We all ponder about various things in life and one of the most often observed aspect of life over which lot of adults ponder and worry is : Work
When you work with your heart , you might end up being very successful or you might end up making other people successful.
In either case, if you love what you do, you will be happy for most of the time. In case you become successful with your heart at work, then you will end up being the most jolly person in the town. If you end up making other people successful, you will be happy for most of the time, except when you come across that person travelling in BMW and you have to take an auto to work. But that would be momentary.
What is putting your heart at work and what do you get back from it ?
Work is something that you spend doing 1/3 of your life (8 hours from 24 hours) or more, depending on the kind of job you are into. So it naturally takes up a lot of space in your life, in your mind and your heart. Usually work is something we do with our mind and we work through the ladder of performance, excellence, politics, tactics, moves, choices, decisions and all the other adult stuff of life. It all goes well, until a day when you start wondering what do you get back from the work ?
That is when you realize, what is that your heart wants. Is your heart at work or is it just the mind ? When you find a job that you love and when you put your heart at work, people who are involved or affected by the work you do, will love you truly. You will excel in the work you do. When you put your heart at work, you treat your work like your girlfriend.
I have a little experience of the variety of work around the world, but with the limited amount of experience I have, I believe I have something to share here. In my first job, I did a tremendous job (not boasting) but really, I did my job very well. At a stage in time, I was dealing with the 3 industry leading companies and I used to be available on call almost 24 hours. This was not because I was being paid loads or I was being appreciated. It was all because I loved what I did. I had a complete different notion of the work I did and I used to take everything in a challenging way. I grew very skillful and it helped me move to next stage in life.
They never appreciated truly for the work I did. It was all frustration zone and most of the time it used to fill bitterness inside, but whenever I placed my fingers on the keyboard, it all used to feel worth. It was like kissing my girlfriend, being embraced in her arms and falling in love with her. That was how I was in love with technology. But then since you cannot stay in hell for long, even if your girlfriend is beside you, I chose to move on.
Then I found at my next job, people of different kind, who appreciated the knowledge I had and dedication I showed at my job. I was not doing anything different, in fact, I was doing lesser amount of job, but with same dedication and intention. They would appreciate every little thing I do and it boosted me to perform even better. I would propose solutions that were not in place and I would go ahead with various improvements for business.
What I realized eventually is, that when you do something with your heart, you might feel frustrated or disappointed with the results in the immediate future, but if you keep doing something with a clarity in your mind and if you keep grooming yourself, you will land into a place where you will be loved and appreciated for your work. This all though depends on the choices you make and a little bit of your luck.
You have to be careful of the deceptive people in the Industry, who would take due credit of your work and project it as their own. They would shine brighter in life, absorbing your light, making you fall into the depths of darkness. You must make sure, that the fuel you are using to burn and generate the light is not non-renewable (coal). You must either be a diamond cut through the experiences of life, to shine forever or you must be a Sun, to shine brighter every hour, burning on the inside for a million years. My name was my inspiration to unleash the immense amount of light out of me, so much that whatever they sucked out of me, I was never out of energy or light.
So I survived. I lived. I shined. I rose. I blossomed. I made it. I work with my heart .