InsaneHydraulics - Sergiy Sydorenko © 2009-2010 All Ridghts Reserved
I have always said that emotional part of our lives
is of extreme importance and I am absolutely convinced that the way we
feel about things influences the reality around us. However
questionable the statement might be (go ahead, call me a nut!) you
must agree that our mood does condition the way we work.
It is quite simple, every action is as good as its
motivation. A motivated worker is an efficient worker. Whenever the
motivation level drops, so does the performance, attention, learning
ability and everything else.
Don't know about you, but I sometimes get
those days when I go to work and feel like a million dollars. The
workshop seems the best place to be, everything is crystal clear and
the best thing about it is that I know exactly what I need to do.
Everything gets planned and sticks to the plan. Love those days. The
best feeling is the feeling of my head working at 200%! Things run
smooth, fast, and in a super-cool fashion.
But sometimes, fortunately rare times in my case,
everything just starts to go f@cking wrong with no
apparent reason... So I came up with a theory which, I think, have proved
right so far, and it goes like this: "I do not get upset because something is not
going right, but rather everything is going wrong because I am upset
about something". Last time (today) I came to my shop with a problem
stuffed head (I know you have them problems too) I tipped over the
torch oxygen bottle and busted the entire pressure reducer assembly in an unbelievably crooked fashion. The
funniest thing is that I still do not fully understand how it was physically possible to go down the way it did...
The point of all this is to consider the
importance of the emotional atmosphere in a workshop environment. If you own
a workshop, you might think of improving some things just to make the
"guys" feel better, with the benefit of an improved productivity,
and whenever you see someone with a "problem" face, you might talk to
the person to see what is wrong or at least make an effort to cheer him
up. A distracted soldier is a dead soldier. A distracted oil-hydraulics
technician ends up dismounting a 60-liter accumulator pre-charged to a
100 bar with 30 liters of oil inside without discharging it first...
If you are a "hands-on worker", you might consider
keeping a positive state of mind as your permanent "work mode".
Believe me, you will only benefit from it.
What I see in many workshops I visit, is people
complaining about needs they have, and yet doing nothing to
satisfy them. This state of mind is a hundred percent loser's path, and
something you should avoid at all costs. If you are not satisfied with
the current state of things, like your position, your salary, you name
it, instead of complaining and feeling sorrowful about yourself, change
the state of mind to "happy" and GET BETTER in what you are doing.
Everything else will come by itself.
Hydraulics offers one billion opportunities to anyone at all levels.
All you need to do is to chin up and START DOING instead of planning stuff
and sitting on your ass.
I consider myself a lucky man - I like what I do for living...