Keep Work-Attitude. Don’t Keep Working on Attitude.
For all of us, the easiest way to prove that we know a lot of things is to keep our mouth shut. The lesser we talk, the more others think we know. But the trick works only if we really “know”. Likewise, a hoarding attitude will only take other’s perception of us a step further, but only we can sustain that image, by contributing work of that (perceived) quality.
Attitude is good only if you are controlling it (and bad if it is controlling you).
Therefore, to control your attitude, you must know and understand the reason behind it. If you think you WANT it just because you can influence your perceived image, you should avoid projecting it. But, if you NEED it to enhance your own perception of issues, you should begin projecting it.
The following Shloka of the Bhagawat Gita, explains the same principle to us:
Karamanya Vadhikarasthe Maa Phaleshu Kadachana
Maa Karma Phala Hetur Bhurma Te Sanagostvakarmani
Chapter 2, Verse 47
Lord Krishna wants us to understand that only by creating the outer shell of results and perception, one cannot create a success story for himself. One must walk the talk, do what he is supposed to do, gain knowledge and wisdom, create positive, the affirmative energy around him, and continue to flow in that energy.
Success, which is the by-product of that positive energy, will come along, without your thinking about it. But, if you showcase attitude (ditch yourself), you will begin to think about the results, and therefore, will gradually stop working towards the objectives, and perish.
Therefore, stop talking about your work. Instead, let your work talk for you. Such an attitude, as I think, is Karma Yoga.
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