The Big Lesson from Indian Lok Sabha Elections 2014

If there is one big lesson that has been delivered through this election results it is this – if you don’t change, change will be thrust upon you.

Was this not imminent to every party that lost this election, months ago? Hence this is not the time to submit resignations and make emotional statements. This is the time to introspect, reflect and discuss, so that each of your organizations can learn from your own mistakes / lapses in strategy.

This is also the best time to reflect on your mission and purpose of existence. Why does your party exist? What can you and your fellow members do to make course corrections? After all one election is not the end of the world. It is just one exam in life’s never ending semester examinations. So, don’t waste this valuable time in complaint and regret. Instead, seek corrective actions, right measures, direction and suggestions. You and your party need a clear goal and focused strategy. This is the time to create it. This is the time to identify the best people to resurrect each of your institutions. You have time, but it has to be channeled. This is the real test of character and that is the biggest trait of leadership.

Please use your time well instead of engaging in trivial conversations in public over inconsequential and hypothetical situations.

So, I reiterate the biggest learning from this election for everyone (not just politicians) – change or be ready to be run over by change! The choice is yours!

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4 thoughts on “The Big Lesson from Indian Lok Sabha Elections 2014

  1. I did expect an article in this theme Raj. after the debacle of many parties, the melodrama and outburst is broadly visible. And indeed one mandate of election is not the end of the world.
    If a leader had taken up the choice to serve, he must continue to do so. A leader will always be appreciated and honored for his noble deeds.
    And as far as Change is concerned, Yes that is the lesson to be realized.

    PS: i did not get the message of the sentence, “Seek corrections actions, right measures, direction and suggestions.” I feel it could have have presented in a better way.

    Regards,
    Pintu Champ

    1. Thanks Pintu for pointing out the editing error – have updated it.

      Happy to know that the thoughts resonated with you.

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