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Inspiring Story: A Beautiful Message which will make your day

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Arthur Ashe, The Legendary Wimbledon Player was dying of AIDS

which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983!

He received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:

“Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease??”

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

50 Million children started playing Tennis,

5 Million learnt to play Tennis,

500 000 learnt Professional Tennis,

50 Thousand came to Circuit,

5 Thousand reached Grandslam,

50 reached Wimbledon,

4 reached the Semifinals,

2 reached the Finals and

when I was holding the cup in my hand,

I never asked God
“Why Me?”

So now that I’m in pain how can I ask God “Why Me?”

Happiness keeps you Sweet!!

Trials keep you Strong!!

Sorrows keep you Human!!

Failure keeps you Humble!!

Success keeps you Glowing!!

But only,
Faith keeps you Going.

Sometimes you are
unsatisfied with your life,

while many people in
this world are dreaming
of living your life..

A child on a farm sees
a plane fly overhead &
dreams of flying.

But,
A pilot on the plane sees
the farmhouse & dreams
of returning home.

That’s life!!
Enjoy yours…

If wealth is the secret to
happiness,

then the rich should be dancing on the streets.

But only poor kids
do that.

If power ensures security,
then VIPs should walk
unguarded.

But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring
ideal relationships,

then celebrities should have the best marriages.

Live simply.
Walk humbly.
and love genuinely…!

Life Lessons: BHAGWAD GITA: In one sentence per chapter

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Bhagwad Gita and its saying are goldmine of knowledge. Here, we make an attempt to make it concise and in one sentence per chapter decode its significance.
Chapter 1
Wrong thinking is the only problem in life
Chapter 2
Right knowledge is the ultimate solution to all our problems
Chapter 3
Selflessness is the only way to progress and prosperity
Chapter 4
Every act can be an act of prayer
Chapter 5*

Renounce the ego of individuality & rejoice in the bliss of infinity
Chapter 6
Connect to the Higher consciousness daily
Chapter 7
Live what you learn
Chapter 8
Never give up on yourself
Chapter 9

  Value your blessings
Chapter 10
See divinity all around
Chapter 11
Have enough surrender to see the Truth as it is
Chapter 12
Absorb your mind in the Higher
Chapter 13
Detach from maya & attach to Divine
Chapter 14
Live a lifestyle that matches your vision
Chapter 15
  Give priority to Divinity
Chapter 16
Being good is a reward in itself
Chapter 17
Choosing the right over the pleasant is a sign of power
Chapter 18
Let Go, Let’s move to union with God

 

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WALK away from these things to be HAPPY in Life

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Walking is good for a healthy life. But at times, we need to walk away from certain things to be happy in life. What are these? Let’s read on:

Walking
is the best exercise!!!
Walk Away from arguments that lead you to nowhere but anger.

Walk Away from people who deliberately put you down.

Walk Away from any thought that reduces your worth.

Walk Away from failures and fears that stifle your dreams.

Walk Away from people who do not care for you and who are opportunistic.

The more you Walk Away from things that poison your soul,
The Happier Your Life Will Be.

Gift Yourself A Walk
Towards Happiness.

What is Maturity? – Let’s find out

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Maturity is a rare quality, especially in today’s fast changing times. It’s a skill, which only few master, bringing happiness and peace in life. So what really is maturity? Let’s find out from the words of wisdom of Adi Shankara.

  1. Maturity is *when you stop trying to change others, …instead focus on changing yourself.*
  2. Maturity is when you
    *accept people as they are.
  3.  Maturity is when you
    *understand everyone is right in their own perspective.*
  4. Maturity is when you
    *learn to “let go”.*
  5. Maturity is when you are
    able to *drop “expectations” from a relationship and give for the sake of giving.*
  6. Maturity is when you
    *understand whatever you do, you do for your own peace
  7.  Maturity is when you *stop proving to the world, how intelligent you are.*
  8. Maturity is when you *don’t seek approval from others.*
  9. Maturity is when you *stop comparing with others.*
  10. Maturity is when you *are at peace with yourself.*
  11. Maturity is when you *are able to differentiate between “need” and “want” and are able to let go of your wants.*

*& last but most meaningful !*

  1. You gain Maturity when you *stop attaching “happiness” to material things!!*

 Golden words. Do share and spread happiness!!!

 

Why so serious? The art of using HUMOUR to get things done

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Humour is magical.

Oftentimes, the idea of humour is taken rather jokingly. A joke or a smart phrase or a witty repartee can do wonders, if used at right time and right person.

In a professional set up, the ambience is usually made to look very serious and business like. But with changing trends and rise of millennial influence in setting up cultural framework, if you get too serious, people might not take you seriously.

Hence ask yourself, “Why so serious?”

