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Tag: mindset

Let’s Choose Our Freedom

Choose your freedom

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude to a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s ways.” This is a quote by Victor Frankl from one of Read more…

Weekend Story-Edison’s Mindset


America’s greatest inventor Thomas Edison after a lifetime of successful inventions and wealth creation in his late sixties, was having a peaceful dinner with his family. Suddenly a manager from his factory rushed over to his house saying, “the factory is Read more…

What’s Your Mindset?

Growth Mindset

In the Book Mindset, author Carol Dweck introduces us to the two types of mindsets people tend to operate with- Fixed and Growth. If you come with a fixed mindset, you see intelligence as static where you are always operating Read more…

Weekend Story-See The Positive


This is a story narrated by Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power Of Positive Thinking. A man once called on Norman Vincent Peale. Despondent, he told the reverend that he was very depressed and had nothing left to live Read more…

Be Happy With Yourself First

happy relationships

Your relationships with others will be happy and positive only when your relationship with yourself is happy and positive. Many of us suffer from a lot of emotional insecurities and traumas that we then try to cover up through the Read more…

Embrace Vulnerability


What comes to your mind when you think of the word “vulnerability”?  Fear, being hurt or betrayed, or sign of weakness ? For a long time, I used to think that showing vulnerability is a sign of weakness. Therefore, if Read more…

Pain Helps You Focus


When we are in a state of comfort, our mind desires many things- Fame, Money, Power, Respect, Freedom, Attention, Growth. But, when we encounter pain of any sort, our focus sharpens to only one desire- to eliminate the source of Read more…

Adventure Is Hardship That We Enjoy


A few years back, my family and I were on holiday in Bali. One afternoon, my wife wanted to go to the local market to hunt for ethnic Knick Knacks to buy. My kids wanted to stay back at the Read more…

Avoid The Three C’s

Three C's

If you want to be effective in your life, you should focus your time and energy on things that you can control. Schedule your time in activities that fill you with a sense of hope and positivity. Three things that Read more…

Show Up

Show Up

Let’s say you are on a path to becoming fit. The hard part is not knowing what workouts to do. It is also not the pain or the agony that you experience when you work out. The hard part is Read more…