Yes, the year that was in a way not the year I would have liked it to be. It is gone and it is over.
2014 : The good riddance
Almost that time of the year when it’s time to look back and ponder. Things really moved and indeed made a whole lot of difference. Bringing it all back I guess this is where another year ends. It’s been a year of learning. Learning to understand the people, the games they play and how they make you feel. It’s something too late to understand but better now then never.
Few lessons to myself:
Rule #1 -You can’t make friends where you work. They are your mates who watch out your weaknesses to step on you so they can move ahead. You have colleagues who you can call friends till the point you are going for drinks after work, the team dinners and anything which includes socialising from the point of corporate socialising. Anything beyond is your foolishness to be aware of your environment. When you get told make friends, it has a sweet meaning – get your job done and move off. Just as you would in terms – make friends.
Rule #2 – Don’t bother to be in this Rat Race. The point well concluded of the first point this is a rat race. If you’re happy to be who you are you will sooner or later realise you have killed a part of yourself to be a rat in this race. This world is a one created to be watched played and executed to the needs of the greedy executioners who have the power of replacing, removing or multiplying you. The end result is a bigger understanding of how it all works. It’s like a game of chess but more so you can call it Politics of playful.
Rule #3 – Don’t kill yourself – You will understand that all those around you who appears, talk and openly say a lot more about being friends are more or less just interested in your strengths and weaknesses to be able to step on you. You start to generate this stress inside you to understand what is going around you. You start a battle which will kill you. Stop fighting and be who you are. You may not be that best for other expectations but hey you know it inside you. Work on yourself for yourself others will always be insistent on what they expect from you. Stop looking, listening and idolising others. Be your own best to be who you are. Lock this in every scenario of life.
Rule #4 – Acceptance- your life depends on it. Your whole attitude of living will work around this logic.
Rule #5 – Travel Travel Travel… and shoot shoot shoot the shutters… Time to look ahead.
Time, runs away like the sand in the closed fist. So fast that you can barely stop it from vanishing except the last bits which are left in your palm like the memory only left from the whole of that passing time.
Not only does sometimes we bound ourselves to the place where we live but also to the place where we work. It is barely noticeable what kind of relationships we can make – whether they carry on as professional, personal or friends. A good practice of ethics, a long-lasting trust, faith and freedom can only be enjoyed if we give 100% of whatever we do. At the last this working relationship with EISAI was one of a kind for me that I thoroughly enjoyed in terms of my work, dedication and bit of laughter shared with sarcasms from my dear colleagues.
In terms of timelines, working along with colleagues as a team and as a project deliverables, it was always a new challenge, learnings and demanding at times. Especially those helped me in the evenings for the deployments and for the help throughout – I thank you all.
On those words above, not to forget the Master here – Arthur. He is one of a kind – Master of all. I take the oath in his words with being called a Machine and Mansanator which only he can explain to what they exactly justify. I would keep that as golden words from the Master.
New experiences, new surrounding but back to busy London would take a lot out of me again. I moved out of London and moving back again would be a new challenge that surmounts all my other challenges. Stepping away into the Contract world too is something that has got to take a lot away from me rather than the returns. World is a small place as I would catch up some of my ex-employees from this and even the previous workplace. Not too keen on looking at the same side of the coin but the real side which is work and how it will challenge in near future.