Monday, November 02, 2009

Does Obama deserve the Nobel Prize for Peace

Does Obama deserve the Nobel Prize? I say he does.

You measure a man not by results, but by intentions. And I believe they are noble. Results are not in ones hands. It's God given. We have a right to work but not to its fruits. That part is awarded by God. This whole system of measuring everything as per output is a little skewed. Let me give you an example:

2 colleagues (let's say Sales managers) given a target of 1 million to be achieved within a year's time. Let's say that 1 accomplishes it and the second person doesn't. Logically speaking the person who achieved the target should be paid more than the one who didn't. And so goes the rewarding system. For a moment you consider the time that both of them spent and find that both of them have worked equally hard. But digging deeper you find that the area where the sales manager who didn't accomplish the target was a victim of a cyclone and hence the inventory in that place got damaged. Further replacements had to be made, and new orders were hard to come by. This is a fictitious example.

But the same thing applies to Obama. Whether the middle east crisis will get solved or the dollar will appreciate – nothing is in our hands. We can just try.

And that's what this man is trying to do.

Failure is not an option some say. Wish it was true always.

In whichever case, you don't have to win a race. Just participate. Try winning definitely, but even if you don't, you are a winner in God's eyes.

Cheers always,


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