Friday, October 24, 2008

Motivate others

  Some years ago the following exchange was broadcast on a TV program.

 An interviewer was talking to production-line worker in a biscuit factory. The dialogue went like this:

Interviewer: How long have you worked here?

Production Lady: Since I left school - about 15 years.

Interviewer: What do you do?

Production Lady: I take packets of biscuits off the conveyor belt and put them into cardboard boxes.

Interviewer: Have you always done the same job?

Production Lady: Yes.

Interviewer: Do you enjoy it?

Production Lady: Oooh Yes, it's great, everyone is so nice and friendly, we have a good laugh.

Interviewer (with a hint of disbelief): Really? Don't you find it a bit boring?

Production Lady: Oh no, sometimes they change the biscuits...

Reminding you not to assume that what motivates you is what motivate others. It is also important to recognize that sources of happiness may vary widely between people

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice that there are people with simple lives, simple pleasures and get motivated by what lies underneath- not what everyone sees on the surface!