Sadhguru Top 10 Rules For Success
Born September 3, 1958 in the Indian city of Mysore, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian author, inspirational speaker, yogi, mystic and philanthropist. Sadhguru is responsible for founding Project GreenHands, an ecological initiative that has been awarded the highest level of Indian environmental award. He is also the founder of the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization offering yoga programs across the world. From his philosophies regarding yoga, life principles and environmental assistance, many have drawn inspiration and a sense of context from his teachings, perseverance and worldview.
Here are Sadhguru’s Top 10 Rules For Success:
- Improve your perception and intelligence: No matter where we are in life, there is always room for improvement and personal growth. Enhancing our awareness of the world around us will open our minds to knowledge and information we can use to our advantage. Changing our perception of the world will give us greater insight into a variety of subjects and set us apart from others. We will have a more well-rounded world view and a greater sense of context. At age 12, Sadhguru’s was introduced to Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji from whom he learned his first simple yoga techniques, asanas. A starting point to learning is what we all must actively seek in order to improve our intelligence and gain perspective. We never know what might attract us to the world around us unless we are actively seeking out new teachings and new experiences. “Wherever you may be, whatever you may be, if you are willing to strive, you can evolve yourself beyond the limitations of nature.” –Sadhguru
- Take charge of your life: If we aren’t satisfied with our current circumstance, it is up to us to change it. Do not make excuses. Just make slow and steady positive steps forward. Sadhguru received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mysore in India. From there, he began working actively to grow his work in a variety of fields. Branching off into several specialty niches and realms of learning and teaching, he took more steps towards positive work than many do within one field of expertise. This is because he drew strength from his convictions and passions and was driven forward. “It is emotions that make your life flow. They only become a problem when they go out of control” – Sadhguru.
- Be aware of your own mortality: We all may take the simple fact that we are alive for granted. Mortality can strike at any time. We do not have limitless time on the planet and we may not have as much time as we think. For this reason, it is always preferable to count our blessings, appreciate each day and never procrastinate. We never know how much time we will have. Sadhurgu took an interest in travelling and motorcycles during his time at college. Through keeping an open mind and not waiting to have experiences but living them, we can all have the most rewarding lives with more to look back on fondly as well as more to enjoy about the present.
- Take a break from being serious: Branch out into things away from your main quest. Maintain hobbies and interests and healthy distractions. Sadhguru varied his pursuits greatly after graduation from college. He developed business ventures ranging from construction and brickworks to a poultry farm.
- Produce nice movies: Always venture outside yourself and seek interesting new hobbies and prospects. Having memorable stories and experience will allow you to achieve a greater level of happiness and fulfillment. Sadhguru mentions the experience of riding up Chamundi Hill and sitting on a rock when he was in his mid twenties. He felt that the experience was spiritual and provided him with a memorable and unique life story. “Wherever you may be, whatever you may be, if you are willing to strive, you can evolve yourself beyond the limitations of nature.” –Sadhguru
- Don’t identify yourself with anything: Create your own unique identity. Don’t settle for simply being a participant or a worker. Make sure that you are continually reinventing yourself and seeking new practices and experiences. Sadhguru hosted his very first yoga course with a mere 7 students in 1983 in the city of Mysore. Accept that while you may have humble beginnings, it does not mean you should give up and become a follower. Continue to actively seek ways to design ventures around your interests and passions.
- Fix yourself: We all may feel damaged or incomplete at times. It is then we must do things that improve our confidence and competency. Sadhguru took advance of a multitude of interests and hobbies including yoga, travel, classes and motorcycle riding. Free yourself from constraints and excuses that prevent yourself from growing as a person. “Whatever we are unconscious of ,we will become ignorant of after some time.” –Sadhguru
- Listen to yourself: Your own inner voice is not something you should dismiss. You know yourself better than anyone else. Take external input with a grain of salt. Never lose track of your own intuition. Stay true to your hopes, dreams, pursuits and internal compass. Because of Sadghuru’s strength of conviction, he influenced Indian environmental protection with his powerful contributions. Relax and focus on what is inside. “Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.” –Sadhguru
- Don’t set incentives for sickness: Do not let obstacles hold you back from business or personal ventures. ‘“What is possible and what is not your business. Nature will decide this. Your business is just to work for what truly matter to you. ” –Sadhguru
Sadhguru began the Isha Insight program in 2012. This program has provided assistance to many small businesses getting started.
- Have a sense of humor: Life will always require us to take things seriously. At the same time, taking things too seriously without a sense of humor or a breather from the stress and hassles of life will be detrimental.