Why training is important?
To answer the why training is important, first we must understand the nature of the human mind. If you have observed the nature of the mind is to go towards things which gives pleasure. Whether we call it pleasure or instant gratification or temporary happiness is purely subjective. Generally the mind will always go towards and run away from painful situations. It is also observed that another aspect of the mind is if certain thing is done repeatedly , the mind begins to accept that as the truth. For instance if you keep feeding mind that life is full of negativity and problems, by continuously feeding it through social media, television a, books, it will begin to accept it as the truth. Likewise, the same mind if fed with only positivity through social media, books and having interactions with optimistic people, the mind will begin to accept that life is full of positivity and possibilities. So the bottom line is whatever you feed the mind and if done repeatedly several times, the mind will accept it as real. So you must be wondering what has this got to do with importance of training. The answer will be known very shortly.
The point to
be observed is the mind can be molded the way we want it to be. Just like the
potter molds the mud into the desired pot ,we can mold our minds the way, we
want it to be.
become successful in any profession, one needs to have the right mix of
attitude, knowledge, skills and finally must be able to integrate all the
things into action. So the ability to take action will determine the results
and obviously the success in life.
Now let us analyse
the factors that determine actions, one
takes in life. The first and foremost thing is the occurrence of a thought in
the mind. How does a thought occurs in the mind? The thought occurs from
within. But when did this thought in the first place reside in the person? Is
the thought in built? Or is it acquired from outside? The answer is over a
period of time the mind has received the thought from the external sources like
interaction with people or reading books or personal experiences or watching people
behave. Now this period may even refer to the previous birth or births before
the present birth. So this means that the reason for a thought to germinate is
through external source, which may be people or books or personal experience.
Now when we want ourselves or someone or some people to change a behavior,
which is nothing but changing an action, we must understand that we need to work
at the mind level. Without working at the mind level, no action be changed permanently.
Let me demonstrate with an example. Thomas Edison, before inventing
the incandescent bulb had only thought about it in his mind. Graham Bell had
only thought about an instrument which can connect people, which is now called
the telephone. Wright brothers had only thought about an object which could
carry people in the air, which we now call as an aeroplane. The list will go on
and on. The point I am trying to make is that every invention or revolution or
any action before manifesting always begins with a thought in the mind. So if
any desired action is expected, the place where one needs to focus and pay
attention is the thoughts. This is where training comes into the picture.
according to me is a repetitive process of educating the mind to develop and
grow a particular thought in a constructive way. Training is nothing but
educating the mind to focus on a particular thought which will take it in the
desired outcome. For instance an employer wants his/her employees to be
focused on taking up ownership. Now the thought is “taking ownership”. So
training will make the mind focus on that thought.
Now let us
assume the employer decides not to opt for training his staff on taking up
ownership. By doing so, the minds of the staff is not focused. Obviously ,
majority of the staff will never ever take the right action on being
responsible or taking up ownership. This will allow the mind to drift in all
the different direction except on the thought of taking ownership. The reason
for this is the mind does not want to exert pressure on itself. It will always
find the easy way out. This is when training comes into the picture. Now if
training is imparted and people are properly educated about the importance of
taking up ownership and what all repercussions one may have to face ,
automatically the mind will begin to dwell on that thought.
Now we also
need to observe that training is not just a once in a blue moon affair. Just
like brushing our teeth is done regularly day in day out, the mind also needs to
be brushed. Just like the dirt and dust accumulates on the teeth every day, our
minds also tend to accumulate lot of unwanted thoughts which are very
detrimental to one’s growth in life. So the brush in the form of training
constantly needs to be carried out, in order to remove the unwanted thoughts.
Just like the tooth paste is applied on the brush and is used to cleanse the
dirt on the teeth, similarly the knowledge or skill set or attitude in the form
of toothpaste is used here. Many a times we tend to feel lethargic and
sometimes very bored to brush our teeth, but we hardly miss brushing our teeth,
Very similarly, training sometimes may appear to be very boring or very
mechanical, but if you sit back and analyse it is the trainings which develops
the thoughts in us which will propel us to take the right action to be
successful in life.
be, to get more sales or may be to improve communication skills or to instil
confidence within or to improve English speaking skills or to improve interview
facing skills etc, whatever the outcome of a training, one thing is guaranteed
that training always deals the roots. What I meant to say is, training will
always deal with the human mind which is the root cause of any action to be
taken in the future.
I would like
to tell that training is like a GPS which will guide us to use the right route
to our goals. Now the question may arise that all the successful people in the
world did not undergo any training. The answer to this point is that although
they directly did not undergo any training from anyone , they got trained by
life itself in the form of experiences. Finally I would like to mention one
point that next time when you hear the word training just think once more about
the value, training provides you and how it affects the mind and eventually how
it affects our actions.
Dinkar Jagadish Rao,
Certified Master Neuro Linguistic Trainer,
Certified First Degree Self Hynotist,
Certified Third Degree Reiki Master,
Personality Development Trainer,
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