So much happens on any day. The environment around us is bustling with activity all the time providing opportunity to observe and learn.
Often times our minds are programmed to take note of the not-so-good happenings. We readily spot those, comment on them in our own small groups and quickly move on. In a world packed with goodness, this surely leads to millions of lost instances to reinforce positive learning.
Through this post, I want to encourage sharing of some of your most significant learings. Can be in any field – personal, professional working life, social interactions – whatever. Your experiences will be hugely valuable in making each one of us a better individual. Such a lot of collective wisdom is available!
Let me narrate one such lesson I picked in my first job more than two decades ago. I was a new joinee at Yamaha Motorcycle Division of Escorts Ltd, a GET (graduate engineer trainee). My manager made it a point to spend time with me every week to understand my progress and make his expectations clear to me. That usually happened on the first day of the week. For the rest of the week he would let me be but observe me very closely, take inputs from other people and was generally always near at hand. Scary thing in normal circumstances. Only after a few weeks did I get to understand his motive – his objective was to catch me doing things right and compliment me when we met.
That simple act gave me a whole lot of confidence in my abilities, something that I perhaps carry to this day. Catch people doing things right – they will turn out to be great assets!
Guys, please share your experiences. It will be absolutely priceless for the larger community.