HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOPE ALIVE

If you look at stories of successful people, you will see familiar ingredients: big dreams, adversity, hard work and finally, success, while the proportions may vary, the common thread holding them all together is HOPE. Hope is what ensures that people keep going when everything seems lost. Hope is the cornerstone of all actions and achievements. Hope is what leader instil in his team when the shoulders start to droop.

A student with no hope of passing an exam will never study. ‘why bother’, he will probably tell himself, when i am going to fail anyway’. An overweight person with no hope of becoming slim won’t go on a diet. ‘Why bother’? I am going to be fat anyway – so simple! Hope is a fuel that keeps the engine of life running all the time. When the whole world seems to say, ‘Give up, you cant do it’, hope is the little voice inside us which urges, ‘come on, give it one more shot, you can do it’. But hope alone is never too enough. You need to take responsibility. And you need to take action.

There is a little poem that inspires and motivates me when i feel low. The author is unknown. As this poem has given me strength and inspiration, i thought you would enjoy reading it too. Here it is:

When things go wrong as they sometime will

When the road you are trudging seems all uphill,

When funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest, if you must, but dont quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns

As everyone of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about.

When he might have won, had he stuck it out:

Don’t give up though the pave seems slow-

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out-

The silver tint of the clouds of doubts.

And you never can tell how close you are

It may be near which it seems so far:

So stick to the fight when you are a hardest hit

Its when things seem worst that you must not quit

Message

Always keep hope alive. Take charge. Take action. And you must never quit.

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DO WE UNDERSTAND TRUE MEANING OF DOG??

The solution to all your problems lies in your Egoless state of mind!!

When your ego is in the way, a master or your mentor can talk for one hour and you will not understand a single word.

A woman went to see a great sage with all her problems, and asked him. “How should i solve all these?” The Sage replied, “DOG”. And the woman went away happy, thanking the sage profusely.

The solution to all her problems was in that single word, “dog”. And because she listened without her ego, she immediately grasped what it meant: to apply in her life the best quality of a dog; loyalty, obedience, love, patience, perseverance, and persistence.

Message

The solution to all your problems lies in your egoless state!!

THE MOMENT THE MIND IS FOCUSED, THE ANSWERS FALL INTO PLACE!!

Our face tells us how to hear. We have two ears on the opposite sides of our face, one facing left, and the other facing right, both of them connecting to the brain. In other words, we must hear from both sides. If we hear from only one side, we will never understand.

I would like to share with you story of a Japanese warrior and his teacher, a General. In the older days, they used to send messages through pigeons, so this general sent a message to his student, the warrior, through a pigeon.

But the bird was caught in heavy rain and the student unravelled the message, most of the message was blurred. Nevertheless, the student carried out the instructions of his master to the letter, based on a word or two of which was legible, much to the amazement of those around him but not to his masters.

He was so focused as a student that he could read his master’s mind. By reading a word, he knew where the sentence was going. He saw the composite picture beyond his ears and beyond his eyes.

MESSAGE

Listen to your teacher or mentor with focus and concentration and you will reap the full benefits of his wisdom. The depth of understanding is in the student not in the master.

CONFRONTED WITH CHOICES, WHY DO WE TAKE THE EASY OPTION!!

It is human nature that we do what is convenient rather than what is required, we float, allowing ourselves to get carried away without getting anywhere, rather than pushing ourselves and swimming to the desired share.

Life is like that. Constantly tempting us with comfortable- but unproductive- options, luring us away from the hard work required to achieve our goals. When you find that happening to you, do remember the two Spanish friends who went deer hunting.

They set out in their mini-truck and headed off to the jungle. They parked it at a distance and walked into the bushes to a position of vantage down in the valley, waiting for their prey. They finally managed to shoot a deer. They then began the long journey back to their truck, dead deer in tow.

The two friends clasped the deer’s tail and began to drag it towards their pick-up truck. A farmer saw them struggling and shouted out some advice: ‘that’s not the way to do it”. God made handles for you to drag the deer. You see the antlers on the deer? Those horn-like things? Hold them- and pull the deer!”

The two friends looked at each other and decided to heed the advice, they went to other side, grabbed the deer’s antler’s and continued to drag it?

Ten minutes later, one of them said, ‘Boy, the farmer was right. It is so much easier this way!’ ‘That’s right’, said his friend. ‘Only problem is, we are now going farther and farther away from the truck!’

If you honestly think about it, we are all like that. We are constantly looking for the handles- the antlers- to make our life easier. And we start pulling as soon as we find them, forgetting that we may be headed in the wrong direction.

Clearly, it is important to ensure that in the moment of convenience, we don’t lose sight of our real destination- OUR TRUE GOALS.

Reflect on your life. You will probably see several instances, where you grabbed the antlers as soon as you saw them – only to find yourself moving farther and farther away from your goals. If you ask yourself why you did something, the answer will probably be ‘because it was there’. In life, as in driving, it is not enough to find the best roads and then drive on them. It is equally important to ensure that the roads will take you where you need to go.

MESSAGE:

Learning to spot the antlers to pull the deer is important. But where you need to go- is even more important- Remember this!!

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THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

I am pleased to inform all my beloved readers and other members of the blogger’s community that i have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by SweetSummerOnline. As is the requirement for this Award,the nominated blogger has to answer 11 questions given to him.My answer against each 11 questions is given below. I would request you to validate these answers with your FEEDBACK/COMMENTS. I shall remain grateful for your valuable feedback and vote.

 

1.What are the goals for your blog?
I want to uplift the life of people around me and make a difference in their life.

