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Monthly Archives: February 2016

  1. Your strength lies in your preparation. Be prepared with your data if you expect challenging encounters!
  2. You may have your comfort zones but does not mean leadership roles are not for you. Introverts are suited to certain challenges more than the others.
  3. Sometimes the best reaction to bullies is no reaction at all. And you are good at it already. Just focus on the goal of the interaction.
  4. It is not wrong to choose a profession that suits your taste and involves working on your own. That is where your powers are put to best use.
  5. Connect with people one on one. It gives us a chance to know them and they get to know you are a genuinely good person.

 

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I should try to be an extrovert! I should talk less. Work out more. Less movies. Relax!

We tell ourselves so many things. Nothing wrong. But the danger is in over-monitoring yourself, says an article I read the other day.

I don’t want to tell you whether to monitor yourselves or not. No preaching. Just want to list few things I want to cut out in my life.

I don’t want to cut out things I enjoy doing. Absolutely not. I don’t want to cut out things that are good for me, make me healthy, smart or a better person. What I want to cut out is the crap!

  1. No boring meetings. If it is boring then mostly you don’t care about it.
  2. Do not go on a trip to a place you have already been to and not particularly keen on seeing again. Sometimes we do that to please others. The time I get to travel is precious. Cannot waste it.
  3. Do not go to a party that you probably will probably not enjoy. If drinking until you puke is not your idea of partying, then don’t go to a party where that is the theme!
  4. Do not switch on TV to check whats on. Switch it on when you know what you want to watch.
  5. Not a big fan of fries, but ate it yesterday because it came with the entree! If you love the taste but its not healthy, I can still see value in it. If it is healthy but not tasty, I can understand why you are eating it. But if you are not particularly fond of it and it is not healthy – then run away from it! Sounds obvious, but think of what all you ate in the past week.
  6. Do not check Facebook impulsively. or Whatsap!
  7. No time for regret. This is the worst way to spend time!
  1. Solve problems
  2. Do one thing at a time. Do not multi-task
  3. Simplify. Ask – is this really necessary?
  4. Practice and get more skillful (at tasks, presentations, infographics etc)
  5. Work deliberately and not desperately. Do the work that you want to do and have pleasure doing. Or, make continuous progress towards the work you want to do, starting from the work you have to do.
  6. Sometimes you choose work and sometimes the work chooses you. Be grateful in both those situations
  7. Act on today’s emails today (within 24 hours). But not immediately!
  8. Try to create flow through work (Balance skill and challenge. And keep raising both of them)
  9. Get more effective (in getting things done) with each week of work
  10. Be more organized today compared to yesterday
  11. Do things your own way. That automatically puts your signature on everything you do.
  12. Let it flow, do not force yourself!

O God, give me the strength to switch off my mobile phone,

not check facebook every hour and ignore the stream of whatsap messages,

be able to stop after one potato chips packet and one episode on netflix,

not get drawn into over dramatized news items and fake reality shows …. 🙂

I have the strength

to accept myself and to get better each day

to try again and start afresh each time

to open my mind to learn and to close it and focus

to speak up when I should and to hold my peace at other times

to commit myself to a cause and to pick my battles

to reach clarity and be lost in thought

to give my best and to switch off

to get what i want and not want too much

to be strong and to be gentle….

I have the strength. I do!

 

 

Learning by rote is not useless. Any learning is learning!

As a kid I always argued on the contrary. It took me a long time to understand the subtle benefits. It improves and exercises my memory.

Critical thinking is very important and a crucial part of learning. But learning by rote is just a different side of learning. They both do not have a conflict!

One reason I hated it as a kid was because it was boring. But if you pick interesting and difficult things to memorize, it can be quite absorbing!

So, go find the poem you like….