Yes, your vision will become clear only when you can look inside your heart. He who looks outside, dreams; he who looks inside awakens!!
There is an interesting story which I love to share with you all to make you understand my thoughts better.
A wise woman…..who was travelling in the mountains found a precious stone in the stream and put it inside her bag. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry. The wise woman opened her bag to share her food.
The hungry traveler saw the precious stone inside the bag and asked the woman for it. She gave it to him without any hesitation. The traveler left,rejoicing in his good fortune.He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.
But a few days later,he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.”I have been thinking”, he said, “I know how valuable this stone is, but I want to give it back to you in the hope that you can give me something even more precious!! The woman paused and said- What is that? He said-“GIVE ME THAT YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU THAT ENABLED YOU TO GIVE ME THAT PRECIOUS STONE”
TRUE WISDOM COMES ONLY WHEN YOU LOOK INSIDE YOUR HEART!!
I know you may not like me on this point but I owe you my truth: Most people sleep more than they need to.They fall into the trap of spending some of the best hours of their lives on a mattress.
I invite you to consider an insight: Sleep begets sleep. The more sleep you take,the more you need.Have you ever noticed that as you sleep more, you feel sleeper? Strange,is not it? But its true!!
Yes,I agree that sleep is essential to keep us radiant, renewed and healthy.My fear is too much sleep. The kind that keeps great people ordinary. The kind that minimizes high-potential lives. The kind that sucks the living out of human beings destined to stand for excellence. And you know who you are. Happens to a lot of us. Because we fall in love with a pillow.
Life is for the living. I need to repeat that:Life is for living.You and I have been given a gift today: to have the opportunity to make the difference. And we need to seize and respect that gift.
So sleep less. Live more. And as Benjamin Franklin observed,”There will be plenty of time to sleep when you are dead.”
I love this man!
Like you all I am very fond of Nelson Mandela. I am reading a beautiful book on Nelson Mandela, a man I admire enormously. A visionary. A freedom fighter.An amazing example of the heights to which human beings can possibly rise. He invited three of his jailors to his inauguration as president of South Africa-how is that for forgiveness?
I wanted to share part of the introduction from Bill Clinton, as it speaks to the path you and I-as dreamers,Leaders without Title and human beings devote to our best-are on:
“Every time Nelson Mandela walks into a room we all feel a little bigger, we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we would like to be him on our best day.”
Thank you,Mr Nelson Mandela for what you are!!
I wanted to share
“you can accomplish anything in life, provided you do not care who gets the credit”. Brilliant thought. Leave your ego at the front door when you go to work today and just do superb work. Good things will happen. Yes, for you!!
It is so human to crave applause and recognition and acclaim. We all want to be appreciated by our peers and revered by the tribe. But leadership is about a lot more than trying to look good in the eyes of others. It is actually standing for a cause. It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
It is about being best in the world at what you do. It is about leaving people better than you found them. And it is certainly not about worrying who gets the credit for a job well done.
People who are outstanding always get found out. This is a fact: The cream always rises to the top. The best always comes to light. Great ones among us can never be held back.
Yes,my beloved Readers and friends, my birth date is just a few minutes away and on the eve of this day, I want to share with you something I have never done before in last two years when I started Blogging.
I will be very precise and direct on these three precious Life Lessons I have learnt and you must know them.If you find them sensible,take them or else leave them.I leave it to your own judgement.
1- Health Freedom: There is nothing more important in your life than your good health.It is non-negotiable. Eat only right food.Do regular exercises and look after your health carefully.
2-Financial Freedom: Find out and take up new opportunities which will give financial freedom one day. Handle your finances carefully. This will help you to face any financial challenges and crises and keep your survival and dignity intact.
3-Bad Temper Freedom: If you have one,for God sake,make concious effort to control your bad temper.It will damage your personal and professional life for ever. Do not ever hurt anyone or your near and dear one Because it will bounce back on you someday and in some form you will regret for ever.It will destroy your relationship permanently.
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY LIFE!!
Don’t you think Stainless Steel is a brilliant invention. But what about a stainless character? One that is noble,aspires for mastery in all persuits and never gives up in moving closer to its ideals.
What is within must always appear without. What I meant by that is that the quality of your inner world eventually is reflected in the quality of your outer world.
Your external life can never grow bigger than your internal one. Life really is a mirror-reflecting who we are,rather than all we want.
A person who dreams pristine dreams and who is impeccably honest, good, ethical and stands for what is best will soon act in alignment with those values. And those actions are bound to drive extraordinary results.Inner always creates Outer. ALWAYS!!
The best thing in life do take effort and commitment and discipline.THE PRICE OF DISCIPLINE IS ALWAYS LESS THAN THE PAIN OF REGRET..
And sure,it all seems so obvious. But what is most obvious is what is most often forgotten!!
Listening is, in so many ways, the social equity of the world-class cultures that evolve into world-class Organizations. Listening makes people feel special and talent leaves Organizations mainly because they did not feel special.
Listening shows respect. Listening allows you to gather the data that will improve everything you do. I guess what I am suggesting to you is that brilliant performers are brilliant listeners.
Today, just for a day, make the decisions to listen versus just hear. Don’t interrupt. Don’t rehearse your answer while the other person is speaking. And don’t dare check your e-mail or search for the text messages while another human being is sharing their words.
JUST LISTEN! DEEPLY!
Be there for that person. Because everyone has a voice. And each of us craves to have ours recognized. Watch the great things that unfold once you do.