Tuesday, November 3, 2009
"Life is like a taxi.
The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are
getting somewhere or just standing still."
"It’s the DOING with money that develops us - it’s not in the having.
And when you have more, you’re enabled to DO more."
"Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life.
If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities."
"Remember those ships who pass through your day, touching your life just once,
sending you into a better direction than your life was headed."
~Michelle C. Ustaszeski
"Have you ever wondered how some of the worst things that happen in your life
turn out to be some of the best experiences you've ever had?"
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Have you ever had a dream? I'm not talking about a dream that we all experience while we sleep. I'm talking about a dream that shows a new career or pursuit.
Most people have these kinds of dreams and some people have the same one over and over again sometimes consuming their every waking moment. Is there anything wrong with this kind of dream?
Some people might suggest that to have a recurring dream that depicts a new reality is simply daydreaming where this dream only acts as a way to fill the void from a less than satisfying job and provides a necessary escape from their current reality making it somewhat bearable. The interesting and more significant point though, is that this dream may be what should be turned into a day-to-day reality that provides a more pleasing and fulfilling life.
So, why not invest the energy wasted on dreaming by developing a plan that will move you closer and closer to what you really desire? Some reasons for not starting is just that; you never start; you never take any steps whatsoever in taking any steps or actions. If you find yourself in this situation, one positive action is to talk with someone you know who has changed their career, someone who has had to make sustained effort to change despite obstacles or circumstances. Why?
Simple. The person who has taken action to move beyond an unsatisfying career has learned what it takes; has developed a set of procedures; has formulated an action plan; and one who has learned to overcome obstacles. Wouldn't it be a lot easier to ask them for guidance or suggestions than going it alone, or, worse still, staying mired in current circumstances where the only positive is your dream?
By Byron Pulsifer
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Mahandas Karamchand Gandhi, a stubborn man who changed the history of India. He started form no. He would have continued his practice as a lawyer in South Africa as in Indian, though there was racism or castism.
instead he decided this thing should be changed by first being an Indian by wearing the traditional dress of Indian. He boycotted the foreign attire he used while in SA. He became a hero in India while his return from there.
The first thing he did was to discover India by travelling. He travelled the entire country to find out how people lived and he became a hero of poor.
The strong will power of him made him a world hero and father of the nation. But the irony is he never got a Nobel price for peace, but a president who still got forces in foreign land got it!!!! Norway may need some help form the US...
Friday, October 9, 2009
With doubt and dismay you are smitten
You think there's no chance for you, son?
Why, the best books haven't been written
The best race hasn't been run,
The best score hasn't been made yet,
The best song hasn't been sung,
The best tune hasn't been played yet,
Cheer up, for the world is young!
No chance? Why the world is just eager
For things that you ought to create.
Its store of true wealth is still meagre
Its needs are incessant and great,
It yearns for more power and beauty
More laughter and love and romance,
More loyalty, labor and duty,
No chance - why there's nothing but chance!
For the best verse hasn't been rhymed yet,
The best house hasn't been planned,
The highest peak hasn't been climbed yet,
The mightiest rivers aren't spanned,
Don't worry and fret, faint hearted,
The chances have just begun,
For the Best jobs haven't been started,
The Best work hasn't been done.
by Berton Braley
Saturday, August 22, 2009
To yourself: The gifts of daily self-examination, self-discipline, self-respect, originality, a balanced diet, regular exercise, and regular mental and spiritual nourishment.
To your brothers and sisters: The gifts of love, help, understanding and emotional support.
To your spouse: The gifts of appreciation, support, affection, faithfulness, love, patience, understanding, and time.
To your children: The gifts of education, shelter, guidance, love, understanding, patience, sympathy, time, and good example.
To your parents: The gifts of thoughtfulness, love, appreciation, and thankful heart.
To your helpers: The gifts of kindness, appreciation, motivation, and reward.
To your friends: The gifts of encouragement, communication, help, and your presence in times of storms.
