Inspirational quotes, inspiring stories


When you are confused…
March 30, 2009, 3:03 pm
Filed under: Attitude | Tags: , ,

There are times when we feel absolutely confused. We cannot see the road ahead of us. We lose the sense of direction and there are thousand things that hit our minds. These are the times when you need to take a deep breath and look at yourself. Some of the obvious ways to avoid this kind of chaos and confusion in work is to be systematic and organized. But to be like that all the time is not possible. It is indeed human to be confused. Hence there is nothing wrong about it. So accept the fact that you are in confusion. This will help to solve half your worries.

 

Now try to avoid all that you can. Strike out all the activities that can be postponed for the time being and concentrate on the one that is of utmost importance. Forget about all other things and put all the energies in the world and within you to accomplish that task. Keep a deadline for it and do not go overboard or extend the time in completing that one thing because there are a lot of other things also that are in queue.

 

Now find time for yourself and your calmness and peace to breathe. Relax. Refresh and rejuvenate. This will increase the productivity for the next task. Remember that it is very essential to spend atleast half an hour with your own self trying. Be silent. Do not think about work. Think about all the things that make you happy.

 

We should feel contended if we want to feel simple and light. Be a holistic person. A person who is calm, composed, sort out in his minds, smart and witty.  

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Just Listen
March 20, 2009, 5:49 pm
Filed under: Inspiration

Listen. When people are talking, when the birds are chirping in the morning, when your dad is expressing an opinion, when your sister is confessing something, when the maid is expressing her grief, when your girl friend is talking about her pimples, when your brother is demanding a new bike, when your niece is calling you, when…just listen.

 

Sometimes, just listening can be a great way to soothe the other person. Plain listening, not talking back means that you are trying to understand the other person. You may or may not necessarily agree to what they have to say. It does not matter. What matters is the fact that you are listening. You are lending them your ears, your time and then surely make the opposite person feel there is somebody who is there to listen to them. There are many talkers in this world but there are very few listeners.

 

May be what the other person is saying is full of mistakes, full of distortions; it is important not to correct the person then. Listen with sincerity. It won’t kill you. You do not need to prove your point here. Just listen.

 

A good listener is the one that hears the unspoken thought. Only after the other person has finished mention that innermost thought. This will make the other person feel that you heard him and that you understood what he or she was trying to say. Listen. There is nothing quite like being heard.



Not losing heart…
March 10, 2009, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Igniting Our Will | Tags: , ,

inspiOne of the common factors of de-motivation that I have seen in people is failures and dejection. We tend to give so much importance to our failures that coming out of it seems difficult. Moving on is something that is uncommon in Indians. Somehow people tend to be in a state of inertia and they do not want to come out of their grief. Once they lose their heart, they do not want to build it back – be it in relationship, in career or even in families. It is true that accepting a death or a failure for a promotion or accepting failure in examinations is difficult to cope with. But one needs to get over that and move on.

Losing heart while you are still living on is almost equivalent to killing yourself. It is you who need to build the bridge between the sorrowful event that has passed and the new beginning that is awaiting you. It is you who has to walk through the bridge and reach the other end. Only people who have the courage to restart or begin from a new start succeed and live life in its totality.

Take a lover who has lost his girlfriend. Crying and being depressed for the lost love is natural but time needs to play its role. You cannot waste your life crying because this way you are abusing the relationship that you shared with your lover because the primary purpose of the relationship was to be happy and you are just not doing that.

Take a businessman for instance. He has suffered a huge loss but he cannot afford to lose his heart. He needs to have the strength and the determination to rebuild and earn money to compensate for his losses.

In life you cannot lose three things: your will, your heart and your determination. Without these three, there is no meaning to life.