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Month: February 2022

Visualize What You Seek

Visualize

I often share this social experiment with many people to describe the power of visualization. Many years ago, in 1996, researchers at the University of Chicago conducted a powerful experiment. A large group of randomly selected basketball players was asked Read more…


True Success

True Success

This evening, I came across this brilliant quote by James Allen, the author of As The Man Thinketh. For true success, ask yourselves these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? I have not come across a Read more…


Three Traits Of Mentally Resilient People

Resilient

What is it that gives some of us the capacity to be resilient in the face of adversity, hardship, and setbacks while some others just throw in the towel and give up at the slightest blow to their plans? There Read more…


Mistakes Happen

I had an interesting experience this evening. I was flying out from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai on my first international work trip in two years. Thanks to my frequent flier status, I was allowed to board the flight ahead of Read more…


Keep Your Curiosity Active

Curiosity

What is that one trait which will always help you grow personally and professionally, even in challenging situations.? My answer would be Curiosity. When you are curious, you are in a state of wonder, innocently questioning and wanting to know Read more…


Weekend Story-The Family Treasure

Treasure

Four young men sit by the bedside of their dying father. The old man, with his last breath, tells them that there is a huge treasure buried in the family fields. The sons crowd around the dying man crying, ” Read more…


Looking To Persuade? Put Yourself In The Other Person’s Shoes

Persuade

How do you know if you are trying too hard to persuade someone on some issue? When you are trying to get the other person to do something that is of interest to you primarily. True persuasion is when you Read more…


The Labels Are All In Your Head

Labels

Anything you encounter in your life as an experience is always neutral-It is neither good nor bad. Nature makes no Judgement. All judgment is the creation of our minds. If you were an animal, say a tiger, you would experience Read more…


Our Past Is Not Always A Guarantee For Future Success

Guarantee for future success

It’s the cricket season in India right now, and I was watching a game on TV with my son a few days back. During one of the breaks, a mutual fund Ad flashed where the voice-over ended with this message- Read more…


Play By Your Own Rules

Play by your own rules

This afternoon, I had one of my WhatsApp groups forward a quote falsely attributed to Churchill(I did a fact check) about ignoring what people think of you. The quote reads: “When you’re 20, you care what everyone thinks, when you’re Read more…