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Have they made a big mistake?

We have all all have made a big mistake at some point.
A mistake so big, that we couldn’t believe ourselves.

Yet, with time and self-reflection, we forgive ourselves.
We move on.

Then how is it that we not forgive someone else when they make a big mistake?
Why are our standards of acceptance very hard for others, while very easy to percolate for us?
What stops us from forgiving others?

Forgiving must come as easy to others, as it comes to our own selves.

November 28th, 2020|0 Comments

What does true respect mean?

When we meet someone, we talk to them respectfully.

That, however, isn’t true respect..

It is built by choosing how we define the other person, when they are not around.

True respect is respecting someone even when we are not in front of them.

November 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Convincing our parents

You want to pursue an art.
Maybe write, design or become a professional musician.
But your parents won’t let you.

That causes tension. Lack of communication. Anger and frustration.
And the belief that “getting there” or “doing something” will prove it to them.

However, parents don’t crave to be proven right.
They want the same things for us that we would want for ourselves. The path may be different.

What if we told them that the only thing you need from them is their support?
What if we got out of our own head and had that conversation from the heart?

We can’t convince our parents through things or actions.
Only difficult (and most important) conversations can.

November 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Different people, different ways

We have different experiences with different people we meet.

People help us in trouble.
Or perhaps put us in one.

Embrace the ones who help us.
Let go of the ones who leave us. Better still, do help them when they need you if you can.
And forgive the ones who put us in trouble. Let them go.

One of the best judgements to acquire is learning to deal differently with different people.
It will decide almost everything we do in life.

November 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Is it possible to multitask?

We know we shouldn’t do multiple things at a time.
But how to accomplish the huge list of tasks we have?

One task at a time.
Then moving on to the next.

We’ll be more focussed. And get things done in less time, which will allow to move to the next task

Our brain craves for novelty and works in focus.
When you give it both, its productivity quadruples.

The secret isn’t multitasking. It’s doing a single task at a time, multiple times a day.

November 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Resist the obvious

If you invest in a stock with the information that everyone has, you will get the returns everyone else gets.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Same choices, same results.
Yet each day, we go about following the rest of the world while making our life choices.

What if we made different choices?
What if we made an attempt to get different results?
What if we made an obvious choice, to resist the obvious?

To get the results only few have, do only what a few do.

Robin Sharma
November 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Are you your best friend?

Imagine your best friend is going through a tough time.
They aren’t able to succeed or are really sad.
Would you start telling them that they’re no good?
That they can’t ever do any good?
That they should already give up?

No. Right?

We hate going around people who bring us down yet do go about doing the same thing to ourselves. 

What if we became our best friend, our most loyal supporter, our cheerleader?
How would that change the journey you have with this one person?
How smoother would it be to hang around an encouraging human 24*7?

Treating yourself like your own best friend will make your life fun and positive, just as a best friend does.

November 22nd, 2020|4 Comments

Why do we procrastinate?

We are procrastinating.
On that project that is important to us.
On that gig that will get us closer to our dream.
On writing that email that might help us land our dream job.
Yet we just can’t fathom ourselves to do it.

Not because we can’t.
Rather because we are afraid.

Afraid of doing it wrong.
Afraid of criticism of people.
Afraid of not being able to do it fully.
This analysis paralysis causes procrastination.

The task for you to do it isn’t to do the task you’re procrastinating on.
The task for you is to tackle this fear.
Which, instead, will be done by doing what you’re procrastinating.

Solve for the fear of procrastination.
Procrastination will be taken care of, as a consequence.

November 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Amateur versus Pro

It’s raining today. Let me not work today and enjoy instead.
Or it’s a festival today. Let’s skip the workout.
It’s too cold today. I’d rather not get to the desk and write.

These are words of an amateur. 

However, a professional shows up to work daily.
Consistently.
Relentlessly.
Even when they don’t feel like it.
They don’t do it for the accolades, they do it for who they become in the process of showing up daily.

The differences between an amateur and a pro aren’t on the basis of their skills or talents.
The pro is the amateur that simply showed up every day.

