Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Craftsmanship - The Real Beauty of Work and Joy

Remembering my visit to the Semperoper on Sunday very well. Today I have combined this with new experiences from the shopfloor (certainly not an opera) at a visit to DHL's postal center in Ottendorf-Okrilla.

.... and so I quietly reflected on what really counts in life.

Certainly it is not the fast paced consume as we encounter in various parts of our life.

Rob Lavinsky, – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Like a diamond that is initially dull, dark, and not sparkling at all, people often don't openly show off their strengths (often they and others don't even know them). Sometimes driven into a direction where they naturally wouldn't have turned. So I learned that Giuseppe Sinopoli, former conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle, not only had studied music, but also had a PhD in Criminal Anthropology).

When do we know what our true SELF is searching for in life?
How many detours do we take in life and when does somebody detect our inner strengths?

Going far to see close - into yourself and your true SELF - is what my dear friends of MonkeyBusiness, ex-students of TeamAcademy taught me. It certainly needs constant honing of the diamond of personality and feedback by friends, colleagues, and even your least-liked companions (they open a mirror to what you really really would not like to do).

Mario Sarto
.... when nurtured and done by real craftsmanship this may come out and it accounts for any field of what we can shape in life :-)

All my best wishes to the sparkling fresh voices at Semperoper.
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