अहो बत महत्पापं कर्तुं व्यवसिता वयम् |
यद्राज्यसुखलोभेन हन्तुं स्वजनमुद्यता: || 45||

यदि मामप्रतीकारमशस्त्रं शस्त्रपाणय: |
धार्तराष्ट्रा रणे हन्युस्तन्मे क्षेमतरं भवेत् || 46||

Immediate Gratification vs Delayed Gratification

As we are moving towards the end of the first chapter, we will see the delusion of Arjun concerning war increasing. 

He sees all the negative aspects of the war, ignoring that if the wrongdoers were not punished, it would cause more significant damage to society.

In our Professional life, we always come across this situation, where it becomes difficult for us to see the long-term impact of our actions. We try to select those actions that give us immediate gratification.

We can see this problem from different angles, but I will give a fresher joining a company.

Example – When a fresher joins the organization, he witnesses a cultural shift; he needs to sacrifice many things in his personal life to perform and sustain the job. After a certain period, he becomes reluctant to do his job and finally leaves the job. He doesn’t think about the impact of his action on his career as a whole.

This is the biggest problem which fresher, companies and B-schools faces.

The delusion of Arjun has come to a point where he is willing to drop his weapon and allow his enemy to kill him. 

He could not understand that his sentiments were materialistic, and due to those sentiments, he could not see the damage that could be done to society.

Organizational silos are the biggest problem a corporate house faces. The different functional units give separate reports to the top management, and those reports are generally skewed towards their benefit, and based on those reports, future plans are made.

The managers forget while making those reports that the plan made on biased reports can harm the entire organization. And it will impact their career as well.

Leaders must focus on breaking up these silos and build a more collaborative approach in their organization.

In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna has focused a lot on this particular problem. I would rather say the entire Bhagavad Gita revolves around this specific Problem statement and its Solution.

We will be discussing all the solutions in our upcoming blogs. 

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