Let me share an anecdote. A fellow colleague of mine, let’s use the alias Mr Serious, often had the habit of being overtly reactive to any given challenging situation. Meet any stumbling block and he used anger and flexed up vocal cords to deal with it, only to increase his troubles.

Day by day, vexed and fumed, he led his life, only to get caught in the quagmire of negative emotions.

Once, looking all worried and confused, he shared his sad story with me. I am not some guru or life coach to have given him some secret mantra to wriggle out of the condition.

However, I did share with him some very important gyaan which was once given to me by one renowned television producer and a very dear friend of mine.

I asked the producer friend, “What’s according to you is the key to success?” He smiled and replied, “There are many answers yet not a definite one. But for me, I feel keeping calm, maintain nerves at crux scenario is key. Being confrontational and edgy never helps. I will tell you a secret.”

He continued: “Suppose you are dealing a tough boss or a situation, use subtle humour. It helps in defusing tension and you take charge of the scenario. Be mirthful and all will be fine.”

True words of wisdom!!!

I shared this with my colleague Mr Serious and thankfully, he took note of it. How much he applied in his day to day functioning is something I wouldn’t know. But he certainly looks happier and more at ease these days.

Personally, I feel, humour is the essence of life. In this fast paced world, a little smile can enliven lives of many, be at work or at home.

But be cautious, too much of it can get cocky and end up irritating people. Know the person and moment, before using the ploy.

Humour is one of the best ways to get things done. Try it. When you can achieve with smiles, why get serious?

-Siddhartha Laik

Time to get rid of Negative Emotions

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It’s funny.

Times have changed, they say. But we are still the same blood and flesh, with dollops of emotions as toppings.

Emotion… A beautiful word, which binds all humans. Wherever you are, whoever you are, emotions run deep in all of us. It’s ubiquitous and universal.

However, there is a glitch. Emotions are divided, like the human race itself.

While love, happiness, gratefulness etc etc fall in the basket of positive emotions, feelings of anger, hatred, jealousy, etc etc flex their muscles at the negative emotion corner of the ring.

It’s a constant battle of the good and the bad and more than often, thanks to today’s fast paced consumerism injected lives, negative emotions rule the roost.

Oftentimes, during my day to day conversations with fellow colleagues and associates, even loved ones, I have observed that very few are aware of their emotional quotient and transference.

If you are upset, thanks to your mood and power of speech and actions, you tend to make others upset too (thus, resorting to transference). Energies of negativity spread like wildfire.

One doesn’t even bat an eyelid to whiff and puff and grump in anger and yell and rant making the ambience miserable.

Result? A whole vicious cycle of negative emotions spreading like an epidemic.

As a human being, the best thing one can do is to send positive energies to fellow mates or people we come in contact with. It’s a blessing in disguise.

We are so bothered by material gratification that we forget the importance of positive energies in life.

And know what? Medical science would tell you that anger, hatred, when harboured for long in the body and mind, can lead to deadly diseases, even like cancer.

Why kill yourself?

Anyone who is reading this might feel that I am stating the obvious. Actually, I am.

There’s a deluge of articles on spiritual upliftment on the internet today, which is truly amazing. Yet, and sadly yet, what is being preached is far from being practised.

So is it easy to follow? To control negative emotions? The answer is a no. Wish it would have been so easy.

Yes, you will snap every now and then and lose it completely.

But the key lies in being aware. The need is to increase self awareness. Every time you are angry or jealous or seething with hatred, imagine yourself as an ugly obnoxious green goblin.

How would you feel if someone is rude and nasty with you? Bad and miserable, right? Then don’t be rude to others as well. Stop spreading negative energies.

Be aware and be conscious. Every time you get it wrong, take note of it and promise to behave yourself. There is always a next time, a better humane time.

Gradually, eventually you will heal yourself and everyone around you.

You are your energy. You are your emotions. You get what you give. Thus, promise to give only positivity. The change begins with you.

Go win the world!!!

-Siddhartha Laik

 

It’s all about your THOUGHTS

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This beautiful story will tell you the power of thought control.

A man who has gone out of his town comes back and finds that his house is on fire.

It was one of the most beautiful houses in the town, and the man loved the house the most! Many people were ready to give double price for the house, but he had never agreed for any price and now it is just burning before his eyes.

And thousands of people have gathered, but nothing can be done, the fire has spread so far that even if you try to put it out, nothing will be saved. So he becomes very sad.

His son comes running and whispers something in his ear:

“Don’t be worried. I sold it yesterday and at a very good price ― three times.The offer was so good I could not wait for you. Forgive me.”

Father said, “thank God, it’s not ours now!” Then the father is relaxed and became a silent watcher, just like 1000s of other watchers.

Please think about it! Just a moment before he was not a watcher, he was attached. It is the same house….the same fire…. everything is the same…but now he is not concerned. In fact started enjoying it just as everybody else in the crowd.

