Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I think it's the FROG SYNDROME...

So the past week was tres stressful, educative and fun.We had a 4 day intensive training on the ISO standards and auditing. Was really informative and the food was Yum!!! except for the fish incident (So hilarious)...I think on the second or third day of the training, while listening to a discussion on the importance of effective and regular audits, the trainer said something that stucked with me. He said 'Audits are done to reduce the risks of complacency in an organisation. Most company don't grow because they have the FROG SYNDROME'.

And he is absolutely right. I'm even of the opinion that symptoms of this syndrome can be seen in 99.9% of everything we do. 

Basically, the frog syndrome can be explained this way...if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. Talk about adaptation.

And that's the situation most of us are in now...We have become so comfortable with our present situation that we have found it difficult to change. It can be in terms of an addiction, gaining weight, an annoying JOB, stupid relationship,all those situations that are peculiar to us...Don't forget, it's not like it started overnight, we must have felt some traces but like the boiling frog, we chose to adapt to the situation saying 'Oh, it will change' 'I will stop after a while' 'I'm old' and before you know it, you become stucked or boiled as the case may be.

So my message today is 'Resist the frog syndrome'. Don't get so comfortable with your present situation and Don't let people tell you that you can't do it.

If you hate that Job, Fire your boss. If you are overweight, lose the laziness and exercise. Make room for personal development, tres important. Never underestimate God's power too...

Don't be a boiled frog!!!

Have an awesome day...
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. 
- Earl Nightingale