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krodhād bhavati sammohaḥ sammohāt smṛiti-vibhramaḥ smṛiti-bhranśhād buddhi-nāśho buddhi-nāśhāt praṇaśhyati (Anger leads to clouding of judgment, which results in bewilderment of the memory. When the memory is bewildered, the intellect gets destroyed; and when the intellect is destroyed, one is ruined.) Uncertainties are inextricable part of our lives. We constantly worry about the details too much when there’s really nothing much we can do to control these uncertainties. They will only lead to anxiety which in turn leads to anger. Anger impairs judgment, just as the morning mist creates a hazy covering on the sunlight. With anxiety and anger, people commit mistakes that they later regret, because the intellect gets clouded by the haze of emotions. The person then forgets what is right and what is wrong and flows along with the surge of emotions. The downward descent continues from there, and bewilderment of memory results in destruction of the intellect. Here I would like to share one of my life experiences. I work for a trekking community and take people on treks and many times I found that the nature is best teacher. One instance which I can recollect from my life was during one of the treks in which I was taking of 30 participants for a peak near Mumbai and we were two trek leaders. One was leading in the front and I was at the back with two participants. A trip which normally take 4 hours to complete took almost 8 hours. Participants were unable to walk and climate was pretty bad. I kept cool, motivated them to go ahead, carried their luggage and finally we arrived after 10 hours. “Anyone is a trekker on a favorable day; but how you do on a bad day defines how good a trekker you are”. Isn’t it same with life? About 85 percent of the things we worry about never really happen. Would it not have been better if we spent it on more productive things instead? Leaders are defined by the situations they handle else every one is a manger in this VUCA world.

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