To realize your potential, leave the beaten track

Being skilled or competent is obviously required in the work we perform on an everyday basis. We begin our career from a lower designation and based on our performance, we climb up the ladder of success.

Gaining confidence of the management, we begin to get handsome perks. Consequently, we also change our behavior towards our peers. People in the organisation unwillingly respect and flatter us, and sometimes we get blinded by pride.

These become hurdles in our path of learning and we get stuck in a particular place, thinking that we are accomplished enough. Self-gratification and pride makes us injudicious and unreasonable.

There is a well known saying that a frog knows nothing more than the pond it comfortably lives in. It just considers the limited area of the pond as its world. In the same way, we keep working in the same place with the same people around, having the same kind of work to perform daily. Although everything goes well for us, yet it creates obstacles in enhancing our skills.

In life, we should always be engaged in a learning process. As soon as we have nothing more to learn from a place, begin thinking of options. Go out and be challenged again.

 

 

 

Keep dreaming, Keep Walking and you will succeed

There are times when you reach the darkest phase of life and all efforts seem futile, the dreams seem impossible to reach. At times like these remember there will be light, for it is always the darkest before the morning light.

The mountains were not meant to be moved in a day, all you had to do was step right and hold tight. Don’t lose and walk that extra mile. Walk that extra mile for the dream is not out of sight, do not for a second believe that you will not be able to achieve it, live it and taste the success that you have yearned for, for the dream is so near. Don’t give up the glimmer of hope right now. This, my friend, is your time to shine bright.

Yes,you. You, who don’t believe in yourself and find yourself surrounded by the circle of doubt. You, who gets dissuaded by what people tell you or what they believe about your abilities. What do they know? Nothing.

Walk my friend, walk that extra mile, give your all. For this is your dream, only – to see and achieve, to live and breathe. Make these steps count, even if you fall, face obstacles or are ridiculed.

You may be ridiculed today, but you will be applauded tomorrow. Called a failure and a dreamer today, but will be a hero tomorrow. Set a precedent, my friend, for all those who still believe that their dreams are impossible to achieve, make them believe, yes they too have the light to be stars shinning bright.

Keep smiling and Be positive.

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Life lessons from a baby giraffe

BABY giraffes never go to school. But they learn a very important lesson rather early in life. A lesson that all of us would do well to remember. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event. The baby falls from its mother’s womb, some eight feet above the ground. It shrivels up and lies still, too weak to move.

The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to smooch the baby giraffe. And then something incredible happens. She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and tumbling down on the ground. As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again. And again. Until the baby giraffe, still trembling and tired, pushes its limbs and for the first time learns to stand on its feet.

Happy to see the baby standing on its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives it yet another kick. The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands up. Mama Giraffe is delighted. She knows that her baby has learnt an important lesson: *Never mind how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get back on your feet*.

Why does the mother giraffe do this? She knows that lions and leopards love giraffe meat. So unless the baby giraffe quickly learns to stand and run with the pack it will have no chance of survival. Most of us though are not quite as lucky as baby giraffes. No one teaches us to stand up every time we fall. When we fail, when we are down, we just give up. No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and succeed, we need to learn to get back on our feet.

If you study the lives of successful people though, you will see a recurring pattern. Were they always successful in all they did? No. Did success come to them quick and easy? No, no! You will find that the common streak running through their lives is their ability to stand up every time they fall. The ability of the baby giraffe!

The road to success is never an easy one. There are several obstacles, and you are bound to fall sooner or later. You will hit a road block, you will taste failure. But success lies in being able to get up every time you fall. That’s a critical life skill. And it’s the habit of all successful people.

Learning to win in life is quite like learning to ride a bicycle. As you start to ride, you might fall and get bruised. It doesn’t matter. You need to get back up and continue to ride. Fall one more time? Get back up again. That’s all it takes. Learn to get back up every time you fall.

And just remember one more thing. Next time you find a friend or a parent kicking you, don’t get upset with them. Like the mother giraffe, they may only be trying to teach you one of life’s most important lessons. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall. What matters is your ability to pick yourself up and stand on your feet once again.

The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

Try Try Untill you succeed. 🙂

Positive Quotes

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. ~Oscar Wilde

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett Robert

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you. ~Author Unknown

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~Roald Dahl

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigler

How to Build a Positive Attitude

1. Never compare yourself with people. It points out the good parts in the other person and makes you feel bad. Just think of all the good qualities you have too.

  • If you feel you don’t have any good qualities, join a few clubs or sport teams, or even start one. This can give you a talent to be proud of.

2. Remind yourself most things are possible if you try hard enough. Set your goal and work to reach it.

3. Set a goal to make friends. If you feel you don’t have enough of something in your life,such as friends, make a goal to get more of it until you’re satisfied.
4. Give everything a chance before you neglect or reject it. It might give you something you’re happy with in your life.
5. Grooming. Appearance can affect you too if you feel ugly. Stay natural. You should change hair styles, clothing, and if you wear it, make up, but that’s it. This can help you feel great.
6. Communicate needs. If someone makes you feel negative, like a friend, tell whoever it is in a nice way how you feel. Try to fix the problem.
7. Stay upbeat. Don’t let other people drag you down!! What they say is ALWAYS their opinion.
8. Do what makes you happy and isn’t harmful.
9. Smile! Always remember to keep that beautiful smile on your face. Smiling is actually proven to keep you happier when you are down and gloomy on a dreadful day. If you are sad, smile! If you are happy, smile! It makes you a happier person and gives other people a better impression of you. As I always say, it is worse to forget a smile than your purse or wallet.

Think…: Positive Attitude

When Snake is alive, Snake eats Ants.
When Snake is dead, Ants eat Snake.
Time can turn at any time.
Don’t neglect anyone in your life.

Never make the same mistake twice,
There are so many new ones,
Try a different one each day.

A good way to change someone’s attitude is to change your own.
Because, the same sun that melts butter, also hardens clay!
Life is as we think, so think beautifully.

Life is just like a sea, we are moving without an end.
Nothing stays with us,
what remains is just the memories of some people who touched us as Waves..

Baby mosquito came back after 1st time flying.
His mom asked him “How do you feel?”
He replied “It was wonderful, Everyone was clapping for me!”
Now that’s What is a Positive Attitude .