Seven Wonders of Life

S & S # 7 (dated 1st April 2017)
1. MOTHER The first person to welcome you in this world.
2. FATHER The first person to go through all the hardships just to see you smile.
3. SIBLING The first person to teach you the art of sharing and caring.
4. FRIEND The first person to teach you how to respect people with different opinions and viewpoints.
5. LIFE PARTNER The first person to make you realise the value of sacrifice and compromise.
6. YOUR CHILDREN The first ones to teach you how to be selfless and think about others before yourself.
7. YOUR GRANDCHILDREN The first ones who make you want to live the life, all over again.

-Courtesy : “Health” (Cross Reference WISDOM, March 2017)

Two Advice for Career and Life

S & S # 6 (dated 3rd March 2017)
Different Knowledge base and skill sets are required to perform different tasks and to pursue different careers. But positive attitude and certain values are important for all jobs and careers. If a person practices certain values then he /she may not reach the top of the ladder of career but will have inner peace and get respect from colleagues and people.
I had noted two advice – one from RD Tata and another from Maulana Wahiduddin Khan in my diary which I think are relevant even today for career and life. I do practice these two advice. I. “You will find in your path many pitfalls and temptations which you will have to shun and jump over, through great difficulties. If you always keep before your eyes truth and honesty whatever happens, you will come out safe – at least you will never be discredited or dishonoured”.

- JRD Tata’s father RD Tata wrote a letter and said above thing in Dec. 1921
II. “Do not try to obtain favours but rely on y…

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

S & S # 3 (Dated 11th Dec. 2016)
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff                                                                       - Dr. Richard Carlson, Ph. D

“Whenever we are dealing with a Bad news, a difficult person, or a disappointment of some kind,  most of us get into certain habits, ways of reacting to life – particularly adversity – that don’t serve us very well. We overreact, blow things out of proportion, hold on too tightly, and focus on the negative aspects of life. When we are immobilized by little things – when we are irritated, annoyed, and easily bothered – our (over-) reaction not only make us frustrated but actually get in the way of getting what we want. We lose sight of the bigger picture, focus on the negative, and annoy other people who might otherwise help us. In short, we live our lives as if they were one great emergency! We often rush around looking busy, trying to solve problems, but in reality we often compounding them. Because everything seems like suc…


S & S # 2 (dated 23rd Oct. 2016) Reading and keeping note of quotations is one of my hobbies. Every month apart from other magazines I read WISDOM and READER’S DIGEST which are storehouses of quotations. In WISDOM there are many quotations in the bottom of all pages and in READER’S DIGEST there is a section called “Quotable Quotes”.I also collect quotations from books, magazines, newspapers and internet. I get inspiration, motivation and direction of doing good things, keeping myself and others happy and positive by reading QUOTATIONS. My daughter “Shubhra” also likes reading Quotations. She collects Quotations from books, magazines and internet and shares with me. Below are 10 Quotations on SELF collected by me and Shubhra 1.The Ignited soul compared to any resources is the most powerful resources on the earth, above the earth and under the earth.– APJ Abdul Kalam 2.All power is within you. You can do anything and everything.– Swami Vivekananda 3.I am the master of my fate. I am the c…

New Year Resolutions, Wishes and Habits - II

(Motivational Series for Personal and Professional Development) Series # 2 (Dt. 10-2-2016, Wednesday)
There are several reasons for discontinuation of action to achieve New Year Resolutions. Some of these are Lack of self-awareness about one’s higher-level interests, priorities,core strengths and weaknesses (although people keep on telling about these)MindsetHabitLack of preparation before setting New Year resolutionsSetting too ambitious target to be achieved in short span of timeLack of implementation plan – just wishes in the mind (not in written form)Changing or stopping resolutions just after initial failure or set back

How we can set action plan to achieve our resolutions
Each day is a new day in our life. It does not matter that we should set resolutions only in the beginning of the year. On the other hand there is no harm in setting New Year resolutions just before the New Year or on the New Year day or in the first week of the year.   All we need self-analysis / reflection of o…

New Year Resolutions, Wishes and Habits

Motivational Series for Personal and Professional Development

Series # 1 (Dt. 3-2-2016, Wednesday)
Few days before the New Year and during the first week of New Year most of us become excited and emotionally charged to bring some changes in us and in the world. We wish Happy New Year to our family members, friends, colleagues and others. We celebrate it in different ways.
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering it will be happier …” – Alfred Lord Tennyson.

We make many Resolutions to stop bad habits i.e.  Smoking, eating junk foods, procrastination, short temper, negative thinking, use less mobile and internet. And start new habits and develop skills i.e. start fitness regime (going to Gym, attend a Yoga class, Walking etc.), Reading and Writing, Drawing, Dancing, Cultivate good manners, Be assertive, Proactive, Helping wife in Household things, Teaching children etc. 
We also prepare wish list for our professional life / workplace i.e. to reach office early, Pla…

DON’T GIVE UP ..........

Don’t give up whatever life brings Continue to move forward & strive to succeed Don’t give up on your hopes and dreams But hold on to them diligently.
No one said life would never be tough No one said things would never be rough.
It’s easy to be strong When things are going well, But it takes extra courage When things aren’t so well.
If what comes your way does not break you, Then all it can do is to strengthen you. And in a little while, it will shape you – Into a tougher, wiser, and more confident person.
Relax if need be, but do not give in. Remain strong and don’t be beaten.
Your strength is not in giving in But in not quitting and in hoping to WIN.
(I found it today in an old diary, which I had noted from a magazine (perhaps WISDOM) 14 years ago)