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Criticize Less, Appreciate More

” You don’t have the stomach to fight for what you want.” “How could you let this mistake pass in the document. You are not paying attention to details.” “You are not working hard enough. You need to put in Read more…


Tests, Matchdays, And Concerts

Students study hard every day to be ready for the surprise and scheduled TESTS, whenever they happen. Sportspersons practice hard so that when the MATCHDAY comes, they are ready to deal with what the competition will throw at them. Musicians Read more…


Develop A Habit Of Reading

Everyone needs some inspiration to improve and grow. Books are a great source of knowledge and inspiration to develop in all aspects of our life. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. If you wish to Read more…


Your Future Is In Your Present

We never experience our future in the future. We experience the future as the “NOW” when it happens. Our life is always experienced in the present moment. In fact, I would say our future is a series of Time-lapse “Now’s” Read more…


Don’t Be Defensive

“Pramod, drive carefully,” my wife said to me. “What do you mean drive carefully? I am driving carefully”, I retorted indignantly. I was defensive because I was indeed a little rash in my driving. Defensiveness- This is a bane for Read more…


Your Attitude Matters

As I was growing up through the ranks of leadership, one of my mentors taught me an important lesson. “Recruit for attitude and train for skills” This is a powerful mantra that applies to anyone looking to make a mark Read more…


Life Is Not A Race

I remember an incident from my childhood. One early morning, I rode a bicycle from my house to my friend’s place, which was about 5 km away. As I was riding my cycle, I noticed another cyclist ahead of me, Read more…


Be Careful When You Are Emotional

When you are in the clutches of any extreme emotions, abstain from taking important decisions. You will likely regret the actions you take. It is best to silence your mind and calm yourself down before you do anything. We encounter Read more…


Look Inside, Not Outside

There is a gentleman who is getting ready to go out one night on some chore. He has his car keys in his hand, and just as he gets into the living room, there is a power failure, and the Read more…


Become More Valuable

One of the fundamental lessons of Economics is that as individuals, we get paid for the value we create. One doesn’t get paid for the time. Creating value is not easy and it may take time, but the undeniable fact Read more…