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Tag: personalchange

It’s A Matter Of Time

matter of time

Our life is an endless pursuit of desires and goals, and if we fail to materialize our desires, we experience a sense of disappointment and defeat. I’ve also encountered my fair share of disappointments along the way. That said, I’ve Read more…

What Part Of The Problem Am I Responsible For?

what am i responsible for

Whenever something does not work out or something goes wrong, instead of blaming myself or someone else, I pause and ask myself this simple but extremely uncomfortable question- What part of this problem am I responsible for? When I ask Read more…

Weekend Story-The Echo Principle


A small boy and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the son fell, hurting himself. He cried out in pain, “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, a voice echoed from the mountain, repeating, “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, the boy shouted, “Who are Read more…

As A Man Thinketh

One of the transformational books I was introduced to early in my career was James Allen’s As the Man Thinketh. A book that introduced me to the idea that our mind is the master weaver, capable of creating our inner Read more…

I Messed Up

i messed up

People make mistakes all the time. The problem doesn’t lie in making a mistake but in trying to conceal it, hoping it won’t be discovered. Unfortunately, hiding mistakes complicates situations and leads to negative consequences. Sooner or later, mistakes will Read more…

The Value Of Timing And Context

Timing and context

In 2007, The Washington Post conducted a fascinating social experiment that sparked much discussion. They enlisted the services of renowned violinist Joshua Bell to play his violin in a busy Washington D.C. subway station during the morning rush hour. Bell Read more…

Planning And Doing

planning and doing

Planning and doing are two distinct modes of operation. Planning involves developing clarity about the goals of a task and devising an approach to execute it. When you plan, you visualize the actions and outcomes. Doing, on the other hand, Read more…

The Way Of The Acorn


The mighty Oak tree starts out as a humble acorn seed. It is a fundamental law of nature. All things big start out small and, more importantly, take time. If you’re embarking on a venture to create something new, like Read more…

Some Truths Of Life

truths of life

Active Or Lazy?

active or lazy

Learning and seeking entertainment can be done in two ways: the lazy way or the active way. Lazy learning involves attempting to learn something without actively engaging in the process. Listening to informative podcasts, reading books, attending seminars, etc are Read more…