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quotes from ankur warikoo

We procrastinate not out of laziness, but out of fear.

Don't do it because it makes you happy. Do it, because you are happy!

Nothing flows out of an empty cup.

You can't buy back time. You can only trade it for something else.

The most dangerous thing you can do as a leader is force progress.

If you aren't willing to listen to feedback, you aren't ready to build!

Change is never easy. But it's never impossible.

Do not start this year by feeling 'this year is a make or break year for me.' You can do without the pressure!

The best thing a parent can give their kids isn't money or knowledge or manners or shelter or even love. It is encouragement.

Don't pretend to be someone else. Be yourself and then ask, who all does this appeal to?

If you are not having fun while doing it, people will see through it.

We own the screen we own. Not the other way around!

True respect is when you respect someone even after you've got to know them.

The best form of content is not you in action, rather you in reflection.

These two things make up for 99% of where we end up in life and how:
- Parents we were born to
- Partner we decided to live life with

There will be struggle in trying to live with the world, by its rules. And there will be struggle in trying to build your own world and your own rules.
You get to choose your struggle.

Ask, because you deserve it, not because you desire it!

No change ever happened without realizing that change needs to happen.

If you are unhappy with where you are in life right now, do not wait to find out what you should be doing.
Move out of where you are in life!

Those who don’t own their time get owned by the excuse “I don’t have time”

When you raise money, it is not an achievement. It is an obligation.

There is someone out there who values you. Starting with your own self.

You say:
"I want to do whatever I want to do."
"I want to live life the way I want to."
But then you desire what others get out of their life, by living life differently.

Success we all get to see. Stories we rarely get to hear. The lesson is in the story. Not the success.

Some startups are so poor that all that they offer their employees is money!

We find it hard to let go of things, when we are scared to start all over again, to build it from scratch!

Your first step isn't special because it was your best. Your first step is special because it was your start. Start today!

Hurting others is never going to relieve you of your pain.

Being yourself is a life hack.

I just wish a lot more people shared their experiences, so that people realized that they are not alone in feeling what they feel.

Time goes away and leaves us with only one of these two things: RESULT or REGRET

We all need that somebody in life who says "Go on, I am here to listen" and actually mean it.

You are doing more than you can, because you are scared you will be left behind. But by doing so, you are already behind!

We don't have to win everyday. We just have to win once. But for that, we might have to lose everyday, until the day we win!

People do what’s comfortable for them. Not what’s right for you.

The responsibility of parents is to teach their kids to be responsible.

Don't chase the answers. Chase the questions.

Ignore the critics. Not the criticism.

The worst type of manager is the one who makes it incredibly tough for you to give them bad news.

One of the best ways to win in life is to own our happiness.

If you don't know how to achieve it again, it happened because of luck!

If you do not have the money, yet buy expensive items to show you have the money - you will never reach a spot where you will say "I have enough".

Nothing is more damaging than not being at peace with yourself.

You will learn your most valuable lessons from committing the very same mistakes you knew you should have avoided.

You will NEVER know if the decision is right or wrong, UNTIL you take the decision.

One of the biggest mistakes Indian parents make is to not teach us accountability at an early age, and then suddenly make us responsible for all our actions.

If you are not willing to take responsibility for your situation, you cannot use your situation as an excuse either.

If you are listening, you will never run out of ideas.

Spend more time appreciating others than you spend on waiting for others to appreciate you.

Nobody can affect you (positively and negatively) more than your parents.

If the climb is tough, but needs to be done, then ignore the mountain in front of you. Take the smallest possible step forward to get you started.

Confidence isn’t about thinking you are the best. It is about not needing to compare yourself with anybody else.

Eventually, every role ends up being about managing people. Every role.

Writing is the slowest form of expression. And that is why it works. When you write, you train yourself to pace your thoughts and select the most powerful one from all the thoughts that co-exist in that moment.

No. Binge watching is not relaxing you. It is numbing you.

Time is finite. Which is why you need learn how to manage it. Money is infinite. Which is why you need to learn how to grow it.

Advice is what we seek when we know the answer, but are scared to accept it.

If you delay big purchases and invest that money instead, your money pays for that purchase, instead of you!

