Oct 28, 2013

Happiness and Legacy...!

Smile runs the world. 
Power rules the world. 

Never let the smile fade away, tough times have to go away. Keep smiling not just to stay happy but also to spread the happiness. Wear it and let it be as your arrow-handler. 

Adopt power, take control to an extent that you can handle. And keep upgrading your handling capabilities time to time. Extend your fences beyond comfort. 

Life means all. 
Smile and Power. 
Peace and Control. 
Happiness and Legacy. 

Oct 26, 2013

Motivation is all that needed... Take Home #265

Motivation is all that is needed. Be it the work you like to do or the task that you hate to perform but have no choice, put your best to find certain motivation. And the rest will be done by you yourself. 

Oct 25, 2013

Success and failure... Take Home #264

Success is a celebration. Failure is a lesson. Not to end it there, it will be very handy to learn from successes as well and analyze the failures to find happiness and hence the confidence for the attempt made.

Oct 23, 2013

Bring home work, not office!

Having been part of corporate culture for five years now, I think I can guess it right. Often, work follows most of us home. If having no laptop is a curse at work, having laptop may cost your time with dear ones, family. Off the record, not having a laptop can be a blessing in disguise at times. At the same time, you have to be prepared to lose a certain edge over others that otherwise you can effortlessly have when it comes to work. Although it does not matter much if you bring home work from office, what that probably matters is when you bring your office itself to home. I mean, the pressures, the words of colleagues or rather that of boss most of the times, the deadline alarms etc. Working for an hour or two in excess does not cost you much. At times, that again gives you the extra edge you deserve. But thinking about office for an extra hour is sufficient enough to ruin a date with your spouse. Or may be to thrash the moods of your kids or other family members. 

Easier said than done and that's exactly why it makes sense to put an extra ounce of effort in making it as a habit to leave back office where it is supposed to be after the day at work. Such a skill cannot be owned in a day or two. It takes years in some cases to be able to overcome the unnecessary stress taking mentality. Fortunately, stress taking is one's own trait and not a rule, like you have to swipe your card every day. Traits can be managed and not rules. And certain rules can never be changed, they can only be broken.

One who comments your work cannot complement your spouse for a good job he or she has done at home or towards improving your personal relationship. Your manager has absolutely no idea what your kids expect from you in bedtime stories. You need to acknowledge your spouse and you need to be there for your kids at bedtime. Not being able to do or be so can make you regret at some or the other moment in life. Hence it'd be great to be in the role that you are supposed to be as the day progresses. As an employee in the office, as a daughter/son at time, as a father/mother to your kids. Mixing up too  many roles or misplaying the roles is a bad idea, very bad one indeed. 

Issues will  settle down. If not today, tomorrow. As long as you believe in your capability, you stay relaxed. Or if unfortunately you are not a believer of your own power or if you need guidance in solving certain problems, better be open and honest in surfacing out the problems before people. Most of the times, they appreciate it by trying to reach you out to provide suggestions. This in no way brings you down, as a matter of fact, every one has to go through that phase some or the other day. No one is perfect and cannot be too! This can drastically bring down the stress levels you have to face otherwise. Sharing lighter moments with team-mates or cubicle mates can also prove to be a great stress busters. In my case, this is one of the powerful arrows I release against stress. Be open to listen to the suggestions given by others.

At the time of decision making, be yourself and be responsible for your decisions be it results in any. Good or bad. Successful or unsuccessful. profitable or loss. Owning up the responsibility makes a better sense than pointing out finger to the one who suggested you to do so. After all, it was your decision and you could have decided something else as well and you did not. At the time of failure it hurts obviously. But that experience gives you extra edge again when you face a different problem next time. And that time, you may be out of too much stress as you have the past experience. 

All the above are only few of the ways to reduce stress, unnecessary one. You know yourself better and you can chart out the stress release ways better for yourself. Which suit your mentality and attitude. Better go by that and not by what others have to say and for that matter the above said as well. 

