Friday, 17 March 2017

This Plane is Expensive but worth it – DC Plane



Flight travel has become a very common phenomenon these days.

Anyone can travel by Aeroplane/Flight and can reach anywhere very fast.

As times have moved by, it has also become less expensive and very exciting due to the various offers on Flight Travel. The best part about the flight is that it flies in the air and takes us away from the city’s landscape into the clouds and makes us feel lighter.

The other side of the flight travel is that if you don’t fly frequently then it can lead to a little stress. From the time you sit in the Flight until when you move out from the Flight.



The take off specially makes you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach or your heart is jumping up and down. Also in case if the flight faces any turbulence in the air then it gets more stressful. That time many of us even remember GOD as we are uncertain about our lives.

The Easier Part



· Get Online
· Find the offers
· Select the date, destination, number of passengers
· Select the best aircraft as per your requirement
· Make a Payment
· Booking Confirmed

I am sure all the frequent flyers know these steps and even the non frequent flyers can find this online.

This plane is special




You must be wondering that almost all flights follow the same process then what’s different with this plane?

The difference is



· This plane has to be flown by you
· This plane faces turbulence many times
· This plane has 2 wings which are hidden
· Flying this plane needs practice all the time
· If you can fly this plane then you can fly all the time
· It’s expensive and requires you to be time bound

DC Plane



This plane does not belong to any one country. It is available in all the countries but not everyone has access to it.

DC Plane sounds like Discipline, isn’t it?

You will definitely agree to all the points of difference mentioned above in the article.

Definition of Discipline



Discipline according to me is a set of rules that one sets for oneself. The rules can be set by others for us and we may even follow it for some time. However for us to follow it for a longer time it requires a lot of effort and self talk with oneself.

It is required in every aspect of our lives. Some examples are



· Time Management
· Space Management
· Self Management
· People Management
· Emotions Management & many more

The 2 Wings



Every plane has 2 wings which manage the flight and direction of the plane. If any of the wings are damaged then it can impact the altitude and the direction of the plane. In the same way even the DC Plane has 2 wings which helps keeping up with the altitude of oneself.

Determination



This is the first wing of DC Plane (Discipline). Determination is the first step towards being disciplined. Determination comes when you first decide that something has to change which will push you in a new direction, a direction of a new you.

This requires



· Sitting in Silence
· Analyzing the situation
· Deciding the corrective steps
· Starting Now

Confidence



The second wing of the DC Plane (Discipline) is Confidence. Every one of us is confident about ourselves basis the image we have in our minds due to the past experiences. However, it is very easy for anyone to shake our confidence.

Ways it gets shaken



· Our own mind will say you can’t do it
· Others will say that it’s not easy
· We may not accurate constantly
· We may not have enough experiences to back our claims

What’s the best way to stick on the path?



· Self Talk (Meditation is the best way)
· Keep doing it every day (Practice makes you perfect)
· Look at the benefits
· Don’t compare with others
· Keep Appreciating yourself
· Use your time in watching motivational videos or reading motivational books

These are the 2 aspects that I could think of. I am sure there would be many more experiences that you would have.

Some Quotes on DISCIPLINE



· EXCELLENCE is a JOURNEY, DISCIPLINE is the VEHICLE

· DISCIPLINE IS THE BRIDGE between GOALS and ACCOMPLISHMENT

· DISCIPLINE is DOING what needs to BE DONE even if you DONT WANT
  TO DO IT


· YOUR LEVEL OF SUCCESS is determined by your LEVEL of  DISCIPLINE
   and PERSEVERANCE


· SUFFER the pain of DISCIPLINE or SUFFER the pain of REGRET

· SELF DISCIPLINE begins with the MASTERY of your THOUGHTS

· DISCIPLINE is the FOUNDATION for a HAPPY LIFE

· AFFIRMATION without DISCIPLINE is the beginning of DELUSION

Do post your experiences and share it with others if you find this useful.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The 3 A’s of any Relationship




Will you love me always?

Will you care for me always?

Will you be there for me when I need you?

Each one of us is finding answers to these questions in any relationship. They are the crux of the Relationship.



A short story to define one of the aspects


A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.” He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world! “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the un-cashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again. Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the un-cashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller. ” And she led the old man away by the arm. The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

The Real Aspect


Stories are usually inspired from life incidences. As humans we need interaction and companionship of people. We cannot be with anyone 24x7 but there is something which is actually keeping us connected with each other.

The 3 A’s are the reason that despite of the different likes, dislikes, cultures, languages we still continue to be connected with each other.

