Five reasons to smile
Prof Manhar Arora
In this world of competition, people have little room for happiness at workplaces. Chasing targets, meeting deadlines of projects, keeping subordinates busy, generating profits for stakeholders, employees are always under pressure. Due to this pressure many employees have now become the 'converted frowns'. Here the title of converted frowns is used for those who have lost their smiles.
Remember when you got offer letter for the job, how happy and thrilling moment was it? You were excited to share the news of your employment with everyone you knew. How come that happiness has been replaced by stress, where you don’t laugh even though you want to laugh. God knows what haunts you to laugh freely and charmingly. This conversion from happy face to frowning face is a disaster to your personality. So dear why in this beautiful world you have become alien to happiness, why anger, anxiety and panic have become your companions? Leave them and get yourself free from all these hurdles. There are many reasons to smile and here I present you the five major reasons that you must smile all the time when you are at your workplace or in your office.
The first reason to smile is that you have got a job. Believe me in present scenario where livelihood has become so expensive. Imagine if you did not have any source of income, what would you do? It would be nightmare and by all means no one, who has got an employment, dares to imagine this. Thanks the almighty for what you have; just see around and feel the frustration of people who are struggling to get a job. Compare your position with them and feel at the top of the world. Bring smile on your face and remain happy for your achievement--the achievement of having a job. Looking at the global economic conditions, the persons having a job and desk to work are really blessed persons.
Second reason is that you have been given an opportunity to perform. This is quite crucial as competition is intense, expectations are high, but there is no dearth of talents, what every one looks at is to get a chance to perform. In your case you are in your office that means you have some duties to perform. Hence a chance has been awarded to you in the shape of duties to perform and to nurture your talents. An opportunity to perform is just like dream coming true. There are several talented people around us, but willingly or unwillingly they are never been offered a chance to perform. Their talents die within and they cry for help every moment. Imagine their psychological state, where they want a single chance to perform and they are not getting it. While in office there are number of opportunities that let you rise in your career and above all awards you to offer more chances for other to perform. So in this responsible state there are always reasons to smile. Perform when you smile and smile when you perform.
Third reason to smile is, to believe in yourself that you are a contributor and after 9am start counting your deeds that you do for others. Definitely they would be in good numbers. See the changes brought about by your efforts in others lives, while rendering your services. Look around, the buildings, houses, appliances, roads, technological gadgets, services in education, health, business, retail and many more, all are changing and making our life more comfortable and meaningful. While working under the scorching sun, delivering services in freezing zone, standing against thunderstorms and rain, you are working and you are contributing. Contributor always deserves the smile on face.
Fourth reason to smile is that when you are in your office, you are creating jobs and employment for others. Think for a moment that someone must have created a job for you, so it becomes your responsibility to create jobs for the jobless. Every single job offered to an individual is helping his/her entire family to meet their earthly demands of life. As mentioned earlier, when anyone gets an employment, there is a smile on his/her face. When you see smile on other’s face due to your deeds and performances, smile return back to you as a boomerang. Having understood your responsibility as a person who can create jobs for others and become an instrument of smile, it is natural that you would keep smile on your face.
Fifth reason to smile is that you get paid for your work. It would be surprising for you, and you may think what about this reason. It is obvious, if one works he/she gets paid. For those who have this query, I offer this fifth reason to smile. You perform various works at your home for family members; also you indulge in many activities in your neighborhood, but are you paid for those? I am afraid, not. You take children to school, wife for shopping, cook food for family, teach children, clean your house and surroundings, etc, if you do all these activities at office, as your profession, you get paid. Thus, there is very well valid reason to smile in your offices. You must keep smiling at all the times. Life is beautiful and you must respect it by providing smile to everyone’s face.
An opportunity to perform is just like dream coming true. There are several talented people around us, but willingly or unwillingly they are never been offered a chance to perform. Their talents die within and they cry for help every moment. Imagine...