Courage to act upon feelings 

How was your day today?

Are there times when you wonder how come things suddenly fall into place in the occasions you didn’t expect them to be?

I had that experience today. I was dragging my lethargic body out to work today and the whole day was in a daze. 2 meetings fell at the same time, yet thankfully, I managed to reschedule one. 

I was working in a cold and distant environment where people seldom interact other than work, otherwise they operate in cliches just like your high school (I know it’s childish yet it’s happening to working adults).

It took a meeting for another person to agree with what I said, so that my team could realise about the things they ignored because they were so mighty up there. Oh well, my words carry no credibility that’s why. 

In any case, I’m glad that someone decided to take action so that we can move forward. I don’t mind being the bad guy in saying the unpopular truth because I know deep down, if I’m not going to say these, my business competitors are going to say it and take advantage of it. Even if it costs my unpopularity (and eventually my job), I would rather say it out. 

May all the real people out there decide to do something about what they see instead of keeping it to themselves wishing it would go away on its own because it won’t.


 

Human differences 

Cultural differences, ego, misunderstanding, grudges, why do these things like to tear good people apart instead of uniting them to work together for a greater good. 

In my mind, I saw kind good souls who are capable of doing great things. Not malicious people intending to hurt people. They are genuinely vulnerable people who are susceptible to life challenges, ups and downs. Some of them protect the weaker ones in a very direct and bold way yet came across as brass and rude to others. Can you fault them? Maybe their way is not the best way, they have good intentions. 

Some of them are eager to perform well in front of others to the extent of being stressed. Perhaps they are seeking for recognition in return. To me, I see that as pointless, there’s no perfect product. It’s all up for discussion for continuous improvement. Indeed, a few heads with arguments/discussion do make the end product better. 

I just pray and hope there are more mediator in between these differences and bring people together instead of tearing people apart.