Professional Growth, Task delivery, Teamwork

Your work be your Gift

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get,

but from what we give.

In our day to day work, we carryout the task in a mundane way. The reason has nothing to be blamed on us. It just happens to be repetitive. Being repetitive, reduces the charm in the task. The mind gets to feel, that there is nothing much new that can be done with the task.

Now, let’s think the same task from a different angle. Every task or job can be a starting point for some other task for a receiver. Or its a final product release to a customer. When you look from the point of receiver, as how your task delivery can improve his receiving capability, you would get ideas. Let’s look at different areas in our regular office environment, where the scenario can be build up better.

  1. A good morning smile always by the receptionist whole heartedly.
  2. A good morning wish or well wishing statement to the office boy or to your office cleaner as how are you? and how was your day? will lite up his or her day.
  3. The delivery of task confirmation to your peer, with a good day note.
  4. Concluding a regular project group call, with a small positive note even though the team’s performance was not up to the mark.
  5. Sharing smiling snippets with your partner or kids as they are back from their office work or school work.

There can be multiple other cases, which you can think of and make it better. Once you start to do this, the receiver feels value. A sense of relativity. They feel, whatever they are receiving is of good work. That’s when the task you are delivering becomes a gift. When you start to treat your task as delivering an art, you become impeccable.

Thus your task turns out be an art. An art that just isn’t paint. It’s love. When you love what you do, you value the work from the receiver’s perspective. How the receiver would feel happy on receiving the work from me?. How they would love to cherish my work? Would like to hear from you about your task delivery. How are you making your receiver happy in receipt of your tasks.

optimism, Personal Excellence, Teamwork

Repeat your thoughts to actions

Actions speak louder than words. The phrase that we had heard multiple times. The phrase that had grown with us, irrespective of our understanding about the same. Have you ever looked into your actions? What made you to act? What pushed you to perform a task?

As you deep dive into this, you would understand that, its your thoughts. Think about a simple scenario. Cleaning of your house. There is an upcoming long holiday. You would have said to yourself, that you would clean the house during that time. You would have repeated the same with your family members or friends, whomever you share you accommodation with. If you had been staying alone, like me, you would say it to yourself.

When the holiday comes, you would feel bit lazy. You would think, let me do it tomorrow. But suddenly, when you think that you would clean the house, which you had said to yourself, you quickly swing into action. The action is a result of your repeated thoughts. Thus, once you had cleaned your house, you feel a sense of fulfillment. It clearly proves, that when you repeat your thoughts again and again, it gets into action. This remains the same across any field. In a relationship, the heated arguments happen just because of the repeated thoughts that ran in our brain. That’s the reason, we burst out one fine day. Similarly, politicians and media uses the same strategy to repeat their agenda or advertisement again and again. This gets registered and connected in our life as thoughts. When there is a call to action like supporting a cause or buying a product, these thoughts quickly push us to action. Thats when you buy a specific brand of chocolate or that ticket to support a cause.

When you have a work to do or task to complete, visualize the same as an end result. How that task would benefit you or your office upon completion? How much workload for that, day would have got reduced. The moment you happened to do so, you would have realised that the one which you procrastinated during the first half of the day, you would start to work in the second half post that coffee. We attribute it to the coffee, which made you brisk to complete the task. But actually, it’s the thought that got that spark in your subconscious mind to get the job done. Coffee was just an instrument. Had you been drinking tea, it would have been tea too.

Your only limit is your thoughts. The way you think, defines your action.

Professional Growth, Task delivery, Teamwork

Effectiveness is more important

Being effective means being able to produce desired result or outcome. In our work, we mostly give higher importance to the knowhow than being effective. A task when it is delivered as per the expectation gives value to the knowhow. Else, it’s just a knowledge on the shelf of the brain. Most of the times, the individual or the team gets carried away because they have an awesome idea. They get immersed in their intelligence towards a subject. They might be the subject matter experts. The team or the individual carries the information necessary towards the task. However, when delivery of the task didn’t bring the desired outcome, how much ever of information, idea or intelligence the team has, it goes futile. At the end of the day, it’s the outcome that speaks. An effective outcome or the desired result, takes you leaps and bound. The individual or the teams’ consistency of being effective is more important that anything.