Tom and Jerry
joined a company right after they graduated from College.
Both of them worked very hard in their respective assignments.
After a couple of years, Tom was promoted and given a hefty
pay package with lots of fringe benefits, but Jerry remained
where he was. Finally a day came when he could not stand it
any longer and resigned with a complaint that the Manager
did not value all the hard work he did, but rather promoted
those who pleased him. The Manager knew that Jerry was a hard
worker, and to make him realize the difference between him
and Tom, offered him one final assignment before he left the
Jerry was asked
to look for a firm dealing in leather jackets. So Jerry went
out to explore and came back with the name of a major wholesaler
in the district. The Manager asked him what prices can they
offer us? Jerry went back and brought the basic pricelist.
Now the Manager told Jerry, let me give the same assignment
to Tom and see how he performs. Tom went out to explore and
came back with a list of 3 wholesalers of leather jackets
and their pricelists. He had also negotiated an exclusive
contract with one of them which stipulated a 10% extra discount
from the list and an additional 5% if a certain sales target
was met. Jerry was highly impressed and realized the difference
between his way of working and that of Tom. He withdrew his
resignation and decided to continue with the company with
a new perspective, and in less than a year was promoted with
a better pay package and other benefits.
What do we learn
from this story?
It is not how hard you work, but how you work. It is a major
spiritual law: "Anything done with focus, concentration,
awareness and enjoyment, leads to the kind of success one
can only dream of". A person who is able to concentrate,
focus and at the same time enjoy his work, will always be
more successful than others and become a leader in his field.
So all we need
is a little more focus, a little more CONSCIOUSNESS to enjoy
what we are doing. This Universe needs leaders, and by taking
responsibility for our actions, understanding the difference
between Failure and Success, we can lead the way!!
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