What the story spoke about


We see a man in debt which for him is a desperate situation. Suddenly he gets some help from somewhere in form of a cheque with a lot of money. Though he does not use the money, just the thought of having it drives him to work again and achieve success. At the end though, he realizes that it was just a thought and not for real.

What a Shock that was in the end but at least for 1 year it worked as a security.

The 3 A’s

A’s sounds like ACE which means number 1 isn’t it? If we can give and get this 3 A’s in life then I am sure that life in relationships would be much easier.

Assurance

Any relationship starts with the first A. The first A is very important for any relationship and that’s what the man in the story also had. He had the assurance of the cheque in case he falters in his business. In life also, we are all connected with each other in Relationships.

· We don’t stay with each other 24x7
· We move abroad for study or work
· We travel for work to various places for many days
· We are unwell and hospitalized sometimes
· We feel low, uneasy and upset

What is the common factor of strength in all the situations?

The Assurance in the mind, that there is someone to count upon when we are in need.

This drives us in life to do everything we do, daily.

Attitude

Many people hate this word when we use it in relationships. Attitude is mostly considered to be a negative word by many. However, attitude is the way you respond to a situation. It can be negative or it can be positive. Attitude defines the way your relationship will shape up.

The real test of Attitude happens when

· We have difference of Opinion
· We have a fight
· When both the parties want to dominate

There can be many more situations in a relationship but these are the common ones.

Solution
· Difference of Opinion (Acceptance)
· Fight (One should go silent)
· Domination (One has to accept defeat or accept distance)
We have the right to choose our attitude. Oops Sorry, our response I meant.

Acceptance

Acceptance is a big word in a relationship. Just by saying, “I accept you the way you are” does not solve the problem. Saying and actually proving it by your actions are 2 different things.

Acceptance is required when

· Someone commits a mistake
· Someone has a fight but apologizes immediately
· Someone is feeling low

Relationships are like the SHIP which go through their storms but it’s all about standing by each other in tough times and sailing through the journey of life.


When life comes to a standstill, use A’s as Anchor to be grounded.

When life goes through misunderstanding, use A’s as Alterations to match up.

When life is very nice and perfect, use A’s as Appreciation to motivate each other.

Finally I would close this by saying that though we like sharing things with Humans


Do give some time to even GOD each day as he assures us, has a positive attitude towards us and accepts us all the time.
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The 4 letters called LIFE



One Life… One Chance… Multiple Decisions…

That’s exactly what life is about. LIFE, from birth to death and both are not in our hands.

The only thing between the B and D is C. Yes C, C for choices. Some which are influenced, some which are taken due to fear, some which are forced onto us and some which we don’t make as we have all got used to being in the comfort zone.
 
Where are we headed?



I guess we would be headed only if we would be using our heads to make decisions. Most of the decisions as mentioned above are not even taken by the real me.

Why is this happening?



The reason is very simple. It is because we hardly speak or try to know ourselves. We all watch movies like “Tare Zameen Par”, “3 Idiots” etc which motivate us to chase our dreams, something that we actually like doing but I guess we all don’t have a Rancho with us. The character who motivated his friends to do where their heart was.

Do we keep finding Rancho?



I am sure we would all love to find such a friend but not all are lucky enough. So what’s the solution?

Make your mind your best friend. Your Mind can help you lead the LIFE you want.

What drives the mind?



The mind likes to be positive and not negative. It gets driven by positive thoughts, positive actions, positive qualities, positive inputs, etc. Let’s look at LIFE and break it up into 4 values which can make the journey of choices a more controlled one where the self is able to make the right decisions.

L – Love



Everyone needs it, everyone even gives it but still there is a strain in the relationships today. It’s very surprising that divorces have gone up. The husband gives all the expensive dresses, gifts and luxuries to his wife and the Wife takes care of the house with all her might. All looks to be so right but there is one problem only. That is each one is trying to change the other. The level of acceptance is very less.

We all know that we can change only ourselves and change no one. We do this when outside the house but unable to do this with the immediate family members. The reason is “They are mine” so they should understand my stand and if they don’t then I am angry or it starts impacting our actions in a negative way.

We know how to Love but we don’t know how to or how much to Leave. That’s where the entire problem starts.

What can we do to set this right?



