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Everyone writes. From the ink of their thoughts, by the pen of their mind on the page of their face. Everyone writes.I love to write. It is a passion; a compulsion; something that gives me an avenue to express myself. I write when I am happy; when I am sad or when an issue touches my heart. I find inspiration to write in every aspect of life.
This blog is dedicated to anything and everything that fills my thoughts and occupies cranial space

Friday, January 28, 2011

Be thankful for what you have....

Read an another beautiful story to share with you all...

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.”

I wrote: “Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.”

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story:

Be thankful for what you have.... Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling…

And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

Enjoy every day with a heart of gratitude............

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Future of Our Country

Just got an eye opener while surfing the internet. Want to share with all, but photos have been added by me;D-
It goes as-
A Blackberry addict discovers grassroots enterprise in India
...I smiled at the future of our country. If only we could learn to harness this potential.

At a ‘hole in the wall' shop a small fading sign read
“Cellphoon reapars”, barely visible through the street vendors crowding the Juhu Market in Bombay (uh, Mumbai !). On my way to buy ...a new Blackberry, my innate sense of adventure (foolishness) made me stop my car and investigate.

A shop not more than 6 feet by 6 feet - grimy and uncleaned, I enter & enquire:
"Can you fix a Blackberry ?”

"Of course, show me”, said the lad.

”How old are you”, I ask.

‘Sixteen', says he.

Bull-s-h-i-t. He was no more than 10. Not handing my precious blackberry to a 10 year old in unwashed and torn T-shirt and pyjamas! At least if I buy a new one, they would extract the data for me. Something I have been procrastinating for a year now.

"What's wrong with it ?” as I hesitated, he asked again.

"Well, the roller track ball does not respond. It's kind of stuck and I cannot operate it”.

He grabs it from my hand, looks at it and retorts, “You should wash your hands. Many customers have same problem. Rollerball get greasy and dirty, then no working”.

Look who's talking? ...telling me to wash my hands. He probably has not bathed for 10 days, I leaned out to snatch my useless blackberry back.

”You come back in one hour and I fix it"

Eh, I am not leaving all my precious data in this unwashed kid's hands for an hour. No way.

“Who will fix it?” I muster up.
"Big brother"
"How big is ‘big brother'?"
"big... Umm... thirty"

Then suddenly big brother walks in. 30 ? He is no more than 19, I assess.

"What problem ?" He says grabbing the phone from my 'greasy' hand into his greasier hand. Obviously not trained in etiquette - as the upmarket retail store managers are.

Before I could say something, he reminds me, "
Normal blackberry problem. I replace with original part now. You must wash your hand before you use this".

What is this about me washing my hands suddenly ?? My brain keeps repeating.

19 year old 'big brother' rummages through a dubious drawer full of junk and fishes out a spare roller ball, packed in cheap cellophane wrapper.

Original part ? I doubt it. But by now I am in the lap of the real
India and there is no escape - as he fishes out a couple of screwdrivers and sets about opening my Blackberry.

“How long will this take ?” I ask regretfully.

”Six minutes”

This I have to see. After spending the whole morning trying to find a Blackberry service centre and getting vague answers about sending the phone in for an assessment that might take a week, I settle down next to his grubby cramped work space. At least I am going to be able to watch all my stored data vanish into virtual space.

People crowd around to see what's happening. I am not breathing easy anyway. I tell myself this is an adventure and literally have to stop myself grabbing my precious Blackberry back and making a quick escape. Though at this juncture leaving was impossible.

But in exactly six minutes this kid handed my Blackberry back. He had changed the part, cleaned and serviced the whole phone. Taken it apart, and put it together as well.

As I turned the phone on there was a horrific 2 minutes where the phone would not come on. I looked at him with such hostility that he stepped back.

"you have more than thousand phone numbers ?”
"yes", I retort in disdain.
"backed up ?"
"no"

"Must back up. I do it for you. Never open phone before backing up"

"You are telling me that, now ?" I was getting agitated...

