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Inspiration for Daily Living
September 5, 2011, 7:02 am
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It is just a personal thought that the best way to get inspired is by having a role model for you. The person can be anyone an actor, a politician, a writer, a singer, a sportsperson, well just about anybody. Before choosing your role model, you must understand one thing, no matter their profession it is the character of an individual that matters most. Selecting a role model is quite easy.


It depends on what you want to become. If you want to become a sports person then having someone in the sports arena as your role model can help. If you have noticed sportspersons always have someone related to their field to get inspiration from. There is no dearth on role models in India; you have the likes of Sachin Tendulkar to Amitab Bachan. If you notice these two individuals, their success has not made them haughty and proud. They remain the same they were when they started out.


This is the best quality in a human being. You must, however keep one thing in mind, if your role model has bad habits, then you may become a bad person. You may become a bad person for yourself, your family, and the society you live in. So remember, when selecting your role model, try to grasp his/her good points and become successful in life.


When you are confused…
March 30, 2009, 3:03 pm
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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.  

Developing Positive Attitude
November 16, 2008, 5:21 pm
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For developing attitude, first we need to develop some discipline and habit of waking up nice and early. If we find ourselves waking positively with a smile, chances of day passing smoothely becomes really great. We must try to open our eyes in the morning in a calm, serence environment. It’s not always easy, especially with family persons but then, a little bit of planning and finishing few works in previous night itself will make lot of things easier.


Don’t try to rush things. Take it easy and plan in advance. If you are going to school or office, make sure to reach there before time. One must learn to imbibe habit of giving oneself enough time to accomplish tasks. Also, try to give a smile to people you come across on your way to the destination. Eat your food properly and never ever skip your meals. All work and no food make jack a dull boy. So, try to balance your work overload with proper food schedules.


Having friends around always prove very beneficial for your own mental and emotional state. Friends are stress-busters. Share laugh, crack jokes, spend time together and all stress gone! Socialize with friends will help you in staying positive. One of the important suggestions is to curbing media influence. Most of the news are depressing and often presented as headlines. So, try to stay away from them and look forward to positive things. Last but not the least, always, I repeat, always try to act positive even when you are not. This may sound strange but try doing that and you will find, you are able to lift your spirits once again while just pretending to be happy.

Positive Attitude & Motivation
November 10, 2008, 8:22 pm
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positive-attitudeOne of the oft-repeated words is ‘Attitude’. One must have heard this word thousand of times from several famous personalities, achievers, motivational speakers and even in general discussions. So, what is so magical about this word? Is it really as important as it is made out to be? The unquestionable answer is ‘Yes’! If one hears, attitude is everything, it’s correct. The problem lies in the fact that, it’s quite tough to be positive all the time, in every sphere of life. But then, being optimist with a great positive is known to produce miracles. It redefines life. Even in case of medical treatments, doctors always recommend to feel optimistic about your treatment. Even research says, patients with a positive attitude towards life tend to recover fast than compared to ones with negative and pessimistic approach.


We often come across several stories in our daily lives about how positivity transformed lives of several people. It’s a boon who helps you in not only accomplishing difficult things but also helps you in building strong and long lasting relationships. In addition of increasing motivation, positivity also spreads strong vibes. At the same time, I accept, it’s difficult to be positive 24/7, but then a journey of thousand miles always begins with a single step. So why not start it today only? Let’s cheer ourselves up with the conviction that, we are going to be happy, positive and nurture an exciting outlook towards life.

Love Your Work
October 8, 2008, 2:46 pm
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The question arises, why we need to love the work we do? And does this loving business affect us in any way? Answer is a simple yes! We need to do it for ourselves. We need to do it for our own happiness. That’s why, if we can’t be doing the work we love, then we must love the work we do. We need to have this love affair with our work because that’s the only way; we won’t bring home frustration and bitterness of our office work to our home at the end of each day to adversely affect our family. We have several reasons of doing it. We need to love our work because we won’t prefer to leave our negativity as legacy for our co-workers and colleagues. We need to do it because, a country’s economy depends upon workers whose love for their work helps in increasing their productivity.


According to a recent poll, percentage of employees who are truly engaged with their work is only 29% whereas 54% of workers are just going through motions and can be called not engaged. The most disappointing finding is almost 17% of employees are actively disengaged and that way, they threaten the security of their own jobs and those of coworkers. Well, there can be several excuses like, being underpaid, not finding the work exciting, bad office environment but then one has to love the work in order to have a great personal and professional life. According to folklore, there is only one secret of a fulfilled life and that is “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. If you can’t be doing the work you love, love the work that’s been put before your hand to be done.”

The Right Attitude
July 10, 2008, 5:18 am
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What is that one attribute that counts the most in human existence? Hope, love, wealth, charity or is there something bigger? Yes, its attitude! It’s not difficult to realize the impact of attitude in our day to day life. Sometimes, attitude is more important than facts. In fact, it is more important than any other thing like money, education, situations etc. the most important thing is we have a choice regarding the attitude we will wear for a particular day. It has been said that, life is all about 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to those happenings.

This motivational poem emphasizes the importance of attitude in our life.

Often your tasks will be many,

And more than you think you can do.

Often the road will be rugged

And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember,

The hills ahead

Are never as steep as they seem,

And with Faith in your heart

Start upward

And climb ’til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy

Is ever too hard to achieve

If you have the courage to try it,

And you have the faith to believe.

For faith is a force that is greater

Than knowledge or power or skill,

And many defeats turn to triumph

If you trust in God’s wisdom and will.

For faith is a mover of mountains,

There’s nothing that God cannot do,

So, start out today with faith in your heart,

And climb ’til your dream comes true!

It could not be done!
June 20, 2008, 7:54 am
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How many times do you start getting this feeling that, I won’t be able to do this work any more? That, this work is not in my hands? That, this work is beyond my capabilities? Most likely answer would be, very often! Yes, we come across such situations in our life on a regular basis where things seem impossible to perform! But then, it’s a different fun performing things which we earlier thought to be impossible!
This poem emphasizes on that very point. And yes, remember to say, ‘it can always be done!’

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn’t, but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so “till he tried.”
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it.”
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he’d begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you’ll do it.

By:- Edgar A. Guest