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Category: Success

Change The Way You Live

lasting change

Discussing weight loss strategies and lamenting about lack and any visible change is something almost all of us have done at some point. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, has a great message for all of us who struggle Read more…

A Wandering Mind Is An Unhappy Mind

wandering mind

An SMS notification flares up on the phone. A question appears on the screen- How are you feeling right now? The respondents choose a number from between 0(very bad) to 100(very good). As soon as the response is sent, a Read more…

Don’t Lead By Intentions


“He wished he was nicer to people.”“She wanted to be more courageous.”“He hoped to do some good work at all the places he worked.”“He wanted to build a great business.”“She desired to be a role model for others.” The day Read more…

What Part Of The Problem Am I Responsible For?

what am i responsible for

Whenever something does not work out or something goes wrong, instead of blaming myself or someone else, I pause and ask myself this simple but extremely uncomfortable question- What part of this problem am I responsible for? When I ask Read more…

Weekend Story-The Echo Principle


A small boy and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the son fell, hurting himself. He cried out in pain, “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, a voice echoed from the mountain, repeating, “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, the boy shouted, “Who are Read more…

There Is No Success Mantra

success mantra

I recently achieved great success with one client by following a specific process. Encouraged by this success, I applied the same approach with another client, expecting similar results, and I was not disappointed. I thought I had a success formula Read more…

Avoid The Two Happiness Traps

Happiness Traps

A reminder to myself as I go into the weekend. Avoid these two happiness traps. One- Don’t try to please others through your actions. It’s futile. It’s not your job. To each his own. Everyone’s satisfaction is in their own Read more…

Thorough Preparation

thorough preparation

Feeling anxious about your upcoming exams? Nervous about tackling a challenging assignment? Worried about acing that critical presentation? Most insecurities stem from a fear of the situation going wrong and not being able to handle the fallout. What must one Read more…

Work Ethic

work ethic

This afternoon, a friend shared a YouTube link featuring an interview with Michael Phelps. In the short clip, Micheal Phelps, one of the greatest swimmers of all time, shares details about what gave him the edge over his competitors. I Read more…

Acheivement & Contribution


A reader recently contacted me, curious about the motivation behind my daily writing habit. Instead of addressing this question directly, I want to offer a perspective on achievement and contribution and how they have shaped my journey. In our quest Read more…