“You can either choose to act or you can take a step back for someone else to act on your behalf. Which will it be?”
Many times, we spiral into making decisions or taking actions based on assumptions, fears, and doubts. If not for action-takers and fearless doers, the world would exist aimlessly, where people ceased to change questionable norms. For instance, people are often faced with opportunities that they refuse to take up for fear of challenging the norm, or fear of what other people may think of them.
Recently, I stumbled upon a post on Facebook. Just over a month ago, an incident took place in the Delhi Metro that left a lasting impression on those who witnessed it.
Shubham Verma was traveling by the metro when he saw a young boy sitting across from him with his earplugs on and listening to some music. He reached out to his bag to take out a bottle of water, but while removing the bottle, his lunch box accidentally fell out of the bag. Shubham watched as the lunch box spilled out the food that was in it and onto the train floor, dirtying it extensively.
Shubham and the other passengers looked around upon the floor and then looked away in dismay. Today, the floor is going to be dirty until the train is taken for its next cleaning service. Until then, the passengers that come and go will just have to adjust, walk by, and wait for their destination to arrive.
Well, this is what almost everyone around thought, but no one stopped to think – What if one of them could clean it up? I mean, why not?
As Shubham may have contemplated these thoughts, the young boy, whose tiffin had fallen and soiled the floor, quickly rose to the opportunity. He tore out a page from one of his notebooks and diligently collected all the food from the floor. But it didn’t end there. Using his handkerchief, the boy proceeded to wipe the floor clean until it looked as spotless as before the spillage.
How many people in that metro must have thought to do the same, but hesitated to take action? Their ‘What If’ enigma was simply out of fear. Whereas the young boy’s actions resulted from a far deeper and more meaningful understanding of life. It was his doing or mistake which he sought to rectify. He could have just as easily left the soiled floor for the cleaners to take it up whenever they could. However, he chose to address what most people might not consider doing.
“May your choices reflect hope, not fear.”
But what if it backfires? What if we were reprimanded for trying to make a change? This simple question becomes an enigma, leaving a person to wonder about the worst possible outcome of their actions. It’s not any different with a leader, which is why a person with a strong Spiritual Quotient or SiQ can make a difference. And along with this SiQ, they can come to truly appreciate their own identity as a leader.
In conclusion, the What If, Why Not Enigma is nothing but a question that further simplifies one’s approach to any complex situation.
What if I do this? And, why not?
If you can answer this question and solve the enigma, you are probably closer to a solution to any problem. However, one still does require to work on their FIT score to increase their FREQUENCY to decide and act appropriately, to enhance their INTENSITY of taking action, and to build their TENACITY to just go for it when they know it’s right.
At Krescon Coaches, we not only help with building your SiQ but also help you develop a keen understanding of yourself and your future. This is so that you know yourself enough to believe in your actions as a leader. We do this through Astro Profiling, which includes profiling oneself. This is combined with the wisdom of Astrology and blended with the science of Psychometric analysis. Fuse these two forces and you get a 360-degree view of yourself and your life. Along with it, you get a wide view of the possible future regarding your business, career, and life as a whole.
So, if you know more about yourself and work on your FIT, your SiQ is a sure-shot way to resolve any ‘What If, Why Not’ enigmas.
Just the famous Robert Frost once said in his poem:
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel to both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear it;
Though as for the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves, no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.