To strangers: The gifts of a smile, open-mindedness, kind words, and deeds.
To your colleagues: The gifts of sense of humor, open-mindedness, tactfulness, encouragement, sincerity, cooperation, and support.
To your boss: The gifts of humbleness, humility, loyalty, honesty, respect, quality service and creativeness.
To the broken-hearted: The gifts of undivided attention, emotional support and encouragement.
To the lowly ones: The gifts of helping hands and loving heart.
To your enemies: The gifts of forgiveness, humility, reconciliation, service, and a smile.
To the prisoners: The gifts of clothes, foods, medicines, and evangelization.
To your country: The gifts of loyalty, support, compliance to the laws of the land, and submission to the authority.
To the Almighty God: The gifts of daily communication, appreciation, diligent application on His wise counsels and finally, the gifts of sharing His words to all nations of the world.
Friday, August 21, 2009
-Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
-Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), Observer, Jan. 15, 1950
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
-Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
-Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Making a difference" is not just a scheduled event or activity, but a moment any time when a person finds it in his/her heart to do something good, to care or to share, or to make a voluntary contribution to another individual, a community, or our society.
When we consciously give or do whatever we can to help maintain the wellness of individuals and families in our communities, these acts also contribute to the best quality of life of everyone in our society.
Let us continue to gather more bright ideas for our own lives and our surroundings.
Let's now begin to count the ways and put them into action.
The TIME has come... We say 'No more to gloom and doom!'
It is time to rise to our true potential... to experience total wellness in every area of our lives, contributing to solutions to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in our communities.
It is time for each of us to care more, to shine, and to carry the light of HOPE everywhere!
No one individual or one group, not even our government, can do it alone!
This is the time that we need each other most, to work together, joining our hands together in making a difference.
1. Smile more often! Be amazed of how many will be happy to smile back at you. Besides, this is the best facial exercise you can make to delay aging signs -- so smile!
2. Eat right! Boost your immune system by eating more natural food, like fresh fruits and vegetables. This alone can significantly reduce your weight and health concerns.
3. Exercise regularly. The reason is not just to lose weight, but it's a great habit to maintain good health by improved circulation, elimination of body toxins, etc.
4. Drink water more than 'colored drinks' for your health. Water has no sugar or additives.
5. Read and learn more. Devote time and money for self-improvement, the best investment you can make that truly pays off.
6. Love, care, give, and share more. This practice is the very purpose of your life.
7. Keep believing. Pray. Nurture your spirit. This won't cost you any, but help or answer to your needs can be just a prayer away.
For those YOU CARE ABOUT:
8. If you love them, then say it and show it! Do not take them for granted. They need both to hear and see you care.
9. Spend more quality time with them. It is what they'll remember most.
10. Visit, write, call those you haven't for a while.
For our SENIORS:
11. Give a helping hand and cheers -- cooking, cleaning, or whatever they are limited to.
12. Give a ride or offer to carpool with them whenever there's a need.
13. Involve them on activities that will continue to stimulate their senses, or they can contribute their gathered wisdom.
For our CHILDREN or YOUTH:
14. Walk or create programs for youth to benefit them and rally for their good future.
15. Give them more opportunities to explore and develop their natural gifts and talents, express their dreams and goals.
16. Encourage our children more by your words and example. Stay positive! .
For our VETERANS: (For the freedom we now enjoy is due to their sacrifices.)
17. Send cards or anything to show you remember and appreciate them.
18. Recognize them and give a smile, a salute, or high-five when you see them around.
19. Support their events and fundraising efforts to help them.
For our HOMELESS Citizens: (Just like you and me, they need care and understanding. )
20. Encourage them by taking time to help them get the help they need/resources to get back on track.
21. Volunteer in your local shelters. There are many ways you can help or contribute.
22. Help create more programs to help them get out of their situation.
For our VOLUNTEERS: (For helping us make things happen.)
23. Big "thank you!" note or anything to show your appreciation of them.
24. Join them and be prepared to do a random act of kindness anytime.
25. How about "volunteers appreciation day" to celebrate them and have a good break?
For our ENVIRONMENT: (We only have one planet, so we must take care of it.)