The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become. Definition of hell.

Do not let what others did to you affect what you do to others.

Achievement is what you feel within. Not what you show.

Love yourself. Be in no rush to be with someone. Instead crave to be with yourself. You will find love, when you find yourself to love.

When we wish to win, the fear of losing overtakes the joy of winning.

Your circumstances are not the reason you cannot succeed. They are the reality in which you must succeed.

New things don’t stay new for long.

When a manager asks you a question, it is because they need to know the answer. When a leader asks you a question, it is because you need to know the answer.

Change is hard only for those who are not ready for it.

When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure. - Victor Frankl

A lot of us will never be successful in our lives, because the definition of that success is defined by the world and not us!

The solution to the problem lies in the problem, not the solution!

Do not focus on what you want to do in life. Focus on how you want to live your life.

What will follow the how.

Change is hard only for those who are not ready for it.

Only you know what you are going through. ONLY YOU!

If you are happy with where you are in life, nothing else will matter. If you aren't, everything will seem to matter!

If a manager's response to "by when do you need this?" is ASAP, then they really do not know by when they need it!

You can’t force a relationship on someone.

If our body sits still, it decays. If our mind sits still, it grows.

We all love more money. We just don't know why!

You cannot explain life. You can only experience it.

To understand the world: read. To understand yourself: write.

Usually a good time to invest is when most people are scared of investing.

Anger's purpose is not to fix the unfulfilled need within you. It is simply to make you aware that there is an unfulfilled need within you.

Parenting: The toughest job in the world that no one is formally trained for.

If you are waiting for success to share your failure story, you have not yet understood failure well.

Every time I declared to the world that I am going to win, I invariably lost. Every time I shut the f up and worked, I invariably did well.

Don’t make your 30s hard for you by making your 20s easy for you.

Nothing beats a team that trusts each other. Nothing saves a team that doesn’t.

When you feel like giving up, it is not your capability that’s in question. It’s your view of the future.

If you offer help without permission, do not expect gratitude.

It is ridiculous how many smart people do not share their experiences with the world, because they think it’s too obvious!

Most relationships go bad when you help the other person without their permission, and are disappointed in them if they don't acknowledge.

Cheers to that night where we couldn't sleep at all, because it made us feel alive!

We are in a hurry to win life. So we postpone living it.

"I am a perfectionist" is not a virtue. It is a cage!

We will always be defined by our ability to handle uncertainty.

When we click pictures we are essentially telling our brain not to remember the moment.

If you are loved only when you are around, then it’s not love. It’s convenience.

The world is designed to benefit from your self doubt and fear. So it does everything to make you feel that way all the time.

If our body sits still, it decays. If our mind sits still, it grows.

Do not worry about what people will say, when you seek help. Instead, imagine who will you be, when you are helped.

Plan in real-time. Execute in time lapse. Reflect in slow motion.

The pleasure you derive by blaming someone else, is misleading. You are still where you do not want to be.

Make relationships at work. Be genuinely interested in people.

Let go of credit when you need it the most. It will fortify you as a human being.

You do not become indispensable by wanting to be indispensable. You become indispensable by showing up and doing the hard things even when no one is watching.

Creativity rarely emerges in the presence of authority.

Don't force a destination upon something that is a journey.

You will discover your passion along the way. Not find it one fine day!

Act on the thoughts that keep you up at night.

It's exhausting to love those who don't love themselves, because they never believe somebody could love them so much!

Those with a routine never worry about losing a day.

You can't convince them. You can only convince yourself and let your work do the convincing!

Curiosity + Patience = Clarity

Act on the thoughts that keep you up at night.

If you can't laugh at yourself, you will cry when others do so!

Procrastination happens because we don't realize how little time we really have.

Success is having control over your time.

Procrastination is an emotional issue. Not a time issue!

You are expecting things too soon from yourself. Give yourself time to take things step by step.

A truly happy person will never troll anyone.

If you want to be successful, stop giving away your time to those who simply take it without asking you for it.

The face can be misleading. Fall in love with the mind.

Do not choose the person you learn from. Choose what you learn from them.

Stay away from people who bring out the worst in you. Even if it includes family.

