So classifying people on the type of life they lead, we can broadly classify the people into three categories: Smart workers, hard workers and visual workers.
Smart worker would be one who wants to learn, understand and establish his/her own strategies and implement those into the team. They would always have more on their plate, much more than things that they could handle.
Hard worker would be the one’s those who want to learn, unlearn, relearn, teach and get to know how everything works. They aren’t very keen on implementing new ways but over time they would grow to be smart workers. They are slow but have a slow and methodical approach to tasks.
Visual worker these are the sad type of worker – one who is fearful of the boss, tries to hypnotise the supervisor or manager into believing that they are slogging and putting in a lot of work. They would be jealous, people who would poke their nose into others business and would be at times annoying to the extent of mental torture to the smart and hard working type of workers.
Setting aside all this, try to never tie your happiness to the momentary events in your life. This is from a talk in office- I need to have a feeling that the place where I sit, my desktop and laptop all these brings in a feeling of…being my space. So, Life is Beautiful being my most favourite words, I put up a sticky note of that on my laptop. Now, this was a huge matter of interest and annoyance to some people around. The only answer my unfortunate sharp tongue returned was – I’m sorry that your Life is Ugly.
Being on a call this evening with my friend, made me realise that she was tying her happiness to the events in life. On enquiring on how her Masters program was going she tells me, “Dude my theory paper is over and all that is remaining is the project research, once that is over I would be super happy in life.” I decided to tell her that she would be perfectly fine. Then she continues to talk and happens to tell me, “Dude, once I’m placed I will be the happiest human being on this earth.” Now I couldn’t resist, but firmly tell her that she was tying her happiness to the events that will no matter what, would definitely happen in her life. She was in fact postponing her happiness. I told her, I would probably sound like a preacher/psychiatrist but the truth is, her happiness is definitely not dependent on the project or the job. She replies, “I’m feeling these are things I’ve committed to…. things which I don’t feel are my choices in life.” Now this was hard. The problem wasn’t immediate but a long time issue. In order to please her parents/societal expectations she was putting a lock on her happiness, her choices and in the event never tried to figure out what her true calling was… what she really loved doing. Sometimes this stems from the upbringing and the thought process – to all the parents out there- DO NOT decide the choices your children need to be making – It’s not always about your child having the best choice picked on their plate, try looking if that brings a smile on their face.
To my generation, and to everyone: Do not tie your happiness to the momentary events in your life.
Don’t weigh down Balloons (happiness) with the rocks of your momentary expectations.
Life is Beautiful!