“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”- […]
9 Effective Ways To Bust Through Excuses!
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ.” ― Shannon L. Alder If you are like me, you have been bothered by excuses […]
10 Timeless Ideas On Life From The Yoga Master, BKS Iyengar
“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar or BKS […]
7 Ways To Apply The Scientific Method for Rapid Productivity!
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson A scientist walked into his laboratory in London after a two-week vacation with his family in 1928. Among […]
21 Amazing Life Tips From Maya Angelou
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ― Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, the legendary poet and writer needs no introduction. It would be an understatement to say that her words of wisdom have uplifted and touched millions of people. I have always loved the wisdom and beauty encapsulated in Angelou’s words. I have […]
20 Practices That Can Make You Super Productive!
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer What are some ways to be super productive? Have you had days of great productivity where everything just moved along effortlessly? Have you also had days where you found it difficult […]
15 Ideas From Plutarch That Can Transform Your Life
Plutarch of Chaeronea was one of the more influential philosophers of the early period along with Augustine of Hippo and Aristotle of Stagira. Plutarch was an author, biographer and philosopher who was born in the ancient town of Chaeronea, Greece in 46 AD. Plutarch wrote more than 220 pieces of work in his lifetime. Some of his […]
18 Things that Highly Mindful People Do Differently-Part 2
“True compassion is undirected & holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness.”― Tsoknyi Rinpoche This is part-2 of the two part series on the things that highly mindful people do differently. You can read part-1 here. Here is a summary of part 1: 1. Being Mindful […]
18 Things that Highly Mindful People Do Differently-Part 1
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”― Steve Maraboli Have you ever wondered why some people seem to respond in a graceful manner when they are in a difficult situation while others simply react and seem to […]
A Guide To Living Life from The Wisdom Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 and was an American […]
The Art And Science Of Gratitude!
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha Gratitude has been a […]
How To Flourish: The Astonishing Power Of PERMA!
“I’m trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.”- Martin Seligman Do you find it exhausting sometimes to appear and act cheerful and happy even though you do not feel like that? Do people expect you to be “happy” all […]
12 Amazing Life Lessons From Rumi!
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”― Rumi Over the years, I have been graced and awe-struck by the wisdom of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, the poet, theologian and Sufi mystic. It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher […]
21 Ideas on the Incredible Power Of Failure
“There Is Only One Thing That Makes A Dream Impossible To Achieve: The Fear Of Failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist How many times have you had events and situations where you failed in the last couple of years? Did you fail several times? How did you deal with the crushing blow of failure? Did you […]
10 Strategies To Not Take Everything Personally!
“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”- Don Miguel Ruiz You may have seen the following scenario many times […]
10 Effective Ways to Rapid Innovation-Part 2
“Innovation— any new idea—by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.”— Warren Bennis This is Part-2 of the 2 part series on how to rapidly innovate. You can read Part-1 here. A quick […]
10 Effective Ways to Rapid Innovation-Part 1
“There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Stories of innovation are highly inspiring to all of us. When an individual or an organization steps out of their current mold and launches something highly innovative, many things may […]
17 Ways To Recharge Your Perseverance!
“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”― Samuel Johnson I have often wondered what was the difference between people who give in and give up and those who reach their personal goals and go far beyond the expectations of the world. Why do some […]
24 Ways to Tell If a Writer is Trapped Inside You!
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ― William Wordsworth Writing can be a wonderful way of self-expression and telling your own story. Whether you write a journal, pen a few lines daily or if you are wanting to write your book, the art of writing confronts many of us at some time […]
Allowing Vulnerability: 7 Life Tips From Brené Brown
“Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly A few years before, I came across a book called The Gifts of Imperfection and it immediately captured my attention and I wanted to learn more. I had been grappling with recovering perfectionism and […]