Wednesday, August 31, 2005

guts & glory

We never think about certain things in life, do we? How's it that the newspaper never (well, almost) fails to fall in front of our doorsteps.The milk packets that make their way into our homes. Several things, fresh produce from the farms, petrol, medicines and other essentials. They are just there for our consumption, right, come rain, come shine? It rained heavily last night, sorry no milk. Rarely hear such things, huh? (Maybe Mumbai was an exception this time) Forget milk, the newspaper? Those guys brave all kinds of weather to be up and about much before the Sun is up. Just so you get to read your favorite comic strip on time. Says a lot about guts, grime and will power huh? Yeah, for them it's just another day at work. And you might say, someone has to do it. Yeah, why them? Why not us? Oh we're 'well read' 'well bred' and all that...When I sometimes grumble at my work place, I think - what if I were a paper delivery boy? Perhaps I should've. Then, no matter how much I read or which business school I attended, I'd be a more gutsier guy than any kick ass manager in the world. And then, perhaps that'd be my real education.I feel it's not the degree. It's the degree of hardship you face that teaches you some of the most valuable lessons of work, leadership and management.

Street smartness. Will get you through anything. Well, almost...and that's enough, ain't it?

13 comments:

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Yes, that was thought-provoking...

By the way, don't you think that people get used to waking up early or late, etc? There is no habit that cannot be changed, and probably people like those you mention cannot afford teh luxury of waking up late. Hats off to you guys, definitely!!

n.g. said...

you know dude, its about being honest to yourself. whether youre a paper delivery boy, or a stockbroker or a scriptwriter or a call centre executive ... you have to be SINCERE enough to WANT to do your job well, and thus do it well so that fuck everyone else, you yourself are satisfied. and if that is achieved then the paper boy, the scriptwriter, the call centre exec and the stockbroker- are all equal in spirit and commitnment.

Ash said...

Ditto Nish. You gotta love what you do, to do it well.

How've you been Ramana ? :)

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phatichar said...

sudipta: thx, yeah agree with u on the habit part, but then i guess everybody has a place in the sun, and tht's how it goes...

nish:absolutely pal, absolutely! And it's true also, cuz no matter what u do, u've got to be honest to it, and love it unconditionally to be able to do it well...hmmm.

ash: i've been good, girl. just a li'l busy i guess...how've u been? how's texas treating u guys?

gabby: aaaww, thx...really?? I'll go check right now.. u come highly recommended in my fav list as well, tho' when it comes to actually putting it up, am a legend in laziness..

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

Its about having integrity to your work. Whoever or whatever you are!

Pallavi said...

First time here.. came here through Gabby.. ... will be back

And yeah we seem to take many things for granted.. going my Mumbai experience.. it is much more professional than Bangalore... and yes here we do have the chance of the daily items not being there for us as expected... LOL.. Mumbaikars are lucky... ... I guess.. this city definitely gives guts a new meaning :)

manuscrypts said...

for some..yes.. for others , no...

phatichar said...

pallavi: welcome! Yeah, I guess so..

manu: hmmmm, point there.

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