#21 - Two For One (Individual)
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Two for One (Individual)

It seems that people generally want to excel at whatever they do but mostly due to the lack of necessary environment and resources are unable to maximize their potential. In individuals who achieve their goals, I find a few common characteristics:

1. The ability to identify and prioritize interests helps evaluate the environment as a provider of necessary platforms.
2. The ability to measure value versus cost leads to usable allocation of available resources.
3. The ability to execute generates results in line with the priorities.
4. The ability to learn adds to the applicable knowledge bases.
5. The ability to focus brings in returns beyond the average cost of time.

I think that the above are also true of Entrepreneurs who are highly individualistic people and that it’s of no surprise that among all legal business forms only Corporations are considered as virtual individuals and that they’ve many of the same legal rights as the real individuals. Hence, we should be able to extend the above characteristics to those Corporations that maximize their potential.

It’s interesting to note that whatever we do has side-effects on the society and those can include what we don’t realize or even agree with. Although, I find that most of our actions have very consistent side-effects for a given society and that once we start to observe them then we can extend the usefulness of our actions to beyond their direct recipients. Unfortunately, this can seem like a very big task for most of us who only feel responsible for themselves or who don’t have sufficient free time from their busy lives to actively think about their societies. But there seems to be a way out for us to contribute without giving up our individualistic nature. Thankfully, all our actions are a result of ideas that run through our mind’s computational engines, analyzers and judgment centers before our ego orders our nervous system to act upon them. Hence, if we can simply apply our internal system for generating positive ideas then we can generate a lot of positive side-effects by simply acting upon them towards maximizing our potential.

An example of having a positive side-effect is sharing practical knowledge of a task while working together. Most people prefer to hoard information as their weapon against others but don’t realize that when the goals are same then it’s best to achieve them through sharing and collaboration. This probably happens because they neither actively think about the problems at hand nor about how they affect the concerned societies. I think the root cause of having negative internal systems is that we aren’t brought up from the core with the realization that there’re many (almost infinite) goals that still need to be achieved by humanity and that meeting basic needs or gaining fame and fortune by today’s individuals without strengthening the global core for the long run would only grow and develop an unstable and an intrinsically weak world. Perhaps, it’s easier to picture this in terms of show muscles and real strength and balance of an individual. Shakti