Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When Things Go Wrong

From time to time many things will go wrong. And yet very few of them continue to stay wrong. Most wounds begin to heal almost from the moment they occur. Even the most unbearable grief will start to subside as life continues to move along.

Things that are broken get repaired or replaced. Strategies that don’t work become lessons that help you to discover and develop what will work.

When things go wrong it is not the end of the world. It is, instead, the beginning of progress and improvement, learning and growth. When things go wrong you get to find out where your efforts will truly be most effective.

You get the opportunity to build and to strengthen your character, your skills, your persistence and your confidence.

Don’t wait or wish for things to go wrong. But when they do, move on, move up and move forward.

Thursday, October 25, 2012



Happy Dasara!- the festival of victory of good over evil & Excellence over average performance.

Let us give this day a special meaning in our lives as day of "Victory of Excellence in our lives" leading to high HESH life for us ,our families ,our institutions and our country.

      i.        Excellence in physical dimension      (body)  --  Health- High PQ
    ii.        Excellence in intellectual dimension  (brain)   -- Success  at work place-High IQ
   iii.        Excellence in emotional dimension    (mind)  -- Happiness in life &good relationships - High EQ

Hence ,we can lead a high HESH life (HESH= Health-Excellence-Success-Happiness)
by making excellence an integral part of our personal life , family life and professional life.

Identify our strengths and ensure best utilization for meeting our key goals
Identify our weaknesses and ensure minimum impact of  these on our key goals.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Last Time

My family is in the middle of a move, so we are finding ourselves doing things and going places and saying, “This will be the last time we will ever do this.

·         We went to the beach for the last time.
·         I preached for the last time.
·         I wrote my last bulletin article. We visited our neighbors for the last time.
·         We ate with friends for the last time.
We are hoping to do several things one more time.
·         We would like to make it to our favorite Mexican restaurant one more time.
·         We would like to visit our favorite park one more time.
·         We want to take a walk through our neighborhood one more time.
·         If we have a chance we will probably stop by our favorite ice cream shop for a milk shake one more time.
·         I would like to play a round of golf with my friends one more time.

Add to all the things already mentioned, there are all the people we are seeing for what may be the last time.
When we do something for what may be the last time, we tend to view it differently. We want to make a mental photograph that will never fade. We want to listen to every word. We want to hold on to every image and every comment and every relationship. Events that never really seemed significant, suddenly take on a whole new meaning. We fear that food will never taste so good, skies will never be so blue, winds will never be as fresh, or love will be as real.

Doing things for the last time is an emotionally draining and a physically tiring experience. On the other hand, unless we do some things for the last time, we cannot do other things for the first time.

As the family goes through the process of moving to a new location, we are doing many things for the last time, and the tears flow. But, in a few days, we will begin doing many other things for the first time, and the tears will flow.

Enjoy the day, even if it is for the last time, and make the most of it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Look carefully and objectively at your weaknesses, and you will see in them the very real potential for increased strength. It can be painful to confront and to examine your weaknesses, and yet by doing so you’ll begin to tap into the strength and power which lie hidden in them. The pain you experience is the first indication that the transformation from weakness to strength has begun.

What things are holding you back? What things are making you vulnerable to the vagaries of circumstance? Find those things and go to work on them. Put your imagination and your efforts into transforming them.

The very same things which work against you can be changed so that they work for you. The energy which pushes you back can be harnessed to move you forward. Just imagine the power of that reality! Imagine it, and then set about to live it. Have the courage to face your shortcomings, the commitment to overcome them, and the positive results will be dramatic indeed.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Do you BELIEVE or do you KNOW?

Imagine you were going skydiving for the first time. Your heart would be racing as the instructor gives you final instructions before you jump from the plane.

You ask an important question, “Are you sure this parachute will work?”

Now, which answer would you prefer your instructor to give:

“I believe it will work.” or “I know it will work.”

The word belief implies question. By definition there is a degree of uncertainty. Think about it, if you believe with certainty, then you wouldn’t say, “I believe”, you would say, “I KNOW”.

To know is to be certain. There is no question in knowing. There can be no doubt found when you KNOW something. Take time to analyze your internal dialog and perspectives. Do the words you use imply empowerment or disempowerment?

I’m reminded of a story I once heard about a community. This was a test between believing and knowing.

The story goes like this…
Several years ago, a small farming community was experiencing a terrible drought. The leaders of the community called a prayer meeting in hope of everyone attending and holding a group prayer for rain.

One man was in attendance with his small son. As everyone was praying, the small boy reached up and tugged his father’s shirt to ask, “Daddy, what is everyone doing?”The man explained that everyone was praying for rain and then went back to his prayer.

The boy looked around for a few more minutes and was puzzled. He tugged again on his dad’s shirt and asked,
“Daddy, if everyone is here to pray for rain, why didn’t anyone bring an umbrella?”
Think about it…
Do you believe you can reach your goals or do you KNOW you can?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A to Z of Friendship

A Friend ……

Accepts you as you are.
Believes in you.
Calls you just to say “Hi”
Does n’t give up on you.
Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
Forgives your mistakes.
Gives unconditionally.
Helps you.
Invites you over.
Just likes being with you.
Keeps you close at heart.
Loves you for who you are.
Makes a difference in your life.
Never judges you.
Offers support.
Picks you up.
Quiets your fears.
Raises your spirits.
Tells you the truth when you need to hear it.
Understands you.
Values you.
X-plains things you don’t understand.
Yells when you won’t listen.
Zaps you back to reality.
Show your friends how much you care …
Credits : Bobby Jacob