It's perfectly normal to want to slow down in life.

It's ok to have a job and not want to startup. Just saying!

Pray for just one thing: That your parents live long enough to witness your success.

If you didn't come from a happy family, make sure a happy family comes from you.

There is such joy in connecting two people who can help each other.

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

Courage hugs you in private.

Start taking your life seriously and you start losing your friends.

Stop trying to impress people with your epic life, and start living it.

If you want to be professionally successful, start making your boss’s life easier.

It's ok to want to be happy, instead of rich.

Patience doesn’t gamble

The voice in your head that is talking to you. That is not you!

A still body rots. A still mind grows.

You are never going to respect yourself until you are angry at someone else for taking it away.

You cannot make someone love you by giving them more of something they do not appreciate.

Only you truly know how much you are struggling. Everyone else just sees the results.

If you have walked away, but your emotions haven't, you haven't walked away. You are still there!

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

We seek an apology but rarely forgive ourselves.

If you do not want to be like this at 40, do not be like this TODAY!

Don’t let yourself get so focused on winning that you dread losing!

Nothing will define success better than going to bed everyday knowing you lived your day the way you wanted to, without caring what the world thinks of you.

A powerful quote at the right time can change your life.

The internet of today is designed to fill your spare time with someone else’s thoughts.

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.

If your manager is the kindest, when you are at your lowest - you have found a friend.

Boring process == slow and steady progress

There is no point working hard if you have poor habits.

Write. Every day.

Don’t react. Reflect.

Your to-do list doesn't matter, if you are not organized.

There is no point working hard if you have poor habits.

Do not try to impress people. Do your work and see who is impressed. That is your tribe!

Your to-do list doesn't matter, if you are not organized.

People who are enjoying their lives, are at a competitive advantage!

A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary. - Seneca

Don't feed your ego. Feed your curiosity.

A pro is the amateur who showed up every day!

Curious minds ask. Eager minds answer. Brilliant minds listen.

To express anger, write angry letters. And don't send them!

We can never be understood. We can only be heard.

Start taking your life seriously and you start losing your friends.

You are wrong because you have allowed the world to convince you that you are wrong.

Money, in the hands of good people, is a good thing!

The goal is not to sound smart. The goal is to help understand.

The most valuable life is knowing how to be alone, but not have to.

It’s hard to realize that people who meant so much to you have now become toxic to you. It’s harder to let them go.

It doesn’t matter what time you wake up everyday. What matters is that you wake up at the same time everyday.

Who you are is not your fault. But it is certainly your responsibility.

The most valuable life is knowing how to be alone, but not have to.

If it can’t be explained in written, it can never be explained in spoken.

You don’t have to read books. You have to enjoy books.

This year, fall in love with yourself. And see yourself for who you truly are.

Failing is NOT a permanent condition. Calling yourself a failure is!

You can quit your current unhappy job/college/course and "waste" a year or two. Or not quit and waste your life!

As kids we didn't know many fears, we smiled at strangers, we played with anyone new, we smiled more often, we didn't worry about the future, didn't remember much about the past, we hugged, kissed, cuddled, didn't fear judgement. And then we became "adults"! What a decline!

If you have the courage to: - know what you don’t know, - accept the truth the way it is, and - take risks, you are set.

If you feel compelled to keep the world perpetually in awe of you or your life, then they own your life!

I get the most replies to my newsletter whenever there is a typo in there. This isn't true for just newsletters. This is true for life!

You are in the wrong career if the only reason you are in it is your salary.

Ever wondered how much of what you call success was never defined by you? Instead, imposed on you?

Courage is possibly the most important quality of all. Courage not so much to win, but courage to be okay even if you don't win!

The best way to fund your startup is through the customer’s money. Also the hardest!

Just because you are unhappy in your job, don't be stupid and quit. But don't be stupid and stay! Work nights and weekends to find another. Make that your job!

One of the worst parenting acts that I see in India is scolding and hitting the ground when the child falls. Think of the message the child receives!

If you didn't say it earlier, don't say it during your exit interview.

The biggest roadblock to learning is ego!

Execution brings focus. Focus silences noise.

The biggest sign of toxic people: They make you feel bad for you who are!