 

2.What is your favorite color and why?

Red-because it is symbol of confidence.

 

3.What is one thing you hope to do in 2018?
I want to make a difference in the life of at least one person.

 

4.What is your favorite culture?
Humanity and human approach

 

5.Do you believe in diets or lifestyle changes?
Diets.

 

6.What does a perfect day look like to you?
To be calm and finish all the work decided for that day.

 

7.If you could have one magical power what would it be and why?
It would be to make everybody get rid of their bad temper because it does not only affect him/her but everyone around him/her.

 

8.What’s your favorite book
‘Secret by Rhonda Byrne’

 

9.What hobbies do you have?
To invent new recipes and cook food.

 

10.What would be your dream holiday?
PARIS anyday!

 

11.What are the Top 3 ways you want to improve yourself?
1-Do meditation everyday two times to have a calm and relaxed mind.
2-To be patient with people to be a better listener.
3-Pause and Decide-before taking any action when i am stressed.

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WHY AND HOW TO DEDICATE ONE HOUR OUT OF 24 TO YOURSELF AND GET 23 BACK IN YOUR CONTROL!

 I have some very important message to all my readers through my today’s 100th post. If you dedicate 1 hour daily for just yourself, it will help you assess, analyze, absorb, adopt, accommodate, and attribute towards others what needs to be attributed.

You must observe complete and absolute silence. Devote a place in your house, whether indoors or outdoors that has absolutely no distraction and where you cannot be disturbed. No music, no TV or a movie during this dedicated one hour.

Key elements:

  • Begin by having a conversation with the Lord, putting down the questions for Him. Seek, question and talk from your heart.

 

  • If God answers your prayer, He is increasing your faith. If He delays, He is increasing your patience. If He does not answer, He has something better for you.

 

  • From my experience, many questions that I do write to Him always find their own answers. Somehow, somewhere, almost inevitably the answers come.

 

  • When you spend one hour alone in complete silence and converse with HIM on any matter, your energy starts to radiate and you will be at complete peace with yourself. You will be a source of strength and vitality to others which is contagious. Then wherever you go, whoever you meet, they will perceive this in you.

 

  • When we are in a complete silence for an hour, we put our mind in a state of quiescence and it becomes the perfect instrument through which the best of ourselves manifests.

 

  • When you converse with Him on your problems, you will find the answers that, in turn, will lead to better questions. This is your private conversation with God and is done in whatever way you feel comfortable. Pray, Seek and ask Him the questions in your heart that needs answers. your reflection must be written down.

 

  • You can spend some time to reflect back on yesterday and where you could have improved or done a task better. Analyze why the task was not done, if not done.

 

  • Write down all your plans for the day. Do not overpromise and underdeliver.

 

  • Pick a book from any field that will enhance your knowledge. Read for 10-15 minutes.

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HOW TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT A PROBLEM AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE!!

Yes! Most of our problems appear as they do because of the way we look at them. So there is a need to change the way you look at a problem!!

Do you hate your job and feel that you are grossly underpaid? Is there a subject that you despise and hate studying? Is there someone who is being rude and nasty to you all the time? Have you been wondering why things are the way they are? May be you should hear the story of the evil monster and the little boy.

Long ago, there lived a monster in a tiny village. The villagers were terrified of it and felt their hamlet was cursed to have such a creature living in their midst. Several men tried to fight the monster. One man attacked it with a sword, but the creature grabbed the weapon, almost magically pulled out another sword-twice as large, twice as sharp- and cut the man in half. Another time, a villager set off with a huge wooden club to clobber the monster. The monster responded by slamming the man with a wooden club twice as heavy as the one he had brought along. On yet another occasion, a villager tried to set the monster on fire. But the monster merely opened its mouth to swallow the fire and, in turn, spewed leaping flames that roasted the poor man.

Scared by these incidences, the village folk gave up trying to fight the monster. They began to believe that this was their fate and they would have to learn to live with it. Then, one day, a little boy said he would go and vanquish the monster. The people were surprised, but despite their skepticism, went along to see the little boy take on the monster.

As the boy looked up at the giant, the monster just flared its nostrils and glared back. The people were frightened. The little boy took out an apple and offered it to the monster. The monster grabbed it, popped it into its mouth, and then thrust its clenched fist in front of the boy. As the fist slowed opened, the people were astonished to see that it held two delicious apples. Twice as red and twice as large as the boy had offered.

The boy then took out a little earthen pot with some water and gave it to the monster. It took that and responded by placing in front of the boy two urns made of gold, filled with delicious juice. The people were ecstatic. They suddenly realized that the monster was not a curse, but a boon to the village. The little boy smiled and the giant just smiled back.

While this story is centuries old, the monster is still around us- in colleges, in offices and in our lives. Most of our problems appear as they do because of the way we look at them. You get back what you give. Twice as much!!

Is someone being rude to you? May be you need to change the way you behave with them. And no, don’t wait for them to change, you need to change first! If you get to work every morning hating each moment you spend in office, it is unlikely you will do a great job. Be nice to the college’s ‘Ms Nasty’. You will discover that the evil monster is infact a benevolent giant.

It is significant that it took a little child to discover the true colours of the monster. Children don’t have preconceived notions. They believe the world is a wonderful place. Its only as they grow up that the optimism vanished and the negative conditioning sets in.

Let that child in you take over. Look at everything you dread with fresh eyes- be it rude colleagues, a tough boss or a horrible job. May be monster is really a nice guy. Change the way you look at it and see the difference!

Message

What you give, you get back!

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