Showing posts with label Motivational Talk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motivational Talk. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2016

Inspiring Story #194 - THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE - HABIT 3

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
HABIT 3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes along is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. All it takes is realizing that it's all right to say no when necessary and then focus on your highest priorities.

Habit 1 says, "You're in charge. You're the creator." Being proactive is about choice. Habit 2 is the first, or mental, creation. Beginning with the End in Mind is about vision. Habit 3 is the second creation, the physical creation. This habit is where Habits 1 and 2 come together. It happens day in and day out, moment-by-moment. It deals with many of the questions addressed in the field of time management. But that's not all it's about. Habit 3 is about life management as well--your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are "first things?" First things are those things you, personally, find of most worth. If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities you established in Habit 2.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Inspiring Story #192 - THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
HABIT 1 : BE PROACTIVE
Your life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently to produce more positive results.



Habit 1: Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Inspiring Story #191 - The Three Dolls

A sage presented a prince with a set of three small dolls. The prince was not amused.
“Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” – He asked.
“This is a gift for a future king,” Said the sage. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.”



The sage handed him a piece of string. “Pass it through each doll.” – He said.
Intrigued, the prince picked up the first doll and put the string into the ear. It came out from the other ear. “This is one type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.”
The prince put the string into the second doll. It came out from the mouth. “This is the second type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.”

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Inspiring Story #190 - Paulo Coelho: Ten Short Stories

Paulo Coelho: Ten Short Stories
1. The disciple approached his master: "For years I have been seeking illumination," he said. "I feel that I am close to achieving it. I need to know what the next step is." "How do you support yourself?" the master asked. "I haven't yet learned how to support myself; my parents help me out. But that is only a detail." "Your next step is to look directly at the sun for half a minute," said the master. And the disciple obeyed. When the half-minute was over, the master asked
him to describe the field that surrounded them. "I can't see it. The sun has affeced my vision," the disciple said. "A man who seeks only the light, while shirking his responsibilities, will never find illumination. And one who keep his eyes fixed upon the sun ends up blind," was the
master's comment.


Inspiring Story #189 - AN OLD MAN LIVED IN THE VILLAGE

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the most unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired of him, he was always gloomy, constantly complained and always was in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the more bile was becoming and the more poisonous were his words. People avoided him, because his misfortune became contagious. It was even unnaturally and insulting to be happy next to him. He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.
But one day, when he got eighty years old, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone heard the rumour: “An Old Man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face is freshened up”. The whole village gathered together. An old man was asked:
– What happened to you?

– Nothing special – he answered. – Eighty years I’ve been chasing happiness, and it was useless. And then I decided to live without happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now.


Inspiring Story #188 - The one who is rich with something, shares it with others

One man bought a beautiful house with an orchard. Nearby an envious man lived in the old house. He was constantly trying to ruin the mood of his new neighbor: he threw garbage under his gates and made other nasty things.
One day the man woke up in a good mood, went out onto the porch and saw a bucket of slops there. The man took this bucket, poured out the slops, cleaned a bucket, put the most ripe and delicious apples there and went to his neighbor. The neighbor heard a knock at the door and gleefully thought: “Finally I got it!”
He opened the door expecting for a quarrel. However the man gave him a bucket of apples saying:

The one who is rich with something, shares it with others..


Inspiring Story #187 - How can we define a happy person?

My neighbour lives in a 3BHK flat worth Rs 1 crore, has a personal servant at her disposal, eats out once a week, drives some SUV car and almost never repeats clothes yet, she:
Complains about trivial stuff.
Gets jealous of our other neighbours.
Blames her relatives and friends for her problems.
Remains dissatisfied from her child's performance in school.
Contacts people only when she is in need.



My maid lives in a chawl type area, has 4 children to feed, wears what her employer donates her and washes our dishes yet, she:
Beams with pride whenever her son gets good marks.
Sings while cleaning my home.
Appreciates for whatever she gets and doesn't crib for what she wants.
Smiles.

My maid is a happy person. :)
Story Submitted by :- Jayshree (our Reader)


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Inspiring Story #186 - Karoly Takacs : A Hero, An Inspiration

Karoly Takacs : A Hero, An Inspiration

You’ve probably never heard of him. However, in Hungary, he’s a national hero – everybody there knows his name and his incredible story. After reading his story, you’ll never forget him…
In 1938, Karoly Takacs of the Hungarian Army, was the top pistol shooter in the world. He was expected to win the gold in the 1940 Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo.



