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Monday, August 22, 2005

Thoughts on a Monday Morning

R Ramaraj, CEO of Sify has written an excellent article in today’s Financial Express. It couldn’t have been more apt as an article talking about Monday Morning Blues has been published in the Monday newspaper. Have a nice week ahead!

Do you jump out of bed with great enthusiasm on a Monday morning? Monday morning! Must be kidding, right? Why is it almost a given thing that work is the last thing someone wants to do? We hear words like repetition, boredom and stress as an inherent part of working, instead of challenged, invigorated and productive.

In the past, people took up a profession according to their aptitudes. One became a baker, carpenter, trader or ironsmith, based on aptitude, training and skill. Today, we tend to ignore our aptitudes and, instead, focus on academic qualifications. I believe that this has led to stress, unhappiness and the ‘Thank God it’s Friday!’ syndrome.

But the truth is, you must enjoy what you do to look forward to going to work. For that to happen, choose something that enables you to use your natural talents and aptitudes, in addition to academic qualifications. Only then will there be a passion in you for what you do.

I realized that Sify doesn’t provide RSS feeds for any of its sites. It’s high time they looked at it.

7 Comments:

  • Wow... guess my CEO knows how I feel on Monday mornings !!

    Thanks for the pointer Kaps ! Was a really nice article.

    By Blogger Somu, at 12:36 PM  

  • how true

    By Anonymous vasanthi, at 12:41 PM  

  • I agree with Somu's CEO comments.. If we are obsessed with a work, we won't feel bored even if it is a sunday.. unless the pressure comes from other side [for a married man, from his wife....!!! Expereince talks :-( :-( ]

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 4:56 PM  

  • @Somu,
    Maybe it is after seeing some of u guys that your CEO wrote like this :-)

    @RamC,
    "If we don't get what we what we like, we have to start liking what we get" - a saying which I read recently.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 6:04 PM  

  • Nice thought on a monday morning.

    By Blogger Rajesh, at 12:36 AM  

  • Very interesting thought that - but it is only a starting point...for assuming someone likes IT, they need not necessarily like their work place do they ? ;)

    no assumptions please :-)

    By Blogger Arvind, at 2:50 AM  

  • @Rajesh,
    Thanks

    @Arvind,
    There might be a case where one likes the industry but doesn't like the company....quite possible.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:02 AM  

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