Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Make The Opportunity Count

This afternoon I was in conversation with a friend of mine, and we were exchanging ideas about how one should respond to opportunities that come our way. This conversation triggered a memory of an interview that Shahrukh Khan, the Bollywood Read more…


No Excuses

There have been many times in the last year after I started my daily blogging where I have told myself, ” I can’t do it, I can’t write my blog today because other pressing matters are consuming my attention. I Read more…


Beware Of The Zero

One of my favorite personal improvement blogs is Farnam Street. In one of the Blogs, I came across a fascinating idea of how mathematical concepts have a functional role in our day-to-day lives. Let me start with two small mental Read more…


Your Conscience Is Watching

A few years back, after a weekend road trip to Singapore, I was driving back to Kuala Lumpur with my family. Unfortunately, we got caught in the rush of the peak traffic returning to Malaysia. Slow-moving traffic engulfed us about Read more…


Happiness Is A Pre-Decision

Why do we do things in our life hoping they will make us feel good and happy? Why can’t we start by feeling happy and pleasant, and we take all actions out of that feeling? Happiness is a pre-decision.  We Read more…


What’s The Cost Of Inaction

In her book, The Writing Life, author Annie Dillard presents a meditative view of what a well-lived life looks like. She captures the essence in this beautiful quote ” How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” All Read more…


Is Your Motivation Real

A boy goes to a wise man and asks him to share the secret of success. “Meet me tomorrow morning by the lake, and I will share the secret of success with you.” Early next morning, as planned, the young Read more…


What’s The Source Of Your Fear?

Scene 1 ” Dad, can you please come with me to go to the market,” my now teenaged son asked me when he was much younger, during one of our trips to India. “Why can’t you go on your own. Read more…


Your Self Confidence Is In Your Reps

One of the pleasures of being a parent is getting to see life from your kids’ perspective. This morning as I was driving my son to his school, he reflected on a specific challenge he was going through currently ” Read more…


Do It Anyway

You start your day thinking, “I’ll go for the workout or the run.” The moment for you to put on your shoes and go out for the run comes. But then, something happens. You don’t feel like it. This is Read more…