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My First Life Lesson

I must have been about ten years old when I got my first life lesson. My mother had given me a list of items to buy from the neighboring Kirana Store( a small family-owned shop selling groceries and other sundries Read more…


Eight Nuggets

A problem that does not challenge you does not change you. Life does not get easier. You just become stronger. Failure is actually a success if you can learn from it. Success can inspire, but failure can educate. Attitude is Read more…


Practice With Intensity

Driving my kid back from his cricket practice a few days back, we got discussing the intensity and quality of effort that one should put during training so that when the real game happens, one is ready.   Whether it is Read more…


The Science Of A Habit

Its day 184 of the year 2020. As I write my 184th blog dedicated to sharing my lessons on personal growth, I reflect on how I have managed to do something that seemed impossible one year back. Many people have Read more…


Be Motivated From Inside

We all experience two kinds of motivation- External and Internal. When you are inspired by some rewards that others offer for you to do something, you are externally motivated. At work, your supervisor says, deliver these results, and you will Read more…


Control Your Mind

All of us have a mind, a mindset, and an attitude to help us manage our day to day life effectively. However, sometimes we have this issue. When we feel cornered and challenged, we become defensive. We hit out at Read more…


What Creates Stress?

All of us experience stress of some sort in life. Stress is the feeling of helplessness that comes from our inability to cope with circumstances, relationships, expectations. Multiple factors lead to a feeling of stress and suck the natural energy Read more…


Being Humble Is A Strength

One of my readers reacting to my blog The Triad, wanted me to expand a little more on balancing between being humble and also projecting oneself. His concern is that in a corporate setting, there is a perception that humility Read more…


Being Mindful

What is mindfulness ? Mindfulness is a form of “thoughtlessness.”. If you have no thoughts going through the mind to distract you from your experience of any moment, you are present and being mindful. In some ways, the opposite of Read more…


Avoid Arguments. Ask Questions.

Sometimes when dealing with colleagues, friends, or family, arguments flare-up. An argument ensues when two individuals with opposing views get into a heated or angry exchange of words trying to convince one another about one being right and the other Read more…