Sunder Pichai – CEO of Google: Life changing & Motivational Cockroach Theory.
Once Upon a time, In a restaurant, many people were having their food. All of sudden, a cockroach flew from somewhere and sat on the lady.
She started shouting first, by looking at the cockroach.
With a panic face & shouting voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Her reaction was enormous, as everyone in the surrounding tables also got panic.
Finally, the lady managed to throw the cockroach away anyhow, But it flew on another lady, to the nearby table.
Another lady, repeated the same scene, Waiter was around that lady,
In attempt to throwing the cockroach, next fell upon the waiter.
Waiter reactions were normal, he managed to throw the cockroach away from his shirt without getting panic, staying normal
Sipping my coffee on the nearby table and watching the amusement, Few thoughts came in my mind and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their abnormal behavior?
If yes, then why was the waiter not disturb?
He handled the situation with perfection, without getting panic.
I Feel “It is not the cockroach, who created the disturbance but the inability of those people to handle the situations caused by the cockroach, that disturbed the ladies”.
I realized that, “it is not the shouting of my boss, my father or my wife that disturbs me, but it’s my inability to handle the situations caused by their shouting that disturbs me.”
“It’s not the heap of files on my table that brings my confidence down, that how to finish all the work, but its my inability to manage my time to finish all files work from my table.”
It’s my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life,More than the problem.
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Lessons learnt from the story:-
I Learnt that “I should not react in life.
I should always respond.”
The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.
“This was my life changing story that I shared with you”, Sunder Pichai.