Choosing your Battles

Choose your battles means to be selective of the problems, arguments, and confrontations that you get involved in. Instead of fighting every problem, you save your time only for the things that matter. This means fighting the most important battles and letting go of the rest. Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many timesContinue reading “Choosing your Battles”

Control what you CAN

During tough times, one of the toughest things to do is to stay focused upon the few things that you can control, while refusing to be distracted by the many things you can’t.  In my experience, I’ve found only three things that I can consistently control –my thoughts, my attitude and my effort.  Let meContinue reading “Control what you CAN”

Aimless Wandering

One of the key reasons I was trapped into aimless wandering for sometime was because I kept listening to what everyone around me was saying. That was when I came across this quote by Winston Churchill “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” During ourContinue reading “Aimless Wandering”

Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows?

An elderly, hard-working Chinese farmer and his son, had a single horse. They used the horse to plow the field, to sow the seeds, grow the crop, and transport it to the market. The horse was essential for the farmer to earn his livelihood. One morning, the horse broke the fence and ran away into theContinue reading “Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows?”

Asking the Right Questions

There are some of us who keep asking questions about anything and everything. We may call them skeptics, doubting Thomases etc. Life is full of questions, it’s almost as if the more questions we have, the less answers there are. The fact that we have questions is a good thing though, because it means weContinue reading “Asking the Right Questions”

Shine in your own way

A samurai who was known for his nobility and honesty, went to visit a monk to ask him for his advice. When the monk had finished his prayers, the Samurai asked, “Why do I feel so inferior? I have faced death many times, have defended those who are weak. Nevertheless, upon seeing you meditating, IContinue reading “Shine in your own way”

Do what you say you’re going to do

It’s easy for us to lose focus when we have so much going on all around us. We set lofty goals, new resolutions and start well. And then we lose track of what we set out to achieve. But more importantly I think it’s important to do what you say you will do even withContinue reading “Do what you say you’re going to do”

How do you see yourself?

In today’s hyper-connected world, it becomes so easy to get swept away in the opinions of others. Who likes who, who wronged who, who is doing what and so on are all regular topics in our daily interactions. Caring about what others think of you is an arrow to the knee of your happiness. MostContinue reading “How do you see yourself?”

Getting Past It vs Getting Even

After we’ve been hurt, betrayed or disrespected, the first thing almost all of us think of is how to get even, how to give the other a dose of their own medicine. The deeper the hurt, the more we are prone to getting lost in ways to give back. Revenge spawns an endless cycle ofContinue reading “Getting Past It vs Getting Even”