Detachment is crucial for success
We are often told that success requires motivation, desire and ambition, but there is another important ingredient, and this is detachment.
Emotional and mental detachment is not indifference, apathy or lack of energy. You can lead a normal, ordinary life, and yet, display a certain degree of detachment—emotional and mental detachment. One can be loving, happy, helpful and energetic, and at the same time be detached from worries, fears, negative emotions and the negative emotions of other people.
Attachment leads to interest and thus in a situation of conflict, our decisions may be biased. Worst is that people expect you to be biased hence to retain the trust, one should be whiter than white. This is another form of corruption.
True detachment manifests as the ability to think clearly, stay balanced, and not getting agitated in response to what people think or say about you.
This ability helps you control your moods and states of mind, and therefore, enjoy inner strength of balance, harmony and peace bringing inner calmness and tranquillity that external circumstances cannot disturb or upset. It helps in effective handling of daily affairs of life, as well as difficult situations or emergencies.
These are the qualities and abilities that are important for the attainment of success.
Plans do not always turn out as expected. Sometimes, people don’t keep their promises and let us down. There are times when unforeseen obstacles stand in our way. All this can dampen one’s spirit and weaken the motivation. A state of emotional and mental detachment will prevent demotivation.
A person possessing detachment will not be affected or daunted by obstacles or failures, and will try time and again to succeed. While others become immersed in self-pity or in thoughts about failure and missed opportunities, the person who possesses detachment will be working on a new venture or trying a different approach. A state of inner detachment helps to forget failure and focus on the future and on success.
Lack of attachment is detachment, which equals to inner freedom and the ability to make and accept changes, take advantage of opportunities and adopt new habits. Detachment gives you the ability to weigh the pros and cons of situations, circumstances and actions, in an impartial manner, and to make rational decisions, which are not based on moods.
Detachment does not come easy. One needs to make conscious efforts and sacrifices of emotions in particular.
Inspired by an article by R Sasson, life coach and motivational speaker in Sunday Express