26. Clean and plant trees with your workmates, neighbors, etc. anywhere permissible.
27. Recycle consciously, not just plastics and papers, but clothes and others you can share. Clean up your closet, garage, or storage for everything that you don't need. Do a yard sale or simply drive to or call local charities for pickup. This is one recycling to meet needs of others.
28. Learn more of what's causing the global warming and contribute to preventions/ solutions.
For ALL of US:
29. Sing, dance, be happy no matter what. Brighter days are yet to come!
30. Speak the truth. Seeking the truth can set someone free.
31. Notice and say something good or positive to someone, and mean it.
32. Learn survival techniques. Always be prepared for any emergency.
33. Accept yourself. You are gifted and blessed more than you know.
34. Be forgiving and understanding as you seek forgiveness and understanding.
35. Learn how to budget or how to manage your money. Spend only on needs and the money that you actually have.
36. Be involved in your community in making good things happen!
37. Will you support me on my personal goal to make a difference (i.e., to reach at least three million people everywhere to bring HOPE and more OPPORTUNITIES for people to live better lives)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
O Nightingale! thou surely art
A creature of a "fiery heart":--
These notes of thine--they pierce and pierce;
Tumultuous harmony and fierce!
Thou sing'st as if the God of wine
Had helped thee to a Valentine;
A song in mockery and despite
Of shades, and dews, and silent night;
And steady bliss, and all the loves
Now sleeping in these peaceful groves.
I heard a Stock-dove sing or say
His homely tale, this very day;
His voice was buried among trees,
Yet to be come at by the breeze:
He did not cease; but cooed--and cooed;
And somewhat pensively he wooed:
He sang of love, with quiet blending,
Slow to begin, and never ending;
Of serious faith, and inward glee;
That was the song -- the song for me!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland Lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! for the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.
No Nightingale did ever chaunt
More welcome notes to weary bands
Of travellers in some shady haunt,
Among Arabian sands:
A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard
In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,
Breaking the silence of the seas
Among the farthest Hebrides.
Will no one tell me what she sings?--
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago:
Or is it some more humble lay,
Familiar matter of to-day?
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,
That has been, and may be again?
Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending;
I saw her singing at her work,
And o'er the sickle bending;--
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
- William Wordsworth
Monday, August 17, 2009
If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.
But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me;
Let me praise a little more;
Let me be, when I am weary,
Just a little bit more cheery;
Let me serve a little better
Those that I am striving for.
Let me be a little braver
When temptation bids me waver;
Let me strive a little harder
To be all that I should be;
Let me be a little meeker
With the brother that is weaker;
Let me think more of my neighbor
And a little less of me
-Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)
When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it.
-Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green And Other Things to Consider
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
So when you face any challenge, believe that you will overcome it and work for better result, you will get a positive result. Our thinking should be always positive.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has vowed to "eliminate militants and terrorists" from Swat, a bastion of Taleban rule. Despite now abandoned attempts to secure a peace deal in and around Swat, the area - close to the border with Afghanistan - has long been riven by tensions. Some 550,000 people had already been displaced before the current crisis, said UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond. Those displaced over recent days have been forced to flee with very little preparation, aid workers say, with families often separated, and doctors in displaced camps report widespread psychological trauma. Many are fleeing Mingora, the main town in Swat Valley, which was home to several hundred thousand people before the latest fighting began. Locals say that most of the current fighting is centred on the Kabal and Charbagh areas of Swat, as well as Mingora itself, and fighting is reported in Maidan, Lower Dir. Militant strongholds were hit from the air on Friday as troops conducted operations on the ground.
M. K. Soni
"We never get a second chance to make a good first impression."
"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
George Washington Carver
"The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."
"The problem with people is that they're only human."