· Love but don’t try to change

· Focus on the self as much as possible

· Remember you are playing multiple roles

· Keep sowing the seed of love and it will come back to you

· Sit and talk to each other. Conversations solves and Misunderstanding spoils

I – Integrity



Integrity, a small word to say but a big word that impacts your character. We learn this right from childhood and need to carry it with us right until death. The one who is honest does not have to worry too much. The honesty will always connect him to the right people. All these values in us are like energies and we vibrate it all the time in the world. It is seen that if you tell a lie then you have to remember it to cover up the previous lie.

If you are honest in things you do then the boat of your life can sometimes even shake but it will never drown and the right people will always support you till the end of life. Even God supports such people.

F – Farsightedness



Farsightedness in Life is very important. So is it thinking about the future? Not exactly I would say. It means that while being with the people, working in a job or pursuing any course or doing anything, you should just ask yourself if any of these will contribute to your life in a positive way. If not then you should put an effort to move towards the right.

Don’t think too much into the future but having small goals and then achieving them will give you a lot of mental satisfaction.

E -Enthusiasm



Can we be enthusiastic always? I don’t think that many are unable to do this. Most of us are impacted by the situations we face are entangled solving that only. So how do we keep up the enthusiasm? I feel that there are a few things that we can focus on

· Having a hobby and pursuing it (Turn to when feeling low)

· Doing some social service (To stay grounded)

· Helping and respecting the Elders (To earn some blessings)

· Using your skills and knowledge for a good cause (Helping the poor when asked
   for)

· Keep Learning New Things (Important for Mental Growth)



I am sure that other things like Outings, Watching TV, Eating Out and Going for Movies are common things which we all do but these are mostly temporary ways of escapism. If you compare them with the above then you will realise that you are not spending too much money but gaining a lot by doing good. It will definitely keep your enthusiasm up and going.

So STAND UP, SHOUT OUT and say



ZINDAGI AA RAHA HOON MAIN (LIFE I AM COMING TOWARDS YOU)

Hoping for your success in LIFE

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Don't ever play this GAME - It's Dangerous



If you ask someone, do you love being fit? What would the answer be?

Of course "I love being fit"

Why?

Simply, because life is quite stressful and being fit allows me to de-stress.

I am sure you agree with this sentence.

What people do to stay FIT?

· Walk
· Play Games
· Run
· Hit the Gym

These are the most common things that each one of us does.

Out of the above options we will look at

Play Games



The Games people typically play to stay fit

· Cricket
· Football
· Basketball
· Badminton
· Tennis & many more

It helps them stay fit and burn calories as well which is a nice deal without spending money.

However, all these games require 2 things in common

· Equipment's
· 2 or more people

Now the question is that all these games don’t make you unfit then what is this writer talking about.

Well, we all know about this other game as well and we also play it very often. It’s just that we don’t focus hard on understanding that we play it consciously or unconsciously.

Any word striking your mind yet?

Now if you hear this word then you may just realize and say to yourself “That was something we knew”

Some features of this game



· Can be played anywhere
· Requires minimum 2 people and maximum can be any numbers
· Can be played with any age group
· Requires no training
· Requires no equipments
· It’s the easiest game

The name of this game is

BLAME GAME



Now don’t say to yourself that you already knew this.

Why do we like to play the Blame Game?

· Easy way of Self Defense
· A way to hide your weakness
· The best way of procrastination
· A way of Escapism

Let’s look at each point

Easy way of Self Defense



As humans we are very good at self defense. We all know how to protect ourselves and this is important in life. However, when the self defense is used to cover our mistakes or as a reason for not completing a task on time then it’s not a good idea. It can give you a level of comfort but pushes you behind mentally and stops you from growing. Believe me, you will then always find reasons for all your failures and blame something or someone for your failure.

A way to hide your Weakness



Weakness and Strengths is a part of everyone’s personalities. We will be weak at something always unless we gain knowledge or master a particular skill required to be used in our daily lives. Accepting that we are weak not due to our mind but the lack of knowledge will allow us to learn new things and avoid the blame game. Sometimes we are given a task and we reject it upfront showing our weakness of not knowing how to complete it. This way we lose a new opportunity coming our way in which we could learn and master something new and who is responsible. The blame of lack of knowledge.

The best way to Procrastinate



Procrastination has become like an epidemic in which we keep postponing tasks which maybe important for us to finish and may sometimes require us to be disciplined. However, the effort to continuously be disciplined is tough. For example as writers, we need to write everyday in order to keep the thoughts flowing but sitting and writing feels tough sometimes due to lack of ideas or not being focused. It just requires an effort to write something even if it’s small but we blame lack of ideas, time, no motivation, etc for not doing writing and keep pushing it behind.

