He was impeccable
in his work.
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We all have seen tough days at work. They happen every now and then. Sometimes it is the presentation you worked very hard on that gets rejected or learning that you are not getting the promotion that was promised. Tough days simply can’t be avoided. While it is not always in our hands to stop a day from turning bad at work, it is totally in our control to sail through the day without letting it hamper our daily work and productivity. Though it is difficult to keep our motivation levels high on tough days, putting a little bit of effort to stay positive can really do wonders for you even when everything seems to be going against you.
Here are a few ways in which you can convince yourself to work through tough days even if you have run out of motivation:
We all have many life events which we remember for a long time be it birthdays, anniversaries, the day we marry, the day we fall in love for the first time, the day we have our first breakup, the day we come first in class, the day we make new friends, the day our parents gift us a new laptop or phone and many more. These are the days when we thank God for keeping us happy and contented. But as is human nature, we also remember the bad times for a variety of reasons as well.
For me, one of the key life events which I have been thankful for is the fact that I got a chance to go out of my comfort zone to complete my graduation and post – graduation in India. I had always lived a sheltered and well protected life while growing up in the Sultanate of Oman. There was almost never a time when I didn’t have AC be it at home, school, malls or in cars. There was almost never a time when my parents weren’t around for their support in anything and everything I wanted. Most importantly, there was no pollution – water, air, noise whatsoever.
“You seem so depressed as if the world around you has collapsed completely.”
“I have been giving interview after interview but haven’t been able to crack even one of them so much so that now I have started doubting my own capabilities.”
“Dude! This is just the start of placements and there are so many more companies which will be coming in the next few weeks.
Rohan was advising Sam to keep the faith and if he continued working hard the results would show up.
On the next interview day, for the first time since the start of placements, Sam decided to call his parents for their blessings and by the end of the day he had finally bagged the job he so badly wanted.
“How can they make you work such long hours under the scorching sun? This is totally inhumane.”
Raj had come over to the city with dreams of giving his family a better life in the village considering the salary he was being offered would help him enroll his children in the best of schools. But over the last year or two, the long hours under the extreme heat had taken a huge toll on his body and mind. Had he made the right choice?
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – July – My post no 18 for this month.
“You have gone too far with materialistic pursuits. It seems as though friends and family have become non-existent as far as you are concerned. Do you ever sit back and think on what you are missing in life?”
Roy had been a brilliant student both at school and university. Within a few years, he had risen to the upper echelons of the organization due to his commitment and dedication.
But he had just been through a painful divorce. He hadn’t been in regular touch with friends or family for years. His personal life was a disaster of the highest order.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – July – My post no 13 for this month.
He had seen her for the first time during his brother’s wedding. She looked angelic in the pink saree she had worn for the day. Every time she danced, a strand of her hair fell on her face which she brushed away with her fingers. He was lost in her thoughts throughout the wedding and beyond.
Being the extrovert he was, Ronnie went ahead and proposed Anna quite literally in front of everyone. And the rest as they say was history.
There are so many moments in our lives which are worth cherishing for years on end. Along with keeping us happy and contented, they act as a motivation to strive hard to excel and achieve a lot more.
Securing the highest marks in our class for a particular subject
Winning a prize in sports
Achieving fame and money amidst a plethora of individuals
Becoming a parent
Meeting and spending time with our friends and family
Some of you may wonder the reason I have included the last one as a memorable moment. What’s so special about spending time with friends and family? Aren’t they the people who we meet almost every day?
Since he was in a support project, his work timings differed every two weeks. So for two weeks a month it was a 9am – 6pm shift while for the other two weeks it was a 9pm – 6am shift. He was a very hardworking, honest and dedicated resource. Whether it was being asked to work on weekends or on public holidays or even spend late hours, he never refused. That night there wasn’t much work at office. All his teammates had left by 1am. But he thought to spend some more time in learning a few more concepts which sounded confusing to him. By 3am he packed his stuff and set out to leave.