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The Story of the Pencil

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter at one point,he said:
 'Are you writing a story about what we've done? Is it a story about me?'
 His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
'I am writing about you,actually,but more important than the words is the pencil I'm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.'
Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn't seem very special.
'But it's just like any other pencil I've ever seen!'
'That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.'
'First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is hand guiding your steps we call that hand God, and he always guide us according to his will.
'Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer…

How to Dominate your field

There was a time when we used to categorise people under two heads:
1) Those who sit idle and hardly put in the work,having no interest in refining oneself and helping to raise one's standard of living.
2) Those who work and try to compete with others to have a sense of supremacy.
At that time,people who were under the second head used to be the elite class. The people who always try to compete against the herd.
But now the times have changed. The people under the first head are the ones who are officially broke while the people of the second head have been categorised as average, who only participate in a competition without having any significant impact on the process.

Over the years, a new breed of people have emerged who are nothing like the above mentioned groups. These people are relentless,who always try to disrupt the status quo. These are the people who are way past ahead of competition and seek complete domination. Every person in this world aspires to dominate his field…

Critical analysis of Social Media

Around two or three decades back, not many had imagined that an unheard word called social media would become such a famous and a household name, with a vast amount of population using it on a regular basis. Not many had imagined that a person sitting in one corner of the globe can contact any person far away from him without a telephone in hand.

Life lessons from "Peaceful Warrior"

I saw a fantastic movie yesterday,titled "Peaceful Warrior".Although the movie was based on true events,but it's hard to think of a person who went through such a roller coaster ride,that too at such a young age.The story revolved around Dan Millman ,an American gymnast who was boastful,cynical and arrogant.One day,he  came across an old man whom he called Socrates.This man not only changed his perception about life,but also of all the people who watched the film(at least he changed mine).Now since you know that I always try to learn something new,these are the following few things which I learned from it.
There's never nothing going on-It's just that we fail to observe the hundreds of things which goes around us because of our senseless preoccupation on something which had been done and dusted a long back.You've got to live in the present-Sounds so simple,isn't it?Well that's not always the case.People either dwell in their past or think of the future…
Three quotes to lift your Game
The first quote is for those people who want to become great,who want to do great things but have an average mindset.The moment people understand that greatness is nowhere but within,they'll start to showcase the talents and abilities which they never knew they had. If you want something which you've never got,then you've got to do something which you never did.And if you want to do something which you've never did,then you've got to become someone you've never been.The second quote is for all those people who resist change in their organisation,in their home and ultimately in their life,not realising the fact that the only thing which is constant is change itself.
Change is hard at the beginning,messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.The final quote is for procrastinators who have big dreams,big goals but have pathetic value system and keep delaying their work to a distant future which has never shown up till now.
Dream Big-Star…

Books.......Guiding the enlightened

The above title must have given you the idea about the topic which I am going to touch upon today i.e. books.I have always been a voracious reader and strongly recommend others to do the same.I have always loved to read self help books and the autobiographies of great people.Its not that I have any kind of animosity towards romantic or thriller genres,but it has never appealed me the way the above mentioned books do.

Whatever you want to become has been already written about,and guess what,its all available! Jim Rohn once said that successful people have libraries,while the average people have large TV sets.So I guess what he tried to suggest us was this-victims love entertainment whereas the leaders love education.I have always been fascinated in knowing the kind of obstacles they had to face and the undeterred will power which they mustered to conquer those challenges.

So I invite you to read some inspiring books which will push you,stretch you and mould your mindset in a positive way…