8 Baahubali lessons to become an influential person

8 Baahubali lessons to become an influential person

By Chirag Dhaduk

1) Don’t concentrate on politics, concentrate on your work

Baahubali was a victim of ‘politics’, which happens in every office, country, joint household and kingdoms. He was given almost no resources to fight his part of the war, whilst Bhallaldeva had access to killer machines. Still Baahubali managed to give a lasting impact. No matter how badly you are being played at, if you are focused, the external forces can do you no harm. Guaranteed.

2) Test your theory before putting it into practice

I understand you, programmer. I feel you, internet user. When a website goes down or apps behave as it shouldn’t have, it is the lack of testing. Same is when any company’s process, including their customer service satisfaction scores to sales measurement. When untested methods have applied the rate of failure increases. There are number of people who will read the sent email from ‘Sent items’ than there are those who will decide to re-read an email before sending it. If you are the latter one, you have my respect, pat on your back. In the scene when Baahubali sets everyone ablaze, he first decides to test the reach of his hook balls (I have named it) and the distance they can travel, ones he sees the reach, he decides to set everyone ablaze with his gigantic flammable tent cloths.

3) Self-motivated and motivate others when everything goes down

When Kalakeyas broke the barrier created by Kattapa and Kalakeya took over, no only was it the end of the war but also lost morals among the ones who decided to fight. Baahubali declared his philosophy on ‘death’ and what death or losing means. He took over the fight unto himself and people joined the forces.

Do and others will follow.

When the darkness looks darker than the night, you need to be the sunshine, the first spark! When that happens, you will know that you are the star.

4) Take a step back before crashing hard

The most common misconception about success is — self motivation. Motivation does not help you reach the end goal or focal point all the time.

My friend once rightly said,

Motivational speeches are like fuel, not the steering wheel.

Motivation does not push you towards success. What helps you reach success is a sound mind! When your mind is overwhelmed, it can make you do things which you may regret later. Never promise when you are happy and never write letters when you are angry. Baahubali was motivated to destroy the Kalakeya leader (his end goal in the battle) and so did Bhallaldeva but when faced with a human shield, Baahubali took a step back whilst Bhallaldeva continued charging. Sometimes, in your life, to make the right decisions, you must learn to take a step back and then pounce with all you’ve got!

5) Don’t be a hero all the time.

In a second part of the film, Baahubali could have introduced him but chose to be deceptive and took the role of an idiot who knows nothing. It is normal human tendency to show their worthiness even when it is not required. I often come across people who talk about the achievements when I haven’t asked about them. I call itself boasting and it is a total loser approach. Seriously, just don’t!

6) Become a hero when circumstances demand

Baahubali showed his artistic legendary 3 arrow skills when the time was right. Can afford to sign a million dollar cheque? Sign it when there is a real world crisis. Know kung fu? Don’t do fancy kicks in the air, save your girl in the bar. Know the best way to code or give life advice? Give it when there is a real need. Understand that ‘being hero’ is also a matter of ‘demand and supply’.

If there are no aliens invading us, we don’t need a superman.

If your neighborhood complaints are a regular mugging, become a billionaire and open few schools to educate people, you will get rid of crime in just one generation!

7) Help an underdog, don’t laugh at them

Baahubali could have belittled Kumar Varma in front of everyone and displayed his fancy skills but instead, when the time was right, he encouraged Kumar Verma to become the man he is. Every person whom you come across has a talent which the world is unaware about. All they need a little push. Also, do not fight their battle. Baahubali asks Kumar to save the ladies but does not fight on his behalf. The best part about being influential is in the name, learn to ‘influence’ people around you.

8) Learn about circumstances. Don’t judge quickly.

Finally, many of us do this. We do not forgive backstabbers. Admit it,

Kattapa Backstabbed Baahubali — Still everyone holds him as a second hero!

Don’t judge quickly, having said that, don’t forget either. We all know who killed Baahubali and after nearly 2 years we came to know why! Who is judging? Circumstances can make a person do beyond their wish. Do not create an indifference based on one incident.

Become the person you think is the hero.

Jai Mahishmati!