Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. They are Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls — Family, Health, Friends and Spirit — are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it. Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.
Value has a value only if its value is valued.”
One great value that my wife and I had successfully imparted to our two children is the love of reading and learning. Others include empathy, friendship, gratitude, honesty, humility and hard work. And many more. We also encourage them to make new friends and celebrate the little joys of life.
In this carousel, I am so very happy to share the joys and success of our daughter and her classmates. They are the happy faces of an international set of young men and women who are about to graduate from the school which had produced the Blue Ocean Strategy. Life is a game and win-win is better.
So, my gift to them is Dr Seuss‘s last book “Oh! The Places You’ll Go“, appropriately dedicated to students about to graduate. For them the whole world now is their oyster. Good Luck To One And All. Seek Your Blue Ocean… I further added on my Facebook timeline. On work, I shared a quote from amongst my favourites – Khalil Gibran.
“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy” ~ Khalil Gibran