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Posted at: Wed Jun 2 02:58:16 2004 (GMT)

From: shalabh_nReply 2 of 6Reply
Subject: Professional success is hard to achieve...
   In todays world, professions are becoming very demanding and require extra
   effort from individuals to succeed. Competition has become very intensive
   requiring everybody to come up with new ideas and strategies every time so
   as to stay ahead of the competitors. Time to market is a big differentiator
   and this requires compromises on personal front as everybody is putting more
   effort in the workplaces to get an edge.
   
   In todays scenario of globalization there is lot of work happening across
   geographies. This is requiring people to work across different time zones
   and work during odd hours. This also leads to disturbances in personal life.
   There are lot of cases of divorces in professional couples since the couples
   dont have time for each other and fully involved in the activities related
   to work place.
   
   On the contrary, putting too much focus on professional success can lead to
   burn out. There are lot of instances where people put extra effort but
   unable to sustain the effort in the long run.
   
   There is lot of discussions in management circles related to better time
   management and working smartly. People are advised to do essential things
   first. A popular book by Stephen Covey on time management First Things
   First stresses on the idea of time management and maintaining balance
   between professional and personal life.
   
   Looking at above points, it definitely requires one to strike balance
   between professional and personal lives. People are getting carried away by
   professional success but they need to assess whether they are loosing on
   personal front and any kind of impact it could have on their future lives.
   It will also require organizations to change the structure and mindsets so
   that the organizations value the personal lives of employees as much as the
   professional life.

Posted at: Wed Nov 2 17:34:34 2005 (GMT)

From: debashishReply 3 of 6Reply
Subject: Re: Analysis of Issue Essay Topic 6 - Difficult for people to achieve professio
   I agree with the statement that to achieve professional success, sacrifice
   of personal aspect is essential. There is no doubt that we have achieved a
   great deal of professional success in this century and there are lots of
   by-products to it. I would try to prove that, we have achieved our
   professional success by sacrificing personal life, by examples.
   
   The topic might not be totally applicable to all and sundry. But it can hold
   the ground for the majority. Effort that a human can exhort is finite. If we
   need success in professional life, we need to put more effort there and this
   decrease the energy left for personal life. Human can’t increase the limit
   of his/her energy. And human body can’t cope up with the unlimited demand
   of modern profession. In the globalize world, where the possibilities are
   infinite and most of us are willing to spend bulk of our focus in our
   professional life. Achieving success in professional field is getting more
   important than happiness in personal and family life. 
   
   The conflict of family and a demanding career is an apt example. How far can
   a human being juggle between these two roles? At the very end, we need to
   find a compromise. It’s either job or the family. This conflict is more
   prominent in developed world than anywhere else. Many socio-economic
   problems can be traced to shift of focus to professional success. Divorce
   rate is rising, as we don’t value family any more and we don’t value
   each other as well. Most of the developed world is facing baby-crisis and
   this is the direct result of career aspiration. Family has become a
   hindrance on the way of a career objective. Living together rather than
   getting committed to each other is getting popular, as people are seeking
   pleasure rather than commitment. Human being is running after professional
   success so much that we don’t have time for other commitments. So concept
   of family might be wiped out soon. Single parents are getting more common.
   But have we paused and thought how miserable the life of the kids might be.
   We don’t have time for it. Juvenile crimes are on upward trajectory.
   Teenage pregnancy is getting common in developed countries. Alcoholism and
   drug abuse is increasing. These are the direct result of break-down of
   social structure. Parents don’t have time to take care of children. And
   maid can’t be a viable alternative to a mother. So children are mostly on
   their own and are ending up being less human and more zombies. People do not
   have time to take care of their elderly. So in the old-age people are ending
   up in old age homes. The silent suffering of our senior citizen is because
   of our negligence. 
   
   But at the end of the day, we ourselves are not spared. Diabetes,
   blood-pressure etc are on rise. These are in direct proportion to out
   prosperity and material aspiration. Piling heath care bill because of
   unhealthy lifestyle is becoming a cause of concern for Governments.
   
   Why all these are happening? The answer might be: we are more devoted to our
   professional objective. Definitely, we are more advanced than we used to be.
   We have all the material comfort we need. So we have sacrificed out personal
   objectives in search for professional success.

