Showing posts with label Personal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Personal. Show all posts
As Jack looked back , he had regrets in life in many areas - Life, Career, Family…

It was the last day of his life and all he could say was " I wish I had known this long back"

His thoughts went back to the times when he graduated from the top MBA school and had one of the highest paying jobs in the world.  He had always lived a life of prosperity, succeeding from one step to another to finally end up being the CEO of the company he started working for.

Still looking back, he was sad and unhappy. During his youth, he thought having the biggest mansion and car was ultimate sign of happiness.

All he wanted today was one more chance to pursue his dream life: to become a photographer and travel all around the world.  One of his friends did advise him to take the risk and plunge into his passion, but he waived him off saying that he wanted job security and he will pursue his passion once he has enough money.

Later never came and year after year, he chased after money, wealth and fame. But he had no chance now and all he had was memories and his fear of failure which stopped him to do what he wanted? Does the story sound familiar to you?


How many times in our life, now when we look back and wish in our lives that we had the courage to take risks earlier. I was listening to a senior executive in Google who graduated from Stanford and his biggest advice to the graduates was to take risks early in their career and be open to new ideas/thoughts. How he wished, he could have taken risks and joined Google when it was 6 person company?

Don't we all have our goals and are bogged down by the norms of society and big corporate names when it comes to finding a job or sticking to the societal norms and then later in our life, we wish we could have been daring and open to new ideas.  We wish we had this daring and bold attitude  which will  not succumb to people's expectations. But why don't we convert our wish to a truth…There is only one answer:

FEAR OF FAILURE.


Ok , so let's look at the times, when we were born, we always wanted to try new things. Remember your first fall as a kid when you tried to walk or bike, remember how we were carefree…Do we still embody that same spirit and as it has happened to us in our childhood, if we did, more often than not we will come out and succeeded. Why? Because when you take risks, you know that you will never regret in future.

What's the worst that can happen if you follow your passion:  You will fail and still emerge out happy and strong in the end, knowing that you tried. In fact failure is the best thing that can happen to you because when you will fail, you will know that there cannot be any worse situation than you will be in. From there, the only way is up.

Here are a few examples:



“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Remember if you will not try, we will end up being Jack in our lives. So what can you do now?

You are not living your last day, so remember this


"The future doesn't matter, the past is gone. There is only now. And Now is enough. It is more than enough. It is everything and that is why you run, you run and you run. And after that you run even more to reach your goals."

Every week I will share one inspiration nugget like this .If you like my page and want to join me on the journey of discovering our successes and failures, Don't hesitate to join me on the road to freedom....:)

You can always subscribe this blog Feed or join me on Twitter or Facebook or contact me directly on [email protected]

I wish I had known this.....

As Jack looked back , he had regrets in life in many areas - Life, Career, Family…

It was the last day of his life and all he could say was " I wish I had known this long back"

His thoughts went back to the times when he graduated from the top MBA school and had one of the highest paying jobs in the world.  He had always lived a life of prosperity, succeeding from one step to another to finally end up being the CEO of the company he started working for.

Still looking back, he was sad and unhappy. During his youth, he thought having the biggest mansion and car was ultimate sign of happiness.

All he wanted today was one more chance to pursue his dream life: to become a photographer and travel all around the world.  One of his friends did advise him to take the risk and plunge into his passion, but he waived him off saying that he wanted job security and he will pursue his passion once he has enough money.

Later never came and year after year, he chased after money, wealth and fame. But he had no chance now and all he had was memories and his fear of failure which stopped him to do what he wanted? Does the story sound familiar to you?


How many times in our life, now when we look back and wish in our lives that we had the courage to take risks earlier. I was listening to a senior executive in Google who graduated from Stanford and his biggest advice to the graduates was to take risks early in their career and be open to new ideas/thoughts. How he wished, he could have taken risks and joined Google when it was 6 person company?

Don't we all have our goals and are bogged down by the norms of society and big corporate names when it comes to finding a job or sticking to the societal norms and then later in our life, we wish we could have been daring and open to new ideas.  We wish we had this daring and bold attitude  which will  not succumb to people's expectations. But why don't we convert our wish to a truth…There is only one answer:

FEAR OF FAILURE.


Ok , so let's look at the times, when we were born, we always wanted to try new things. Remember your first fall as a kid when you tried to walk or bike, remember how we were carefree…Do we still embody that same spirit and as it has happened to us in our childhood, if we did, more often than not we will come out and succeeded. Why? Because when you take risks, you know that you will never regret in future.

What's the worst that can happen if you follow your passion:  You will fail and still emerge out happy and strong in the end, knowing that you tried. In fact failure is the best thing that can happen to you because when you will fail, you will know that there cannot be any worse situation than you will be in. From there, the only way is up.

Here are a few examples:



“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Remember if you will not try, we will end up being Jack in our lives. So what can you do now?

You are not living your last day, so remember this


"The future doesn't matter, the past is gone. There is only now. And Now is enough. It is more than enough. It is everything and that is why you run, you run and you run. And after that you run even more to reach your goals."