Those expectations vanished one terrible day just months before the Olympics. While training with his army squad, a hand grenade exploded in Takacs’ right hand, and Takacs’ shooting hand was blown off.
Takacs spent a month in the hospital depressed at both the loss of his hand, and the end to his Olympic dream. At that point most people would have quit. And they would have probably spent the rest of their life feeling sorry for themselves. Most people would have quit but not Takacs. Takacs was a winner. Winners know that they can’t let circumstances keep them down. They understand that life is hard and that they can’t let life beat them down. Winners know in their heart that quitting is not an option.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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People have been coming to the wise man, every time complaining about the same problems. One day he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.
After a couple of minutes he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.
When he told the same joke for the third time no one laughed anymore.
The wise man smiled and said:

You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Inspiring Story #185 - The two drops of oil



Author: Paulo Coelho 

A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at the top of a mountain. There lived the sage that the young man was looking for.
However, instead of finding a holy man, our hero entered a room and saw a great deal of activity; merchants coming and going, people chatting in the corners, a small orchestra playing sweet melodies, and there was a table laden with the most delectable dishes of that part of the world.



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Heart Touching Story #184 - Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.
He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don’t understand that Hillary had to grow into this success.

Heart Touching Story #183 - Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love

The Vietnam War broke out. Followed the heart, the young husband joined the military and sacrificed his life leaving behind his wife and kids.
Life postwar was very hard, often with not enough food to eat. Still young and beautiful, the wife refused to remarry and dedicated her entire life to raise her kids with the best possible care and education.
An opportunity came, the first born son immigrated to America, studied hard and became a NASA Engineer having a good life.

Heart Touching Story #182 - Laughter is The Best Medicine

Laughter is The Best Medicine



Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500.
He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?”
He decided to make an experiment of himself. Laughter was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find – Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.

Friday, May 6, 2016

What is a perfect relationship

What is a perfect relationship?
Experts all over the world have conducted studies as to what constitutes a perfect relationship? Is it just plain love? Probably not



An ideal relationship
Even though all couples are different, Science has predicted these 11 traits that are needed to make a relationship successful. Have a look.
Less fights
Successful couples don't fight that much after a certain point of time - they used to do it at one point and a lot of it, but they don't do that any more.
Household chores
If both partners contribute equally to the household chores , the marriage is bound to be successful.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Some of the greatest examples of presence of mind

What are some of the greatest examples of presence of mind?

At the Ruparel college (Mumbai), the science lecture hall has benches placed such that the front benches are on the ground, the next 2 rows are placed on an elevated platform and so on. Pretty standard arrangement so that all the students can see the professor and the chalk-board.
Once, the back-benchers sent small glass marbles down these steps. The bouncing sound and the resulting laughter right in the middle of a lecture annoyed the professors to no end, and it was near impossible to locate the students playing this mischief.
The very next lecture was by the famous Prof. Bhide, who used to teach chemistry. In the middle of the lecture, this rolling of marbles happened - but as soon as the initial laughter died down, the professor remarked: "Looks like somebody has lost his property!"
Thunderous laughter followed and thereafter the marbles were never rolled down.




Submitted by:- Rajiv Bhagwat, Software developer for too long!

How can we define a happy person?

My neighbour lives in a 3BHK flat worth Rs 1 crore, has a personal servant at her disposal, eats out once a week, drives some SUV car and almost never repeats clothes yet, she:
Complains about trivial stuff.
Gets jealous of our other neighbours.
Blames her relatives and friends for her problems.
Remains dissatisfied from her child's performance in school.
Contacts people only when she is in need.




Saturday, November 14, 2015

Heart Touching Story #181 - Everyone Has a Story in Life

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.
Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Motivation-Moral-Inspiring-Life Changing Stories




Here are some Motivational and Success Stories I have shared for my Readers. Read and Enjoy and express your feelings.








Sunday, August 16, 2015

Inspirational Stories #180 - Mother’s Love



Mother’s Love

The Vietnam War broke out. Followed the heart, the young husband joined the military and sacrificed his life leaving behind his wife and kids.
Life postwar was very hard, often with not enough food to eat. Still young and beautiful, the wife refused to remarry and dedicated her entire life to raise her kids with the best possible care and education.
An opportunity came, the first born son immigrated to America, studied hard and became a NASA Engineer having a good life.
The son sent home letters often, together with much money for mom to spend, however, Christmas after Christmas, New Year after New Year, with the many excuses, the son stubbornly refused to travel home to visit mom.
When the mother died, the son returned and organized a big funeral but people did not see him shredding tear.
Mother left behind a chest that she always placed at the top of her bed. During the funeral, the son opened the chest and suddenly bursted into tears, sobbed, embraced his mother’s coffin and screamed hysterically, “Mom! Mom!”
Everyone looked at each other and looked at the chest. It was full of $100 dollar bills and a piece of paper.
In it read, “Son, I don’t spend too much money. I miss you a lot. Every time I hear a motorcycle passing by, I run out the door but it wasn’t my son. I saved this money for you in case when you get sick.”

A real-life story in Vietnam

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Inspirational Stories #179 - The Pencil Story



The Pencil Story
This story is extracted from “Like The Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho, the master story teller. 

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked:
‘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.’