Treasure Island

Bashyam Narayanan


Leave a mark by your special ways of playing your role


You are hired
Only to be fired
Or to be retired
As desired
By the person
who hired

This fact need to be dared
When you are up flared
And for hiring declared
By the person who chaired
The selecting group un-deferred

You know your worth
And you should know your work
You know what you should be doing
More vitally, what you should not be doing

Jobs, whose skill requirements
Are below your skill level
And those whose skill requirements
Are far above your level
Cannot be performed by you

At the same time
Do your work diligently
With a passion for it

Tasks performed without love for them
Turn into toiling
With no satisfaction
Either to self or the beneficiary

We are not born
To work or toil hard
But are born to enjoy working
With a never dying enthusiasm

Enthusiasm aided with innovation
Makes the work
More enjoyable

Monetary returns
And other work-related benefits
Cannot be charming always
But, what keeps you going
Is the self-satisfaction,
Your unique contribution
And your specific touch

Be ready to accept the fact
You are not indispensable
Someone will replace you
To play your role

But, leave a mark
By your special ways of
Playing that role

Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

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