Scared of public speaking? Think of who you will be, if you overcome this fear! Scared of committing? Think of who you will be, if you overcome this fear! Scared of quitting? Think of who you will be, if you overcome this fear! Behind every fear, is a person you want to be.

Stop measuring the success of your outcome, by the attention it gets.

Do not choose the person you learn from. Choose what you learn from them.

Once you succeed, people see only success. If you fail, they see only failure. They don’t see the journey. Only you do. It is on this journey, that your life was lived!

If you are currently working and financial stability is important, please do not quit to startup. Start on the side. Work nights and weekends. Irrational optimism is a founder's death trap!

When you are young, only take a job that provides you with a strong learning curve and strong training. First jobs are foundational. Don’t take a job just because it seems prestigious.

Your true friends are those who are TRULY happy for your when you succeed. Be that true friend for others.

Most of life's problems are a result of our inability to have an honest and objective conversation with our own selves.

If we do not know what we truly want from life the most, at that point of time, the next best thing that we want is EVERYTHING!

Fighting the stereotype is a great way to get attention!

If alcohol and smoking come with warning signs, how come news doesn't come with one? Watching news IS injurious to health!

Don’t let money come in your way of getting something you want. If you love it, the money won’t matter. If you hate it, the money won’t make it better.

No step is small, as long as it is headed in the direction of where we want to go.

A meaningful job need not be one that completely consumes your whole life.

You don't find your passion. You grow your passion!

Find it hard to say no to people, when you know you should? It's mostly because you worry about what they think of you.

Over time, I have realized that what we fear the most is usually what we most need to do.

He has the most who is content with the least.

Nothing is always bad or always good. Depends on what you get out of it. And what it keeps you away from.

Either you say what you want. Or you let the world tell you what to say.

The most dangerous people in the world are not the ones who are ignorant. They are the ones who are ignorant and BELIEVE they are right!

We will never be able to answer "what if?" We will only regret it!

As long as there is someone above you, whose judgement of your skills determines your outcome, your growth will always be limited!

If you share because you are expecting something in return, it is not sharing. It is a transaction!

We will be driven by either our thoughts or by what the world thinks of us.

Once we are out of school and college we spend the rest of our lives trying to undo what school and college did to us.

Focus on being productive instead of busy.

"Log kya sochenge?" Agar yeh bhi tum sochne lagoge To log kya sochege?

Successful people are harsh on their mind and body. But not on themselves.

In 11+ years of hiring experience, the one thing I can say with confidence has a high correlation with success is curiosity.

Consider doing things that make YOU happy. Not things that make you jealous when you see others do.

He has the most who is content with the least.

If you are at peace with who you are and where you are in life, you cut out all the noise! While everyone still shouts, your peace silences all of them for you.

It is not money that makes people change their orbit. It is opportunities.

Pick a niche and build trust. That makes it easy for people to trust you later with things that everyone else is also doing.

Most answers in life are simple. Accepting them is hard!

Most answers in life are simple. Accepting them is hard!

If you truly know yourself, you will be able to know anyone else, through your own self.

Our thoughts are our biggest strength, our biggest enemy and our biggest competition. It is up to us which role we play for our own self.

People know of you because of what you have done. They talk of you because of what you know.

The best candidates I have interviewed had these 3 things in common
1. They asked a lot of thought provoking questions. Not just in the end but throughout. 2. They took their time to answer. For them speed didn’t mean smartness.
3. They smiled often.

Pick a niche and build trust. That makes it easy for people to trust you later with things that everyone else is also doing.

Most answers in life are simple. Accepting them is hard!

For the next 10 years, all I want to do is to build a company that people don’t think can be built!

Feeling guilty that you are not managing your time well, does not make you manage your time well.

The worst use of your time? Comparing your life with someone else's!

The right relationships will never stop you from growing. In fact they will be the reason why you will grow.

Everything has a market. The question is how big is it and whether that matches your ambition.

Everyone is carrying a load. We just see ours.

Daydreaming about a destination is almost always bad. Daydreaming about a journey is almost always good.

Some companies are so poor that all they can offer their employees is money.

When you catch-up with friends after a really long time, you are basically looking at yourself in the past.

