Yes! I am very biased !!

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People often complain that I am very biased

I play favourites, some of them even voice

Rarely do I reward, seldom have I admired

I don’t promote their work, to have ‘em recognized

 

Yes I admit! I am very biased

I have no qualms to claim, selectively do I admire

I do reward merely and occasionally

I do appreciate measly and miserly

 

Well, I am inclined towards those

Who endow their mind and heart

Who want to make a difference

Passion is their fuel, excellence be their art

 

Commitment and honesty be their natural class

Solidarity is their aim, Winning is their cause

Genuine contribution be their hallmark

No ill intentions, their work is no ersatz

 

I do have special affection for those

Who break inertia and make new rules

Intrinsic desire to grow n evolve

Are the values they acquired in school

 

Special affinity I behold for those who follow ‘the right’

Innovation n creativity is their mental diet

For they are the ones who’ll grow, in stature n length

They are my weakness n they are my only strength

 

I value exceptional work, mediocrity’s not my style

I reward one true great step, than several trivial n trite

Innocent n curious minds, sparkle in their eyes

Ready to learn, open to collaborate, is all that’ll suffice

 

I detest crafty actions

I despise sham n fancy footwork

I don’t approve of selfish motives

Shorn of co-creation and worth

 

I choose n espouse those who aspire and yearn

Commit to excel and rectitude they adorn

I own these seeds and water them with fervour

Take a bet on them, their success is my endeavor

 

If you want to be my star

If you wish to win my soul

Have good intent; just strive for your best

Learn to be true to your role

 

JOURNEY TO VICTORY !!

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Journey to Victory…dedicated to my Winning Team!!

 

 

There’s a challenge ahead

There’s an combatant outside

There are hurdles n blockades

It’s a steep cliff to climb

Are you valiant and unafraid!

 

There’s struggle, there’s warfare

Time to unite, together we fasten

To prove to the greater dare

Your ability may be questioned

Are you ready to smarten for crusade!

 

You may fall before the rise

You may falter before success

You may die to get immortalized

It’s a long journey without recess

Are you ready to resurrect n resuscitate!

 

There’ll be darkness before the light

There’ll be calm, yet a storm

There’ll be no wrongs to get to right

To walk on frost, shed the warmth

Are you ready to show your might!

 

There’ll be fire to walk through

You got to be steel, not ductile

There’s a cause to lead the crew

To co-create at every mile

Are you ready to bleed n fight !

 

There’s a promise to deliver

There’s pledge to be fulfilled

There’s a cause to persevere

There’s an honor to keep n shield

Are you ready for joy of pride!

 

The tunnel is long n obscure

The height is new n unknown

There will be dawn ahead for sure

The glory of day n warm sun anon

Are you ready to endure long night!

 

There’s field we need to plough

Unravel, uneven is the terrain

We need to surge, the seed is sowed

We need the sun, minerals n rain

Are you ready to blossom n flower within!

 

We have done enough

And yet the thirst for more

To meet our goal however tough

Camaraderie, passion in galore

Are we ready to clear the din!

 

We are now close to our success

Ready to unfurl the flag of victory

The last thrust to the power we possess

Triumph now! Rest will be history

Are you armed with valor n ready to win!

Winning in Personal Life…. ( A Tribute To My Partner )

ON THE LONELY ROAD!!

 

On this lonesome road, I was walking in solitude,

Wondering if it was the right one to choose

Looking for directions, lost in my reverie

Praying for an aide and then you came en route

 

Saw me on my tramp, with my unsteady stride

Fear of falling abyss, you took my hand to guide

Led my way, instilled me with self belief

Showed me the path so lucid, so discreet

 

I have taken some vows n taken some oaths

All with your potion of care and support

Am ready and braced to take it ablaze

Only with your fortitude, with poise and grace

 

You gave me my reason, my raison d’être

Promises I made to you, I shall deliver

You are my mast, without you I’d quiver

You are my mentor that I so revere

 

Now that I am resurrected and rechristened

Found my journey and my triumph

Scaling new heights, making for ascend

Learned to rejoice and rise to transcend

 

Be there, be around as I shall need your spirit

On your gumption, I took to detour

Inspired by your resolve, took many pledges

Withstood challenges and fought many battles,

 

You are my power house, I seek strength from you

You kindle my fire, get my beacon from you

You enthuse me each morning, you teach me how to live

To embrace the defeats as bravely as victories

 

I have loved your ardor and your gaiety

I am in awe of your heroic deity

Don’t abandon me amidst my path to salvation

I need you to turn to, till I attain self actualization!

 

The tacit gratitude, I treasure in my heart

A feeling unspoken, till am ready to depart

Knowing you will know how much I need

God sent you as my companion, together we shall tread!!

 

Its a step towards my personal goal……

To Win in personal life – Never take relationships for granted, specially the precious ones. Never fall short of words for those who contribute enormously to your life and support earnestly in making you what you are today…..

So started with a little verse that I gifted to my life partner, on our anniversary yesterday.

My Vision, Mission Statement and Goals of Life!!

