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Month: September 2021

How Is Your Emotional Maturity?

Maturity

Though he is thirty years old, he has the mentality of a fifteen-year-old, or he is only fifteen, but he has the maturity of a thirty-year old. Many of you have probably come across references like this about yourself or Read more…


Confidence Comes From Being OK With Failing

confidence with failing

Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is linked to success. They think, ” He is so confident. No wonder he is so successful.” Sadly, social channels also propagate this curated impression that all success is a consequence of confidence. This Read more…


What’s Your Legacy

Legacy

The inventor of dynamite woke up to read his own obituary in the newspaper. At the time of this report, the man referred in the news was extremely wealthy. He owned over 100 factories that made explosives and armaments. The Read more…


Three Questions To Ask Ourselves

Three Questions

Once upon a time a priest on a walking tour in pre-revolutionary Russia was confronted by a soldier as he entered the town. The soldier pointed his bayonet at the priest and called out,  Who are you? Where are you Read more…


The Curious Case Of Lisa Nowak

Lisa Nowak

Being an astronaut at NASA is perhaps one of the most elite and exclusive jobs in the world. Out of the thousands of applicants, NASA recruits only 6 of them every decade. The whole application process is rigorous and highly Read more…


What Feels Obvious To You May Be Valuable For Others

Obvious

My younger son has just entered 12th grade. For him, it is the season for writing his personal statements for admission into Universities for his undergraduate program. And for my wife and me, it is the season for critically evaluating Read more…


Make Lesser Unforced Errors

unforced errors

During the US Open Championship final a couple of days back, the sports channel shared an interesting statistic on the number of winners and the unforced errors scored by each player. The big difference between the winner and the loser Read more…


Transform Your Internal Narrative

Narrative

Many people I know struggle with having a very pessimistic outlook towards their future. They are stuck in their mind with a lot of limiting narratives like ” I don’t think I have anything special to share with others” or Read more…


Book Summary-GRIT

Grit

This weekend I reread one of my favorite books, Grit by Angela Lee Duckworth . Every time I (re)read this book, I gain a different perspective on how we learn and develop our skills. In a Blog titled The Learning Read more…


Motivation Is A Myth

Until a few years back, whenever I was unproductive and wasting my time, I would tell myself a story that I was not motivated. My view was that I needed a dose of motivation to work on or start something- Read more…