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
For Georgia, which has been promised eventual Nato membership, the exercises are a sign that, despite doubts over its candidate status after last year's war with Russia, it has not been forgotten. Russia views the exercises as a provocation and has turned down an invitation to send observers. In recent days its security forces have officially begun patrolling the border between South Ossetia, the epicentre of last summer's conflict, and Georgia. The Georgian government has repeatedly said Russia's actions are to blame for raising tension in the region.
It also accuses Moscow of backing the mutiny at an army base on Tuesday and supporting an alleged coup plot. Russia has denied the allegations. The Georgian government is hopeful that the Nato exercises will give it a chance to prove to its Western allies that it can host an important international event without further disturbances.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Many US companies that outsource their work to India, to reduce the cost are also concerned like the outsourcing companies in India with the new development policies of Obama after the restriction in H1 visa policy.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
There is a story of the famous Spanish explorer, Hernado Lortes. He landed in the beach of Mexico in 1519 with his army. He ordered his troops to burn the boats as soon as he reached. He knew this will create a pressure in the soldiers as there is no survival for them unless they win the battle. There is no other escape root for them other than that. This created an urgency in them to finish the battle as soon as possible and eventually the pressure will go from them.
But we should take care as we should not allow the tension to control us.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Still there are lot of debate going on. Everyone got the liberty to live their own life. If two people wish to stay together, why others are opposing it. Think like a human being and don't mix religion with this. We are living in 21st century and we should make changes wherever necessary as no religion preaches war but still war is going on. Then why we cannot consider when it comes to human rights.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Italy and Germany were the last to confirm Sunday they will not participate in a major United Nations conference on racism that opens Monday in Geneva, which is being boycotted by the United States and Israel, as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Israel as the "flag bearer of racism."
The growing western boycott of the Durban Review Conference comes amid fears that it will be the forum for a lambasting of Israel. Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden earlier said they were boycotting the event. The U.S. and Israel boycotted the original Durban conference in 2001 over an attempt to equate Zionism with racism. Belgium's foreign ministry said earlier Sunday that consultations were continuing with a view to getting as many EU member states as possible to participate.
The Czech Republic, which holds the rotating EU presidency, called a meeting for Sunday evening to evaluate the bloc's stance on attending. France announced that it will attend. Britain, however, will send a delegation to the conference, albeit without a high-level official. However the Vatican, which has observer status at the United Nations, confirmed Sunday that it would attend.
"I have to consider what's best for me, my family and Rubina's future," Qureshi, who lives in the poverty-stricken area of Mumbai, reportedly told the undercover operative. "We've got nothing out of this film."
News of the World claims that its reporters posed as a wealthy family from Dubai. According to the paper, the offer to the undercover reporters wasn't the first one he made.
"They were approached by one wealthy Middle Eastern family who saw their plight in an item on Al Jazeera TV. The couple expressed an interest in adopting young Rubina and her parents' eyes lit up," says the paper's informant. "But the approach has made Rafiq very greedy and he has said that he will consider the highest offer for his child. But they realize that the money will soon stop coming in and Rafiq is open to all offers."
The paper's representative claims to have approached Quershi as a representative of a Dubai family looking to adopt Ali. He says the he was originally quoted a fee of 50,000 British pounds to "for this to happen." However, upon personal contact, the price allegedly jumped to 200,000 British pounds.
Justifying the inflated price tag, Qureshi's brother, Mohiuddin, supposedly declared, "The child is special now. This is NOT an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child!"
Slumdog Millionaire, in which Ali had starred as youngest Latika, won an Oscar for best picture, along with seven other Academy Awards.
Last week, it was announced that the producers of the film will be donating $742,000 to help the children of Mumbai, and have set up a separate trust to provide for Ali and costar Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail's healthcare and education.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hours later a NATO spokeswoman said a second freighter, Lebanese-owned and flying a Togolese flag, had been seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa, the 10th hijacking in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean this month.
They are angry with the US and threatened to attack any US ships passing that region.
Each vote is valuable and we should vote to make the change in the country. By not voting and making speeches worse than the politician makes no use to the country. Each vote can make a lot of change, which counts and reflects the view of people. At least it will create a tension among politician if every one goes for polling.
