Source | LinkedIn | Raj Gupta, MLE
Behold, the fool saith ‘Put not all the eggs in the one basket’ – which is but a manner of saying, ‘Scatter your money and your attention;’ but the wise man saith, ‘Put all your eggs in one basket and – watch that basket.'” – Mark Twain
No one statement is right or wrong and are true for different people in different situations considering confidence, risk taking, experience and sensitivity of the situation into consideration. Not all people can dare to experiment the second saith as it is not the position but the disposition that determines our destiny and most of us thrive onto the position and forget the later part i.e. disposition.
When it comes to professional context, I invariably find people who are very hard working and keep slogging without due results and consideration. It is a cut-throat competition and the world of smart workers. It is very important for us to understand where to dig. If we dig 100 shallow ponds, oil will not come out, however, if we dig one single pond and dig it deep, it will help us get the requisite depth and breadth that is so important to get professional success in life. If you look at renowned leaders, we hardly find people who would have changed 20 jobs in 20 years. Invariably, these people would have dug deep in one organization for long.
Attrition that has almost become a disease in our IT & ITES industry and is short circuiting the career of many potential employees. Some of them run after short term gains and some experience a situation where they find it tough to cope with idiosyncrasy of some of their Managers.