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Tag: beliefs

Weekend Story-Arrogance Of Knowledge


There was once a language scholar who was visiting a university that required him to cross a river. The scholar reached the river bank and engaged the services of a waiting ferryman with a small boat. As the boat crossed Read more…

Beware Of The Invented Problems !!

Invented problems

Every day, we encounter problems, and we look to solve them. When we problem-solve, we feel better because we move forward. Here’s the interesting thing, though, about problems. Not all issues are the same. Different problems have different flavors. Some Read more…

Three Ways To Handle Change


Here’s a thought… There are three ways we can deal with change. You can choose to be a “victim” of change- Everything was going well until the person or organization changed on me. They are to blame. You can “manage” Read more…

Weekend Story-The Valuable Pen

valuable pen

There was once a friend of JRD Tata who constantly complained about losing his pens. So, he always opted to buy cheap pens to avoid fretting over his careless tendency. JRD Tata had a suggestion for his friend. He told Read more…

Focus On Yourself

focus on yourself

I am in Singapore presently. A curious incident occurred this morning, while I waited in the hotel lobby for the taxi to arrive. A group of tourists standing nearby were engaged in an animated conversation, their whispers clearly audible. They Read more…

Leading Vs Managing


The mindset with which you approach any task or opportunity determines the outcomes you produce. If you choose to manage a task, it’s pretty safe. As the person managing the job, you report. You report on what’s happening, you chronicle the results, Read more…

The Orange Metaphor

Orange metaphor

Dr. Wayne Dyer, one of the prominent leadership gurus, often used the metaphor of the orange to convey a profound message about human behavior and personal responsibility. Here’s how he would relate the story: “Imagine you’re holding an orange in Read more…

Focus On The Fun Part

Fun Part

A brilliant idea about focusing on the right thing when doing something hard- Sharing via James Clear’s Blog “When you’re doing something hard, focus on the fun part. Many people make a subtle mistake, which is they emphasize how difficult Read more…

Three Factors For Operating With Clarity


Lack of clarity can be one of the biggest roadblocks on your journey to achieving goals and solving problems. Imagine driving a car with a foggy windshield – you become uncertain, fearful of making mistakes, and your actions feel laboured Read more…

Be(a)ware Of The “Knowing-Doing” Trap

knowing-doing trap

When it pertains to self-development, I am aware of many passionate individuals who possess a wealth of knowledge and insights about personal growth, goal achievement, and life enhancement. Many of them understand these concepts intellectually but often find themselves trapped Read more…