So cast your vote and make the change as no external force can strengthen our country, instead the internal force, WE can make the change in our country. So as some channels say ROCK YOUR VOTE. And like the Tata tea campaign, those who are not voting is sleeping. They are more or less useless to the country.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
The conflict began when pirates boarded the Maersk Alabama, a Danish-operated vessel with a U.S. crew, as it attempted to deliver aid to African refugees. Pirates apparently sought to extort a ransom for the return of the crew and cargo, but the crew members overpowered at least one of the four pirates, causing the other attackers to flee with the captain of the ship as a hostage.
The 20 unarmed crew members then negotiated an exchange of the pirate for the captain, who was taken off the ship with the pirates in one of the vessel's life boats, a self-contained enclosed vehicle. But after the crew released the pirate, the pirates refused to release the captain.
Captain Richard Phillips was held hostage by the pirates for days, even attempting to escape once, before the U.S. Navy was able to shoot the pirates on Sunday. Three of the pirates reportedly stood in visible sight of Navy sharpshooters while the fourth pirate was on board the USS Bainbridge attempting to negotiate a settlement to the standoff.
The incident came in a week in which six ships were hijacked by heavily armed pirates in the area, but it was the first American ship to be hijacked since the Barbary Wars, two conflicts between the U.S. and the Barbary States in North Africa in the early 19th century.
President Barack Obama reportedly gave the order allowing U.S. sharpshooters to take out the pirates if the captain's life was in danger.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
“A US-flagged and Danish owned container vessel reported that it had been boarded by pirates at 730am local time today,” said Lt Stephanie Murdock, spokesman for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain. This is the first time the US citizens had been hijacked. This will be another hard test for Obama midst of recession. This is the sixth successful hijack by the pirates of Somalia within the past four days. The unstable government is able control the situation.
A British cargo ship, named the Malaspina Castle, and her of 24 were hijacked on Monday. But most of the crews were Bulgarians. An international naval task force, including Indian Navy warships, is deployed to patrol the waters Somalia to overcome the pirates. Last year the Somalian pirates attacked more than 130 vessels, mostly of them in Gulf of Aden, out of which 50 were successful hijackings.
Recently there was an attack by Taliban supporters in Somalia against the pirates. May be they are afraid of the US intervention in this region.
The family of Ian Tomlinson, will fight for justice, as the death caused due to the police chase. He was walking in the sideways with his hands in pockets and he was beaten from behind by an officer. The cruel act of police shocked the world.
Though He will not get much benefit as salary due to pay cut, he will daily go to white house for his new job. But he is not planning to quit the film field. He will return once his job in white house completes.
He is currently completing a graduate certificate in international security at Stanford University, got a position as the associate director in the White House’s Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Its evident from his speech, his policy slightly different from George Bush. May be because it is a recession time. He may get another chance for a war once it strengthens the economic condition.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Every morning in Africa a deer wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest deer or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter if you are a lion or a deer. When the sun comes up. you would better be running.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
1) Compliment 3 people everyday!
2) Watch a sunrise
3) Be the first to say "hello"
4) Treat everyone as you want to be treated
5) Live beneath your means
6) Forget the Joneses
7) Never give up on anybody - miracles happen!
8) Remember someone's name
9) Be kinder than you have to be
10) Wish not for things, but for wisdom and courage
11) Be tough-minded, but tender hearted
12) Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated
13) Keep your promises
14) Leave everything better than you found it
15) Show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it
16) Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do
17) Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years
18) When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day
19) Don't rain on other people's parades
20) Don't waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
Monday, March 30, 2009
The statement seems to be odd, we always try to catch people when they do something wrong. Our mind is always tuned in such a way. Most often we will not tolerate if someone else make any mistake. But never bother to appreciate a person when he does something good. Don’t feel anything bad to appreciate a person who has done something good. Go directly to him appreciate about the good things he or she has done. Don’t bother what others thing when you believe the action is right.
