The 7 Amazing Life Principles Of Huna!

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“O ka makapo wale no ka mea hapapa i ka pouli.” If you’re going nowhere, you’re guaranteed to get there. The ancient beliefs and practices of the Hawaiian people have been practiced for a very long time. They were brought into the mainstream by Max Freedom Long who went to Hawaii in 1917 as an elementary school teacher. During the course of his stay there as a school teacher, Long got interested in the ancient […] Read more »

8 Steps To Get Beyond Overwhelm!


One of the side effects of a busy life with many choices and decisions is the nagging feeling of overwhelm. Can you think of a time when you had so many things on your list that you did not know where to begin? I think that overwhelm can be described as the numb feeling of desperation that we experience when life seems to be spinning out of control. It feels like there is too much […] Read more »

The Myths Of Creativity

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“That inspiration comes, does not depend on me. The only thing I can do is make sure it catches me working.” ― Pablo Picasso What are some of the myths of creativity and creative people that just do not seem to go away? Have you heard the following before: Creativity is only for artists. I am not the creative type. Creativity is very esoteric and I do not understand it very well. I am just not inspired […] Read more »

Self-Efficacy, The Excuses Connection?


“Among the mechanisms of human agency, none is more focal or pervading than the belief of personal efficacy. This core belief is the foundation of human agency. Unless people believe that they can produce desired effects and forestall undesired ones by their actions, they have little incentive to act.” – Albert Bandura, Exercise of Human Agency through Collective Efficacy, 2000 Have you ever felt that you are highly successful in some situations while you are […] Read more »

The Psychology Of Mastery


I recently published a post: 8 Actionable Steps To Mastery! Here is the presentation form of the same post. Since some of us learn better with images and most of us love to see inspiring pictures, I decided to make a presentation of the post. Here is the Slideshare: 8 actionable steps to mastery from Harish Kumar   Exclusively for my readers: If you would like to download the full version of the presentation, please send […] Read more »

Unlearning Learned Helplessness and Excuses!

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“Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.”― Ayn Rand Image: Vocalemily via Flickr CC Learned Helplessness is the psychological state experienced by people when they feel that they have confronted something that is beyond their realm of expertise and control, something that feels unpleasant to them, and they end up powerless or unsuccessful in the situation and often end up in failure. As they get primed to the […] Read more »

10 Ideas On Creativity And Life From Sir Ken Robinson!

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“Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value”- Sir Ken Robinson We all want to be highly creative but often there are many obstacles to doing that. Some of the obstacles appear in the form of personal blocks while others manifest as social pressures and lack of support. Creativity is slowly but surely moving from the realm of the limited few to being a necessity in the workplace and in our own lives. Being […] Read more »

15 Things That Obsessive Perfectionists Do Differently!


“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” -Adam Osborne Do you allow yourself to make mistakes and be all right with them? Or do you talk yourself into an attempt to do a “perfect” job? Being and doing the best that you can is a great idea but if it is preventing you to move forward and paralyzing your progress, it may be time […] Read more »

The Art and Science of Motivation: 8 Actionable Steps!


“Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.” ― Zig Ziglar Getting inspired is a wonderful way to get enthusiastic and jump into an endeavor. However, after the initial inspiration, what keeps you interested and engaged is the motivation that you experience on a daily basis. What motivates you? And how can you sustain the motivation to keep your levels of engagement high? What do science and studies show us about human […] Read more »

The Amazing Power Of Love: Quotes And Musings


  “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ― Sophocles Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers! I thought this was a great opportunity for me to thank you for all your support and write a post on love. Whether it is a particular person, your family, friends, your pets, a pursuit or even chocolate, Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to remember, appreciate and cherish everything that you hold […] Read more »

12 Life Tips From The Amazing Pema Chödrön!


“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.”-Pema Chödrön One of my most cherished teachers is the gentle but tireless Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön. Over the years, I have enjoyed her wonderful books, […] Read more »

8 Actionable Steps To Mastery!


  “Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like weather.”― John Gardner, The Art of Fiction Have you ever wondered if there was a process for the achievement of mastery in a field?  What are the structures, behaviors and the psychology of mastery in any field?  Why is it that so few people meet levels of mastery that are enviable while […] Read more »

48 Things That Unhappy People Do Differently!


  Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment – a little makes the way of the best happiness.  ~Frederich Nietzsche It may not be inaccurate to say that the pursuit of happiness is one of the main goals that humans continually strive for.  But often, lasting happiness remains elusive because of annoyances and habits that counter balance and keep people in the zone of unhappiness. Instead of […] Read more »

7 Steps To Unleashing Your Imagination!


  “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein  One of the greatest assets that you have as a human being is the incredible power of your own imagination.  Do you understand the importance of your imagination but do not feel inspired by it or do not quite know how to access its power? Do you ever doubt the power and efficacy of your imagination?  Here are some ideas […] Read more »

8 Keys To Master Your Inner Game!

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“It’s not about the tennis. It’s not about the win or the loss; if we’re here to experience, then we are free.”- W. Timothy Gallwey Everyone who had to play a tournament or had to perform at a high skill level knows and values the importance of the right mindset.  All great physical and intellectual performance has to be supported by mental aspects or factors.  We have all seen examples of people with great physical […] Read more »