We do not believe most things that we should believe in, simply because they are "too simple".

If you are curious, you are alive. If you are not, you are simply a slave to someone else's curiosity.

When things go wrong, apologize. Do not ruin an apology with an excuse.

You can’t gain confidence if you operate with fear.

Anyone who makes you believe that you are stuck and you don’t have a choice, is your enemy!

If we have choices in life, or we can create choices in life, we have a way of dealing with almost everything!

We become the stories we read, the thoughts we attend to and the reactions we chose.

We always feel we don’t know enough. And hence delay the start. When the truth is we will only know once we start.

Curiosity has created more opportunities than hard work ever will.

I know as long as I have hope, I have a reason.

We become the stories we read, the thoughts we attend to and the reactions we choose.

Don’t ask questions if you aren’t prepared to hear the answer.

The most fulfilling thing you will do in your life is to help someone in a way you were never helped.

Advice is what we seek when we know the answer but are hoping there is a better one!

A year from now, you will wish you had started today.

Success is a relationship you have with your own self.

The biggest misconception people have is that they are the odd one out and everyone else is sorted!

You can be kind, while still being selfish.

If being nice to people supersedes being truthful to people, you are not an effective leader.

Do not mistake starting slow as starting small.

We feed off the feeling of progress. If you are struggling to find motivation, it’s most likely because you are struggling to feel progress.

Sometimes slowing down for the other person, saves a relationship!

The day we start taking ourselves too seriously, the world stops doing that!

It is baffling how many times we dismiss the right message because of the wrong messenger!

If you invest in something you don’t understand because others are doing it, it is not called investing. It is called FOMO!

Simplest way of building trust? Do what you say you will do! EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Build a culture where people are respected for what they do. Not what information they have access to.

Sometimes moving out saves the relationship you have with your parents.

It is amazing how much you can get to know about a person in just a 30-min interview, if all that you do is LISTEN and not evaluate!

The decision that will hurt you the most is not making one, while waiting to take the right one!

If you want to change your professional field, do not quit your job.
Instead "date" other fields.
Pick up courses, projects, internships, freelancing gigs.
The financial cushion of your job will not put the pressure of a new field to be "the one" before you get to know it well.

Don't make your lack of preparation as an excuse to not start!

The courage to share what you know isn’t about what you know. It is about how you feel about yourself.

“Now you know how it feels” is almost always the worst way to show people where they went wrong.

Money will become even more important in your head, if you hate your job!

Do not confuse calm people as those lacking fire!

Made it to top college. Or didn't.
Got a job. Or not.
Got married. Or not.
To the world, our life is just multiple events of success and failure.
To us, our life is what happens between those events.

At times all you need to know is that you are not alone in feeling what you are feeling.

We get good at whatever is it that we do everyday. And that could also include complaining.

If you hate your job, don’t expect the job to change. Either change yourself. Or your job.

We often confuse milestones with progress. When you complete a year at work, that’s a milestone. That may not mean progress.

If you politely decline an invitation stating it is not a priority currently, and the other side gets offended, it is a sign you did the right thing!

Take criticism seriously. But not personally.

Problem is that you want everything tomorrow.

You won’t get out of laziness for something you don’t want to do.

To share what you have, is the best way to cherish what you have.

At times all you need to know is that you are not alone in feeling what you are feeling.

You can't have simple solutions to end tough relationships.

Calmness is not lack of emotions. It is an understanding of emotions.

When we say "I don't know what I should do", very often we mean "I don't know if what I want to do will work!"

Apologize for your actions. But not for who you are.

You know who are devastated by the crypto crash? Those who invested driven by FOMO.

Interviewers who keep their camera off during a video interview, have a special place reserved for them in hell.

Most managers suck at managing their team, because they suck at managing their own selves.

When we say "I am confused", mostly what we mean to say is "I am scared to make the choice I think I should."

The secret to happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. ― Socrates

Take your time to answer.
Take your time to question.
Take your time to think.
Take your time!
Speed doesn't mean smartness.

Most young people are scared that they are already old.

It's only much later in life that you realize that NOTHING was worth it if you aren't happy with your life.

