Something is about to Die?
So you bought a new earphone ' a Bose' branded, it looks flashy white with soft ear covers, you have plugged it in! it is amazing,' music to your ears moment ', you love the sound.... dhup.,dhupp.. you have a list of high thrilling house music on your phone,.you tweek the base sound to maximum... it’s crystal clear, the bass guitar for your song sounds enthralling...sounds funky, you are almost dancing to the beats!
You click on the treble boost and it's You are delighted & your emotions are at an all-time high,'' I am so glad, I made this costly purchase, it has surely paid off '' ..you mumble to yourself as you enter your apartments elevator to retire for the day.
You go off to your office space the next day ....showing everyone your 'Bose' glossy headset, post 6 pm you head off directly to the gym, of course... you need it for working out there as Your anthem of course is ..'.Great music. Great workout '
Some compliments have already started pouring in, however, what is a special treat.. is that the pretty girl whom you seek to serenade at your gym seems to be noticing you.. ..is it my headset or me? As you work out, you are already imagining her also appreciate your choice of your headset! '. that's a cool pair ya..she exclaims...you blush and smile..you are one proud owner!Arent’ you! Your evening dream is interrupted when your gym trainer calls out your name, you smile & continue walking towards him stealing a glance at your heartthrob who is working out nearby.
A week pass by, the earphones get's a little muck in the wires. It’s the little dust in your pocket possibly,..''I will clean it up tomorrow for sure'' ...you assure yourself. The day has been busy & so have you been, while commuting back from work you have been hearing some great music & you start heading home ...It's 10 pm already ..late man! You doze off after a sumptuous dinner.
The next day, while heading off for your evening workout ..you see the wire a little entangled, you feel a little unhappy.. you start sorting it ...Your gym friend Ranvijay's ...calls you .., you say to yourself ''ok, will untangle the earphone in an hour! However, it turns out it is Ranvijay's birthday bash & you have been invited to a little dinner & drinks. Off you go ...you shove the little-entangled earphone in your bag once!''That's not Just a little knot'', you plug in the headset ..and zoom off as u travel hearing the chartbuster' symphony' song.
The next day the wire looks more in the rush to get down from your break ..you just shove it in the bag again...while pushing it in..you feel a little guilty about it ...but you exclaim ''I will clean it up and make it straight tomorrow''.
Hurrah ! the next 3 days is a long weekend on account of festive times.
You pack up early at 5 am for a 2 days trek & stay at Matheran..whatever happened to the glossy 'Bose.headset', It’s still there in your bag & carrying it to hear great music is a must on a trek.! Ohh Jeez..its ..entangled a little more..."no exclaim,"I can still pull the chord a little & hear the music while trekking through the scenic nature of this beautiful hill".
Your conscious seems to echo..ahhh..your Headset.. sort it out, you fight back "bloody hell...I know ..don’t teach me. It’s in my control, I will sort that tomorrow. Can’t you see Mr. conscious I m busy"!
Monday morning you get back to work..and try plugging in the headset. It’s 15 days since you took that prized possession, it doesn't seem to be working..you bang it here ..you try removing the one little knot….,
You remove it & then plug it in agian.. the now completely entangled headset and press play on your phone....umm, no sound just dead air, ''it's got some temporary error'', you assure yourself, "let me restart my mobile & plug the thing again"! nopes ..no sound
.You try untangling it, it doesn't open up easily.. you see a steel wire a little... you start getting irritated.. leaving everything ..you sit down ...it takes almost 15 minutes for you to finally untangle it ..unfortunately some parts of it cannot come back to their 'original shape’ and now Not ...sign!
"Has my costly prized possession been damaged"? , it must be the earphone bad quality, let me give a piece of my mind to the shop where I purchased it from.You zoom on your bike to the store in Bandra to get it sorted, 'You meet the fellow who sold you that prized possession, ''how dare you me a bad quality headset..is this good service? you demand answers from that fellow wearing the white shirt & tie, the sales professional looks at the headset & says ..''sorry the guarantee of the earphone can only be repaired or replaced if it is a product fault ..which I can clearly see it is not''!