But then the phone came on and my data was still there. Everyone watching the episode laughed and clapped. This was becoming a show. A six minute show.

I asked him how much.

"500 rupees" He ventured in uncertainty.

People around watched in glee expecting a negotiation.

That's $10 - as against the Rs. 30,000 ($600) I was about to spend on a new Blackberry or a couple of weeks without my phone. I looked suitably shocked at his ‘quoted price‘ and calmly paid him. Much to the disappointment of the expectant crowd.

"do you have an I-Phone ? Even the new ‘4′ one ?" he softly enquires.

"no, why” I demand.

"I break the code for you and load any ‘app' or film you want. I give you 10 film on your memory stick on this one, and change every week for small fee".

I went home that day having discovered the true entrepreneurship that lies at what we call the ‘bottom of the pyramid'. Some may call it piracy, which of course it is, but what can you say about two uneducated and untrained brothers, aged 10 and 19 - that set up a ‘hole in the wall' shop and can fix any technology that the greatest technologists in the world can throw at them.

I smiled at the future of our country. If only we could learn to harness this potential.

"Please wash your hands before use" were his last words to me.

Now I am feeling seriously unclean.

By:
An unknown,
but Frequent Traveller.

 
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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Word Monday


What does the word Monday mean to all of you? To any one of us in any age group?
(At least there’s one experience in our proverbial diversity, which is so very similar…! J)

An astonishing fact is that most people in our culture mentally get tired on Monday mornings 8:30 hours than any other time in the week. That’s stunning accomplishment for which only human beings can take credit! Presumably, no other animals know the difference between Monday and Tuesday. And what is the difference? The difference is an idea, a notion, a thought – on how “we interpret the Monday
  

Timelessness and Abundance of time, is all in our interpretations. So is our life’s misery and absence of the same. The interpretations we construct around us become the thick wall that stops us from thinking different. We all can participate in creating our own realities, by inter operating our own sensory experiences. 

Friends, our body are a field of ideas, and if we interpret the field to be abundant with time and energy, we will turn timeless and ever energetic. If we fill our sensations with ever charged radiations of hope, abundance and love, our life will be filled of hope, abundance and love.

If we program our Mondays to be full of new opportunities, green field projects, our Mondays truly will fill with opportunities.

Wishing you all the might to exercise your power of creating your own realities and supercharged Mondays…




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Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Power of Tongue......

Have you ever wondered the power of your tongue? Its your tongue which can make a man powerful and at the same moment weak. Your tongue is very powerful and can make others realize what you want to make him realize.
Its also said that, the most powerful part of the body is the tongue....
Though it has no bone but can break our bones.........

Well jokes apart, the tongue is a very powerful part. While writing this post, a story came to my mind, which I read in 1st or 2nd standard, which truly explains the power of tongue. The story is-

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.

Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.

When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf.
He thought they were encouraging him the entire time!

This story teaches two lessons:
1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.
2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.
Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Pay me Back, by Helping Someone in Need


When we help someone, we always expect something in return. But have you ever helped someone without expecting something in return? If yes then you have really helped someone in his or her life, and whether you agree or not you will definitely get something for that help whether from the person you helped, or from any other person living in this universe.




Today morning I came across with a wonderful story and want to share that story with you…. So here comes the story------------

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe; he looked poor and hungry.

He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put in you.

He said, 'I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.'

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire.

But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.
As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her aid.
Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, 'And think of me.'

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan ..

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.

There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: 'You don't owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.'

Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.
Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the Money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard.....

She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, 'Everything's going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.'

So that was the power of help. Hope you all understood and will definitely help someone now, without expecting anything in return.

Thanks………

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

What is Holding you Back?

