Many a time, we decide (or decide not) to perform our actions anticipating other people’s opinion and criticism. We feel bad when people criticize us for something we do. This often dampens the spirit to behave in our natural way and prevents us from doing things we love to do. I have seen many people giving up their dreams just to save the social image. Especially in India, your neighbour’s opinion is more important on what career you choose for your lifetime than what your heart tells you to pursue. This is killing the young talent. Not everyone has to be a doctor and an engineer. It is equally ok to be a hair designer or a photographer or a hockey player as long as you love what you are doing.

Nobody will criticize you if you are no one. Remember what Dale Carnegie said – nobody kicks a dead dog. It is often the barking dog that gets kicked. Take criticism as a positive note and improve what you can. The same applies to the work we do. People often react to our work because it gets their attention. The only work that barks gets kicked. In other words, only work that gets noticed is critiqued.

Do what you love. If no choice, love what you do.

James Bach is in India and Moolya is hosting a testing conference Test-Ed on 5th December. I am sure testers who will attend the conference would learn a great deal of things from James and other speakers. Testing Circus is an active supporter of Test-Ed conference.

Enjoy another edition of Testing Circus. Keep writing to us and have great holiday season ahead. Happy Testing.

– Ajoy Kumar Singha

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Ajoy Kumar Singha

Ajoy is the founder and editor of Testing Circus magazine which is read and subscribed by thousands of professional testers around the world. He is associated with various testing forums such as NCR Testers Monthly Meet as a founding member. Follow Ajoy on Twitter.