As mentioned in the post Who are you cheating, I participated in a management training. During the training, the trainer showed a slide which had just a single word on it.
The first thing I noticed about the word was that it was a palindrome, a word that spells same forward and backwards. And as I noticed that a lot of memories came rushing to my mind. Other palindromes like malayalam, the first program I had written to identify if the word passed to it was a palindrome, the song that was playing in the background while I was writing the program, etc. I was still present in the training room but had gone back 20 years and returned in an instant. .
It’s really amazing how the mind works, how it connects various things and how fast it does all this crunching! Anyway, I will write on this some other time. Today’s blog is about DWYSYWD.
So the trainer asked us if any of us knew what DWYSYWD stood for? It was a very strange acronym. None of us had heard it. The trainer then told us. It stands for
Do What You Said You Would Do
Such a simple mantra. But not really very simple to implement. To be able to implement this hundred per cent, one needs to take every thing one says as a commitment and then work towards fulfilling it.
And what happens if we follow this mantra? We can become very powerful. so powerful that our word becomes a law in the universe! You wonder how? Let me explain.
A law in the universe is something which is always true. e.g. Law of gravity is a universal law because gravity always acts on everything and pulls things down. So if we always do what we said we would, then our commitment becomes a universal law!
This may sound far fetched. May look over ambitious. May seem unrealistic. But anyone who has made a promise and kept it against all odds have experienced that power. I experienced that when I quit smoking. I felt that when I set up the Lidderwat camp. It’s within all of us to experience this power, but we underestimate ourselves.
I am sure each one of us have risen above our limitations and experienced this power. Would you want to share some of your experiences? I would feel obliged!