Posted at: Mon Jul 23 05:12:50 2007 (GMT)

From: pandeysReply 4 of 6Reply         View replies (1)
Subject: My views
   
   I disagree to the view that professional success is hard to achieve without
   sacrificing essential aspects of personal life. Instead, I contend that
   professional success is the result of fine balence between personal and
   professional life. Let me present some arguments to suppport my position.
   
   Many researches conducted to evaluate the importance of satisfying pesrsonal
   life in professional success have found that most of the successful people
   have great personal life. These reserchers have shown that a satisfying
   personal relationship encourages to take bold decisions and go extra mile.
   
   Take, for example,former US President Mr. Bil Clinton. The way Mrs. Hillary
   Clinton stood with him in his troubled times  made Mr. Clinton to publicaly
   acknowledge her role in his	successful professional life.
   
   Secondly, many people think that professional success requires plenty of
   time. And, those who wish to become succesful have to put a lot of time and
   effort at the cost of their family life. I agree to this but only to an
   extent. In my opinion,what constitutes the essenttial aspects of personal
   life is a subjective thing. For example, one person may get satisfaction in
   being with his wife while other person may get satisfaction in holding a
   business meeting or mentoring his subordinates. The latter being personally
   satisfying and professionally rewarding.
   
   In conclusion, I agree that professional success requiers much time and
   effort but it is the fine balence between professional and personal life
   which makes one successful.	 

Posted at: Thu Aug 9 02:29:31 2007 (GMT)

From: anniejain83Reply 5 of 6Reply
Subject: professional success hard to achieve without satisfying personal life
   > 
   > I disagree to the view that professional success is hard to achieve
   > without sacrificing essential aspects of personal life. Instead, I
   > contend that professional success is the result of fine balence between
   > personal and professional life. Let me present some arguments to suppport
   > my position.
   > 
   > Many researches conducted to evaluate the importance of satisfying
   > pesrsonal life in professional success have found that most of the
   > successful people have great personal life. These reserchers have shown
   > that a satisfying personal relationship encourages to take bold decisions
   > and go extra mile.
   > 
   > Take, for example,former US President Mr. Bil Clinton. The way Mrs.
   > Hillary Clinton stood with him in his troubled times  made Mr. Clinton to
   > publicaly acknowledge her role in his successful professional life.
   > 
   > Secondly, many people think that professional success requires plenty of
   > time. And, those who wish to become succesful have to put a lot of time
   > and effort at the cost of their family life. I agree to this but only to
   > an extent. In my opinion,what constitutes the essenttial aspects of
   > personal life is a subjective thing. For example, one person may get
   > satisfaction in being with his wife while other person may get
   > satisfaction in holding a business meeting or mentoring his subordinates.
   > The latter being personally satisfying and professionally rewarding.
   > 
   > In conclusion, I agree that professional success requiers much time and
   > effort but it is the fine balence between professional and personal life
   > which makes one successful.   
   >

Posted at: Wed Nov 14 06:30:27 2007 (GMT)

From: pavani80Reply 6 of 6Reply
Subject: professional success hard to achieve without satisfying personal life
   I Agree that professional success is hard to achieve without satisfying
   personal life. Though we balance the professional life and personal life we
   need great amount of patience and understanding to takle personal life and
   not forget our commitment towards our professional life to achieve
   success.In order to get a success in professional life we have to dedicate
   time to organise tasks and prioritze our work in such a way that it not only
   gives a good feeling of delivering work on time but a satisfaction that we
   did it the best way. without ignoring our personal life if can manage and
   provide the sufficient time and satify the needs of family members it will
   become much easier to work productively. however if the personal life is
   ignored and least importance is given to the family assuming that if we
   spend more time working we can achive scucess and benifits we might be able
   to satisfy at 90% of professional life but not be content with what we gave
   to our family. For example, If you are spending 18 hours working and
   ignoring your health and family as you have to complete your deadline you
   are actually becoming more stressful and creating more stress at home due to
   not organising things or planning things much ahead at your work front. This
   can lead to miscommunication at home and family will misunderstand. planning
   and prioritzing your tasks much earlier and communicating at the right time
   with your loved ones at home and taking care of your personal needs when
   required will all help you achieve both satisfying personal life and a
   successfull professional life

Posted at: Fri Oct 12 21:30:51 2012 (GMT)

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