November 20th, 2020|0 Comments

“I am rambling”

How often do we find ourselves saying that or thinking to ourselves, “I am rambling”.

Thoughts are coming, but they are unstructured, they are fast and don’t do justice to what I know about the subject. 

The solution is to write.
To speak in a manner that is coherent, writing is the solution.
Because writing is the slowest form of thought consumption.

When we write, we filter them. Pace them well.
And over time, our thoughts slow down too. At that point there is a fine balance between what we are thinking and how we are communicating that.

Write your thoughts.
They’ll get slower.
Your words will find their meaning. One word at a time.

November 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Are you scared of failing?

You want a new job.
Or start your own business.
You want to get out of a relationship.
Or you want to lose weight.

But you’re unable to do any of these.
Not because you don’t want to.
Rather because you’re afraid.

Afraid of failure.
Maybe afraid of what people will say.
Afraid that they’ll make fun of you.

The question isn’t to avoid the unavoidable; the question is to ask yourself, “What is it that I’m afraid of?”

And when you do know what you’re afraid of, you can take the next step of getting comfortable with it. And taking action anyway.

Failure is discomforting, being comfortable with it makes the discomfort more enjoyable. And less scary.

November 18th, 2020|0 Comments

How to ask for help

You want a college senior’s help.
Or you want to reach out to a founder to seek their input on your business idea.
Maybe you want to reach out to someone experienced for just guidance. 

And quite often we think we do not have anything to offer in return.
But that’s not the truth.
You do have something to offer.
The only difference is, it isn’t in return.
It is in advance.

What you can offer them, is clarity on how they can help you.
You may have to research them online. See what piques their interest. Think about what you could do to have their attention.

And then, pitch them with your offering and the ask.

If you want to be helped, the best way is to start by helping them understand how.

November 17th, 2020|0 Comments

The right thing to teach our kids

Don’t laugh too hard.
Stop doing that.
Don’t behave like that.
Talk like that. Be this way.

We’re always telling our kids what they should and shouldn’t do. Their life becomes a rulebook instead of a blank slate with infinite possibilities.

What if we taught our kids how to think?
What if we allowed them to create another path, instead of wishing them to walk on a replica of where we went?

The best thing to teach our kids is teaching them how to think.
And then trust them to figure things out.

November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

How to get people’s respect

There’s a group meeting. And you want to share your point.

However, no one really listens. It’s just an endless discussion.

In such times, it’s fun and intriguing how the habit of Hollywood Keanu Reeves comes to help. Whenever someone else is speaking, he doesn’t speak a word. None. He just listens intently.

And when he does speak finally, his words end up getting more respect and exuberance.

Because he really cares to listen to others, all he gets is the same thing multiplied.   

When we listen and then speak up something that’s strong and thoughtful, our words end up having more power and respect.

November 15th, 2020|34 Comments

Unable to reach your goals?

You’ve been trying too hard.
Days, weeks, and months – relentlessly.
Still you’re not getting the results you want.

Sounds familiar?
Is every repeated effort of yours a replica of the last effort?

What if you tried different things this time?

Not getting results doesn’t mean giving up on the goal.
It simply means giving up on the current path and choosing a different one.

Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is insanity.– Albert Einstein

November 14th, 2020|0 Comments
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Have they made a big mistake?

We have all all have made a big mistake at some point.
A mistake so big, that we couldn’t believe ourselves.

Yet, with time and self-reflection, we forgive ourselves.
We move on.

Then how is it that we not forgive someone else when they make a big mistake?
Why are our standards of acceptance very hard for others, while very easy to percolate for us?
What stops us from forgiving others?

Forgiving must come as easy to others, as it comes to our own selves.

November 28th, 2020|

What does true respect mean?

When we meet someone, we talk to them respectfully.

That, however, isn’t true respect..

It is built by choosing how we define the other person, when they are not around.

True respect is respecting someone even when we are not in front of them.

November 27th, 2020|

Convincing our parents

You want to pursue an art.
Maybe write, design or become a professional musician.
But your parents won’t let you.

