Monthly Archives: July 2011

Work Vs. Your Life


“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.”

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”

WORK EFFICIENTLY DURING OFFICE HOURS AND LEAVE ON TIME. GIVE THE REQUIRED TIME TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & HAVE PROPER REST.

This is something that IT professionals in India must know. People here now are always mad about IT job. It gives you quick money and everything seems fine at the beginning. As times passes by almost everyone realises that this is not the life they wished for. Most people work minimum 10 Hours a day and spend nearly 2 Hours commuting, that’s 50% of a day spent for work alone.

Add to this team outings, meetings, unofficial working hours. Team outings, it may seem from outside that it is to build the bond between team members, in this field where one can trust anyone I don’t think this will help. Further  you don’t become friends because you hangout together, You hangout together because you are friends.

In India IT jobs are on a rise because westerners have realised that work alone is not important. In India we are ready to work 12 to  14 hours a day without any questions but, they understand that they have a family it’s their family that is important.

To everybody (including me) who are going to enter IT field, just remember what’s the point in having lots of money, If you don’t have Friends, Family, Good Health, and Great Spirit.

P.S.

The part of the above post is not mine , but it’s circulated in the Internet as 30 Second Speech by Bryan Dyson former CEO of Coca cola. As am not able to verify its credibility I’m not mentioning him as the source. Whether it’s his speech or not it’s worth reading so am posting this along with of my views.

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The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the man you want to be. Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.

Wilfred Peterson

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