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Tag: mindset

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…

Be Part Of A Flock


As I was driving to drop my wife someplace this morning, I noticed some migratory birds (flamingos, I think they were) flying in a V formation. I remember seeing a national geography feature long back about why long-distance migratory birds fly Read more…

Quit Worrying About Tomorrow


One of the bad habits that many of us have unconsciously acquired over the last year, through the pandemic, is an unhealthy obsession with the future. “Did you see the latest Covid Numbers? What do you think the issue is? Read more…

Life’s Mirror

Life's Mirror

While listening to a podcast this evening, I came across a reference to a lovely poem that was supposed to have been penned by one Emma Wheeler Wilcox. Fascinated by the few lines of the poem that the speaker read Read more…

There Is Always The Next Race


Goal achievement is a bit like running a marathon. Some run a marathon as a competition. Their goal is not just to run the Marathon but to also beat 5000 other runners. For such competitive runners, goal achievement is in Read more…

You Can’t Change Anyone

change anyone

All of us have that one or two folks in our lives who stress us out because of their actions. The exams are nearing, and the kid doesn’t seem to care. You want to see him focused o his studies, Read more…