That causes tension. Lack of communication. Anger and frustration.
And the belief that “getting there” or “doing something” will prove it to them.

However, parents don’t crave to be proven right.
They want the same things for us that we would want for ourselves. The path may be different.

What if we told them that the only thing you need from them is their support?
What if we got out of our own head and had that conversation from the heart?

We can’t convince our parents through things or actions.
Only difficult (and most important) conversations can.

November 26th, 2020|

Different people, different ways

We have different experiences with different people we meet.

People help us in trouble.
Or perhaps put us in one.

Embrace the ones who help us.
Let go of the ones who leave us. Better still, do help them when they need you if you can.
And forgive the ones who put us in trouble. Let them go.

One of the best judgements to acquire is learning to deal differently with different people.
It will decide almost everything we do in life.

November 25th, 2020|

Is it possible to multitask?

We know we shouldn’t do multiple things at a time.
But how to accomplish the huge list of tasks we have?

One task at a time.
Then moving on to the next.

We’ll be more focussed. And get things done in less time, which will allow to move to the next task

Our brain craves for novelty and works in focus.
When you give it both, its productivity quadruples.

The secret isn’t multitasking. It’s doing a single task at a time, multiple times a day.

November 24th, 2020|

Resist the obvious

If you invest in a stock with the information that everyone has, you will get the returns everyone else gets.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Same choices, same results.
Yet each day, we go about following the rest of the world while making our life choices.

What if we made different choices?
What if we made an attempt to get different results?
What if we made an obvious choice, to resist the obvious?

To get the results only few have, do only what a few do.

Robin Sharma
November 23rd, 2020|

Are you your best friend?

Imagine your best friend is going through a tough time.
They aren’t able to succeed or are really sad.
Would you start telling them that they’re no good?
That they can’t ever do any good?
That they should already give up?

No. Right?

We hate going around people who bring us down yet do go about doing the same thing to ourselves. 

What if we became our best friend, our most loyal supporter, our cheerleader?
How would that change the journey you have with this one person?
How smoother would it be to hang around an encouraging human 24*7?

Treating yourself like your own best friend will make your life fun and positive, just as a best friend does.

November 22nd, 2020|

Why do we procrastinate?

We are procrastinating.
On that project that is important to us.
On that gig that will get us closer to our dream.
On writing that email that might help us land our dream job.
Yet we just can’t fathom ourselves to do it.

Not because we can’t.
Rather because we are afraid.

Afraid of doing it wrong.
Afraid of criticism of people.
Afraid of not being able to do it fully.
This analysis paralysis causes procrastination.

The task for you to do it isn’t to do the task you’re procrastinating on.
The task for you is to tackle this fear.
Which, instead, will be done by doing what you’re procrastinating.

Solve for the fear of procrastination.
Procrastination will be taken care of, as a consequence.

November 21st, 2020|

Amateur versus Pro

It’s raining today. Let me not work today and enjoy instead.
Or it’s a festival today. Let’s skip the workout.
It’s too cold today. I’d rather not get to the desk and write.

These are words of an amateur. 

However, a professional shows up to work daily.
Consistently.
Relentlessly.
Even when they don’t feel like it.
They don’t do it for the accolades, they do it for who they become in the process of showing up daily.

The differences between an amateur and a pro aren’t on the basis of their skills or talents.
The pro is the amateur that simply showed up every day.

November 20th, 2020|

“I am rambling”

How often do we find ourselves saying that or thinking to ourselves, “I am rambling”.

Thoughts are coming, but they are unstructured, they are fast and don’t do justice to what I know about the subject. 

The solution is to write.
To speak in a manner that is coherent, writing is the solution.
Because writing is the slowest form of thought consumption.

When we write, we filter them. Pace them well.
And over time, our thoughts slow down too. At that point there is a fine balance between what we are thinking and how we are communicating that.

Write your thoughts.
They’ll get slower.
Your words will find their meaning. One word at a time.

November 19th, 2020|
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