Alok Bansal, MD Visionet Systems India and Global Head of BFSI Business. Pedal Power: Unlocking the benefits of cycling for corporate professionals on World Bicycle Day.
Navigating the complexities of corporate leadership is challenging and without adequate focus on wellness, everyday stress can take a huge toll on the mind and body. I have been fortunate however to have discovered a passion that has not only played a huge role in shaping my leadership abilities but has augmented my growth as an individual as well.
On World Bicycle Day, the words of Eddy Merckx, a Belgian champion and one of the greatest professional cyclists of all time, are coming back to me. He once said memorably, "Ride as much or as little or as long or as short as you feel. But ride." Eddy reminded us that cycling is a great metaphor for life because it helps us to live each moment fully, cultivate discipline, move towards our goals every single day and not remain stuck in excuses or ennui. Pedalling also demonstrates the power of taking consistent, committed, determined action toward a goal. Life Lessons That Cycling Teaches Us
Among the many lessons, cycling teaches us, one of the most notable ones is that balance is one of life’s fundamental tenets. Cycling requires physical balance, but it also teaches us to find balance in our life, in our actions, decisions, priorities, and the manner in which we distribute our energy. Also Read
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