Saying “No” to Create the Space to Say “Yes”

When you ask someone how they are, 95% of the time they will answer with some version of “busy”, “good, but busy” or even, sometimes, “crazy busy”. Busy has become a badge of honour, a signifier of success – a humble brag that sometimes implies we are important and in demand. But if you reallyContinue reading “Saying “No” to Create the Space to Say “Yes””

Great Things Begin From The Inside

The message carries a beautiful lesson in it and if taken deeply, can have a great influence on our life. As the human force breaks the egg from outside and ends the life within the egg. Similarly the human being is greatly influenced from the outer forces comprising of the environment, society, friends and acquaintancesContinue reading “Great Things Begin From The Inside”

Are you good at accepting both compliments and criticism?

If I had to ask if you are good at accepting criticism, what would your answer be? Most of us would answer no. Let’s face it, it’s human nature to not love criticism, even when it comes in the constructive variety. Fewer of us are good at accepting compliment as well because as much as we mightContinue reading “Are you good at accepting both compliments and criticism?”

Diwali ~ Be the Light

India is a land of festivals and today we have Deepavali (or Diwali) which literally means “rows of lamps”. Throughout the world, all Hindus celebrate Deepavali or Diwali with great pomp and enthusiasm. Here is a story about the origins of Diwali. Once upon a time there was a great warrior, Prince Rama, who hadContinue reading “Diwali ~ Be the Light”

Keep Trying…

Persistence and never giving up are extremely important qualities for a person on his way towards goals and dreams. We meet many obstacles all the time, that is why it is necessary to learn how be determined in our life. Here is a lovely story that I came across on following your dream. From his childhood, Monty’s father as aContinue reading “Keep Trying…”

Light at the end of the Tunnel

Clambering through the darkness Grasping at whatever you can Heading toward that glimpse of light Doing the best you can Stumbling and falling Time and time again Focused only on that glimpse of light At the very end So weary and fragile You must struggle on As the light is getting closer It won’t beContinue reading “Light at the end of the Tunnel”

Will Power

Nothing is possible without will power. On the strength of strong willpower, a person can make the impossible possible. Many such examples will be found in history when people often did impossible tasks on the strength of strong will. A person desires to achieve a lot in this world, but in the absence of aContinue reading “Will Power”

Impossible = I’m Possible

Many times I look at my goals and ask myself whether my goal is realistic or accessible for me. It’s a good question to ask as it lets me assess how I plan to get there but often times, it is a doubt that I have put on myself. Through my doubt and my insecurityContinue reading “Impossible = I’m Possible”

Learning to Love Obstacles

Ryan Holiday in his book The Obstacle is the Way explores the idea that obstacles are actually our best friends, our wisest teachers, our greatest allies. Using examples from Marcus Aurelius to Amelia Earhart, Ulysses S. Grant to Barack Obama, he shows that the greatest feats in humanity weren’t accomplished in the absence of obstaclesContinue reading “Learning to Love Obstacles”