"The starting point of great success and achievement has always been the same. It is for you to dream big dreams. There is nothing more important, and nothing that works faster than for you to cast off your own limitations than for you to begin dreaming and fantasizing about the wonderful things that you can become, have, and do."   Brian Tracy


As a wise man once said, “You must dream big dreams, for only big dreams have the power to move the minds of men.” When you begin to dream big dreams, your levels of self-esteem and self-confidence will go up immediately. You will feel more powerful about yourself and your ability to deal with what happens to you. The reason so many people accomplish so little is because they never allow themselves to lean back and imagine the kind of life that is possible for them.

A powerful principle that you can use to dream big dreams and live without limits is contained in what Elihu Goldratt calls the “Theory of Constraints.” This is one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern thinking. What Goldratt has found is that in every process, in accomplishing any goal, there is a bottleneck or choke cord that serves as a constraint on the process. This constraint then sets the speed at which you achieve any particular goal.

What Goldratt found is that if you concentrate all of your creative energies and attention on alleviating the constraint, you can speed up the process faster than by doing any other single thing.

Let me give you an example. Let us say that you want to double your income. What is the critical constraint or the limiting factor that holds you back? Well, you know that your income is a direct reward for the quality and quantity of the services you render to your world. Whatever field you are in, if you want to double your income, you simply have to double the quality and quantity of what you do for that income. Or you have to change activities and occupations so that what you are doing is worth twice as much. But you must always ask yourself, “What is the critical constraint that holds me back or sets the speed on how fast I double my income?”

Let me give you another example of a man who is one of the highest-paid commission professionals in the United States. One of his goals was to double his income over the next three to five years. He applied the 80/20 rule to his client base. He found that 20 percent of his clients contributed 80 percent of his profits, and that the amount of time spent on a high-profit client was pretty much the same amount of time spent on a low-profit client. In other words, he was dividing his time equally over the number of tasks that he does while only 20 percent of those items contributes 80 percent of his results.

So he drew a line on his list of clients under those who represented the top 20 percent and then called in other professionals in his industry and very carefully, politely, and strategically handed off the 80 percent of his clients that only represented 20 percent of his business. He then put together a profile of his top clients and began looking in the marketplace exclusively for the type of client who fit the profile; in other words, one who could become a major profit contributor to his organization, and whom he in turn could serve with the level of excellence that his clients were accustomed to. And instead of doubling his income in three to five years, he doubled it in the first year!

So what is holding you back? Is it your level of education or skill? Is it your current occupation or job? Is it your current environment or level of health? Is it the situations that you are in today? What is setting the speed for you achieving your goal?

Remember, whatever you have learned, you can unlearn. Whatever situation you have gotten yourself into, you can probably get yourself out of. If your real goal is to dream big dreams and to live without limits, you can set this as your standard and compare everything that you do against it. The three keys to living without limits have always been the same. They are clarity, competence, and concentration.

Clarity means that you are absolutely clear about who you are, what you want, and where you’re going. You write down your goals and you make plans to accomplish them. You set very careful priorities and you do something every day to move you toward your goals. And the more progress you make toward accomplishing things that are important to you, the greater self-confidence and self-belief you have, and the more convinced you become that there are no limits on what you can achieve.

Competence means that you begin to become very, very good in the key result areas of your chosen field. You apply the 80/20 rule to everything you do and you focus on becoming outstanding in the 20 percent of tasks that contribute to 80 percent of your results. You dedicate yourself to continuous learning. You never stop growing. You realize that excellence is a moving target. And you commit yourself to doing something every day that enables you to become better and better at doing the most important things in your field.

Concentration is having the self-discipline to force yourself to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing, the most important thing, and stay with it until it’s complete.

The two key words for success have always been focus and concentration. Focus is knowing exactly what you want to be, have, and do. Concentration is persevering, without diversion or distraction, in a straight line toward accomplishing the things that can make a real difference in your life.

When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams, creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power and confidence. As you focus on doing what you love to do and becoming excellent in those few areas that can make a real difference in your life, you begin to think in terms of possibilities rather than impossibilities, and you move ever closer toward the realization of your full potential.

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