Thursday, April 27, 2006

“If you're going to panic, panic constructively”

Panic is the word that I am going to discuss today…! I know we all panic at one or the other way at certain time and situation…but what about panicking even before something happens…mere coz you are a negative thinker!!!!?

“Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

I have so far in life met two such people…who have no patience and just get panic if things don’t work at the first attempt…! This I am discussing because very closely I have met people like this…and I have seen how they become impatient at certain small things and tell to themselves…’ok cool…down…cool down!! Once this happened in front of me and I was laughing assuming he was joking…but no that’s how he keeps himself out of panicking and still he gets restless …I was wondering if such people suffer from anxiety attack ..or so!

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ~ Anais Nin

The second person I have found is who often kind of gives a warning…I don’t know things are not going to work…we are going to be falling behind schedule…hello!!!! Can’t we at least make an attempt first…? And each time this person gives this red signal I watch out for my project plan and disaster recovery plan. And by the time I find things through my grape wine sources…the guy gives me a smile saying…its working now but am not sure further! C’mon man are you trying my patience or…you are just not confident about anything of yourself!!!

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.”

As they say…in the end…the one who attempts and makes the effort gets to taste the sweetness of success….!
And me as a project manager get to give everyone the good news that we are safely landing :D

“Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” ~ Elizabeth Kenny

Now I understand what is working under pressure hahaha….

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.” ~ Henry Kissinger

though I never did in my life…as for me work should be enough to keep busy oneself at the same time one should have lots of fun just like I had today….not what I said above but a real fun with jokes and making some new friends @ the helpdesk support guys!!!

“Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it's just a game” ~ Nerijus Stasiulis


Gumnaaaam said...

ooo myy....seems like someone iz narrating a person wid in the one which can be enlisted in tht 2nd kind u mentioned...before attempting i go lyke...this is really gona end in nothing temme sumthing to get a positive thinking out of this thought u wuld be wondering...How many tymes am i suppose to do so hahahaha..

Tell tht 2nd kind guy ..tht there are many followers of him l0l :D

Hey and did u noticed...the first kind is beta thn the second atleast he calms down him self and tries to look fwd with some certaininty by saying cool dwn cool dwn ;D isint it :)

Really kool thought buddy !!
Keep rockin

CheerZ !

Ekta said...

well actually quite an impatient person in the office...and hate it when my plans go outta schedule!

hope and love said...

thought provoking post..
keep it up..!!

Manish said...

hmmmm remembering when last time I the interview last first question wrong.. and then everything haywire...

u r abs right that U need ++++++++ people who can lift u thru any situation in a project situation

Sarah said...

I panicked only once.. In the middle of doing rounds with the medicine salwar string BROKE and you can imagine the rest

Virus© said...

Good read...
Yea, ur right success can be measured only under pressure situations...

N I panicked when I was caught in my lab, while I was surfing instead of typing code... ;)

Thx for visiting... cheers

Kumar Chetan said...

kal chaudvi ki raat thi, shab tak raha charcha tera,
kisi ne kaha ke chaand hai, kisi ne kaha chehra tera
Thanks yaar,
I just come to ur blog to lisn to some "chuninda" gazals
Thanks again

Keshi said...

Dawny sweety I used to panick alot...way b4..Im usually very anxious but now I have trained myself to's no good to panick, it weakens ur thinking...

**I was wondering if such people suffer from anxiety attack .

they do...and it obscures clear thinking. such ppl must learn to breathe and helps. Yoga helps alot.


Kumar Chetan said...

I am again here and dint read ur post and just launched radio, kept wrking and realy enjoyed gazals
but the post is good
U got some anxious collegue
me too used to have and he will scream, "Man how can u keep so kool wen deadline is so near"
am so shameless that a deadline can not kill me

R.Shriram said...

Hi Fizaa,
Shriram here. nice read

By the way
"no pressure, no diamonds"


Mirzaghalib said...

Hahahaha Dawn...why dont u tell those ppl that

Aaj kare so kal kare
Kal kare so parson
Jaldi jaldi na kar
jeena hai abhi barson ;)

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