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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Challenges are way of life

Have you heard these phrases before...?
"I am too busy"
"I don't have time"
"My roommate dog's vet's sister-in-law thinks this is a bad idea"
"My 2 month old kid needs me to be around"
"I am tired"
"I have to check with my parents"
"I download pirated software online, but is your opportunity legal"
"I need to know everything about it before I do anything"
"Money is root of all evil"
"Business men are crooks"
and many more... (some extremely creative)

The true problem here is people think being busy is being productive when they are completely separate entities. I have not met anybody who is not interested in making extra money, however, I have met only a few who are willing to work for it. The issue is we want the end result without the pain of the process - we want fruits to fall right into our lap so we can avoid climbing the tree to pluck them.

Priorities we set and decisions we make today, direct us to where we will be in future. You are where you are because of the choices you have made in the past. If you don't like the situation you are in - for GOD's sake stop repeating your past. Changing is a challenge when there is not enough incentive for one. When the whole world around you is changing (for better - I am an optimist) by the minute, it will prove costly to do the same things you did 5 years ago, and expect different results.

Nothing worthwhile, everlasting, and significant has been achieved without overcoming challenges and shortcomings. Every man (and woman) have shortcomings and challenges that need to be overcome. That is where I believe we need help of a mentor who has experienced similar challenges and has overcome

But remember fruits that we pluck on our own after climbing the highest branch, bruising on our way up, balancing on toe - are far more tasty and filling than any others that fall into your lap.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Don't push people

Has it ever happened to you that you have experienced or gotten hands on something remarkable - something that has positively affected and changed your life for good and now you want to share it with people around you... and end up forcing it down their throat.... why !!!

I realized the knowledge I gained after reading "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and tried to educate my friends on the same - only getting a deaf ear - WHY try...There is a popular saying in telugu "Chavitodi Mundu Shankam Mogina Upayogam Ledu", when translated to english "There is no use of blowing horn in front of the deaf".

There is one part of your brain that urges you to slap them and tell them the dark realities of life (Get out of the MATRIX - here the RAT RACE). Saving may be one way for wealth (eventually) but who has time till eternity to realize that?. Time is the only wealth that we have NOW that we can utilize and that is in our control.

In the end of conversation with my friend, though I was happy on sharing my new found knowledge, truth of the matter is I wasted my energy blowing the horn in front of a deaf person who could care less and continues on with his life - like nothing ever happened.

My suggestion to readers of this post is try - try to educate the willing people, but never push. Willing people are open minded, ambitious and lookers for additional ways on improving one's quality of life. I hope you are one of the FEW people who want to change their living and change the way of thinking.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Reading Accountability Team

Everyday I spend at-least 20 minutes to read a positive and educational book to enhance and expand my thinking. Reading helps me in gaining the knowledge and expertise by studying and learning from experiences of many a successful people.

Reading helps me learn from myself for I hear my voice from the books written by others. This particularly helps me for I know my shortcomings (though not all) and books fuel that internal fire to get better by the day (and night).

I would strongly recommend readers of this post to also read "FUEL the energy you need to succeed" by Wes Beavis.