Your hobby can turn into income, if you pursue it without the pressure of ever making money from it.

Be kind to people. Everyone is carrying a load. As are we!

Most of all sports is not played on the field. It is played in the mind!

Companies tell employees to keep their salaries a secret to hide the fact that they have no basis to determine these salaries.

Few things make me happier than reading a resume that has consciously chosen to not follow a template. The experience/achievements/degrees don't matter. The "act of rebel" is the resume itself!

The worst leaders never take tough people decisions.

It's only much later in life that you realize that NOTHING was worth it if you aren't happy with your life. By which time, it's too late!

If you feel compelled to keep the world perpetually in awe of you or your life, then they own your life!

"I am like this only" This used to be my favorite statement while growing up. Up until I was 24! Everything changed, when I realized how limiting this mindset is!

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. <note:others>

Always a student.

Spend time with people who see you for who you are. Not those who see you for who THEY WANT you to be.

We all think we can change our environment. The harsh truth is it changes us.

When you are not used to loving yourself, anyone else who loves you feels fake.

When you do not understand how money works, every rich person feels like a cheat.

When you are young and confused, every day feels like you are missing some opportunity of a lifetime.

When you do not know what you want from your life, everyone else's success will make you jealous.

When you are surrounded by people thriving on your self doubt, being yourself feels like an act of rebel.

Don't make your lack of preparation or capability an excuse to not get started!

The purpose of relationships is not to make you happy. It's to teach you how to be happy alone.

"I need help!" 3 words that are not said enough.

We are taught to admire the extraordinary. But we are raised to become ordinary.

A wise man once said nothing.

Two things that will keep you going forever: Hope and patience.

Spectators obsess about the outcome. Sportspeople obsess about the process.

Love letters make relationships and cold emails make careers.

You are playing it wrong if you keep telling yourself "I deserve more". Don't get entitled.

Don't make your lack of preparation or capability an excuse to not get started!

Don't leave inspiration to chance.

If you are miserable in your current state and waiting for a safety net before you quit, then you are going to continue being miserable.

We will never be able to answer "what if?" We will only regret it!

People are not data points on an excel sheet.

If you are happy with who you are in life, nothing else matters. If you are not, nothing else will matter!

The biggest lie sold to us is that there is a deadline to achieve things in life.

Think of yourself as a student, in front of those who you follow. Think of yourself as a teacher, in front of those who follow you.

You are in the wrong relationship if it is your responsibility to keep the other person happy.

Money buys freedom. Freedom is a privilege.

A manager builds a team where it's obvious to figure who the manager is. A leader builds a team where it’s hard to figure who the leader is.

Accepting or rejecting feedback is your choice. Making yourself aware of the feedback isn’t a choice.

The biggest joy of building a startup is building the team.

Don't leave inspiration to chance.

There is nothing more liberating than being debt free. That you owe nothing to anyone else. And I don't just don't mean money. I mean, everything!

Attitude >> Experience >> Education The only hiring principle I know of.

Just because someone has a job, doesn't make them less ambitious, less capable and not cool.

Imagine how much time and energy you would save if you did not look to see what others say or think about you.

We fear the consequences if we make the wrong choice. So we decide to do nothing!

We cannot control our thoughts. We can only be aware of them.

It is ridiculous that a good book at the right time, costing less than a pizza party, can change your entire life!

You are what you do. Not what you say you'll do.

A year from now, you will wish you had started today. Start today.

Success is a relationship you have with your own self.

The biggest misconception people have is that they are the odd one out and everyone else is sorted!

Disappointment is temporary. Regret is permanent.

If you are not disappointed in yourself, it doesn’t matter who else is disappointed in you. If you are disappointed in yourself, it doesn’t matter who believes in you.

If you are at peace with who you are and where you are in life, you cut out all the noise! While everyone still shouts, your peace silences all of them for you.

The one thing that has a high correlation with success, is curiosity.

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.

The reason you are unhappy, is because you are living someone else's definition of your life.

The reason you procrastinate, is because you think you still have time.

The reason you are still in it, is because you do not know who you would be without it.

The reason it needs motivation, is because you do not feel progress when you do it.

The reason it is boring, is because you have to become someone else to do it!

