The thing about discipline

You could be disciplined towards your body yet undisciplined towards your work.

Because building a good body is often a sign of letting out aggression. And a method of seeking validation. Most people would sign up for that discipline.

However, a fit body is not always a sign of a disciplined mind and a disciplined human.

There is so much to the true taste of discipline.

Showing up.
Falling down.
Getting up again.
Over and over again.

Discipline is not a sport of only the physically fit.
Discipline is also a sport of the emotionally fit and strong.
Discipline is also a sport of the one who is ready to let go of themselves in order to make themselves better.

Discipline is power for those who choose it.
And slavery for those who don’t use it.

The Sistine Chapel

If you had to ask me my profession, I’d say: “I am a writer.”

But, I am also a Content Manager.
And a Team Manager.
And an HR.
And an Operations Lead.
And also, Content Curator.

Also, a good friend (hopefully).

Recently, when I decided to make a career move from Content Manger to multiple other hats – Content Writer, Content Manager, a colleague asked if I regret the decision of two years back from going from a specialist writer to a generalist Content Manager.

My answer would be no.

When Michelangelo was asked to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he said to the Pope: I am not a painter, I am a sculptor.

However, eventually Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, that became a masterpiece.
It ruined his eyesight in the process.
And his health.

However, he was an artist.
A dedicated human being, far beyond being a human being.
Someone who personified dedication, depth and commitment to art, and also to go beyond who you describe yourself to be.

Which is what, I chose to do as a Content Manger, beyond being a writer.

And it was the right decision.

I have been writing daily

Even though I’ve been irregular off-late, I have been writing daily.

Just that it is on another computer.

Which I keep away from the internet ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, facing resilience in the midst of a life that looks good but is far.

And that is also fine.

We all learn.

Meanwhile, gotta go for a nature walk.

See you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Life lessons at work

  1. No matter how good you are, your boss will replace you once they find interest in someone else. They are not bad. They are just exploring. People replace their spouses. You are just a colleague.
  2. Always love people beyond their work. Human beings are awesome.
  3. Less work. More recreation.