But in our busy life often we will not get time to do small deeds which are big to others. The appreciation will not take much time and there is no need to take much time to do it. And sometimes the person at the receiving side too may be busy. Even if the action is for less than a minute and we are able to convey what we meant precisely and directly the receiver will never forget it.
So stop for a while, catch people when they do right, appreciate. Because smaller things often makes others happy than the bigger ones.
Monday, March 16, 2009
"It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities."
"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles."
Claude M. Bristol
"You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life."
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
Sir Edmund Hillary
"As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way."Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."
W. Clement Stone
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."
"Have courage enough to accept what you can not change, but yet courageous enough to stand up and fight for what you can."
Robert M. Hensel
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."Winston Churchill
"Believing in yourself is not for you; it's for every person who has touched your life in a significant way and for every person your life will touch the same way five minutes from now, or five centuries from now."
"You are in charge of your feelings, beliefs, and actions. And you teach others how to behave toward you. While you cannot change other people, you can influence them through your own behaviors and actions. By being a living role model of what you want to receive from others, you create more of what you want in your life."
"One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests."
John Stuart Mill
"Don't let go of your dreams. If you have determination and belief in your dreams, you will succeed in spite of your desire to let go."
"You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Monday, February 23, 2009
QUOTE of the WEEK:
"Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do."
STORY for YOUR WEEK:
By Author Unknown
This is a story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.
The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.
"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"
"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the Sensei replied. Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.
Several months later, the Sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.
This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the Sensei intervened. "No," the Sensei insisted, "Let him continue."
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way home, the boy and Sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind. "Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"
"You won for two reasons," the Sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defence for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm."
The boy's greatest weakness had become his greatest strength.
The moral of the story – We sometimes allow our weaknesses to be our downfall rather than using them to our advantage. We tell ourselves we cannot do something because we do not feel it is our strength. But, if we didn't dwell on our weaknesses, we may find that we could succeed. The story reminds me of the quote by Thomas Edison, "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." We tend to give up rather than persevere. We all need to be reminded that sometimes what we perceive as our weakness could actually turn out to be our strength.
QUOTES for YOUR WEEK:
"It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities."
"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles."
Claude M. Bristol
"You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life."
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
Sir Edmund Hillary
"As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
When we were kids we had many passions. Where did all these go when we had grown up? The kids had them passion to be superheroes, poets, pilot and lot more. But due to the pressure in life. Moreover the negative minded and fearful people laughed at their dreams which disheartened most of the people. But we should understand that person with no dreams and passion will not reach anywhere in life. They don’t have any goal and their goal will be limited. We are often in a mindset that we should not dream bug, reach too high and love too much. The author Robin Sharma (www.robinshrma.com)has mentioned this in one of his great book, ‘The Greatness Guide’. Now people have stopped dreaming much out o fear that if they dream and what will happen if they don’t get it. It should be understood that there is no limit for our goals and its cause passion. We should not limit or dream to this world. The current situation is the bet example- recession. The phenomenon recession started to affect the lives of many. And a recent survey has sighted that it had taken toll in the personal relationship of many American citizens.
To be a happy human being, love the things which we do. We should love what we do, and never always try to do the things you love. And sometimes we forget to do things in the life which we love to do. It may a ride in a bicycle, which may be a childhood habit. Because of the work pressure we will not find time to do it. So we should have a balance in life so that at least we should find some time to do the things we love and love the things which we do.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Leadership is not a popularity contest, or a state where everyone likes us. Being a leader just means, to be courageous and have the capability to react against injustice. The leader responds by just doing the right thing. Everyone is a leader according the situation. It doesn’t matter even if we are a student. Nowadays people consider leadership as a thing of fame. All the best leaders really care about is being fair, doing things and getting the right results. A good leader may be criticized for his doings, but we should be aware of the fact that a leader will always be criticized. But who cares? We will never find a critic at our deathbed. They run their own race making the right decisions, very little bothered about the public opinion. We should live such a life, so that when we die the world should be a better place than when we came here.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Swat Continental hotel in the town of Mingora in north-west Pakistan opened in the mid-1990s when tourism in the region was at its peak. A decade later, it is the only hotel in town which still receives guests, mainly television crews that come to cover the conflict. For two years, the region once known for its river valleys and wooded mountains has been in the grip of a bloody insurgency by Islamic militants. Pakistan has deployed a large number of army and paramilitary troops to try to contain them. Hundreds of people have been killed in the fighting. The past few weeks have been the worst.
