Work Relationships : Many a times you would notice that either in a group meeting or in one on one discussion, a colleague vehemently puts the point and is not ready to hear your side at all or if your points are getting dismissed. If you think this colleague or the project or the group you are involved in, will be valuable for the future purposes, then you place your point in the most suitable manner you know how. Stand by your point, do your best to convince your point, keep the office decorum. If such incidents repeat or you have an understanding that your point is very important then escalate the matter to your senior focusing on your point only. Again, give yourself some space for your creative thinking and possibly some benefit of the doubt to both parties i.e. yourself and the other colleague(s), and either let go the matter, forgive yourself and your colleague(s) or if you still don’t feel at rest and you wish to pursue the matter to understand and gather the learning in ‘the situation’, then please introspect i.e. self converse either by mirror work or tapping or both.
Acquaintance : This is the best relationship to practice the ‘letting go’, forgiveness, giving the benefit of the doubt, for there is less attachment and therefore more chance to give a chance for the relationship to flourish.
Health : When you have sweet cravings during a diet that has no allocation of artificial sweets. You can have sweet dry fruits like fig, raisins or fresh fruits. Your desire for immediate pleasure may satisfy you momentarily but in the long run you would get into guilt. Instead of not exercising at all because of the early morning sweet sleep, you could snooze the alarm once in a while but do get up after the second snooze goes off and go do what is good for your body and mind.
Money : Be it trading, mutual funds, Fixed Deposits, Recurring FDs, purchase of estate or gold. This ‘saying’ makes clear sense here. Where to invest, how much amount to invest and when to withdraw. Having good knowledge of the scheme and/or by having the right consultant or expert by your side, you can make a profitable choice.
In Business/work : Instead of being strict and stringent about a certain way and type in business, you could get flexible and get foresighted and assess where it could lead or help in your business.
In all, in every thing once in a while you could take a step back and reassess whether the action is fulfilling your necessity of short term quick gains or would it be useful and necessary in the long term as a fruitful investment.
Thank you and best regards
Reena Yadav, IADLife