Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good Will Hunting

Beautiful heart-to-heart scene in Boston Public Garden, in this movie gave me the whizz. Dr. Sean and Will share a something more then one sided doctor-patient relationships. When Will declines an honest reply to Sean’s queries Sean says bye bye to Will…with the below conversation… Dr.Sean: “So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that.
If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much.
And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid.But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you.
You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some **** book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.”
[Will nods]

Close up:
"As is the thought, so one becomes."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On performance (III)

As the time runs, how nice to explore it in deepest of the depths and widest of the widths…How these many elements work together in heightening our performance.
Use the competition:
With on going preparation or Sunfeast world 10K, which is happening on May 31, the group under training is creating competition to out grow each other’s distance and timings. In the group the bests inspire me too to higher achievement. We realized that we need to run faster, stronger then we anticipated while running alone. I am sure each of us has ended up improving their personal bests.
If we wish to make it to the top like any of the ace performers, we too have to make sure we “train” with the people, who will push us hardest.
Quite similarly, in the office, let’s say there is an executive, this man was known for burning people out. He declined the position as a second in-charge, at rival’s firm at twice his present salary. He realized that if he left he would continue the same pattern of conduct. He stayed back in the same job because he knew that his current company was deeply committed to coaching him and a legion of other seniors on how to become good leaders. He approved that his instructor and peers would help him grow and change his ways.
A good company creates the circumstances in which their elite performers push one another to level they would never reach if they were working with less-accomplished colleagues. That’s what the talent development programs do, they bring headliners together for intensive training often serve pre
cisely such as purpose.
Reinvent yourself:
Hitting the 10K on treadmill was arduous for the feeble me, but the tougher part was still waiting……Do it on the ground Baby!
I needed the different accessories and completely different set of the motivation.
It’s indeed hard to reach the top. The challenge is difficult to embark on other cycle of the goals... Especially you know that you can do it and you have to do it in different settings again. Its kinnda you got to retain the benchmark, you have set it with yourself.
This thought coincides with the insatiable appetite for feedback at work. We see, All the top performance at office have a particularly strong need for the feedback & to use that feedback to reinvent their self. I read it somewhere about a Director, “Credit goes to CEO’s relentless, sometimes brutally honest critiques else I had never stayed on the current position.”
I look at this 42-year-old member of my running group and wish “let me have the enormous hunger for advice on how to develop and progress”, with just one little condition, feedbacks are constructive and nothing deterring.

That‘s it … :-)

Close up:
“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think”.
~ Unknown
(Image from the flicker)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sunfeast 10K

In contention, unflaggingly I Run…
Elongated path, I Run…
I run down & I Run…
Who cares the Destination? It is a Lark…I Run.

Close up:
"Love vanquishes time".
~ Unknown