Generally speaking here are three types of individuals, organisations and countries.
- Those, who make things happen.
- Those, who watch things happen and
- Those, who wonder what happened.
In the natural world, things seemingly happen by themselves We witness a natural order interspersed with natural chaos.
In the world of humans, things are the mostly the result of human thought and action.
From my own experience the individuals, families, organisations and states who are able to successfully make things happen, possess 3 essential traits.
- Intellectual integrity: To conceptualise, study, analyse, formulate strategy, tactics and draw up plans on what, where, why, when, where, who and how of matters. It also requires the ability to adapt and modify plans if the situation demands it.
- Emotional integrity: Of being passionate enough to convince and enthuse all entities that are essential to join and support the plans.
- Ruthlessness: The ability to remain focused on objectives and plans no matter what. It also involves discarding or avoiding, all elements that do not support or threaten the plans. It also entails winning over, converting or neutralising elements that stand in their way. This is why the character of the world of organised religions, business, politics, statecraft, warcraft, and business, inspite of being so different all appear to be so similarly cruel, inhuman, selfish, and completely ruthless, in their nature.
The ends justify their means. This is why successful people, groups and nations are both envied and despised by others.
The 'Dharma' (natural laws) of leadership, management and governance is not effected by morality. To make things happen whether they are for good or for evil the requirements are the same.