Climate of fear
Amid reports that the government plans to renew talks with the militants, there has been a sudden escalation in the conflict. First, it was the appearance of beheaded bodies in various public places in Mingora, terrorising the local population. According to reports, more than 30 bodies were found in the town during a two-week period in December and January. Although the edict came at a time when government schools had closed for the winter holidays, some privately-owned schools still holding classes closed down after that. At the same time, suspected militants blew up several schools in Mingora, including some boys' ones, saying the buildings were being used as camps by the army. Various circles in Mingora believe the army has responded to this by killing militants it has been holding in its custody. Troops have also moved into several school buildings in Mingora - as well as the city's oldest college, the Post-Graduate Jehanzeb College for men - apparently to prevent the militants from blowing them up. For the people of Mingora, all this has the makings of a timebomb that is ticking away and may blow up on or around 1 March when schools are scheduled to reopen.
At least 18 people are reported dead in a suspected US drone attack near the Afghan border in north-west Pakistan. Two missiles fired by the drone struck the home of a local tribesman in the Kurram tribal region, officials say.The building was being used as a Taleban recruitment office. The US has launched many similar attacks in recent months, mostly targeting Taleban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's tribal regions. Local administration officials told that the home was being used by the organisation of Taleban leader Baitullah Mehsud.
Last month, suspected US missile strikes killed at least 25 militants close to the Afghan border. More than 20 attacks have been carried out from drones on targets in north-western Pakistan in recent months.The US and Pakistan have had serious disagreements over the Afghan border zone, with Washington unhappy at Pakistani efforts to tackle militants and Islamabad condemning the US drone attacks. Pakistani leaders had expressed hope that the new US administration would halt the controversial air strikes, saying they fuelled public anger and complicated Pakistan's own counter-insurgency efforts.
But the drone attacks have continued since Barack Obama was inaugurated as US president last month.
"Life tells you nothing,
it shows you everything."
THOUGHT for YOUR WEEK:
Through The Journey of Life
by Author Unknown
Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.
Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all of the days of your life.
Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is too hold it too tightly.
In addition, the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been,
but also where you are going.
Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored each step of the way.
QUOTES for YOUR WEEK:
"Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities." Jim Rohn
"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." Les Brown
"Life though, is full of compensations and I have been well blessed throughout my 'Life Journey' with good friends met and made along the way. Life is a kind of swings and roundabouts situation; if you can't kick a football you turn to other pursuits." John McLeod
"Life is an adventure, dare it." Mother Theresa
"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it." Author Unknown
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile." Author Unknown
Sunday, February 15, 2009
significance to all you do."
Norman Vincent Peale
"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast
that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is
accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis."
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes, more than enthusiasm, I
would say excitement. I like to see men get excited. When they get
excited they make a success of their lives. "
"Today is life -- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of
today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a
hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with
"Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty
minutes - another for thirty days, but it is the man who has it for
thirty years who makes a success of his life."
Edward B. Butler
"Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of
enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives
any challenge or any occupation, no mater how frightening or difficult,
a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of
mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles."
Talent will not;
Genius will not;
Education will not;
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
POEM for YOUR WEEK
May You Have
By Author Unknown
May you have:
Enough happiness to keep you sweet,
Enough trials to keep you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to keep you happy;
Enough failure to keep you humble,
Enough success to keep you eager,
Enough friends to give you comfort,
Enough wealth to meet your needs;
Enough enthusiasm to look forward,
Enough faith to banish depression,
Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday.
