”Something stress relief…”

I never used to write blogs but from last some days, or months I thought I should  write something which could be useful for my friends in their tough time…something that could motivate them, something that could make some positive effect on their mind, something that could make them smile…”Something stress relief…”:) 🙂

So here is my another blog on what I have learned from last few months…

I know sometimes life hits us in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m happy  that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.

we’ve got to find what we love. And that is as true for our work as it is for our lovers. Our work is going to fill a large part of our life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what we believe is great work…

What I wish for all of you—the bad as well as the good. Fall down. Make a mess…as I did many times in my college days…Break something occasionally… Know that our mistakes are our own unique way of getting to where v need to be & remember that the story is never over…. I  will go now to make bigger mistakes and to embarrass this fine institution even more..:)

After completing B.tech everyone started looking for opportunities, jobs, etc…

Look for opportunities; look for growth; look for impact; look for mission… Move sideways; move down; move on; move off…

But always remember build your skills, not your resume… Evaluate what you can do, not the title they’re going to give you… Do real work…

 Take a sales job, a BPO job, an ops job. Don’t plan too much, and don’t expect a direct climb…

What I’ve found is that difficulties come when we don’t pay attention to life’s whisper, bcoz life always whispers to us first. And if we ignore the whisper, sooner or later we’ll get a scream…

Whatever we resist persists. But if we ask the right question…not why is this happening, but what is this here to teach me…it puts us in the place and space to get the lesson we need…

As we grow, we’ll realize the definition of success changes. For many of us today…

 success is being able to hold down 6 packs of whisky… For me, the most important thing in our life is to live our life with integrity and not to give in to peer pressure to try to be something that we r not, to live our life as an honest and compassionate person, to contribute in some way…

So to conclude my conclusion, follow your passion, stay true to yourself. Never follow anyone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path and by all means you should follow that…:) cheers !!

-Aditya Singh

Why are Goals Important? – Must read ….

On the best sunny day, the most powerful magnifying glass will not light paper if you keep moving the glass. But if you focus and hold it, the paper will light up. That is the power of concentration.

A man was traveling and stopped at an intersection. He asked an elderly man, “Where does this road take me?” The elderly person asked, “Where do you want to go?” The man replied, “I don’t know.” The elderly person said, “Then take any road. What difference does it make?”  

How true. When we don’t know where we are going, any road will take us there.  

Suppose you have all the football eleven players, enthusiastically ready to play the game, all charged up, and then someone took the goal post away. What would happen to the game? There is nothing left. How do you keep score? How do you know you have arrived?  

Enthusiasm without direction is like wildfire and leads to frustration. Goals give a sense of direction. Would you sit in a train or a plane without knowing where it was going? The obvious answer is no. Then why do people go through life without having any goals?

 

“Motivational Stories from Every Day..” – Aditya Singh

These are but a few motivational stories about people who have had to face difficulties in one form or the other, and turned it around through sheer perseverance and enthusiasm. 

 

But if you come to think about it, even your milkman or the security guard in your office building might have an inspiring story to tell you out of their own lives. 

 

I know a lady who is well into her seventies now. A housewife who had never worked before, she lost her husband at the age of 40 to illness and was left with a 10-year old son and huge medical bills. 

 

She took on her husband’s job without thinking twice, applied herself to learning new skills and brought up her son single-handedly. She is still active today, leads the neighborhood book club and has signed up for a computer class to keep up with the changing times. 

 

If that is not motivational enough then I don’t know what is! 

“Motivational Story 1 — Michael Jordan”

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ~ Michael Jordan. 

 

How can I talk about motivation and not mention Michael Jordan? Jordan suffered his first set-back in his sophomore year when he was left out of the varsity basketball team. Reason? He was only 5’9” at that time. His taller classmate Leroy Smith had won the last spot on the team. 

 

He made up his mind that he would never have to face a similar situation ever again and started practicing every day after that, making it a point to take out time for his practice daily without fail. He soon shot up to 6’3”, made the team the next year and never had to look back after that. 

 

From being a part of two gold-medal winning teams at the Olympics to winning NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award five times in his career, Jordan dominated the sports field for more than a decade in the ‘90s. 

 

“Motivational Story 2 — Lance Armstrong ..”

Diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer at the age of 25, doctors gave Lance Armstrong less than a 40 percent chance of recovery. Tumors were discovered in his lungs and stomach along with multiple lesions on the brain. 

 

His biking career was over or so everyone thought; but no one counted on the indomitable belief Armstrong had in himself and the lessons which his mother, Linda Walling had taught him. 

 

One of the first things that he did was to acknowledge the disease that had captured him in its talons and learn everything he could about it. He devoured books, resources and found help in support groups with people going through similar difficulties. 

 

Lance sought strength in three things his mother had instilled in him 

 

 

“Make every obstacle an opportunity”, “Always work hard and good things will happen” and “Don’t believe it when other people say you can’t”. 

 

His first comeback after beating cancer was not a success and he finished fourteenth in the race. He even thought about retirement but constant support from his fiancée, mother and buddy Chris Carmichael soon had him training for his next race in the Appalachians. 

 

He returned from his training a transformed man and never let the constant difficulties plough him down again. 

 

True, the doping scandals have destroyed Lance’s reputation as a professional biker. But one cannot but admire his sheer will power and dedication through which he turned the odds in his favor at a time when everyone thought his life was over.