One evening a scholar was addressing the participants
on the concept of work culture. One of the
participants asked the following question :
"I am a senior manager of Materials Department and I
joined an organization 25 years ago as an Engineer Trainee and over the last
25 years I have gone through every experience in the
During the initial part of my career, the job was very
challenging and interesting.
However, all those exciting days are gone since I do
not find my job any more interesting because there is
nothing new in my job. I am now feeling
bored because I am doing a routine job.
However, Sir, I am living in the same house for over
forty years, I am the son for the same parents for
over forty five years, I am the father for the
same children for the past ten years and the husband
for the same lady for the past twenty years !( the
In these personal roles I do not feel bored Please
tell me why I am bored of the routine in the office
and not in the house?"
The response from Scholar was very interesting and
convincing. He asked the executive the question:
"Please tell me for whom does your Mother cook ?"
The executive replied that obviously the mother cooks
Then the Scholar said that the mother "Serves" others
and because of this service mindedness, she is not
feeling tired or bored. But in an office, we
"Work" and not "Serve". Anything we consider, as
service will not make us feel bored. That is
difference between Serving and Working.
He asked the executive to consider his work as service
and not merely a work !! This was a very interesting
analysis!! Whenever you put a larger
context around your work and see a broader meaning for
your work, you will take interest in your work and it
will make a very big difference in your
Attitude Matters !!!
If you think you are working for the organization you
will get frustrated.
If you feel you are doing a service and getting some
service charges you will feel happy.
After all -doing what you like is freedom but liking
what you do is happiness!
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