Sunday, May 4

BE responsible! Enjoy freedom...

Responsibility and Freedom. We all think of these two terms as totally opposite. For us, freedodm means freedom from responsibilities as well. For us, responsibilities means boundations, and hence we are not free. But the truth is different from what we think and believe.

Real freedom is achieved not by running from it but by accepting and completing ones own responsibilities.

Lets explore the relationship between freedom and responsibiliities by quoting an example,

At work, I am always running from taking any responsibility. If my boss assigns me a job, i always starts thinking how to put the same on somebody else's shoulder. What if the responsibility is given to me of a particular task, and I am not able to complete it. It will be such a shameful moment for me, and hence i just run from accepting any responsibility.

But am I FREE? NO!

I live in a constant fear of getting into responsibility. This freedom which i get by running from responsibility is like a freedom of a convict who is running from the police. Do you think a convict is free if he runs from the law. NO.. similarly we can not considedr ourselves as free by running from our responsibilities.

NOW, let me accept the responsibility for my work in the office. By being a responsible employee, I would try to complete my work without anybody reminding me. I am not depending on anyone for completing my work. I am FREE to finish off my work as quickly as possible and then do whatever I want. I manage my time accordingly so as to finish off my work. And once I complete my work with responsibility, I am sure no one would complain. My boss, will not be after my life to get the work done. I will be free from the anxiety wrapping me every morning before going to office. I will be free to live my life as I want.

And hence I will be FREE... i will attain freedom from so many things, a few I have mentioned below.

1. Freedom from Nagging Boss
2. Freedom from complaining co workers
3. Freedom from Dissatisfied customers (internal as well as External)
4. Freedom from lack of time for myself and my family.
5. Freedom from tension, as I know I have to complete my work and I will complete it in time.
6. Freedom from being dependant on others to complete my task.

1 comment:

Charu said...

yes "Jeevs", freedom doesn't mean lack of responsibility. Seems you are going in de right direction.

"JEEV" - Jeev in hindi means a living being, and jeevs write his blog under this name, because he writes it as a living being, for other living beings, specifically for people in corporate world. Through this blog he wants to provide resources for everyone to make their work life easier.

Jeevs feels as living in a cocoon and looking forward to fly high as a butterfly, in the sky of knowledge.