One of those days, when I pause and introspect

One of those moments, I take stock of life’s true aspects

How much love and happiness I have accrued, how much in return I ‘ve spread

There’re dreams that I fulfilled while some just faded and withered

How much I have achieved and how much more is left

The essence of life so far journeyed, the search of soul that lies ahead

 

One of those days, when I feel special and blessed

I am grateful to God and all of you who incite this smile

Filled with sense of pride for the goals I have met

When I sit here today to reminisce and reflect!

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If feels great this moment, there is  peace, quietude, sense of achievement…but can this be a permanent state of mind!

I have been mulling over this until I stepped out of an exhaustive two days’ workshop conducted on the understanding and imbibing of our organization’s Vision, Mission and goals. We almost pledged with hand on our heart to live by each and every word of it.

Later, I was complementing at the amount of seriousness and focus our organization attributes to its values and the sense of pride we take to live by them.

What about us as individuals. How earnestly do we take our lives?

 If it is the most important and valuable project to us, have we set a clear vision, mission and goal for ourselves. Isn’t it imperative to replicate this wisdom to our lives at large….

So I started working on this new premise and I conceived my strategy around life more formally, using the same format that we do while making organization’s strategy…..

 

My vision-

To transform my life’s journey from ‘Living’ to ‘Winning’!

My Mission-

I will enhance my self-worth, stature and contribution towards all the important stakeholders of my life by refining myself personally, professionally and spiritually in order to create a mutually Win-Win endeavor for all.

 Important Stakeholders-

 

Myself- My mind, body and soul- (Self-actualization, health and internal bliss)

Family & Friends- My spouse, children, close family and friends.

Career- My goals towards my occupation, organization, leaders, team members

Society- A section of society which needs support and abetting

My goals…

I had taken following set of goals to be evaluated and reviewed after every year.

  1. Myself- To feel blessed, fulfilled, physically fit and one with my soul-
    1. To learn and practice new realms.
    2. To publish my poetry.
    3. To be regular on physical fitness regime. Right eating.
    4. Spiritual connect for quietness and internal bliss.
  1. To be an adored and respected mother, spouse and kin to those in the family who have contributed in my journey.
  2. To be an admired and respected professional for quality of work and value I bring by my contribution.
  3. To engage and support my best to a cause towards society.

Being a corporate employee for a while now, I knew you can’t sustain for long by just making powerful statements. It was important therefore to develop a methodology to measure my success on same. To assess that I am making progress on my vision and mission of life.

After a lot of serious deliberation and some consultation with people in family and colleagues I trust,

I concluded as follows.…

The technique to measure if I have met my first personal goals is- When I look at the woman in the mirror, I see an image I revere, respect and adore. I see a person who has lived a life giving her best , have no regrets and yet so much desire to learn and contribute more.

When it comes to goals with respect to my family/friends, my stakeholders are the customers who should rate my performance. If they confirm that my presence and contribution has made a positive difference to their lives and achievement of their important goals…I am home.

Career goals are easy to measure- Top box performance rating and results in each role.

My goal towards society is under planning and deliberation. I have an outline and imagery in my mind, however I have to assign and commence in a specific timeline.

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Before you start judging me for my strategy and goals or may find this entire exercise a little dramatic….My simple message to all is- it has really helped me crystallize and affirm important objectives of my life with an immense clarity ( However ingenuous they may sound). All this while, these thoughts were there in my mind but obscure and hazy. Having deciphered and documented them is like making a commitment to myself that I stand avowed to fulfil.

Calling….

After fifteen years, I realized why she had cautioned me.

We all have fire inside us!  We all desire to quench our childlike curiosity. We have ability to dare, to learn and practice new things. But as we grow we are taught to follow the prefigured system and make safe choices instead of following our heart. Before we realize we have already fallen prey to the snare laid across the paths already stridden and thence our fire is extinguished. So was mine.

I was happily married with two beautiful children and a caring spouse who was ascending the corporate ladder successfully. I too had a decent part time job to keep myself busy and contended till my children were away to school.

What more can one ask for!

It was a life of most of us and there was nothing wrong with it. However, in the midst of all this, I was restless…… I was happy, contented, going with the flow yet restive!

What happened to my promise I made to Achala!

Where was that little girl who had dreams in her eyes and a warrior’s spirit to realize them.

A suffragette by birth who wrote a poem at sixteen, waging her war against God for not giving women an equal status in the world, while her classmates were batting eye lashes to potential baits.

What was my Calling…..So I picked up my pen after several years and wrote again that night.

Calling….

I am walking in a crowd

With myriad of people around

Walking in different directions, at different pace

As if it was a race

 

There are moments of achievements

There are moments of togetherness

There is mist and there’s fog

There’s fear of getting lost

 

While making some and am breaking some rules

Getting my applaud and also getting ridiculed

An angst, a desire

There’s hope n there’s despair

 

A strange restlessness, something I need to attain

It’s a life we all live, not that I complain

It’s a bitter sweet journey with loved ones, yet there’s a pain

A longing for something, a feeling of vain

 

Want to find my path, my stance and life’s pure meaning

Why I am here, where do I belong and what’s my true calling

Oh tell me, up there, show me my goal

Take my hand and lead me, closer to my soul !!