You came to be a part of my team, cast off from the other since you were not good at “this and that”…I was apprehensive, due to the perception formed; talking to you over the phone for that first time; overseas, asking those usual questions on the subject and blah blah…..see, it’s the perception, which still made the usual me think you were an “AVERAGE”!
I came back offsite; You were there along with so called professionals graduates and good performers...The usual process of training and accreditations did go on and I was least looking at you and expectations were just so LOW. Me in my usual self-skill sets fashioned in handling people, did those fake stunts to treat you alike.
First disclosure, yet unable to believe was those brilliant marks scored in those test papers. It was just a simple test, I know him, am the lead here! See I said, it’s the Perception; which was dominant! Now I remember you said hello at the pathway and I least looked at you to acknowledge….
Your language issue was rather; I could take it as my strength to prove my point…as your weakness…
It was then a series of “this and that” slowly and effectively, which made me sit back and think …
Hell, Its my PERCEPTION….Can those marks be wrong, can that honesty be wrong? Those client appreciations for handling that critical account at that crux of the moment are wrong? Can that consistency be wrong? You were the first to raise your hand in agreement, to work late….
“HELL, you proved me wrong”….
Oh yes, you were the one who spoke to the team saying this is what she meant and that she is our boss….do I thank you for supporting me or Thank you for being so much the BEST performer in uniformity….Was it me who scribbled those lovely words recommending you for those awards? AGAIN, it was you who handled those calls in my absence and you who taught new kids on floor…You had the patience and the Belief. You hardly cribbed for work or for wages…
It was “YOU”, who was the REJECTED!
“You changed it, the PERCEPTION”!
"People believe I am what they see Me as, rather than what they do not see. But I am the Great Unseen, not what I cause Myself to be in any particular moment. In a sense, I am what I am not. It is from the Am-notness that I come, and to it I always return.”..Neal Donald
You were the one, who proved me wrong in the “right” way….You knew exactly how to communicate with your actions and not by words or cry…this was my lessons, which challenged my over-confident skills-sets I carried so long…. I moved on, stuck to my memories; the effect you had shaped…I still carry those lessons, not written anywhere, but an experience worth…Today, you are one of my good buddies..
You called me last week….its your last few days in the city. you are quitting but for a better place to go, to follow your dreams…You made this place wonderful and taught me lessons which will be cherished in our growing yrs in profession….This is to say how best you were at, even at those challenging times… I know your chosen path now; is a road “very less travelled”, but you will be a winner!
This post dedicated to you buddy!!!! All the best……Shrutzz
( you are in those pics....;))