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The Optimist’s Creed!

July 16, 2008

For those who know me well, would account that I need changes in my life to keep me going. I need to change to grow. Also, I just get bored of being the old myself. I need to know where I have to improve to move on and move ahead in life. I want to change for my own betterment. 

A change for me is something that has to be positive all the time. I believe in having the faith that when you want good things to come in your life; they WILL – simply because you are positive about them coming to you. I understand and have experienced that sometimes it just hard to be positive continuously day in & day out in your life. There are times and minutes and seconds that you forget that you are being attracted towards negativity and you then get a constant flow of negative thoughts in your mind. Then what do you do? How do you come back to being positive, cheerful, satisfied and content during those times? 

A simple thing that has been working for me is music, my friends and a constant reminder of certain things that I keep in front of me. Now, I know, a lot of people may have tried this and said, that over a period of time this fades away, however I challenge that you come out and challenge your own self to avoid letting it fade away from your life. 

Now, my main intention for writing this post is to share what I have put up in front of me everyday. All that I ever believed in, I found it all consolidated on Website of The Secret” {Previous posts on The Secret Part – I” & “The Secret – A Review”}.

It is called the Optimist’s Creed which has been written by Christian D. Larson almost 100 years ago. It’s very strange or call it God’s will that I landed on that exact page and also had it delivered in my mail box couple of days ago. This one contains just about everything that I have always talked about with people, just about every word that I completely BELIEVE in to its very core. 

I now have its print out on my soft board on my desk where I see it everyday and all it helps me do is to remind me to make a Promise everyday. Make sure to use the words “I Promise” at the beginning of every statement.  

Hope it helps & hits some of you as well. Let me know how it goes though, irrespective.

  

 

 
 
 
 

 

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The Door…

July 10, 2008

I am standing near the half opened door,
Turning back, looking
Searching for some signs from you…
I have been standing since a long time…
Searching for your heart…
Searching for your True Soul
Waiting for it to come back to speak to me
Waiting for it’s sound, waiting for its whisper…
Haven’t heard the whisper that I was hoping to hear
Haven’t got my sign that tells me to move away from the door
Alas! I have waited for too long…
Still Standing at the half closed door
Raising my right foot…
Taking up the first step to walk out…
The door closes…
Never to be opened again!

Give Me A Job – The Most Amazing Job Application Ever

July 9, 2008

Here’s a copy of a real job application letter received this year by recruiters at one top Wall Street firm. (hereisthecity.com)  

‘Greetings from Takijistan!


I am wishing of coming to your great street in the wall to work in bank for investments. My experieence is nice. My uncle had freind who held golfing sticks for Jimmey the Cayne in rounds when bank was dying. My father knows Sir Eliot Spitzer’s girl nice well. Very, very preety, but worth nothing to lose big top job for. Big shame that. At school my teecher always siad that I know price of everytinge and value of nothinge, just like your traders of the subprime.

I never lie. I forget easy and in my country that is not for good. If they catch you in lie in Takijistan, they do terrable things too you with electric sticke. I had problam with the walkings for a little time, but I recover good now well. Not all do well after electric sticke, especial if many stickeings take.

I am wanting to be trader. In markeet, I always get good price. I never misprice, as I don’t know how to do math – see, I have much in commun with your risky peeple. If trader jobs are finished, I could do risky as good.


My friende says you have lost plenty money by your tradings. I am sorrey for that. Perhaps I come and trade nothing – then you lose no money. Already I have good ideas to run your bank. Tell traders to stop losings. I can bring electric sticke.


I here about your bare stearn. Good that your government covers it with much guarantee. In my countrie, the poorings people pay all the bills for the rich too, so your grate countrie is the same. It is good to be at top in your bank. I want to be near top. To take much money when there is none for the rest is my dream. God bless yourr aMERICA.


Your sytem is also good – the politic. A black and woman for top job is nicely. In Takijistan we love Oprah Winfrey to. Sometimes the fat girl, sometimes the thin is very good. You are true free peeple. Even I here your bankers are in streete with sign looking for good jobs. In your aMERICA they don’t knock on door in night if you beg on streete, and you are not taken away off to see family again never. americans just laugh ha-ha and call loser for poor the peeple with no jobs. I want to be loser in aMERICA some day. But now just I want job. If your jobs are finished, do you know place for job signs pleese ? I like ha-ha too.


I hope your bank is prosper and you have good job for me. My father says he knows you will give me good proper job. He says to tell you he now owns 15% of your stocke equity and will buy much more when you make more big losings soon. He has many electric sticke now and most money in all Takijistan .


I will be arrivings next weak. If no job, please send money immediately. Do not defer if I am not to make it in staff (like bonus, which now comes never). If cash is short just sell more housings of your trailer trash poorings people and send mee quick fast.


