Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Why does everyone keep running behind success? Is it because they want to prove something to the world? May be..
Winning does give people a sense of satisfaction. But if you analyse closely, the sense of satisfaction is probably because they compare themselves with others. Success in this material world is very relative. People do not consider it as absolute. May be that's why most people who are successful, find it difficult to retain their success.
We all need to view success as absolute and not relative. And more importantly, we should learn to accept failures as gracefully as we accept success. That is true character! We have to enjoy the journey of life and not pay heed to "Success" and "Failure". In this world which is getting more and more competitive by the day, we can be happy only if we learn to see success and failure as two sides of the same coin.
So what matters the most is the journey, not the result. The experience, not the outcome. Then there would be many reasons to smile in life.
Does success always do good for you? I have pondered about this many times and I don't think it does. Not always. It takes a lot of effort to handle success. I have known people who have lost a lot because of their inability to handle success. Some have lost their family, some their respect in the society and some their character!! Most of the time, failure teaches you more than success. Someone once said, "Any man and sail through turbulence, but if you want to judge a man's character, give him Power and see how he handles it". I would like to substitute "Power" with "Success" and I still believe it makes sense.
Sometimes you win by losing something..and sometimes you lose by winning something!!
So have the right spirit and balance your victories and failures gracefully.
Hope you enjoyed this article..and forgive me if I was too preachy :D
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Yet to complete!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
What flashed my mind was not the small achievements of my life or the acquaintances I have had. It was not my family or friends. Unexpectedly, what occupied my empty mind was my life at Rosary Matric..My very own school...The thoughts..The place..The ground..The assembly..The teachers.. Sister Leena D'Souza (my principal).. They all bring nothing but joy to me. The best part of my schooling, from L.K.G to Class IX was in Rosary. I was such a tom-boy back then in this all-girls school. Those were truly the best days of my life! I remembered about those small awards that were given to us and they way we all competed to get them. Awards like "Best Behavior", "Best Dressed", etc meant so much to each one of us. Being a house captain or leader was something to boast off. I remembered how we used to fight for our marks and await the rankholders ceremony. All of those things seem so trivial now. And so meaningless. What brings meaning to my life are these memories and not the awards..The people and not situations.. These memories are worth everything in this world.
I really didn't know that life at Rosary Matric would bring a smile and few drops of tears (of joy of course!) almost a decade later. It just gave me a pleasant surprise :)
Enjoy every moment of your life and try to remember small things that happened in the past. You never know what small things will bring you a smile decades later!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
As Napoleon Hill states,” What the human mind can conceive and believe, the mind of a man can achieve”. This quote clearly states what the human mind is capable of. As we all know, the human mind has the capacity to learn, to remember, to like, dislike, perceive, believe and above all, THINK! The human mind is so powerful, that it stores anything that comes in its way - be it an event, lesson, idea or even people for that matter. Humans mostly tend to get engrossed in the negative aspects that happen to them in their lives. We tend to remember insults and not appreciation, loss and not gain, in general the bad and not the good. After a period of time, things that are insignificant or trivial become the major part of our memory thus replacing good and true thoughts and wishes. We are all aware that it requires great effort to remember things. But the fact is that, it requires a lot of effort to forget as well! We have to focus on positive thoughts and neglect the thoughts that lower our spirits. Most of the common questions that haunt people are, “Why me?”, “Why does this happen to me?” etc. But we cannot grow if we allow our mind to be occupied with such petty issues. We should fill our minds with constructive thoughts and the opinions and suggestions of people who wish for our welfare.
“GREAT MINDS DISCUSS IDEAS
MEDIOCRE MINDS DISCUSS EVENTS
SMALL MINDS DISCUSS PEOPLE”
The best way to progress is to nurture our mind with optimism and care for people who love you, people who wish for you to grow and not the opposite. Sometimes in life, there are many unexpected incidents that we wish had not happened. We only have to learn lessons from such incidents and get going rather than worrying about it. Such incidents are over and constant recall of such incidents makes the mind lose its eagerness to grow, to learn, to think and hence becomes rusted and weak. Your thoughts determine your actions and your actions determine your happiness. So the key to success is to be positive! I would like to end this article with a small poem,
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you want to win, but if you think you cant,
It is almost certain you wont.
Life’s battles don’t always go,
To the strongest or hardest man;
Sooner or later, the man who wins,
Is the man who THINKS HE CAN!!
Be positive! Be happy!! JJ