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Natural calamities such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and tornadoes, air and sea disasters, and even road accidents had people losing loved ones and friends, without saying goodbye.
These happened ''all of a sudden.'' Did the victims have an idea that it was their last moment? Were they able to rectify some aspects of their lives? Questions like these lead us to contemplate on our current existence and look at our life a little more differently.
This scenario demands an attitude of utmost responsibility and care. The reality is, we only have one life so we must maximise every existing moment to do the proper thing, make everything right and make a difference to everyone whether it is in our home, our workplace or the community in general.
If you have opted to live a life of integrity, focus on it and practise it in your day-to-day living, be it personally or professionally. If you have resolved to improve your relations with your family, friends and work colleagues, do it now.
Do not live with the false belief that it is alright to currently compromise on your professional and personal ethics then rectify your values, principles and actions later. Beware! Such ''wishful thinking'' is just an illusion which had trapped many.
Living in the moment with the goal of becoming helpful to everyone while maintaining proper values is the instant recipe to success. It has the tremendous power to shift our focus towards the abundance in life and to look at everything in a positive way. It enhances our self-esteem, encouraging us to achieve more. It urges us to be more on the giving mode rather than the opposite.
Therefore, shift to that focus and attain the power to start living without fear and with great fulfillment.
• Don't compromise on your values at home and in the office
• Strive to be remembered for your deeds rather than your role
• Focus on making positive contributions at work, in community
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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company