Friday, September 30, 2016

Random Insights On Exceptionalism -Robin Sharma

1. Average people are dedicated to leisure. The best people are devoted to learning.

2. The ordinary wait for the energy to do a task. The exceptional do the task because that’s how they get the energy.

3. A job is just a job if all you see it as is a job. (Work is a vehicle to promote Full Self Expression of Your Creativity+Ingenuity+Talent).

4. The most precious asset of a businessperson isn’t time. It’s energy. Manage yours well.

5. Love your family. What’s the point of getting to uber-Success yet arriving alone?

6. From a participant at my recent Lead Without a Title event in Doha, Qatar: “The true measure of the greatness of a person is the length their shadow casts on the future.” Love it! Genius.

7. Manners matter.

8. If you’re in business, you’re in show business. And every day’s a performance.

9. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde.

10. To double your income, triple your rate of learning. The best invest in their professional and personal development.

11. The primary purpose of business is the delivery of as much unusual value to as many people as possible.

12. Use music to boost your motivation.

13. Be ethical like Buffett. Rock the house like Bono. Innovate like Edison. Serve like Mandela.

14. You dishonor yourself when you play small with your talent.

15. Ideation without execution leads to delusion. What makes Google Google is not the idea behind Google but the culture of execution that is Google.

16. Don’t work at world-class for the money or the ovations. Do it for the pride you feel on a job brilliantly done.

17. Keep a journal.

18. Spend time in solitude. The only person you’ll be with your whole life is you. Why not get to know-and like-yourself?

19. Watch “The Fighter”.

20. Work hard. Industry stands at the foundation of Mastery.

21. Remember that the quality of your practice determines the caliber of the performance.

22. Speak your truth-even when your voice shakes.

23. Leaders leave a trail of leaders behind them. If you’re not developing the best in others, you’re not leading.

24. You know you’re doing genius-level work when people start to dislike you.

25. Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to Mastery.

26. Develop your friendships. Respect your elders.

27. Make time to have fun. Life is short-enjoy the ride.

28. The bigger your dream, the more important your team.

29. If you have average people, you’ll have an average company. To have a great company, hire and coach great people.

30. Remember that your doubts are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.

31. Leadership is simple. It’s not easy. But it’s really really simple.

32. Leadership’s mostly about 3 things: Impact+Influence+Inspiration.

33. If you’re not inspiring those around you, you’re not Leading. You’re following.

34. Think for yourself.

35. “Potential unexpressed turns to pain.” From “The Leader Who Had No Title“.

36. Take brave risks. At your End, it’ll be the risks you didn’t take versus the ones you did that most fill you with regret.


Wayne Dyer had many influences in his work

Wayne Dyer stated Nisargadatta Maharaj to be his Teacher and cited the quotation, "Love says: 'I am everything'. Wisdom says: 'I am nothing' from a compilation of talks on Shiva Advaita (Nondualism) philosophy I Am That.

He was influenced by Abraham Maslow's concept of self-actualization and by the teachings of Swami Muktananda, whom he considered to be his Master. 

In his book, Wishes Fulfilled; Mastering the Art of Manifesting, Dr. Dyer also credited Saint Francis of Assisi and the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu as foundation influences in his work.


Thursday, September 29, 2016



Beyond the vision of battling races and an impoverished earth I catch a dreaming glimpse of peace.     - Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing'
-- W. S. Burroughs

Socrates: It is good to repeat and review what is good twice and thrice over

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." — Dalai Lama XIV |

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Henry Ford Quotes

There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. 

The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't are both right.

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.

Vision without execution is just hallucination. 

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. 

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

success is 99% failure

Thoreau Quotes

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor."

"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."


Quotes about Life

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances...
Strong men 
believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
American writer, activist

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

"It is wonderful what you can do when you have to."

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), Irish writer, scholar

“One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

We are NOT Human Beings going through a Temporary Spiritual Experience,
We are Spiritual Beings going through a Temporary Human Experience.

Don't complain about things you're not willing to work hard to change.


"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor."

Key Concepts about Goals

Keep a record of how you spend time for at least one week every year. Discover what you do, when you do it, why you do it. 
The key is to make sure your activities are consistent with your goals.
Everything you do either helps you or hinders you. Once your time is spent, it cannot be recovered.

