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Month: July 2020

Focus Your Energy On Your Circle Of Influence

As the Pandemic slowly recedes and the world is trying to limp back to some semblance of normalcy, many are expressing a nagging uncertainty about the future. “What should I be doing” “How should I be responding,” “What should I Read more…


Be Contented And Ambitious

There is this misimpression that being contented means being happy with lesser. This view is faulty. Contentment does not mean I will not be ambitious in life. It just means, “whatever I have today, I will cherish it and enjoy Read more…


Ten Rules Of My Life

Through experience, all of us accumulate some life lessons that become operating principles for how to live life. I wanted to share some of the fundamental philosophies that I have tried to adopt for myself. These are the rules of Read more…


Expect More From Yourself

Our expectations are always extroverted. We always expect something from those around us. The Government, the workplace, bosses, professors, colleagues, family, friends- When we engage with any of them, there is always some form of expectation.¬†We say, The Government has Read more…


Improve Your Thoughts

The environment around us stimulates a lot of our thought process. What our senses perceive has a direct impact on our thinking. Reading negative news sub-consciously activates negative thoughts. There is a build-up of fearful, anxiety-ridden thoughts. Similarly, when we Read more…


Improve Your Thinking

The primary ingredient, the raw material for any”thing” I want in my life is my thinking. I will become a Doctor only if I first “think” of becoming a Doctor. I will experience a good life only if I think Read more…


It’s Human to Judge

It is human nature to categorize and Judge everything that comes under the scanner of our intelligence. Our intellect, represented by our ego, is busy categorizing something as good or bad, rich or poor, strong or weak, smart, or dumb. Read more…


Time Is Life

Here is a small mind game. Take a piece of paper and write down the answer to these three questions below about time and life. What would you do if you had only 24 hours to live? What would you Read more…


Don’t Be A Victim

This is a powerful lesson on empathy and the victim mindset I came across in the book “Hit reset” by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. Satya Nadella’s first child Zain who is 21 years old, was born with Cerebral Read more…


Potential Is There. You Have To Work To Achieve It

“Congratulations, you have been selected to perform for your first concert” My wife conveyed this message to my son. “Oh, God. I have never done this before, how am I going to manage this? I don’t know if I am Read more…