I will continue my series on quotes which inspires me and helps me improve. Today I will take a quote which is a little spiritual but I keep telling everyone, you are one and you can’t be non-spiritual at work and spiritual in Church. I like our Churches as they put a lot of stress on teaching. We almost have over an hour of teaching every Sunday on various topics.
Quote of the Day
It is from Colossians 3:22-25, which says
obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.
I have always believed in this. Sometimes you do not get what you deserve (or end up getting lesser than your expectations) but nothing will go unpaid as you are working for Global CEO who takes care of it. This also helps you learn and help others without calculating your net ROI. Another word with the same theme that has inspired me is
Ecclesiastes 11:1, which says,
Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
Keep working honestly and the Global CEO (God Almighty) will take care of your promotions at right time. Have a nice day and God bless you.
As I mentioned yesterday, I will continue with quote of the day. (Just to add few lines) I am in office for last 48 hrs and will be leaving only after 8 hours. Office has improved with new guest rooms (hot water tub, ACs, Indian Home made food and everything needed), kudos to the CEO and VCs. I am working on few new products like “Simplified Email Blogging”, “Simplified Subscription and redefining Email Blogging”, “Redefining forum communication for non-techy people”.
Back to the quote, “Be good at Plan B”.
An inbuilt feature of any leader. Plan A is what is planned with all analysis and thoughts, which is predicted to do wonders. If Plan A works (as planned) it goes smoothly without a leader but if it fails you certainly needs a leader (and its you and only you). Hey, this is not something new for all of us, right? Let me take an example to explain.
You have called a party and given the contract to the best caterer in the town. Caterer did not turn up, some communication problems (or some other unavoidable circumstances). Plan A fails here and there is no Plan B. Plan B is your instant decision made out of your thoughts (it is not a backup plan). You certainly need to be good at that.
How to be good at Plan B? (7 tips)
- Rule 1: Failures are a part of life, do smile at it. Be cool headed.
- Rule 2: Do not play a blame game at this moment.
- Rule 3: Do not go angry as you need to take a faster but smarter decision, you need a calm head.
- Rule 4: Do not analyze the failure of plan A. It should be done later, current need is to make (act) Plan B. (My sentence, “Its ok, Its ok, it did not happen, lets see where we are and what we need to do now”)
- Rule 5: Do not involve a lot of people in discussion at this moment, not everyone is in the same mood for Plan B.
- Rule 6: Believe in yourself.
- Rule 7: Take the involved people into confidence with a smile and apology. Trust me, people understand such situations.
Good Day to everyone. Take care
When we can run , we will run ,
When we can walk , we will walk,
When we can crawl , we will crawl.
But we will not stop moving forward and will not fear failures
Great message, your availably for improvement can make you able for improvement (wow my own thought 🙂 ) do move forward in all possible ways. Many do not move forward as they fear of falling down. Fail, Fall but keep trying and keep moving. I can put the above sentence like this as well,
I did learn crawling before walking,
I did learn walking before running ,
Now I run.
But at all stages I did fall and raise again to move forward.
Enjoy the day. Quote for 1 March 2007. I will keep adding one quote everyday.