Monday, August 17, 2009

How to stop aging & stay on track.

I had a poem written on 31 Mar 2005 when one of our senior director was called to retire. Out of his feeling i penned these few words...

"Looks like when a person is aging, his value also decreases.
But the fact is, it takes time to learn and only when you are old, perhaps you might gain some wisdom of life. But again when you are there, your value is no longer needed.
These are misery facts of life".

This sad poem came into my mind again because i had a few closed associates who are about my senior tender age, had left this industry, when they are no longer selling anymore. They had been working along with me for more than twenty over years in selling life insurance. They have vast experience and knowledge in work and understanding of people. However due to the environment, working conditions and rules, they had lost the interest to continue to serve.

Selling life insurance is a noble profession and it takes time to master this career. All companies are sales and profit orientated, when they seek and recognise those who could bring in the immediate results. The younger and more dynamic agents have a better edge over the aging agents. Rules and laws keep changing when the seniors find it difficult to accept the change. Most older agents feel rejected and unwanted. Though they might have all the knowledge, the companies do not know how to tap their wisdom. With restriction and strict control over their contracts, these rejected agents lost their heart and desire to continue this career. So sad for them.

My advice to those who are coming near to my wisdom age; forget your real age but feel and think young, be brave and courageous, accept changes and keep learning, be naughty and cheeky, be adventurous and prepare to take some risks, inject plenty of love and happiness into your empty heart, mix with only positive and aggressive people, willing to give more than you should be receiving, lower down your unnecessary pride and self esteem, always smile until your jaw is tired and do have friends like Robert Foo.

Food for thought - "If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom" — A. de Saint-Exupery.


Red Lavender said...

Hi Bro,

You are not only my friend but a dear brother. I feel lucky to be part of all of you there. heeee


Robert Foo said...

Hi sister,

We are equally glad you are our true sister now. Your name has been implanted into my heart.