Success Within - 2017

The Laws of Success

By Payal Nanjiani

In the world of leadership, most of us grew up with the belief that achieving success requires hours of hard work, determination, and ambition and will power. As a result, we may have struggled for years and even reached some of our goals but wound up feeling stressed.

True, as leaders in our fields, we are responsible to our team and customers. But how can that responsibility be fulfilled when the mind is full of pressure to achieve or when business is running on a half fuel tank or we are facing too many bumps on the road towards success and feel success is not visible either!

A leader is only successful when his/her people are successful. For this as a leader you first have to take charge and take care of your own mindset. Follow these seven powerful Laws which could save you a lot of trouble, money and time and enable you to always keep your team together.

1. Law of Acceptance: Acceptance is about trusting yourself to rise to whatever occasion presents itself to you. If it happens, it happens. Go on about your business. Keep flowing. You cannot control circumstances from the outside, so instead of resisting pain or failure, you can embrace and encompass your pain and your failures, fully accepting them so that they become part of you. Trusting self enables me to see the positive aspect both in myself and in fate. Trust makes me free from worry and a mind that doesn't worry is a mind that is powerful. I can then surely bring solutions even in the biggest problem.

2. Law of Attraction: As leaders, each day we face many situations, both pleasant and unpleasant. The pleasant keep us happy. Most of the days we are surrounded with unpleasant situations related to staff, customers, boss, etc. We keep thinking about these unpleasant situations and people and attract more of these to our work and life. You have to be clear about the outcome and the purpose for your actions. That's how the Law of Attraction works. Be exceptionally clear about what you want and what you don't want. Focus your thoughts, feelings and actions on exactly what you want. Be specific about what it looks like when it's achieved and how it will make you feel having reached that goal. And the Law of Attraction will bring these outcomes to you. Simply put, the law of attraction is, “To believe what you do not see," the reward of which is, “you see what you believed."

3. Law of Karma: “What goes around comes around." Karma is not only action and reaction, cause and effect, that effect becoming a cause again; but it is precisely the Law of Responsibility. You are responsible for your actions. As leaders, we often forget this law towards success. We blame situations and people and thereby come in our own way of success. To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Success or achievement is not the final goal. It is the spirit in which you act that puts the seal of beauty upon your life. A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

4. Law of Detachment: As leaders, learn to let go and watch. What this means in business is that you must remove yourself from all personal attachment to the outcome! Sounds counter-intuitive, I know. After all, in business we are judged every day, every month and every year by our numbers and yes, we want results with our team. Do everything in your power to activate the law of attraction for what you want, but don't forget to detach as if you had already received what you want. Once you do, it will all come pouring down to you. Do the best and leave the rest.

5. Law of Focus: Negativity is pervasive in our world today, from newspapers to television ads. So, how can one we successful in business or personal life if our focus is not mindful and if we are surrounded by negativity.

As a leader and entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees, clients, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. What you will focus on will grow 100%. So focus on what you want, a successful team, more clients, happy customers. Take your mind off from all negativity and wrong that you see around you and put all that energy into watching people do the good, into attracting more clients and see yourself thrive up the ladder of success.

6. Law of Silence: We are conditioned to believe that when the person you are speaking to suddenly falls silent it may reflect disinterest, a breakdown of communication or even rejection by the other person. To break our discomfort, and the silence, we quickly continue the conversation. The “sounds of silence" are very powerful. The successful leader is intuitively aware of the power of silence and is very comfortable when this happens during the conversation. And in the breaking of this silence, we may be breaking a lot more!

7. Law of Self Governance: The last but not the least of the laws of success. This is the foundation for all the above stated laws. More important than what is behind you and what is ahead of you is what is in you. A mind that has forgotten the past and the future, that is awake to the now, to the present, experiences the highest success. It is alert, it is watchful, it is inspired.

Plan out your work, then work out your plan. The former without the latter is a sheer waste. The latter without the former is mere unproductive confusion.