I know Krishna is smiling up there…

The other evening, during a session with call-getters from IIMs & other top B-schools, one of them seemed disturbed by a prominent performer dominating the discussion all the time…he simply said out of sheer exasperation ‘I don’t know what to do’…

I, almost instinctively, ended up using those eternally-beautiful words of Reinhold Niebuhr to soothe his restlessness…

“God grant me the courage to change the things I can… serenity to accept the things I cannot change…and wisdom to know the difference.”

I just added “So, you can’t change him or the situation…Accept that they shall remain the same, and just change the way you think and deal with it!”

It worked! It works almost always!

As Shekhar Kapur once said… Acceptance is truly beautiful if you understand it!” It doesn’t mean cowardice or inaction; rather true acceptance must lead to purity of action…with the awareness that ‘result’ of our action is often independent of it…

…All we can do is Give our best…and forget the rest!

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. (www.socialigence.net) He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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