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Be Humble In The Face Of Failure

Every one of us encounters failures and losses at different times in our lives. A failure or a loss is not a problem if you learn something from it without letting it define you. It would be nice if we Read more…


Keep Smiling

My son, who plays the Violin, is preparing for an upcoming musical concert. I heard my wife telling him this evening, ” Why are you so serious when playing. Look up and smile. You are playing a beautiful piece of Read more…


Give First To Get More

If You desire more knowledge. Share the knowledge and wisdom you already have with others. You will attract more knowledge. If You want to experience more love. Be loving with everyone around you. You will experience more love. If you Read more…


Are You Anxious?

Do you have trouble with becoming anxious whenever you face challenges? Here’s a quick tip I have benefitted from. First, when you are anxious, what happens? Your heart starts to race, the stress hormones of cortisol in your body spike Read more…


Free Yourself From Fear

According to psychologists, when a baby is born, it is programmed with two basic fears: Fear of falling and loud noises. However, as the baby grows into an adult, it acquires all kinds of other fears. E.g. Fear of rejection, Read more…


Accept Yourself

Empathy is when you see the world as someone else sees it. When you have empathy, it means you can understand what a person is feeling in a given moment. More importantly, you understand why others do what they do. Read more…


Your Attitude Matters

As I was growing up through the ranks of leadership, one of my mentors taught me an important lesson. “Recruit for attitude and train for skills” This is a powerful mantra that applies to anyone looking to make a mark Read more…


Life Is Not A Race

I remember an incident from my childhood. One early morning, I rode a bicycle from my house to my friend’s place, which was about 5 km away. As I was riding my cycle, I noticed another cyclist ahead of me, Read more…


Expect More From Yourself

Our expectations are always extroverted. We always expect something from those around us. The Government, the workplace, bosses, professors, colleagues, family, friends- When we engage with any of them, there is always some form of expectation.¬†We say, The Government has Read more…


Improve Your Thinking

The primary ingredient, the raw material for any”thing” I want in my life is my thinking. I will become a Doctor only if I first “think” of becoming a Doctor. I will experience a good life only if I think Read more…