There are some moments/situations/phases/incidents (call it what you may) in life which are significant. While living in them I can feel their significance… that are life altering… that will change me as a person. I am living in one such moment right now. It is not about winning or losing… after all does anyone ever win? I mean… in life… there is some loss in every win. It is about the journey or specifically, the fight. I know once this blows over or is resolved… I will be stronger, less trusting, less naive and lose some of the leftover innocence. It is strange but through any such fight… what goes first is innocence and then trust.
I did try to keep my mouth shut and be diplomatic like it is expected in corporate life… but not for long. That is just not me… I need to speak up…. no matter the consequences. KC was soooo bugged with my diplomacy and I am glad to have a partner in life who will never let me forget who I am. And I am grateful to have friends like RT who will always give a listening ear… who will give honest, experienced and wise advice.
Should my job change who I am or what I believe in?
Last month my sub-ordinate was advising me how I should commit things to trade partners to keep them happy.
I told; “I will commit only what I can do. I do not believe in breaking commitments. Just because we do sales does not mean we cannot stick to our principles and achievement should not be at any cost. There is a right way to achieve the right targets”. I don’t know if these words had any impression on him… but I hope I can lead with example.
I probably sound like an anomaly. I guess, I began my career in a very ethical and clean sales company and that has shaped my views for life. Not everyone gets that opportunity.
Thought for the day: Don’t let your organization or profile or seniors define your values and principles.