"PERSIST. Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you
can do great things."
"Your perception goes a long way in determining what your life is like.
Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full."
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for
that determines our success or failure."
Norman Vincent Peale
"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed."
Richard B. Sheridan
"If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it
"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success
because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a
the day you stop making any excuses,
that's the day you start to the top.
You can start any time.
No one can do this for you.
Only you will make it happen.
You're the only one that has to live your life.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility.
Choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you to success.
Life to a large extent is what you make of it.
Nothing happens by itself.
It will all come your way once you understand
that you have to make it come your way.
The power to fulfill your dreams is within you
If you don't run your own life someone else will.
When you take charge of your life,
you'll never have to ask permission of others.
When you ask permission,
you give someone veto power over your life.
If you want to see a change for the better,
you have to take things in your own hands.
You're in control of your life to the degree that you make decisions.
To affect the outcome of anything,
you must control the action at the point of decision making.
When you control the decisions, you control the actions.
If not you, then who?
If not now, then when?
Billionaire College Dropouts
Are college dropouts more successful than people with good education? It would seem so if you consider that many billionaires are people who dumped college. However, what this hides is the fact that although millions quit studies before completing them, very few of them go on to become rich.
What the list of the super-rich dropouts signifies is that in business, a top degree is not as important as having the right aptitude, attitude, determination and vision.
Here are some dropouts who went on to become billionaires:
William Henry Gates III (1955-), along with Paul Allen, co-founded Microsoft Corporation, the world's largest software maker. Bill Gates, the wealthiest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $480 crores (Rs 211,200 crore!), is probably the best-known college dropout.
Gates attended an exclusive prep school in Seattle, went on to study at Harvard University, then dropped out to pursue software development. As students in the mid-70s, he and Paul Allen wrote the original Altair BASIC interpreter for the Altair 8800, the first commercially successful PC.
In 1975, Micro-Soft - later Microsoft Corporation - was born. Three decades on, Gates has been Number One on the Forbes 400 for over a dozen years. And here's something you probably didn't know: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation currently provides 90 per cent of the world budget for the attempted eradication of polio.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison (1944-), co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, founded his company in 1977 with a sum of $2,000. Once a school dropout, he is now, according to Forbes, one of the richest people in America with a net worth of around $184 crores. The figure also makes him the ninth richest in the world. As a young man, Ellison worked for the Ampex Corporation, where one of his projects was a database for the CIA. He called it Oracle, a name he was to reuse years later for the company that made him famous. Interestingly, the organisation' s initial release was Oracle 2. The number supposedly implied that all bugs had been eliminated from an earlier version. Ellison is quite a colourful man, and has long dabbled in all kinds of things. Want to learn more? Try his biography, The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison.
Michael Saul Dell (1965- ) joined the University of Texas at Austin with the intention of becoming a physician. While studying there, he started a computer company in his dormitory, calling it PC's Limited. By the time he turned 19, it had notched up enough success to prompt Dell to dropout. In 1987, PC's Limited changed its name to Dell Computer Corporation. By 2003, Dell, Inc. was the world's most profitable PC manufacturer. Dell has won more than his fair share of accolades, including Man of the Year from PC Magazine and EM>CEO of the Year from Financial World . Forbes, in 2005, lists him as the 18th richest in the world with a net worth of around $1600 Crores. Not bad for just another dropout.
Here's something not many people know about Subhash Chandra Goel : The Zee chairman dropped out after standard 12.
Subhash Chandra started his own vegetable oils unit at 19. It was, in a manner of speaking, his first job. Years later, a casual visit to a friend at Doordarshan gave him the idea of starting his own broadcasting company. We all know how that story ran.
Chandra knew nothing about programming, distribution or film rights. What he did understand quite well was the Indian sensibility though. Funded by UK businessmen, Zee came into being as India's first satellite TV network.
Today, it reaches 320 lakhs homes, connecting with 20 crores people in South Asia alone.