Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Positive People

This I feel is one of the very rare posts inspired from office. :)
There have been days in office when everything seems so repulsive. Everything seems to antagonize the way I plan to take to get somewhere.

But then sometimes there are folks whose very presence gives that awesome positive aura that hey presto!! I am back.

I had a person in one of the previous firms I used to work with. Brilliance in the form of a human being - that's what he was! I used to adore his skills - be it technical or inter personal. And somehow I observed this weird pattern, the days thing would be going haywire, I would chance to meet him. Even after a chat of say a couple of minutes, I would be so enthused with positive energy, that I would be at my productive and effective best.

Similar is the case with my US counterpart now. I am simply amazed at the length and breadth of knowledge he has. If I was in his place, I wonder if I would be able to go from one day to the other.

Being an immigrant from Brasil, he has the cutest accent possible. He has this quirk of humming ta pa ri da pa ra ta pa di da dum as he is working on. During the calls, when there are moment when he has to stop by to fetch some document or grab some detail, his ubiquitous humming has all the folks on the other side of the call in splits :) And his sense of humour is a biggie feather in his cap. Working with him is such a pleasure. Its not only the dedication he demands from us by raising the bar himself, but he also has respect for our personal time, our space. That is something which is so commendable.

Yesterday I was getting news which was irking me from left right and center, and I had decided to give two hoots to work and just get home and put my feet up at the earliest possible time. But then during the evening call, just the customary status updates itself, made me feel - what the heck; why should I be postponing something which can be done today. And the only thing that made the day yesterday, was getting the job done- on time, on demand ;)

Well, I just hope I have an iota of the positive vibe these folks exude. Its sometimes one of the best gift you can unwittingly give to others. (Apart from a smile which can raise hearts )


niceguy251 said...


First visit to your space. Read 2 of your posts - about your father's retirement and this one. Will read rest later.For first one : Well written and wished him nicely. In this one you have rightly said it is positive attitude which makes the difference. Few are born with it, some cultivate it and rest keep cribbing for each and everything.

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Solitaire said...

Keep the whiners at bay!

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τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

u r surrounded with some nice souls :)

u r lucky :)

feel nice...jus remember the world is yet beautiful as it was yesterday..

Scribblers Inc said...

it always helps when you have such guys around in office...adds a dash of sunshine to a shadowy day!! :D

Scribblers Inc.

Neeku said...

I think I stumbled upon your blog for a reason... may be its a cosmic intervention ;-) but honestly... felt very positive in the end... I think thats what I needed today =)

Thank you =)

Ekta said...

aah so true!
i completely relate to it right now!!
in office and terribly tired and sleepy...just want to go home and sleep and work is the last thing i want to do now...
Need to hear some noice things ard me!

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