I was going through a very turbulent phase in my carrier and suddenly this news came that I was given a new assignment which was very difficult but I needed a chance to prove myself to myself.Actually through the turbulent times I clung to the belief that “If one dream fall and break into thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” (Flavia Weedn). Now that chance had come and I could begin.
A little skeptical that will I be able to justice to the job at hand. I started to motivate myself. I kept repeating Napoleon Hills saying “If you cannot do great things, do small things in great way” Enthusiasm was my only weapon with all of which I started to put in maximum effort to learn about my new assignment. Task at hand was difficult but “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” (Winston Churchill)
Lots of effort and complete team work gave us desired results which I along with team managed to accomplish. My colleagues achieved results beyond my dreams. We were given few more tasks which were even more challenging. Team members became even more enthusiastic to achieve far more better results. There were times when I became a little apprehensive, my colleagues would try to inspire me. I had this habit of using quotation of to encourage so they took same path and they normally used one quotation many times. It was Thomas Edison’s “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”.
It almost seemed that we were being challenged time and again. In the end we were given back our position. We were again given back our original position with extra responsibility given to me. Two of my colleagues were given independent positions to lead their own team.
On the day we were to take up newer assignments I was asked to prep up my team for newer responsibilities . I stood up and said to my team, ” As is my habit to always use quotation to inspire you I will tell you one which I said to myself all the time when my chips were down. This is what Rabindranath Tagore said ‘Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky’.” I don’t know what they understood but they just clapped and clapped. I got my biggest award.