Be excellent at work

This little post on my LinkedIn feed cheered up my mood. Was feeling pretty down today. I hope it help someone else too!

Are you hurt? Bad Day at work? Read this

On his first day in office as president,
When Abraham Lincoln entered to give his Inaugural speech,

One man stood up and said,
“Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family”

And the whole senate laughed, They thought they had made a fool of Lincoln.

Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said,
“Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes for your family, and there will be many others here. Because he made shoes the way nobody else can, he was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”.

The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

“No one can hurt you without your consent.”

“It is not what happens to us that hurts us. It is our response that hurts us. Be excellent at your work

Source: LinkedIn Feed Post

The Originators

Today a funny email float into by In-box from my other programming fellows with a pun “Know Your Enemies” in the subject. It showed the picture of all those great people who created one or the other programming languages or software techniques or paradigms, and it really amused me.

All these masterminds have done a great job and have contributed a lot in shaping up today’s Computer, Web and IT industry and I really admire them. It was really nice to see how they really look. However, my fellow programming beings seem to be completely bored and frustrated with their daily routine work, tight schedules and absolutely no creativity in life, considering these people as the root of all their frustrations :). But never mind, the creator of the email had just a noble intent to keep up a light humor in the life of that poor frustrated programmer when he opens up his email in morning.

So here are our enemies, oops… sorry the originators 😉

Creators or PHP, C, C++, JAVA, Javascript, Perl, MySQL and others. Click to enlarge.