Why Frustrated -Stop Complaining About Your Life
I was very frustrated when one of my e-commerce site that can bring in at least $500 sales per day went down because my ‘outsourced programmer’ made a careless mistake. As you know, I don’t know anything about programming and I still insist not to learn because I know it is very time consuming and therefore I rather outsource all my programming works to some freelancers online.
So you can see I am dealing with virtual programmers from all over the world via internet, especially from India & Egypt all the time. For this incident, I requested the programmer to amend a minor thing for me on this particular website and after he amended, he uploaded the script without checking to see if the website is functioning. And I am sure this is a very careless mistake! And this shows how unprofessional one person can be sometimes. I only noticed the site not functioning when I found out there was no sale for one whole day coming from that particular website (I was curious as I used to see ‘Payment received from…” or “Notification of Payment Received” email from Paypal every morning I wake up).
To make things worst, due to the time difference, I will have to wait for the programmer to come online before I can talk to him. And to make sure I don’t have to sit in front of my computer waiting for him to come online, I decided to send him A FEW emails (not one) to show him how desperate I want him to fix the site for me asap. And due to some personal commitments, the programmer wouldn’t be able to go online until late night. So basically I am losing 2 days of sales.
So nothing much I can do and I just have to wait for him to get back to me. It really tested my patience. But after I watched the following video someone posted on Facebook, I realised how lucky I am as compared to many many many many others in this world. I know I will get my site back up anytime. But this brilliant young gentlement from China will never have his arms back anymore! So cool down and think positive when things go wrong for us. Why complaining about your life when you are healthy and still have your two arms to make your living!
Liu Wei – Armless Pianist – China’s Got Talent 8-8-2010
Or you can check out this write up on BBC
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