The right questions generate curiosity. The wrong ones generate doubt.

When people say they are confused, they mostly mean they don’t even know what options they have.

You don't find time. You make time!

If you are scared of public speaking it is because you are speaking to the crowd. Not to yourself.

Do not wait for another moment to share what you felt in the moment!

When you catchup with friends after a really long time, you are basically looking at yourself in the past.

The more time you have to work on something, the more time you tend to waste before working on it.

The right mentor will never give you the answers. The wrong one will only have answers to give!

Just because it was easy for them doesn’t mean it will be for you. Just because it was hard for them doesn’t mean it will be for you.

You will never get distracted by something you do not desire.

When we are young, we think too much and calculate too little. As we grow older, we think too little and calculate too much.

Everyone experiences pain. But not everyone has to experience suffering.

It’s impossible to calm the mind with the mind.

When you help others, you release oxytocin in your body. It is the same chemical released when you fall in love with someone. Think about that, for a second.

We think that if we simplify things, we will lose our importance.

It is crazy how far you can go without stopping, if you love what you do.

When overthinking, we do not assign any probability to all the possibilities in our head. We think everything is equally probable.

You continuing to live with a mistake isn’t going to fix the mistake. It’s going to make it worse!

When we are young, we think too much and calculate too little. As we grow older, we think too little and calculate too much.

Everyone experiences pain. But not everyone has to experience suffering.

Don’t waste your time on people who don’t value their time.

Don't wish for happiness. Work for it!

Most parents make it hard for their kids, by making it easy for them.

The most precious gift you can give yourself in our life, is to live it on your own terms, doing things that are truly you.

Your passion will make you money, once you ask "how does my passion help others?"

Ones who continue to grow in life are not the ones who make the best decisions. Instead, they are quick to change their decisions, once they stop growing.

It has become increasingly easy to start a company, to raise money, have a fancy office, great perks, get press, massive valuations, free lunch and bean bags. It remains intensely tough to build an institution where people love to come to work.

You are in love with yourself, when you are not affected by what people think of you.

The battle is in the mind.

When young, we will experience short-term pain. Because we are learning new things, forming new relationships, discovering a new self, facing your fears. If we avoid this short-term pain it converts into long-term regret.

We hold on to what we have because we don’t know how to get it again.

Parents are wrong not because they want to be wrong, they're wrong because every one of us will be wrong at some point.

"I am not ready" is an excuse to not do what you have to do.

Don’t be in a hurry to create impact. Be in a hurry to learn.

You can be anybody you wish to be, only if you know who you truly are.

Passion, when devoid of action, is not passion. It is day dreaming!

Anyone who makes you believe that you are stuck and helpless, is your enemy. That enemy could be you yourself!

Your feedback should help people win. Else it is just criticism.

Opportunities don't happen. You create them!

We continue to cling on to what we have. And are scared to let go. Because we do not know how to get it again!

What the world says will affect you, if you somewhere believe it to be true.

Strange how we give birth to kids. And then kill their curiosity!

It takes courage to choose a hard path. It takes even more courage to change that path, if it doesn't work.

Once you realize how little you actually need out of life, it ironically liberates you to get more out of life.

The ones who truly learn everything, do not start with wanting to learn everything.

The harder you think about why, how and where you need help, the better help you will receive.

The day one is able to fix their relationship with themselves, they give themselves the opportunity to fix all their relationships.

Most people don't want their problems to be solved by you. They just want to be heard by you.

Being aware of the fallacies we are susceptible to, makes us commit less of them.

Professionals stop growing the day they stop asking questions. Organizations stop growing the day they stop encouraging questions.

Sometimes all it takes for you to believe in yourself, is for someone else to believe in you.

Risk and failure is not absolute. It is a state of mind.

Your feedback should help people win. Else it is just criticism.

Our problems are the stories we tell ourselves of how everything will be fine once we get what we want.

We don’t have to agree with each other as long as we understand each other.

Change is never easy. But it's never impossible.

Do not start this year by feeling 'this year is a make or break year for me.' You can do without the pressure!

The best thing a parent can give their kids isn't money or knowledge or manners or shelter or even love. It is encouragement.