Thursday, December 15, 2005

It takes Two to Tango.

It has been two years since I joined this firm.

The journey has been fun. Away from the, realms of college's, 'easy going' life to this 'concrete' jungle's, 'professional' life, it has been quite a roller coaster ride.

( Well, my college would easily fall under the 'concrete' and 'jungle' definition quite comfortably. But U know .. what I mean right! :-))

Some of the salient features of this journey :

F.R.I.E.N.D.S : Yes, its suprising how 'work' brings in some 'life' ! At these stages, when people would be more focussed to build careers,family and all the rest that goes with it ............, it is suprising how U can form 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' . Ah, what is it that makes them so special? Is it coz, they are 'good' , or coz they can smack Ur face with a specially made cake, or they are the happiest when U have achieved something, or the small gestures they involve in, that suprise you and keep that magic alive? Well .... a guess a lot more would go into this actually. Sometimes, I wonder ...how life would have been if I had not met them. Nope, reality is better!

Professionalism: Well, work ........ is a good teacher! Tact, Diplomacy, Assertiveness which were all just 'nouns' you used ... yeah practised them sometime too ... now seems to be the way of life!

Patience : Sometimes, you may just end up being a bit hasty. Patience is a virtue.

Achievement : Every day is a new day. Who ever said that 'work' is monotonous and not challenging is faking it. There are millions of things which you could change, improve and excel at. You don't have to wait for somone to throw you a challenge. Set up internal deadlines, challenges and indulge in some kind of 'reward' after reaching that 'milestone'! Believe in yourself, that itself should keep your motivation up! In the long run ... it pays!!

Sensitivity: The workplace, brings about people from varied backgrounds. Sensitivity is a cruical issue. One man's food is another's poison .. goes an age old proverb!


Yes, it definitely takes two to tango. The dance has been exciting by the way. Tired, did you ask? No way. I am loving it!!

14 comments:

Khushi said...

Hey,
That was so neatly said... :)
Congrats on ur second anniversary..
Treat bekuuuuuuuu :D

Jay said...

#Kushi,

:-). Thanks. Treat? Er.... Defintely! :D

Vikram said...

Hey dude,

Rock on. ;)

Deepa said...

"Patience is a virtue"
Woh! Good one ;o)

Jay said...

#Vik,

;-)

#Deeps,

Profound eh? What is that? Did I see you bow in respect? It's okie .... Jeethi Raho :p! :D

Anurama said...

"Tact, Diplomacy, Assertiveness which were all just 'nouns' you used ... yeah practised them sometime too ... now seems to be the way of life!"

How true...

Congrats on completing 2 successful years Jay.

Pallavi said...

patience is a virtue...i leanred this from the movie "mummy" and i 've saved it in my collection of quotes ever since. i love it.

Jay said...

#Anu,

Thanks :-)

Sigh!


#Pallavi,

:-)

Ashwin said...

Nice!!
"Who ever said that 'work' is monotonous and not challenging is faking it"
Wow!!
I really liked The "Achievement" part!!

Jay said...

#Ashwin,

Yeah and thats my opinion! I guess there are many things U can actually do, than just sit back and say ..... "Its not Challenging"!

Casablanca said...

Glad that you love your work. But for me, I think student life was more fun... throw in a paycheck there, and I'll gladly go back to it ;)

Jay said...

#Casablanca,

Fun @ Student lide .. Yeah thats right! Whoa ... U just got me a bit nostalgic with that one!

susubala said...

Working place is ofcourse a part of our life and more or less we happened to be with them. If we get a coinciding freinds, then we are at heaven, if not, the life will be shattered.

So, Friends play a great role in our life and definitely in a right way.

Jay said...

#Ah.. right Susbala! Thats right!