Sunday, March 28, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Coca Cola

A friend forwarded this valuable reminder to those who tend to be overworked in these hectic days of life. It was in my mailbox for about one month until I noticed it last Friday.

30 Second Speech by Bryan Dyson - Former CEO of Coca Cola

Bryan Dyson.

"Imagine a life is a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. They are Work, Family, Health, Friends and Family, and you're keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, you will bounce back. But the other four balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it."

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friend and have a proper rest. Value has a value only if its value is valued.

When I read these words, I immediately thought of keep this 'speech' in my blog. It is so true and real. Work is just endless but the other parts of your life have limits. Once, I read a case whereby a supermarket worker died due to overwork. This is just so unfortunate and could have been prevented.

Have you heard stories of your friends, relatives or even strangers from TV whom children cannot really 'recognize' their parents, usually their Dads in most of the case? Dad goes to work before the children wake up and come back to home when they are asleep at night. Sometimes he also goes missing on weekends, likely for work. Even when they see him at home, not so much converstation built simply because they hardly spend time together. This scenario happens for years. By the time the Dad retires and can have his own moments, his children know him as just someone in the family. Not so much emotional strings attached overtime. Money will not be that much meaningful to him anymore by then, I think.

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