Then the second son comes running, and he says to the father, “What are you doing? You are smiling ― and the house is on fire?” The father said, “Don’t you know, your brother has sold it.”
He said, “we have taken only advance amount, not settled fully. I doubt now that the man is going to purchase it now.”

Again, everything changes!!

Tears which had disappeared, have come back to the father’s eyes, his smile is no more there, his heart is beating fast. The ‘watcher’ is gone. He is again attached.

And then the third son comes, and he says, “That man is a man of his word. I have just come from him. He said, ‘It doesn’t matter whether the house is burnt or not, it is mine.
And I am going to pay the price that I have settled for. Neither you knew, nor did I know that the house would catch on fire.'”

Again the joy is back and family became ‘watchers’! The attachment is no more there.

Actually nothing is changing!

Just the feeling that “I am the owner! I am not the owner of the house!” makes the whole difference.

This simple methodology of watching the mind, that you have nothing to do with it..Everything starts with a Thought !

Most of the thoughts are not yours but from your parents, your teachers, your friends, the books, the movies, the television, the newspapers. Just count how many thoughts are your own, and you will be surprised that not a single thought is your own. All are from other sources, all are borrowed ― either dumped by others on you, or foolishly dumped by yourself upon yourself, but nothing is yours.

Sow a thought, you reap an action.
Sow an act, you reap a habit.
Sow a habit, you reap a character.
Sow a character, you reap a destiny..!

Be patient: Your time will come

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Oftentimes, restlessness and urge to achieve leaves us emotionally drained. Constant comparison and living in the future eats into our happiness. Being patient is key. Thus, here’s sharing a wonderful written piece which we came across on Facebook. It tells you to practice patience, being content, while working hard to achieve your goals.

Kenya is two hours ahead of Nigeria, but it does not mean that Nigeria is slow, and it does not mean that Kenya is faster than Nigeria. Both countries are working based on their own “Time Zone.”

Some one is still single..Someone got married and ‘waited’ ten years before having a child, there is another who had had a baby within one year after marriage.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a job; and there is another who graduated at the age of 27 and secured employment just after national service.

Joyce Meyer started her own ministry at age 41 and still alive today at 71 years old.

Someone became CEO at the age of 25 and died at the age of 50 while another became a CEO at the age of 50 and lived to 90 years.

Everyone worked based on their ‘Time Zone’..
Some people have everything that work fast for them. Work in your “time zone”.

Colleagues, friends, associates, younger one(s) might “seem” to go ahead of you. Don’t envy them, it’s their ‘Time Zone.’. Yours is coming soon. Hold on, be strong, and stay true to yourself. All things shall work together for your good. You’re not late… you’re on time!

Get Charged: These Powerful Quotes on LEADERSHIP will make your day

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True leaders are a rare species these days. Leadership is more than mere words. It’s a talent which can change the world. SuccessYeti brings some powerful quotes on leadership which will charge your veins with motivation and enthusiasm.

“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!'”

— Lao-tsu

“If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.”

— Jesus Christ

“Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”

— Winston Churchill

“If a rhinoceros were to enter this restaurant now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I should be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever.”

— G.K. Chesterton to Alexander Woollcott

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”

— Henry Kissinger

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”

— John Buchan

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”

— General Douglas MacArthur

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

— General Colin Powell

“Without leadership, command is a hollow experience, a vacuum often filled with mistrust and arrogance..”

— Eric Shinseki

“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”

— Harry Truman

“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”

— Henry Peter Brougham, The Present State of Law, 1828

“A leader is one who influences a specific group of people to move in a God-given direction.”

— J. Robert Clinton

“You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.”

— Sam Rayburn

“Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others may receive your orders without being humiliated.”

— Dag Hammarskjöld

“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.”

— Walter Lippmann

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.”

— Harold Geneen

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”

— Max DePree

“Speak Softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“He who has great power should use it lightly.”

— Seneca

“How do you know you have won? When the energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group.”

— Sir John Harvey-Jones

“The leader must know, must know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those around him that he knows.”

— Clarence Randall

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”

— Ken Kesey

“As a leader, you’re probably not doing a good job unless your employees can do a good impression of you when you’re not around.”

— Patrick Lencioni

“Leadership is difficult but it is not complex.”

— Michael McKinney

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Must Read: 33 Life Lessons For Daily Happiness

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img source: www.wired.co.uk

This is something we should all read at least once a week. Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland -Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote few lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

4. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

5. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

6. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

7. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

8. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

9. Take a deep breath every now and then. It calms the mind.

10. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

11. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

12. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

13. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

14. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

17. Always choose life.

18. Forgive others and yourself.

19. What other people think of you is none of your business.

20. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

21. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

22. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

23. Believe in miracles.

24. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

25. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

26. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

27. Your children get only one childhood.

28. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

29. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

30. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

31. The best is yet to come…

32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

33. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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