Every week I will share one inspiration nugget like this .If you like my page and want to join me on the journey of discovering our successes and failures, Don't hesitate to join me on the road to freedom....:)

You can always subscribe this blog Feed or join me on Twitter or Facebook or contact me directly on [email protected]
"If you will not try, you will go to your grave with your song still inside you." -  Henry David Thoreau

I have just finished reading  The Art of Non Conformity book by Chris Gullibeau. This book is not meant for orthodox people who are not willing to change in their lives. If you are one of them, then I think you just landed on a wrong page.



But if you are willing to try and change with me, then you are most welcome to read on.

Are you one of those that sits in cubicles  for more than 50% of your day?

Are you one of those who does wishful dreaming of a perfect life doing what you have always wanted do?

Are you one of those who believe that life is tough but you can be tougher if you just had options?


Well if you are, then welcome to my world which has just been shattered to pieces by what I have read*.  There are many people who are not famous but still live the life that they have always dreamt of.  Not one, Not two, not hundred, there are thousands of people who are doing that.  Here are few of them:

  1. Leo Babuata who is the founder of Zen Habits , a website/blog with 260,000 subscribers and has six kids. Here is the catch, before this, he worked in a low level administrative job in GUAM ( ever heard of this place?)
  2. Chris Gullibeau himself was a volunteer worker in South Africa and did his masters from University of Washington. After that he decided to work for himself rather than going for a cubicle job. His website is one of the most famous ones ( The Art of Non Conformity) and has been featured in CNN and other top news channels in a span of 4 years. Oh By the way, he has also travelled 192 countries in the world in less than 50,000$ budget. He is just 35!
  3. The Excel Dude from India who started his website in 2009 and now earns almost $150,000 per year.

I can go on and on about the examples, but that's not the point here…The point is about thinking what we are doing, is it the right path or the wrong one..

This book has got me thinking that should I go for a cubicle job or should I go for doing something that I want irrespective of what the society thinks? All these examples are of people like you and me , yet they have carved out a way by which they are following their dreams. So why can't we?

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. The question is where are we going ?

Just another person in cubicle or someone who followed their dreams…. 



*The book that I have mentioned is one of the brilliant books that I have read and I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to follow his passion but is afraid of the so called society norms and pressures.

Every Friday I will share one inspirational nugget like this. If you like my page and want to join me on the journey of discovering our successes and failures, Don't hesitate...Let's walk together on the Road To Freedom...

You can always subscribe this blog Feed or join me on Twitter or Facebook or contact me directly on [email protected]


I wish I had known this.....


The ART Of Following your Dreams

"If you will not try, you will go to your grave with your song still inside you." -  Henry David Thoreau

I have just finished reading  The Art of Non Conformity book by Chris Gullibeau. This book is not meant for orthodox people who are not willing to change in their lives. If you are one of them, then I think you just landed on a wrong page.



But if you are willing to try and change with me, then you are most welcome to read on.

Are you one of those that sits in cubicles  for more than 50% of your day?

Are you one of those who does wishful dreaming of a perfect life doing what you have always wanted do?

Are you one of those who believe that life is tough but you can be tougher if you just had options?


Well if you are, then welcome to my world which has just been shattered to pieces by what I have read*.  There are many people who are not famous but still live the life that they have always dreamt of.  Not one, Not two, not hundred, there are thousands of people who are doing that.  Here are few of them:

  1. Leo Babuata who is the founder of Zen Habits , a website/blog with 260,000 subscribers and has six kids. Here is the catch, before this, he worked in a low level administrative job in GUAM ( ever heard of this place?)
  2. Chris Gullibeau himself was a volunteer worker in South Africa and did his masters from University of Washington. After that he decided to work for himself rather than going for a cubicle job. His website is one of the most famous ones ( The Art of Non Conformity) and has been featured in CNN and other top news channels in a span of 4 years. Oh By the way, he has also travelled 192 countries in the world in less than 50,000$ budget. He is just 35!
  3. The Excel Dude from India who started his website in 2009 and now earns almost $150,000 per year.

I can go on and on about the examples, but that's not the point here…The point is about thinking what we are doing, is it the right path or the wrong one..

This book has got me thinking that should I go for a cubicle job or should I go for doing something that I want irrespective of what the society thinks? All these examples are of people like you and me , yet they have carved out a way by which they are following their dreams. So why can't we?

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. The question is where are we going ?

Just another person in cubicle or someone who followed their dreams…. 



*The book that I have mentioned is one of the brilliant books that I have read and I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to follow his passion but is afraid of the so called society norms and pressures.

Every Friday I will share one inspirational nugget like this. If you like my page and want to join me on the journey of discovering our successes and failures, Don't hesitate...Let's walk together on the Road To Freedom...

You can always subscribe this blog Feed or join me on Twitter or Facebook or contact me directly on [email protected]


I wish I had known this.....


Do you want to wake up early everyday....

Do you know that 80% of people who are leaders of the world wake up early at 5.00 AM in the morning...

Do you know that success has a direct correlation to waking up early...

Do you know that in general, people who wake up early are the most productive people....

I didn't know that till I wasted 40% of my life.....

So now that I knew this secret, i decided to ask a lot of people on letting me know the perfect solution on how can I wake up early...but got nothing specific - all general blah blah......

I tried the common solution for the first day, couldn't do it and then first day became a week and then  a month, a year and still I was clueless to find a solution until I decided to try a completely new strategy....

Do you want to know it....

Here it is....everyday I used to set up the alarm at 5.00 AM and continuously hit the snooze button month after month...till I came across this video....