I am your servant, and my father is your boss top soon now.


Thanks to you for understandings.
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God save the Bank where he is hired him, especially in today’s times of Inflation and Job Cuts everywhere.

Forever A Child…

July 7, 2008

Don’t see a reason, why I would still stop being a complete Grown Up Child :






Managing You!

July 5, 2008

The following is said to be a real letter of resignation from an employee at a computer company, to her boss, who apparently resigned very soon afterwards! It’s funny, if a little harsh..

Dear Mr. X,

As a graduate of an institution of higher education, I have a few very basic expectations. Chief among these is that my direct superiors have an intellect that ranges above the common ground squirrel. After your consistent and annoying harassment of my co-workers and me during the commission of our duties, I can only surmise that you are one of the few true genetic wastes of our time.

Asking me, a network administrator, to explain every little nuance of everything I do each time you happen to stroll into my office is not only a waste of time, but also a waste of precious oxygen. I was hired because I know how to network computer systems, and you were apparently hired to provide amusement to myself and other employees, who watch you vainly attempt to understand the concept of “cut and paste” for the hundredth time.

You will never understand computers. Something as incredibly simple as binary still gives you too many options. You will also never understand why people hate you, but I am going to try and explain it to you………

You walk around the building all day, shiftlessly looking for fault in others. You have a sharp dressed useless look about you that may have worked for your interview, but now that you actually have responsibility, you pawn it off on overworked staff, hoping their talent will cover for your glaring ineptitude. In a world of managerial evolution, you are the blue-green algae that everyone else eats and laughs at. Managers like you are a sad proof of the Dilbert principle. Since this situation is unlikely to change without you getting a full frontal lobotomy reversal, I am forced to tender my resignation.

However, I have a few parting thoughts.

1. When someone calls you in reference to employment, it is illegal for you to give me a bad reference. The most you can say to hurt me is “I prefer not to comment.” I will have friends randomly call you over the next couple of years to keep you honest, because I know you would be unable to do it on your own.

2. I have all the passwords to every account on the system, and I know every password you have used for the last five years. If you decide to get cute, I am going to publish your “favorites list”, which I conveniently saved when you made me “back up” your useless files. I do believe that terms like “Lolita” are not usually viewed favorably by the company.

3. When you borrowed the digital camera to “take pictures of your Mother’s birthday,” you neglected to mention that you were going to take pictures of yourself in the mirror n.de. Then you forgot to erase them like the techno-moron you really are. Suffice it to say I have never seen such odd acts with a sauce bottle, but I assure you that those have been copied and kept in safe places pending the authoring of a glowing letter of reference. (Try to use a spell check please; I hate having to correct your mistakes.)

Thank you for your time, and I expect the reference on my desk by 8:00 am tomorrow. One word of this to anybody, and all of your little twisted repugnant obsessions will be open to the public. Never f*** with your systems administrator. Why? Because they know what you do with all that free time!

Wishing you a grand and glorious day’.

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If taken seriously, this can be an eye opener for any manager who needs to realise that as a Manager they are expected to manage resources like time, money, etc & “Lead People”; not vice-versa. Be it any field, if you don’t treat people with a certain amount of respect and dignity, they will never in return give you the performance that you would expect from them.

Let them know that you worried and concerned about their career, dig out opportunities to give them that they are motivated to perform for you, it will make you realise that its “YOU” in turn that will always go a long way.

When people under you decide to leave, they are not leaving the organisation in fact in turn they are leaving you. Being a Mentor and “Selfless” is a far better and a challenging aspect within the role of any Manager. Managing people is never an easy task, but if we change our perspective that we are managing people who have emotions and are real human beings, we can be by far better human beings ourselves.

I Am Touched…Are You?

July 4, 2008


Our Spirit…

July 3, 2008

Story Time Folks,

Once upon a time there was a girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the fourth boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the third boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her second boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girl’s first boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I’ll be all alone.

Thus, she asked the fourth boyfriend, “I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now, that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”

“No way!” replied the fourth boyfriend and he walked away without another word. His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the third boyfriend, “I loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”   

“No!” replied the third boyfriend. “Life is too good! When you die, I’m going to marry someone else!” Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the second boyfriend, “I have always turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company”?

“I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the second boyfriend. “At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.” His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: “I’ll go with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.”

The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, “I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!”

In truth, we all have four boyfriends in our lives:

Our fourth boyfriend is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it will leave us when we die.

Our third boyfriend is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will all go to others.

Our second boyfriend is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

And our first boyfriend is our Spirit – which is often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world. It’s the spirit within us that often get let down and crushed. Its often we allow other people first to destroy this part of us which in turn should be strong enough to face any odds.

Our Spirit is the only thing that will follow us where ever we go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will continue with you throughout Eternity.