Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday 26th April, 2014

After a gap of about 4years, was inspired once gain to rewrite post on this blog. Thanks Tanmay!

A lot many things have happened in these five years. The journey of life continued may be on a slow pace but on the path, which I loved. My aim of life as written in my notes of July2001, when I came out of job and pursued a new path of working for myself, I found in papers and it was" To develop myself and  also assist individuals and organizations in attaining their potential, while going on this journey of self development"..Am happy that have traveled  steadily in this direction and while I understand have to go a long way but still am happy that have made some headway and have touched many lives and also my life has been touched by many in these years.

Significant learning came from my mentoring assignment at H&R Johnson, Mumbai and conducting numerous workshops for teenagers in schools and  management institutions. 

Have relocated to Hyderabad two years back and thus the life was reinvented again in a new place deriving much happiness out of challenges offered.

Now working on a prestigious culture transformation project in UP and many workshops are lined up for teachers in the coming months.Life is giving me opportunities to remain engaged positively and usefully and all this is because of good wishes of friends and family.

My table tennis playing is keeping me physically and mentally agile too.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We all want success. Success comes from growth and development and growth and development is achieved by learning. Learning can be only in three areas: knowledge, skill & attitude. We have to keep on learning more and doing more and better in this life so that we are not stagnant. Just as stagnant water gathers moss, we as human beings also become inactive and inert, when we are not learning. Whatever we might have learnt and did could be good but is not enough. We have to keep on learning more and doing more and better to justify our continued existence on this earth.

The process of learning more and doing more and better is called value addition. Value addition makes us valuable. We play many roles in life .We are brothers or sisters, we are sons or daughters, we are parents, we are neighbors, we are citizens of our country, we are associates, colleagues or bosses at work and above all we are human beings. The purpose of life is to have a life with purpose and our purpose is to be effective in all the roles of life. How valuable we are in each role is not decided by us but is dependent on the perception about me by the person with whom we are playing that role e.g. how good a son or daughter we are will be better known by what our parents feel about us. Thus how much valuable we are can not be decided by us and is not in our control. So what is in our control? Value addition i.e. learning more and doing more and better is entirely in my control. We will find our life short if we put in all our time and energy on making value addition to self.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Know Yourself

The journey of Success starts with knowing self, deciding where we wish to take our life and then living the journey. Knowing self means knowing our strengths, knowing areas where we need improvement (not weaknesses - admitting our weaknesses give us a reason not to take responsibility and improve), our capabilities, our potential and our beliefs and paradigms. We shall require constant introspection, analysis and adjustments on course of path taken to achieve aim/goals of our life. That is why it is important to know self before choosing the path on which one wishes to travel.

And how do you choose your path? Perhaps following poem will resolve your dilemma:

The Road Not Taken - Poet: Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveller, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Once we have known our self, decided the lakshya and taken a path, we have to move on the chosen course with positive belief and living every moment of the journey, i.e.with energy, passion and enthusiasm and happiness.

Friday, May 28, 2010

manage energy not time

Received a beautiful article " MANAGE ENERGY NOT TIME" and utilised it in my workshops for sharin the concept of renewal of energy of body, mind, emotions and spirit .
On returning to home station( after quite some time), realised that must uilize the concept for myself first. Suddenly find all the lost energy and time for doing everything.
This brought me to my writing the blog and have promised myself that atleast few chapters of new book will be placed before I get caught in another whirl of hectic activity. Read somewhere positive affirmations help. Let me see if it is true in ths case too.
With lots of positive energy available, only firm resolve is needed to go ahead.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Success is Successful Living

Success to each one of us might have a different meaning.The meaning might also change at different stages of life.When we are studying or pursuing an education building our career, success might mean passing examinations with distinctions. After, we have achieved it, success might mean getting a job or a career. Once we are settled in a job, growing to a top position might mean success for us.
Once, we build a family, success of children in their studies and careers gives us a feeling of being successful.
However, I particularly like the definition: "Success is in fact successful living and successful living is having a long period of happiness, health and joy in life, during our stay on this earth". It is so true too. All successful people on this earth had these attributes , they were happy, they were healthy and they were joyful i.e. had lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.Interestingly, this definition is true for all stages of life:childhood,youth or old age.
If we lose any of these, while pursuing goals of life at any stage, there will be two things that will happen. One the achievement of goal itself will become more difficult then what it could have been, requiring extra efforts, energy and time on our part.Secondly, even if we ultimately achieve the goal, the joy of achievement might not be there. In reality, the very purpose of achievement, might get defeated.
The ultimate objective of life is to be happy and this remains a pursuit at all stages of life.Also, healthy people are happy people and happy people are healthy people. Health and happiness are thus, interdependent and can not exist without each other. There are numerous examples all around us, when all the riches of the world becomes meaningless without good health.
Joyful existence on this earth only justifies living. Energy, Passion and bubbling Enthusiasm fill up a joyful life and are a must to give our best for pursuing any challenging goal.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Conscious Living

IIIrd Post on Book "Light the Lamp Within-99ways to build and live a beautiful, fulfilling and successful Life "

All of us die, but not all of us live
Life has been given to us for living every moment fully and not for inching towards dying. However, there are many, who are only existing on this earth, without passion, energy and enthusiasm ; thereby not fulfilling the very purpose of life. Death is a certainty but should be preceded by a life well lived. If we wish, we can enjoy our stay here , getting involved into lot of positive actions, which make us happy and also others happy. We cannot stop living just because death is imminent. In fact, we can always be aware because of this of availability of limited time at our disposal and thereby realise the importance of living every moment making most of it. Someone rightly said that “We should live every moment as if we are going to die next moment, and learn as if we are going to live forever.

Conscious living is a bliss and each one of us can do so by giving meaning to our life.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have two more posts ready for being posted on the new book but are waiting for editing. The next week it is family time at Goa and so will have to wait till scond week of new year.2010 will definitely bring new leaves to the sapling planted.