Danger of being lucky
6/13/2012 6:33:55 PM -
Are you putting 'passive' or 'active' effort in your careerin your lifein your studies? How the effort can be passive or active as it is always 'active'? Does the result differ greatly if the 'efforts' were of different nature viz., 'passive effort and active effort'. If the result doesn't change or differ means, why then one should worry or think about different types of efforts?
The interesting point is that many in corporate may not even be aware of the terms such as
a) Passive effort
b) Active effort
Let alone they can understand which one is good or they are displaying. This understanding is inevitable for the corporate people and corporate bosses as they seldom know how they have achieved success in most instances. But they never fail to claim/grab their stake or role in such successes.
Loot at the forest ecosystem pragmatically and biologically and understand the deep rooted meaning of the words 'passive effort and active effort'. The entire plant community is formed in any habitat is only through seed dispersal (exceptions are not included). Variety of animals plays a significant role in seed dispersal in every ecosystem. Besides that many other agents like wind, water etc., does play a role in seed dispersal.
In the process of seed dispersal, there is a perfect -give and take philosophy, both the animals and plants follow and share between them. But neither of the animals who disperse the seeds of many plants are doing such job actively. It is indeed a passive event. Neither the plants have ever used the animals to actively do the job of seed dispersal, nor are the animals doing the same 'actively'. Although no active effort is involved, but still a great forest cover has formed in many parts of the world. This is called 'success by passive effort'.
The message to be drawn is that the success or outcome of passive effort cannot stand before a competition. To resist any competition, some 'active efforts' are needed. In passive success, no such efforts are there.
Many entrepreneurs enjoy their success achieved mostly by means of 'passive effort'. They later believe that the 'passive' effort to be as 'active' effort. When competition challenges them they continue to put 'passive effort' with a hope of success. At the end, they reap failure and live rest of their life just to sing the song of their past glory, saga and legacy in business success.
This is true for employees and other functions in most corporate as well. Do not be idiotic in asking a question as how trees can employ animals to actively do the job of seed dispersal. The above example is used only to describe the passive and active efforts clearly.
Be a conscious and conscientious contributor and creator of your success and destiny and never allow it to happen by means of your passive approval and effort, which means no effort and only the luck, has favoured you. You may be successful by 'luck' sometime, but it will never help to face the challenges.
Ref: Management Book - Jungle wisdom for corporate management - lessons from university of nature by Swami Sukhabodhananda and Dr S Ranganathan