A lady followed me to Thailand to worship Elephant God to seek for career and wealth.
When we reached there, I asked her, " What would you like to ask ? What would you like to seek ? "
The lady said, " Teacher, I would like to ask Elephant God why are there so many obstacles in my career ? I tend to encounter all kinds of problems, is not smooth going at all. May I ask Elephant God what is my problem. ?
Elephant God said, " Yours is a simple problem. You are too impatient. "
The lady could not make head or tail of it, she then said, " I am impatient ? Where got ? In what way am I impatient ? "
Elephant God said, " Don't you know that you are very impatient ? Actually there are many things that do not require a dateline but you insist on having a dateline. You are only making things difficult for your colleagues and yourself. Nobody wants to bother about you, neither do they want to work with you. Is there any meaning to this ? "
The lady felt embarrassed and said, " I know that I am rather inflexible. One means one, two means two. But is for the sake of getting things done properly that is why I am like that ! "
Elephant God said, " Everyone wishes to get things done properly, but you are over the limit. If you do not pressure yourself to death you would pressure others to death. Is there any meaning to it ? "
The lady nodded her head and said, " I understand ! I would take note of it . "
Of course, everyone has their own way of doing things. But if your style of getting things done affects your relationship with your colleagues, then don't you think that it is time that you should make some changes. Do not do things over the limit. If you do things over the limit you will encounter lots of problems or resistance and people will stay away from you !