When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name; the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
For all the smart ass plans I have for myself,
there is but one flaw in them.
They are all hatched to make the man that I am today happy.
But for sure I know I will change just as the weather changes.
Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
One thing always wanted to accomplish but never pursued whole-hearted. The art of losing oneself for another. The ultimate act of being bold.
How often have we heard this, and maybe also willingly convinced ourselves to believe it.
Recently I got a chance to try bouldering. Was such an awesome experience that I immediately fell in love with the sport.
Ever since I have been dreaming to get more out of the sport, climb more often, work bigger rocks etc etc..
But quite often my dreams consciously drift over from actual climbing to preparing myself for the sport, like those pull-ups to improve my strength or those crazy balance exercises. Oddly though I never happen to have dreamed myself standing on the top of a big rock at the end of a climb, celebrating my moment of success.
Maybe that's what the whole idea behind dreaming our dreams is. Maybe one is not supposed to dream of the goal but the process that will make it happen. Maybe instead of goal-setting, path-setting is more natural for our minds...
I happened to work from a new workstation today. I found this picture in the drawer.
Although I know the person who drew this and most probably forgot to take it, I assumed for the sake of make-believe fantasy that this was left by some mysterious stranger with a definitive purpose. In the next few hours this picture became a clue to a treasure hunt, a Da Vinci Code kind of mystery and a Forbidden Kingdom kind of adventure saga... :-)
As I spent an idle afternoon in the office, living through my fantasy worlds, my life becomes a little easier.
Wonder what would mankind do without imagination, or creative expression for that matter.
When I was in b-school i knew that the corporate world is a competitive place.
I was wrong. 'Competitive' doesn't even begin to describe it. I believe 'warzone' is a more accurate term.
Today's corporate executives are expected to bring every possible ammunition in the book to their work place. Be it brute force onslaught, technology driven advantages or stealth and secretive weaponry, all is fair in the battle for reward and recognition. And if appraisal is round the corner, we can expect things to definitely get ugly. After all, survival is at stake here.
In the IT industry, don't let the white collars, the harmless looking formal wear and the orderly sprawling cubicles fool us. It is a war out there, and survival is the prize..
having recently joined a 'technology company' i sometimes feel overwhelmed by the jargons and the tech surrounding me, given IT is a new environment for me. but i have come to realise the importance of working on something more in pace with the market. and having joined a unit which provides me with such an opportunity, it is but natural to feel excited. the opportunities and challenges are huge....so will be the dirt i will need to dig through to get to the treasure