Chanakya was a wise adviser whose words of wisdom are still applicable today. Here are 11 valuable sentences from the Arthashastra, that he wrote, that can help you succeed in your professional life. Chanakya was a wise adviser whose words of wisdom are still applicable today. Here are 11 valuable sentences from the Arthashastra, that he wrote, that can help you succeed in your professional life.
A PERSON SHOULD NOT BE TOO HONEST. STRAIGHT TREES ARE CUT FIRST AND HONEST PEOPLE ARE SCREWED FIRST.
This is why people who take the ‘yes boss’ approach are clever. Try being polite instead of being honest and axing on your foot. People do not like to hear honest ideas since they are hurtful. When you are too honest and upfront, you come out as an unpleasant person who does not care about other people’s sentiments. Being diplomatic, on the other hand, does not harm anyone and makes getting things done much easier.
BEFORE YOU START SOME WORK, ALWAYS ASK YOURSELF THREE QUESTIONS-WHY AM I DOING IT, WHAT THE RESULTS MIGHT BE AND WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. ONLY WHEN YOU THINK DEEPLY AND FIND SATISFACTORY ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS, GO AHEAD.
That sounds like a perfect way to avoid wasting your time, right? Only perform things that will produce outcomes if you are a clever worker. They will not perform drudgery and will instead save time by being efficient in what they do.
ONCE YOU START WORKING ON SOMETHING, DON’T BE AFRAID OF FAILURE AND DON’T ABANDON IT. PEOPLE WHO WORK SINCERELY ARE THE HAPPIEST.
The most restful sleep is the one you receive after a long day at work. The hard effort may or may not pay off, but the joy of putting in long hours is the nicest feeling in the world. By demonstrating your worth via real hard effort, you become a valued employee who is valuable to the company.
THE BIGGEST GURU-MANTRA IS: NEVER SHARE YOUR SECRETS WITH ANYBODY. IT WILL DESTROY YOU.
This is especially true if you have a BFF at work. Remember that this is a job, not a college, where you may form unselfish friendships with your coworkers. Keep an eye on how much personal information you provide at work. Consider what would happen if your secrets were to be revealed and you were stabbed in the back by your co-worker’s best friend. Exactly. So stay away from it and do what you need to retain a good work-life balance by keeping your secrets to yourself.
THERE IS SOME SELF-INTEREST BEHIND EVERY FRIENDSHIP. THERE IS NO FRIENDSHIP WITHOUT SELF-INTERESTS. THIS IS A BITTER TRUTH.
This is a lesson that applies to all aspects of life, not just works. We strive to become friends with others because we ‘want’ to share our interests with them, be a part of their group, and make them like us. Because we are in need, there is always a reason for friendship. Make an informed decision about your business.
THERE ARE THREE GEMS UPON THIS EARTH, FOOD, WATER, AND PLEASING WORDS-FOOLS (MUDHAS)CONSIDER PIECES OF ROCKS AS GEMS.
Aside from roti, kapda, and makaan, ‘pleasant words’ are a must-have. If a stern order fails to address an issue, try being gentle at first. Your task may be completed quickly. If you don’t, you will have to twist someone’s small finger around.
AS SOON AS THE FEAR APPROACHES NEAR, ATTACK AND DESTROY IT.
Do you get worried and afraid while delivering a presentation in front of a large group of people? Or are you stumbling when it comes to proposing your ideas to your employer and team? If such is the case, then you will appreciate this point. Your greatest foe is fear. It is standing in your way of achieving the objective you have always wanted. You will overcome fear and show it the exit door if you summon some bravery, give it your all, and pursue the ‘que sera sera’ approach.
TILL THE TIME YOU DON’T DECIDE TO RUN, YOU ARE NOT IN THE COMPETITION.
This is a no-brainer. If the competition is fierce, you must be even more so. You must always be one step ahead of your rivals. When it comes to winning the business race and ascending the corporate ladder, it is the same way.
EVEN IF A SNAKE IS NOT POISONOUS, IT SHOULD PRETEND TO BE VENOMOUS.
If you don’t, society will take advantage of you. People will not run over you if you are scary. If you come out as a people-pleaser who is too pleasant, you are conveying the incorrect message.
IF YOU WANT TO CAST A SPELL ON AN INTELLIGENT PERSON THEN TELL HIM THE TRUTH.
They will figure out the truth regardless, so do not make a fool of yourself in front of a smart person. If you are at an interview and a highly competent individual is asking you questions, for example, do not bluff. There is a good chance you will be discovered and make a fool of yourself.
LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS … YOU CAN’T LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM ALL YOURSELVES !!
The most essential of all is to learn from other people’s errors. It is a fantastic chance to learn from someone else’s mistakes. You must ensure that it is someone else, not you, who makes a mistake. Learning from the errors of others can assist you in climbing the advancement ladder to the top.