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Short Stories of “My Struggle for Excellence”# 02 (Peacetime Strengthening)

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Chapter # 2: Strength Build-Up Principles

Rishi Sahjaswami’s could immediately understand the reason for people’s problems. Vikram was waging wars repeatedly without giving time to repair and build up. People sacrifice for the nation, but the durations of sacrifice need to alternate with construction and strength-building times.

Sahajaswami’s presence created a different set of priorities for the kingdom to overcome the trouble people were facing. His sermons included – When you are over one war, your preference should be to build the nation before waging another. 

Seven principles of Sahajswami, stated and started working on were

  1. Vital People: Identify people with the highest capabilities for critical positions, forgetting the hierarchy for some time
  2. Small Battles: Keep winning small battles, don’t wage wars
  3. Capacity: Understand the capacities of your resources and build them up
  4. Skills: Understand your people’s capabilities and build them up
  5. Save Resources: Don’t Waste things that are for winning battles.
  6. Measure success and failure: Information on progress or its stalling flows directly, indirectly, or through messengers. 
  7. Build stronger muscles as most of them will face destructive forces during a war.

These principles are popularly called “Sahajswami’s Strength Build-Up Principles (SSBUP).” To be used by nations

Key Principles – Aggressive strategies should alternate with build-up time; Some people can fight, others can repair; small battles should continue; peacetime is to build capacity, skills, resources & robust systems; Keep track of success and failure.

Relevance – Wars – Aggressive strategies to win new geographies or customers; Battle – Small customer acquisitions, normal sales.