In a quest to explore myself and harness my creative capabilities, I have found love in adventure drives and off-roading. What started with a desire to live on the edge became a catalyst to gauge myriad possibilities to learn about Leadership Skill, Business, Clients and also resulted in curating the first of its kind ‘Motor Sports Themed’ Experiential Learning Program called ‘Track of Sapience’.
Churning the wheels, grinding the axles, manoeuvring my way through the side slopes, steep inclines and rutted tracks in extreme terrains– unveiled some insights of how interconnected these experiences are to our business and life scenario.
Sharing some nuggets over a series of posts based on my adventure driving experiences.
“Off-Roading is not about throttle always. It is critical to move ahead inch by inch, breaking and accelerating slowly”.
Insight: To make conscious efforts in our business we must take deliberate ‘pauses’ and then inch towards finding solutions and achieving the goal. Just slow down before you begin to accelerate.
“Manoeuvring through an obstacle, it is advised to assess the risk rather than explore the track blindfold. If you don’t know how to overcome the terrain, then it’s okay to ask for help”
Insights : It’s not always important to take risks at the workplace, sometimes it is beneficial to make informed decisions. If you don’t know something or have fears, it is “okay” to be vulnerable and express. This is better than trying to ‘Be’ what we are not, that can mislead us into making wrong decisions.
“We are on a slushy, slippery and steep turn and think or fear that the vehicle will topple over. This is just a feeling and we actually do not fall”.
Insights : Just as in life/work when changes take place, we sometimes don’t want to ‘try enough’ we think it’s all “over” and finally give up. All this is because of our fear but in actual it’s an illusion, it’s a turn, just a bend and not an end as we may perceive it to be.
Guest Author: Guramrita Oberoi
Founder at Just Be – Pune
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