A way of Escapism



It is very easy to blame others and get away but it is very difficult to stand and accept our mistakes. Blaming People, Situations and Lack of something can make us escape but it does not allow us to move up and achieve something higher. For a very long time we play the blame game in life and feel like a victim and this blame game becomes a part of our daily lives.

Ill Effects of Blame Game



· Restricts Growth
· Makes you feel like a victim
· Makes you an excuse box
· Strains your Relationships

How can we avoid playing the Blame Game?



· Accept Mistakes
· Always be ready to Learn new things
· Take Responsibility for your actions
· Face your fears

I am sure that all these tips if used well can get you rid of the BLAME game and take you to a different level of life.



Don’t Blame anyone or anything.

Burn the Self Transformation FLAME… Get rid of the BLAME GAME…



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Cheers!!!

Friday, 2 December 2016

To achieve Success Try ANGLE

 


Each one of you would like to achieve success but with so much of uncertainty in life, success seems far away.

Do you see the “You” and “Steps” which are far away from each other and “SUCCESS” is right on the top?

Does that mean that you will have to climb a mountain to achieve success?

I won’t lie but the fact is that there are some steps that you can follow backed with self discipline which can help you achieve success.

What is Success?


Success is to achieve something in life but it’s a part of the journey called LIFE. It does not end with just one task achieved.

As a student, success is to complete graduation. As a working professional, it’s getting a good job or getting a promotion. As a retired person it’s the financial security. In relationships it is to be able to be there when required.

The meaning keeps changing at each level of life but there are some common steps at each level to achieve success.

5 Steps which can ensure success



As the title says that “To Achieve Success try ANGLE”

Well Angle is nothing but a combination of 5 steps put together.

Let’s look at these steps in detail

ACCEPTANCE


Whenever you want to achieve success in anything you do, you have to first accept that there are some skill sets that you possess and there are some new skill sets that you need to learn to be able to be successful.

Example: You want to do business. Now you maybe a very true person by heart and don’t like to cheat people which is a good quality. However you may not have the understanding of the other aspects of business or may lack the risk taking ability. In this case you may have to develop a new mindset of learning these things.

NEW WAY OF THINKING


One you have the accepted that you need new skill sets, you need to work towards gaining them.

This can be done either through

· Reading Books
· Watching Inspirational Videos
· Speaking to other people about their journey of business

Once you start thinking like an entrepreneur, your mind will adjust accordingly to the situations and guide you in the decision making process. The references or knowledge that you would have gained from the books, videos or conversations can also be used to counter similar situations/issues.

GIVING ATTITUDE


Whenever you speak of success, the first thing that strikes the mind is to achieve. While achieving is exactly what we plan to do, giving attitude is also a part of achieving. You know that we live in a world where it’s all about exchanging ideas and other things such as love, respect, gratitude, etc.

While they don’t cost us anything, they human attitude within us restricts us to exchange these.

Example: You want to become an artist and you have struggled your way up to where you are now in life. On the way there were many people who stood by your side and motivated you like

· Your Parents
· Your Colleagues
· Your Neighborhood
· Your Guru
· Your Local Shop Keeper & many more

Did you do something special as a token of appreciation of their efforts or got so busy that you don’t even have the time to speak and thank them?

LOVING YOURSELF


Who loves you the most? While GOD and your parents love you the most and care for you in unspoken ways, you should also ask yourself “Do I love myself?”

How can you judge that?

· Do you believe in what you do?
· Are you guided by your inner conscious or people?
· Do you know what’s right for you?
· Do you say to yourself that “I Love Myself”?

These are a few questions you can ask yourself and look at the answers your mind gives you. Unless you love yourself, loving others is impossible. If you love yourself then you will appreciate yourself at every small goal you achieve and keep moving forward towards success.

ENTHUSIASM


Just as we are reaching the top of the mountain, we tend to give up. This happens with even the best of the people with years of experience. A classic example to this is mentioned below

Thomas Edison


In what might be at once the most discouraging statement and worst teaching practice of all time, Thomas Edison was told by his teachers he was ‘too stupid to learn anything’.

Edison went on to hold more than 1,000 patents, including the phonograph and practical electric lamp. Death most likely spared his teachers the ignominy of their incorrect assessment.

If Thomas Edison would have given up with just those words then we probably would be still  living in darkness.

Always remember that you, yes you have the power to create a Magic in your life. Just go out there with all the enthusiasm and JUST DO IT…

Success is then a part of your LIFE in everything you do.


HOPING TO SEE YOU SUCCEED ALWAYS

Cheers!!!