9 JANUARY 2020





TIME TO SHARE. LEARN AND BE POSITIVE



While we celebrate this Festive season, it’s time to reflect on whether we enjoy the basic offerings of life - love, peace, joy and hope, which could give us immense happiness in our personal and professional life.





Love:

The word ‘love’ is so universal, that there is no need for a distinct definition. Nonetheless, this simple element is lacking in almost every relationship. With love comes kindness, understanding, warmth, caring and more. A good time for us to introspect on how much we care for the other, irrespective of their caste, religion or creed. Are we tolerant? Are we unbiased? Do we have concern for the other?

Once the above questions are genuinely answered in the positive, then we will be in a better state to accept any action of ourselves and others. If not, then let’s make every effort to follow a few things:

  1. Have concern for the other - On the road, in a queue, at work.
  2. To work in collaboration with the other - In an unbiased manner, in a mutually beneficial way and in an understanding way.
  3. Build relationships - At home, at work ad in society.

Mantra at work - 'Be considerate and understanding.'

Peace:

In the quest for power and authority, many leaders of today disturb the peace within society. Initiatives clad in the form of growth and prosperity are well disguised. Selfish desires are placed ahead of the common interest of the group. Genuinely working for larger goals are seldom seen.


Mantra at work - 'Foster collaborative work environments for mutual benefit and growth.'

Joy:

It is so important to find the right job, be passionate towards it and to excel. This joy breeds a positive feeling of expectation and growth. However, our work cultures and environment often clamp our thinking. Many have forgotten the art of enjoying what they do and this could lead to becoming disengaged employees at work.


Mantra at work - 'Do what you love rather than love what you do.'

Hope:

Change is inevitable - industry, technology, skills, people, culture and more. The best companion during change is planning, preparation and most important - to ‘hope’ for the best. This is the biggest intangible ingredient in one’s personal and professional life that is important for growth and prosperity.


Mantra at work - 'To accept everything that comes our way and hope for the best.'

This article is written by Willis Langford. An unbiased, result driven & passionate HR professional who has a flair for technology and keen interest in making this world a better place with a zest for life.