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He who controls anger, controls life: A Must Read story

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Anger is just a letter short of danger. Controlling one’s anger is the key to success. This beautiful story will make you understand the importance of taming the Green Goblin within you.

As a carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop, a black poisonous cobra entered his workshop.

The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got very slightly injured.

*In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra’s mouth started bleeding.*

Out of fury and arrogance, the cobra tried its best to strangle and kill the object that was causing it pain by wrapping itself very tightly around the blades.

*The next day when the carpenter opened the workshop, he found a seriously cut, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades.

The cobra died not because of someone else’s fault but faced these consequences merely because of its own anger and wrath.

Sometimes when angry, we try to cause harm to others but as time passes by, we realise that we have caused more harm to ourselves.

For a happy life, it’s best we should learn to ignore and overlook some things, people, incidents, affairs and matters.

It is not necessary that we show a reaction to everything. Step back and ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding or reacting to.*

Let Treat people with kindness even if they hurt you.

People that show no inclination to change, are best handled with silence and prayer.

THIS is really a touching story and could help us take some good decisions. Do like and share!!!

Must Read Short Story: Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

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While surfing the Internet in the morning, I came across this wonderful short story and thought of sharing with our dear readers.

You must read…

Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

—-Author Unknown

Cheers to life!

Saptakee

Effective Ways to DEAL with Loneliness after Break-Up

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When you are involved with someone in a serious romantic relationship for a long term, it’s obvious to dream of a beautiful future of both of you living happily. But many times things don’t happen as we expect. Bitter circumstances, lack of compatibility, long distance issues, etc. compel us to let go off each other for the good.

It’s certainly not easy to end the relationship that you have holding on for so long. Break-ups indeed hurt a lot, it makes you feel that your entire world has turned upside down- you tend to isolate yourself from everyone, your daily schedule is disrupted and you feel terribly sad, lonely and depressed.

The biggest challenge is dealing with the loneliness i.e. coping with the absence of your partner in your life. My dear friend, if you are going through a similar phase right now then you must read this article:

Understand the lonely feeling

Loneliness is something self inflicted. You tend to make yourself lonely, it’s the feeling of being alone while conjuring up negativity from all sides. And it’s very much obvious to feel lonely immediately after breaking up. It’s also normal to cry for the person whom you loved.

However, loneliness when lingers for days after days makes you depressed. And that’s why I suggest you to flip your thoughts.

If you can do that you will discover that you are actually not lonely. There must be someone who wants you to share your feelings and understand you. It could be your best friend, your parents or your siblings. Come out of the cocoon of sadness and see the brighter side of life. It’s POSSIBLE.

Overcome your vulnerability

While trying to deal with loneliness after an awful break you tend to become vulnerable – addiction to alcohol, excessive smoking, erratic thoughts, random dating, etc. are different means that people resort to escape from the pain of separation. But these things practically do not help. Never.

I have advised people before and will be advising today again to practise self restrain during tough times. If you can overcome vulnerability then you can deal with anything. So what can you do?

Well, how one can overcome vulnerability is a matter of personal choice. However, the choice has to be right. You might prefer getting out of your comfort zone to travel or do something different to get over the phase while others might want to stay back at home read, think, meditate, etc. in order to put a check on the bubbling sadness.

Do things (of course the good ones)  that make you feel good.

You cannot fix everything

Remember those moments when you both have been trying hard to make your relationship work. But your efforts went in vain…Thus, you need to accept the fact that you have broken up for the good. Everything cannot be fixed. Many things do not move as you expect them to be and that’s life.

It’s the time to take charge of your life solely. Think this way:

There’s nothing wrong that I have broken up

Yes, I was heart broken. But I can start living my life again

I am strong enough to accept things the way they come

And lastly, I am not lonely. I can control my mind and my emotions

The love was a part of my life but I can live without it

I hope this write-up shall help you to move on and reduce your pain of loneliness. Remember, only you can bring the change and this too shall pass.

Stay happy and smile.

P.S. – Do not forget to share this article to spread the word. We care for you.

DRESS to IMPRESS

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Many would believe or consider that when you are intelligent and have the gift of the gab, your attire or appearance shouldn’t really matter. However, it could be quite the contrary at times.

Personally, I believe dressing up correctly is very important to create the right impact. Your outfit showcases your character and personality.

Like Marc Jacobs said, “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.”

Let me tell you a secret, when you head on for an interview, the first thing that your interviewer observes is what you are wearing! Believe it or not! Before engaging into a conversation your external features and attire get scrutinized in a jiffy. And then the rest follows. One cannot deny the fact that people are judgmental by nature and you will be analysed for everything you do. For a business pitch, it’s better to have a suit on and be clean shaven. Psychologically a person likes interacting with someone who comes across as clean, decent and well dressed.

When your attire is in sync with the event or the occasion that you are attending you get an incentive! So what’s that incentive? Simple- people around you are impressed and they can trust you more. It’s all about dressing to impress. Let’s see what steps you need to follow.

WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

Follow this idiom when it comes to self grooming. Dressing up is a matter of personal choice and every individual has a unique sense of style. This means pick your clothes as per your body type, personality and comfort. Just because your peer can pull on a formal suit well doesn’t mean you have to step into his shoes. Your style statement might obviously differ… You might rock in a simple tee and jeans!

Thus, always check out what makes you look the best.

DRESS UP TO PLEASE VISUALLY

Let’s get into some physic analysis.  How do you react when you see a woman or man groomed to perfection? Our eyes immediately admire them. A few of us secretly desire, “Oh I wish I could look like her/him”…Well well well…This is the exact trick played by them when they “dress to impress”. When you are well dressed, others are impressed. Simultaneously you feel good about yourself which further improves your performance.

Don’t get disheartened folks. You too can dress to please others visually. HOW?

Quickly take a peek in to the CHECKLIST below:

CHECKLIST FOR “DRESS TO IMPRESS”

Make sure you have the right clothing for each occasion – business, regular official wear, casual events and parties.

You dress must be clean and well ironed. For me, wearing wrinkled clothes is a bad manner just like biting nails.

Pay attention to your shoes because they make an impression about you. You can’t afford to wear a torn and unpolished pair of shoes when it comes to pleasing visually.

Groom yourself– Visit a saloon regularly to look good persistently. Get a hairdo that would suit your face type. Guys make sure if you sport a beard or moustache then it is perfectly trimmed. This is important.

Take counselling from a fashion expert if you are confused about your sense of fashion.

CARRY OFF YOUR ATTIRE EFFORTLESSLY

Your diligent and impressive attire must match up with your attitude and personality. If you can’t carry off your dress effortlessly then there’s no way you can impress. Your confidence will dwindle and you will start fidgeting.

Furthermore, never dress up in any clothing that you are not comfortable wearing.

Girls don’t trip on the stilettos and men don’t get chocked with your bow tie.

LASTLY, WEAR A SMILE

You can don on the best of attire but nothing would impress if you don’t wear that beautiful smile of yours. Trust me, even if you goof up on your style quotient on a certain day, those lovely pearlies can add the magic touch and do wonders. So yes, always and always smile…for it’s a gift from God and makes you feel better.

Lastly, “NEVER THINK THAT NO ONE NOTICES WHAT I’M WEARING”. It’s just the opposite.

So, dress right, dress modestly and dress for comfort to impress.

Go win the world!!!

 

 

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