End of first quarter.
New financial year for salaried people.
And yes today my company announces hike and new salary structure gets rolled out from today. We will get to know about it only by Monday evening. I was talking the other day to my colleague who asked me about my expectations about the hike and the renewed salary. I said I had no expectations. She was surprised and asked me if I was Shri Krishna. I laughed out at this reference and said Yes!!
I have learnt to be neutral. I had to learn it the hard way, but I have succeeded now. Money comes and goes. But stress that it leaves on us is enormous. So why worry about something that is going to change every year and above everything else is not in my hands? I am ready to accept 0% also. I won't be alone if this happens. There would be many like me who would face it. But I won't fret or fume. I will accept it and keep working.
Life is full of surprises and I would not let any surprise have a negative toll on my mental strength.
Hike or no hike - Sun will rise in the East and set in the West.
0% or 10% - Moon and stars will make the nights beautiful.
Promotion or demotion - Seasons will change and days will become months and then years.
So chill and make the most of this time. The mercury is already shooting up. Don't let it go to your head. Enjoy the mangoes and enjoy the ice-creams and enjoy the vacations with kids.