Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Uff... Get Organized

Messed finances get organized,

Too much credit get organized,

No time get organized,

Troubled life get organized,

Confused ? Get organized,

Misplacing things ? Get organized,

Missed deadlines ? Get organized,

Forgot important dates ? Get organized,

Screwed relationships ? Get organized,

Delay work ? Get organized,

Scatter attention ? Get organized,

Frittering chances ? Get organized,

Paying fines ? Get organized,

Forgot insurance ? Get organized,

Diagnosed bad health ? Get organized,

Missing active lifestyle ? Get organized,

Procrastinating ? Get organized,

____________ ? Get organized.

One solution applies to anything you wish to throw at it.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Velocity is the biggest Motivator

By reading and trying to adopt lean, I realized that the purpose of targets should be to drive velocity than to cut corners to reach the destination.
Treating target as an absolute figure to either shoot or scoot defeats the purpose. Year on Year there are bound to be hits or misses. What matters is whether the trajectory leads to hope or despair. Chasing a target is exhilarating for sure, but the risks of burn-outs abound. Inching closer with sure steps will help us enjoy the chase at a relaxed pace. Abandoning it after initial enthusiasm and not seeing through demoralizes inner self.

Choosing velocity calibrates the path, make us take informed decisions based on the business and economic conditions. Velocity keeps us engaged with the present, the work at hand, being "in" the role, continously expanding our learning, stretching our horizons as we take confident strides and be better at it with each passing step. 

Consider velocity as a target metric than an end state result that fades to transience and a new one comes in its place.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


It isn't what we do to gain trust that is difficult, but how we behave in a trust worthy environment  that determines our innate nature to trust others and be trusted.

Gaining trust starts with a constant scrutiny and an uneasy relationship that needs us to ignore loose ends, separate our judgments,  become blind and implicit to suspend any residual disbeliefs to start believing in self and others. Once we believe to trust, reinforcing the trust is built on a random sampling of behaviors from a heap of daily interactions, utterances, and perceptions.

Faking behaviors behind repute is unhealthy, misusing intellect is fraud, maneuvouring the vulnerability from a position of power is unpardonable, hiding behind a facade is deceit and any of this leads to disillusionment. Least of all it irrevocably breaks the beholden cradle of trust with lethal consequences. 

Keeping the trust then, needs to become the second nature of our existence. Being natural as to who we are and behaving consistently to our true self, drives better results in any sampling tests. "Just this time" or "Only in this situation" or "Not twice but just once" is a behavior that has been cruel to many lives.

[Ruminations based on recent cases and statistics that all news avenues mince daily]

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