  • Determine your long range goals. Make sure you are aiming at what you really want.
  • Be sure to set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed
  • Don’t try to keep your goals in your head, write them down
  • Read your long range goals at least once every day. You will find it easier to sort out all the trivia that comes your way.
  • You need short range goals to know what to do today. You need long range goals to add continuity and meaning to all your short range goals.
  • Consider projects carefully. Make sure they will move you toward your goals. Identify the critical steps, when they should be done and who should do them.
  • Set deadlines for all your projects. Estimate the time needed and determine the logical starting time to avoid last-minute rush jobs.
  • Focus on your goals at all times. “Will what I am doing right now help me achieve my goals?” if the answer is “no”, then switch to something else that will help.
  • Be sure that you have at least one significant goal every day. Don’t quit until you reach your daily goals. Before long you will develop the habit of setting goals and reaching them.
  • Write out long range personal goals. Strive to balance your time across all aspects of your life.
  • When conditions change, you may need to modify your goals. And, as you achieve your goals be sure to set new ones.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Boost your self-compassion


Four ways to boost your self-compassion

Take a moment to think about how you treat yourself when you make a mistake or fail to reach a goal. If you tend to beat yourself up when things go wrong, you, like most people, can use a little more self-compassion in your life.

Forgiving and nurturing yourself seem to have benefits in their own right. They can even set the stage for better health, relationships, and general well-being. So far, research has revealed a number of benefits of self-compassion. Lower levels of anxiety and depression have been observed in people with higher self-compassion. Self-compassionate people recognize when they are suffering and are kind to themselves at these times, thereby lowering their own levels of related anxiety and depression.

Learn to have self-compassion

Some people come by self-compassion naturally, but not everyone does. Luckily, self-compassion is a skill you can learn. Several methods have been proposed, and training programs are being developed, to help people discover and cultivate their own self-compassion.

Here are four ways to give your self-compassion skills a quick boost:
  • Comfort your body. Eat something healthy. Lie down and rest. Massage your own neck, feet, or hands. Take a walk. Anything you can do to improve how you feel physically gives you a dose of self-compassion.
  • Write a letter to yourself. Think of a situation that caused you to feel pain (a breakup with a lover, a job loss, a poorly received presentation). Write a letter to yourself describing the situation, but without blaming anyone — including yourself. Use this exercise to nurture your feelings.
  • Give yourself encouragement. Think of what you would say to a good friend if he or she was facing a difficult or stressful situation. Then, when you find yourself in this kind of situation, direct these compassionate responses toward yourself.
  • Practice mindfulness. Even a quick exercise, such as meditating for a few minutes, can be a great way to nurture and accept ourselves while we're in pain.
For more ways to draw on your strengths and find the positive meaning in your life, purchase Positive Psychology, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

Image: iStock

Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/mental-health/4-ways-to-boost-your-self-compassion

Monday, September 19, 2016

Useful Sklls

Hard skills that require constant practice:

1 giving a sincere compliment

2 listening with intent to learn

3 talking less, but saying more

Sunday, September 11, 2016


"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." – Flannery O'Connor 

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."


Poetry isn't a profession; it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that. - Mary Oliver

"When you're in the shit up to your neck , there's nothing left to do but sing." 
Samuel Beckett

"Human life is full of the play of samskaras―tendencies developed by repeated actions."
- Vinoba Bhave   b.9/11/1895

"A country should be defended not by arms, but by ethical behavior." 
- Vinoba Bhave (born September 11, 1895)

"Love the life you live, live the life you love " Bob Marley

“Our image of happiness is indissolubly bound up with the image of redemption.” - Walter Benjamin

Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence” ― O. Henry (born September 11, 1862)

Be like the fox, who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. 
--Wendell Berry "Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” —THEODORE ROOSEVELT

"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth" 
- Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili , 1949

Saturday, September 10, 2016

South American Magellanic penguin and the man who saved his life.

 South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

Today’s most heartwarming story is brought to you from a beach in Brazil.
It’s the story of a South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.
Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found the tiny penguin, covered in oil and close to death, lying on rocks on his local beach in 2011.
Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers and fed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength. He named him Dindim.

After a week, he tried to release the penguin back into the sea. But, the bird wouldn’t leave. ‘He stayed with me for 11 months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, he disappeared,’ Joao recalls.
And, just a few months later, Dindim was back. He spotted the fisherman on the beach one day and followed him home.

For the past five years, Dindim has spent eight months of the year with Joao and is believed to spend the rest of the time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.
It’s thought he swims up to 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

‘I love the penguin like it’s my own child and I believe the penguin loves me,’ Joao told Globo TV. ‘No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do. He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up.

It’s thought Dindim believes the fisherman is also a penguin (Picture: TV Globo)
‘Everyone said he wouldn’t return but he has been coming back to visit me for the past four years. He arrives in June and leaves to go home in February and every year he becomes more affectionate as he appears even happier to see me.’

Biologist Professor Krajewski, who interviewed the fisherman for Globo TV, told The Independent: ‘I have never seen anything like this before. I think the penguin believes Joao is part of his family and probably a penguin as well.
‘When he sees him he wags his tail like a dog and honks with delight.
And, just like that, the world seems a kinder place again.

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