Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: January 2023

Performance Is Reality


The sometimes controversial American businessman Harold Geneen famously said, “It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. “ Words and intentions don’t matter as much as actions Read more…

Weekend Story- Who’s The Happiest?


There was once a crow that was satisfied in life. One day, it saw a swan, and it started thinking- Wow, the Swan is so white while I am so dark !! The Crow went to the Swan and said Read more…

The Edge Is In The Inputs


Sharing this brilliant thought via James Clear’s Blog “The edge is in the inputs. The person who consumes from better sources, gets better thoughts. The person who asks better questions, gets better answers. The person who builds better habits, gets Read more…

Premeditation Of Evils

premeditation of evils

I am struggling with some issues at work, and I am trying to think positively, telling myself that everything will ok. But whatever I do, there is a voice in my head telling me things will go wrong, and I Read more…

Three Thoughts On Thinking Better

three Thoughts

A few thoughts were going through my mind this evening. I am penning them down in the spirit of my point number two.

Uplift Your Self-Confidence


All of us are born confident. However, as we grow through various stages in our lives, challenges, failures, and mistakes can sometimes derail and diminish our Self-confidence. For anyone who is struggling with confidence, here are eight quotes that will Read more…

Perfection Vs Getting Started


There are often situations – writing a proposal, presentation, research reports, etc., where we need to work on something and deliver an outcome. Unfortunately, in these situations, we get stuck between aiming for perfection and making progress in the face Read more…

Hack Your Happiness


Many things, good and bad, influence our mood. Spending time with loved ones or friends can improve it. In contrast, Sitting in an hour of unexpected traffic can ruin it. That said, our emotional state is not just a function Read more…

Weekend Story- The Sound Of The Forest

sound of the forest

Many centuries back, a noble king sent his son, the Prince, to a Buddhist temple to study under a great Master. The Prince was to succeed the noble king eventually, and the king wanted the Prince to learn the basics Read more…

Do One

Do One

I came across this funky Portuguese proverb on one of my social feeds that offers a simple recipe for success: “Think of many things. Do one.” Simple and powerful.  At any point, our heads are crowded with lots of thoughts, ideas, and Read more…