A ‘Word’ on how in life ‘Excel’ is the ‘Power-point’!

One of my favorite sayings is by Einstein…“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”.                     

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I had barely put my laptop back in its bag when an idea suddenly struck my mind. So, back came laptop and here I was, working out something differently. Way past midnight, as I reluctantly put it back, by then, I had realized that things could be done in a better way.

There was just a little problem! That meant that I would have to undo the work of last many days and redo it all. That chain of thought took its mind-space and kicked sleep out of window. So, here I was, thinking well into the night about how it has to be carried out…

Well! Waking up with bulging eyes and hunched mind is something that can’t be hidden from people at home. And having known me well, they know what causes it. So, as I tried to accelerate my slow machinery, one of them couldn’t help but burst into those words…

“Why do you need to be so punishing towards yourself? Look around…people who don’t value excellence and produce just above-average work are actually far better off. They have lesser sleeplessness, higher immunity and lower stress-levels. And yes! They also drive bigger cars, live in bigger houses, and boast of bigger investment portfolios. I mean, why sweat so much on excelling…”

Well! I know that when someone close gets into such a tirade then it is less out of complaining and more out of care & concern for you. So I simply smiled and carried on…

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But I can’t tell you how much I felt like explaining that “I strive so hard to excel, not because excellence will get me some reward, but because… excellence IS my reward!” 🙂 

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. (www.socialigence.net) He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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