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Sunday, February 13, 2011

“Happy Valentine Day!” – Professor M.S.Rao

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” - Oscar Wilde


Every year February 14 is celebrated as the Valentine Day internationally to mark the symbol of love. Although it is difficult to define love, it is very easy to express one’s love towards others through physical gestures such as eye contact, body language and voice modulation. People also express by giving flowers or cards on the eve of Valentine Day to strike an emotional chord with their loving partners. It is indeed a great day for all lovers globally!

Some people are gifted as they find their love and get married and have peaceful and pleasant life. However, most of the people remain lovers only as they are not able to get married due to several obstacles coming the on way. Romeo and Juliet are great examples of lovers globally. Let us look at Pygmalion effect that helps you achieve your love. Are you surprised about Pygmalion? Here it is!

The term Pygmalion has its origin where a sculptor by name Pygmalion who fell in love with a female statue he had carved out of ivory. Pygmalion was a Cyprus king who crafted number of statues. However, he did not like them. When he created an ivory statue of a beautiful woman, Galatea (means sleeping love) he finally fell in love with her. The statue was so amazing that Pygmalion became mad of her and prayed Aphrodite to give life to the statue. Ultimately Pygmalion was blessed and the beautiful woman breathed life.

From this Greek mythological story, it becomes clear that when you expect more out of others you get more out of them. For instance, when parents expect a lot about their children, the children will live up to their expectations. Similarly, at workplace when superiors expect more out of their subordinates, they will get best out of them. And if you expect reciprocal response from your lover, you will definitely get. Precisely, your outcome is directly proportional to your expectations and aspirations. The term Pygmalion is also associated with Professor Higgins who treated Eliza Doolittle, the heroine as a flower girl in George Bernard Shah’s play ‘Pygmalion’


Importance of Pygmalion Effect

The importance of Pygmalion effect is manifold in this current complex world. At a time when there is cut-throat competition due to rapid changes in technology, we need to look for innovative ideas and solutions to stay ahead of others. The Pygmalion effect helps lift performance levels in all walks of life. As human potential is unlimited, we can adopt this effect to unlock human potential for ensuring all round progress and success.

If you expect more you get more is the slogan of Pygmalion effect. As success is won twice; first in your reel life and then in your real life, your outcome depends on your earnest efforts. If you think good, good things will happen; and if you dream big, you become big. Similarly, if your love is true you will succeed in love. When you really love someone and miss then you will get back if you have Pygmalion mindset.


Pygmalion Lover

When parents want their children to pass examinations they can adopt this tool. When a boss wants the subordinates to be productive, he can adopt this technique. When you want to lead a group of people you can adopt this technique so as to enhance accountability and responsibility among the subordinates. When you love someone you can adopt this technique. You will surely find your soul mate and love mate like Pygmalion.

Final Word

Pygmalion effect is useful in walks of life. When you lead at home, it is essential; when you lead people at the workplace, you need to demonstrate and when you love someone, you need to adopt. As the saying goes, ‘As you sow, so you reap’, if you praise your people you get the best out of them. It is like an echo. When you shout good, you hear good, when you shout bad you hear bad. To conclude, if your love is strong, pure and true you will find your soul mate and get your love like Pygmalion and lead a happy life. Happy Valentine Day!


Professor M.S.Rao
Founder and Chief Consultant,
MSR Leadership Consultants, India
Blog: http://profmsr.blogspot.com
Where Knowledge is Wealth
Email: profmsr7@gmail.com



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4 comments:

laxmi swetha said...

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” -EXCELLENT WORD BY PROF.M.S.RAO.WELL DONE.

laxmi swetha said...

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” -EXCELLENT WORD BY PROF.M.S.RAO.WELL DONE.

laxmi swetha said...

thank you for gifting book called .....SECRETS FOR SUCCESS(FAILURE IS ONLY COMMA NOT A FULL STOP......I LOVE IT ...THANK U SIR

subramanyam surla said...

your spontaneous to current events is very effective...keep it up sir..