You are now extremely annoyed ’’ what do you mean by that’’? , ‘’sir you haven't
taken care of it..that's it’’! silence ... Post 30 minutes of verbal nonsense you know you have lost the battle, you head out swearing to the sky..for a bad purchase.. bad product ..bad ..service. Bad life ..bad whatever... & everything that looks bad.... you post a comment also on Facebook about the company!
You are bad mouthing the product to all your buddies & even to your pet dog who seems to be ignoring your conversation!
There it is....finally, you throw it in a dustbin! What the...heck!It's not fair! ''My Prized possession ''
!Now some of my readers may be thinking, why do you write this ..what’s the point?my question to you my friend is ..whose error was it? Was it a bad was it a bad suggestion of someone who recommended that product or was it you?
What you just read is not an unfamiliar story we go through ...during the brink of our health, financial stability, career, aspirations becoming a reality, startup
business booming. We get super excited & love the moments of this new found victory, however, ...we can take the 'newness' of the event & make it such a big the thing in our life that we could miss out on the little things that possibly matter more, for instance caring for the 'tenured familiar people' who have been with us at work since conception, sometimes we can get so 'transactional' about buying new people who have astonishing talents ..that we miss out on showing the appreciation for our long loyal team & also miss out conducitng a character test of these newbies, sometimes we miss out on soft relationships..i.e. quality personal time with our spouses & even with our children.Sometimes, it could be a little compromise on the ethical choice you & I made, we feel the guilt burning deep inside..but we ignore it emphasizing on the new growth we could get, your deepest self ‘’what about the character’’, '" that I will see Mr. conscious, I can handle it .. am an expert'',"oh my... I am feeling a little mucky you hear your emotions hinting you when you compromised on your health, But who has got time for this soul-searching, the product launch is more important, where is that passion with which you started your career & your slowly and steadily you have become transactional rather than that young passionate entrepreneur who loved delighting each client, you start losing your innocence & commitment to your work ..of business is flowing in..who has time now!
Slowly something is inside....
And ..one fine day ..you realize your on the verge of a cruel physical fight at home which may potentially lead to your broken home.. or your teenage son who is just twelve has started smoking to your dismay while you were out on those business trips sharing your life with someone that gave you momentarily pleasure outside your marriage, or some of the best loyal resources you hired who have absconded without notice ...these employees wanted to meet up with you ..but you know you were too busy ..I guess the matter just got ‘Entangled’.
Or it could be that you have been sued by an organization when your unethical compromise has been making the rounds on social media in broad daylight.
My friend..all of us get ‘Entangled’ in the situations of life …, we do get entangled in the little compromises, the little flirt here & here, however, beware the little compromise. ..the lamb is only hunted by a wild beast when it is not cautious near the lush green grass by the river... enjoying its delicious meal of fresh grass.
Be careful during the monotonous day....that's when passion dies....
The little ignorance of character check ..could ruin not only you but loads of people who look up to you!
For your daughter oh lady...Wants to be just like you! Would you be happy with that? You can’t be speaking as a great speaker about character when you know you have long not sorted out dirt on the window of your heart.
Are you slowly drowning....in a lifestyle pattern that is contrary to your dreams....
The bad news is .. you could be dead inside ...
The good news is.. you could change into newness right now!
Rise up then, get up ..'untangle the entangle '
…So when the little signs of error when the emotions give you hint of ‘not being comfortable with something you just when your conscience speaks to you..heed …hear. Listen..& do it then!
Not tomorrow, not day after…..but today! For it is possible that you resolve to untangle it when it is too late & the situation is dead like that glossy headset.
The word here is ‘Ownership’ ..take responsibility, it will not be as bad as you think!
'Seek out an apology when it is due before distance knocks out the relationship dead'
So listen to your friend ..your conscience… hear, listen to that mentor of yours who wanted to meet up with you, Listen to that little child’s voice of passion that you once had … hope it does not one day becomes so hard …that no matter what’ you will never be able to untangle the ‘entangle’.
Originally written & created by -Bobby Dsouza - motivational speaker / WordPress