Friends, we all have to make decisions in life. These decisions give direction to our life. Right decisions take us from earth to sky and wrong decisions can bring us from heaven to earth.
Lord Shri Krishna has given some tips or lessons of decision in Shri Bhagavad Gita. Maybe some of you consider the Bhagavad Gita to be only a religious book. But the truth is that Shri Bhagwat Geeta is such a book which can give right direction to your life.
In this article, Pagalworld will tell you only those things that will help you to make decisions in your life and believe me, these things told 5000 years ago are as true even today. So let’s see how Shri Bhagwat Geeta can help us in decision making.
Lesson 1. Feelings Are Temporary, Never take Decision On The Basis Of Your Feelings
First of all we would like to ask you a question. One thing is making you feel good and another thing is making you feel bad, so which one would you choose? We can say with certainty that the answer to most of the people will be the thing which makes them feel good, people will choose that.
In the Mahabharata, Arjuna did not want to fight the war because Arjuna was afraid of losing his cousins and gurus. But Shri Krishna showed Arjuna the way to fight the war.
That is why we should never take any decision on the basis of feeling because feelings are temporary. This is our first lesson. Let’s look at the word modern. Watching a movie makes a student feel good, but he does not feel good in reading. That’s why ignore the feelings and the decision which makes you feel good is not necessarily the right one.
Lesson 2. Avoid Take Decision When It Extreme Emotions
Friends, in the 6th chapter of Shri Bhagwat Geeta, Lord Shri Krishna says that we should keep our mind balanced. That is why you should not take any important decision when you are very happy or very sad. In the event of being more happy and more unhappy, the decision taken will prove to be wrong.
You must have often seen that people are very happy when you ask for anything from them, they give it. And when people are very sad, they do something opposite to this, if you ask their condition too, then people consider it bad too.
The reality is that when we are more happy and more sad, our brain reacts differently than normal. And for this reason, we may have to repent on the decision taken at the time to be more happy or more unhappy. And this is our second lesson avoid take decision when it extreme emotions.
Lesson 3. Ask Yourself “Am I Taking This Decision In Anger Or Attachment?”
Friends, the third lesson is, while taking any decision, ask yourself whether I am taking this decision out of anger and attachment. Something similar has been told in the book “7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” written a few years ago, which has been a best seller book.
The first habit of Highly Effective People in that book was Be Proactive. But in Shri Bhagwat Geeta it was written 5000 years ago, well whatever it is. So while taking a decision, just think, are you not taking this decision out of anger or attachment.
Lesson 4. Am I Focusing Only On The Results?
If you read Bhagwat Geeta, then one word is repeated again and again in it that is “Nishkama Karma“. Which means do karma, don’t worry about the result. This is the sign of being a real Karma Yogi.
Now imagine how many good works you gave up when you did not get the result. Let’s take a simple example, you went for morning walk for some days but when your weight did not reduce then you stopped going.
That’s why while taking a decision, remember that you have to do your work well, do not worry about the result. You just have to persevere because the fruit is not in your hands but the karma is in your hands.
Friends Dr. Spencer Johnson tries to explain in his book “Who Moved My Cheese“, change is bound to come. Similarly, Susan Jeffers in her book “Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway” has told us all to come out of our comfort zone.
Whatever these two foreign writers have written was already written in Shri Mad Bhagwat Geeta, don’t be afraid of change. If change is coming in your decision making then there is no need to panic about it. You get comfortable with one thing. You need to think outside this comfort zone.
Fighting a war was a new thing for Arjuna and he was not ready for it. But change has to come and it was needed. The fear that Arjun had in his mind that he would lose his loved ones by fighting a war, it’s wrong. This was Arjun’s comfort zone and Shri Krishna helps Arjuna to get out of it.
Lesson 5. Whatever Is Done Without Faith Is Useless
Friends, there is a very lovely line in the 28th verse of the 17th chapter of Shri Bhagwat Geeta. It is said that whatever we do without faith is useless. And this is the fifth lesson.
So before taking any decision think that I am feeling it right, can I strongly believe in it?
Believe and Faith are two such pillars without which your decision is lame and after a while you will not be able to stick to this decision. That is why take realistic decisions and have faith in yourself and in God.
Lesson 6. Keep Your Goals High
Friends, now let’s see Shlok 21 of Chapter 3 of Bhagwat Geeta. The common man follows whatever action a great person takes. Just think, why do we consider Shri Krishna as God? Because there is a big difference between their karma and the karma of a human being.
If the words are changed, then Lord Krishna has placed his standard or goals somewhere above the goal of a man and that is why the whole world worships him.
So before taking the decision, think whether I have kept my goals too low, which I will easily achieve. Take a decision by keeping your thinking and goals big and this is the 6th lesson, keep your goals high.
Lesson 7. What is Good For the Society is Good For You.
Now coming to the next lesson. Friends, in Chapter 3, Lord Krishna tells that whatever is not good for the society or all the people, it cannot be good for you.
If you think that doing one thing will benefit you, but doing this work will harm others, then do not decide to do that work. this is the 7th lesson, what is good for the society is good for you.
Lesson 8. Trust in The Lord
Friends, in the 5th chapter of Bhagwat Geeta, Lord Shri Krishna has said this in very clear words, that a person who has faith in God remains happy. So while taking any important decision, have faith in God, and thank God. This is our 8th lesson, trust in the Lord.
Lesson 9. Right Counseling Can Lead Better Decision
Friends, just think, Arjun himself was also knowledgeable, but at the time of confusion, he discussed his problem with his friend Lord Krishna. Don’t keep your problem in your mind.
If there is any person in your life who is intelligent, then you must discuss your problem with him. For a student, this person can be a teacher, friend or parent. Remember counseling helps in taking the right decision.
Lesson 10. Read Shri Bhagwat Geeta
Let me tell you about a secret, many times you get the solution of your problems even by turning the pages of Shri Mad Bhagwat Geeta. But this thing can be understood only by those who have read Shri Mad Bhagwat Geeta well.
In fact, while reading Bhagwat Geeta, you feel that Shri Krishna is giving you a chance to look inside your life.
These were some wise things which have been taken from Shri Mad Bhagwat Geeta and will help you a lot in taking decisions in life. Hope you liked this article. Must share today’s content of Pagalworld with every person whom you want to see happy in life.