Chanakya is considered to be one of the greatest teachers and scholars of the ancient history. He helped establish the Mauryan Empire and served two of its emperors as chief advisors. He was not a warrior, but he used to fight battles with brain. He devised the Nitishastra, which is said to be the ideal way of living in the society. He is unarguably the only legendary character who is accepted as a genius not only in India but even outside. Here are few learnings from Arthashastra that will help to excel in work life.
How to live a happy life
Chankaya’s one of the most famous sayings “The biggest guru-mantra is – never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you “ is the basis of leading a happy life.
Another Chankaya’s Saying ” There are three gems upon this earth; food, water and pleasing words – Fools consider pieces of rock as gems. Apart from roti, kapda aur makaan, ‘pleasing words’ are also a basic necessity of healthy life. Its so true in a situation where at first, if you can’t solve a problem by a stern instruction, try being soft. Chances are your work might get done easily.
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous”, follow this saying, else society will take undue advantage of you.
How to handle Office Politics
Chankaya’s saying ” Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions, why am i doing it, what the results might be and will be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, Go Ahead!” This quote will be very useful for a smart worker who will only do things that will yield results.
Learn from the mistakes of others.. you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves” – the most important of them all, learn from the mistakes of others. It’s a great opportunity to learn from someone else’s failure. You have to see to it that it’s someone else is making a mistake and not you. Learning from someone else’s mistakes will help you climb up a step of the progress ladder to reach the top.