To those who find it hard to go to work on time, here’s my lolo’s award for having a perfect attendance for 6 years! By the way, he has been awarded for more than 10 consecutive years. #ProudApo
It is inevitable for a person to blame others.
Traffic here in the Philippines is usually considered by all as the main reason why they are late for work. I have thought of that once, maybe twice. I even considered the opportunity of buying cars way easier (and cheaper) than before as another cause of my tardiness…but who are we kidding? We, people, decide to buy and drive those cars. Ergo, we are in control.
The picture above shows the award given to my lolo / grandfather back when he was still employed. You have read that right, it was for his 6th year of perfect attendance. He even made it up to more than 10 years! My mama / mom told me that even a super typhoon did not stop my super lolo to go to work.
I guess this post applies mostly to Millennials like me, who “sometimes” find it hard to: wake up early in the morning, prepare for work, perform tasks routinely, maybe enjoy an hour or two with friends at night, and go back home and sleep. Repeat.
Yes, they say we are the “Lazy Ones” or those who give up easily. Some say we want to do a lot of things at once, while others say that we do not believe that work is meant to be done the same way everyday. We have a lot of opinions about this generation, and I’m not writing this post about it. So let us respect those opinions and move on…
Point is, we have the choice. Regardless of our difference in age, culture, beliefs, etc…we are in control of our lives.
We have our own priorities then we go set our own checklist in order to achieve it.
Maybe my lolo’s goal back then was to get the awards given to a person with perfect attendance. It might not be anyone’s goal now, but look at his achievement. He was able to do it, I am sure we can achieve ours too.
We need not sacrifice our health or time with our loved ones in order to get what we want. Remember, there may or may not be a sacrifice involved. With this, we must just choose wisely. Prioritize. Which is worth more of our time? Is our goal worth it?
Let us avoid blaming others for our limitations and/or failures. Let us change and improve ourselves and our view of our surroundings will follow.