Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Cockroach Management Theory

A beautiful speech by Sundar Pichai; an IIT-MIT Alumnus, now Google boss.

"The cockroach management theory for self development."

At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.

Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.

The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but it landed on another lady in the group.

Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.

The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.

In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.

The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt.

When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.

Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behavior?

If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed?

He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.

It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.

I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it's my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.

It's not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.

More than the problem, it's my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learnt from the story:

I understood, I should not react in life.
I should always respond. 

The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.

Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of.

A beautiful way to understand LIFE.

A person who is HAPPY is happy not because everything is RIGHT in his Life...

He is HAPPY because of his Attitude towards everything in his Life is Right! 

RESPOND TO ISSUES DON'T REACT, and keep winning in Life. 

-- Author Unknown


faisal fahlevi said...

Nice reminder Pak Steven.
This happened all the time.. 😊
Thank you for sharing...



Unknown said...

Well illustrated story and what we can learn from it.

prabavathy said...

Thanks a lot dear Sundar Pichai for your Philosophical ,Motivational Cockroach Management Theory through Live Narration.