Monday, December 13, 2010

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. True indeed. In life we encounter challenges. Some of them perk us up, some of them seems outright horrendous. The person who faces all of this in equanimity is worth his salt. Do not get fettered by tough situations. Anyone who does not lose his composure and treats this as God's test, will do well.

No matter what the outcome is – one should always strive to do his / her best. When we are in the mode of working, all the forces of nature gather by us. And viola, we get completed work. Work no matter what it is, needs to get done and that too properly. There are different ways of doing the same thing. The smart person chooses the most effective way of doing it.

Sometimes this is also what an Optimizer does. For e.g. The Oracle database optimizer is cost based, which means it works with the most cost effective option. This in Oracle's lingo means that the shortest path or the fastest path is the chosen way. Earlier, we used to have rule based optimizers, where you could give hints to the optimizer itself. But gone are those days, today Oracle does not take any outside help to arrive at an optimum execution plan.

Work should be carried out in a detached fashion. In the sense, not focussing on the outcome. Work should be done for work's sake. Simply melt into it. Get into the grind. When we come out, we will be better people. For having learnt the greatness of work. There is no other teacher except for our work experience. Learn from it. Make a mistake. Do not repeat it.

Form your set of values from what you go thru and not what you know, as in general knowledge.



1 comment:

Anand BK said...

there should be some equation between smart work and hard work.