Thursday, June 29, 2017

Be part of the vision - Holidays with Harimohan Paruvu

Looking at how my intentions are not communicated well, I shared an experience with Harry.


One of my friend is passionate to do MBA and she wanted to be outstanding. As she started working with me, she once posed a question to me,

"Now as everyone are organising TEDx events, everyone will put that in their resume. I want to be outstanding. How should I be outstanding. "

I never thought of TEDxVNRVJIET as mere event, I believed it as a intense work to change the thought process. Event is byproduct of our ideology. I assumed that she took the work as a great chance for a change.

Listening to the whole story Harimohan shared a story with me.

Story of stone cutters.

A man once went near stone cutters and asked what they were doing. 

He approached first stone cutter and asked, "What are you doing?"

"I'm cutting stones," said the stone cutter.

The 1st stone cutter was in a hurry to go home. He comes in time. Does the work and leave. There was no intense involvement.

He asked the same question to  2nd stone cutter.

"Me and my friends are doing the work together. To work together is fun."

2nd person was having fun and laid back about work.

He asked the same question to 3rd stone cutter.

The 3rd stone cutter seemed to be very passionate about the work.

When he was asked,"What are you doing?"

He said, "I'm building this absolutely fabulous building!"

He identified himself with a big vision. He didn't see himself as a stone cutter. He saw himself as absolutely important person for this building.  He believed that he's part of the big vision which his boss shared.

Share your vision with  everyone so that people will work enthusiastically believing and sharing the vision.

Time to meet people and share the vision!

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