I have always been fascinated by St. Paul.
How could Saul of Tarsus, so bent on torturing the followers of Jesus, become the most influential apostle?
And while I could not always understand his enigmatic dictums, I knew that there was power and truth in them.
I was particularly struck by his saying, “I live; yet not I but Christ liveth in me.”
And then I came across Annamalai Swami talking about what happens when one realizes the Self, “When you have become one with the Self, a great power takes you over and runs your life for you. It looks after your body; it puts you in the right place at the right time; it makes you say the right things to the people you meet. This power takes you over so completely that you no longer have any ability to decide or discriminate. The ego that thinks ‘I must do this,’ or, ‘I should not do that,’ is no longer there. The Self simply animates you and makes you do all the things that need to be done.”
And Joel Goldsmith chimes in, “Any inspiration received from God carries with it fulfillment. For example, if an inventor realizes that his work is the activity of God, all that is needed for the fulfillment of the idea embodied in his invention will be available – the financing, the advertising, the buying and the selling. This is true of any God created idea. The source of its inspiration is the same activity which brings it to its full fruition.”
If you are an atheist or agnostic, just substitute ‘The Universe’ for ‘God.’ It works just as well.
So, for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, make an effort to realize that you are an instrument of the universe and be humbly glad that you have been chosen to be one. Drown your ego. Become nobody.
And you will be pleasantly surprised at how much you accomplish with how little stress. It also works for those climbing the corporate ladder.
This is one of the core teachings I share with my coaching clients. Trust me, it works.