Bring home work, and not office. Have a happy life with a happy life style. 

Unexpected results & miracles!

It's not that the game is unpredictable always. Rather, it is since the thoughts of players, the way they handle the situations and their reactions at important times are so unpredictable that we often get to see unexpected results. And they are widely called as miracles as well.

Courtesy: Usain Bolt's Autobiography. 

While reading through the Bolt's story the above lines popped up in my mind. I usually wait till the end of the read and then summarize my thoughts. But this one could not be stopped as it is so generic. At the same time I do believe that Bolt is not a miracle. He is a human being turned a brand with all his efforts put into his favourite ever, track and field. Not a miracle. And hence no correlation to him absolutely w.r.t. the above.

Oct 22, 2013

Marriage, a beautiful bond indeed!

A beautiful bond to live for;
A commitment for life time.

Living life king size is the best wish a person can make. While we forget that we are in reality and keep ourselves busy in charting out our wishes, a few, in fact a lot things happen for and against us. When it comes to an individual's life, it's somehow predictable as we are more or less aware of what's going on. Whereas when it's about two souls living together, helping each other's dreams, respecting each other's views irrespective of liking or hating, it's deeply unpredictable what would be the next. How each word that you say can turn into. How easily you can mess it up. It's even more challenging to manage through the odds, which are not so uncommon. 

That's what makes sense to live through the days and find out happiness not just for you two, but for two families. 

Marriage, a beautiful bond indeed.

Here sending my wishes to my sweet sister and a fellow blogger Yamini and her husband. A happy marriage anniversary. May you guys make it to the perfect!

Caught on wrong foot... Take Home #263

After getting caught on wrong foot, it's difficult to step ahead, again. Nonetheless, energy along with the competitive spirit to use it in right direction can help you focus for a better future.  

Be hopeful and open to be guided by those whom you believe in.

Oct 21, 2013

Opportunity... Take Home #262

Being open for different opportunities, waiting for the deserving one and grabbing the one just in right time are the open secrets for success. Opportunities do not come everyday. When they come, welcome them with smile and give your best. 

Catch holding...

Often, it feels as if simple things bother you and you stay stubborn while facing some of the toughest problems. In reality, you can get bothered of bigger problems or you can stay unmoved of simple things. It's all within you and your thoughts. Catch holding of one's own fears and thoughts which are majorly due to past experiences is one of the important things to practice. 

Neither every problem ends up unsuccessfully nor that the so called small things cannot bother you. In life, give attention to every single thing the way it deserves. Capability to estimate the deservingness improves with experience, not necessarily with the number of years lived! 

After a long time, posting from home!

It's been more than couple of years since I posed from home! Of course, it feels great to be able to do so this time. My visits to home are comparatively less! Not more than twice a year. Every time I'm home I prefer to spend time with family and friends and definitely not with Internet. But this time, as it's a long holiday and due to the changed priorities at work and personal life, I'm using my Photon connection for the first time in holidays. Well, the new laptop ensures at least ten hours battery back up and for me it really does not matter if the power cut is on! 

I thought I will have time to catch up with some of my fellow bloggers' spaces as I'm on holidays. And I'm on holidays and that's exactly why I'm very busy with laziness. It's been almost a week at home and my first post comes today. That's evident enough of my activity at home! Another dimension to my laziness. 

Having mom around makes you feel so carefree that you do not bother much about here and there happenings in the kitchen, especially in the mornings. I'm not a late-waker but I do not touch a single work myself unless mom says. Whereas in Pune, I jump into kitchen from bed. Well, I do not think it's any different from a typical style. 

Mom and Dad take good care of the garden at home. It's all greenery around. Since it's been raining this season in Andhra, the plants appear as if they are taking care of themselves. Not too many flowers although, plants are green enough to be beautiful. 

That's all for now. So many topics to catch upon. I'll pen down soon. Take care. Good day.

Oct 2, 2013

Having you around...

Having you around,
Life feels so good.

Life feels so good,
That I miss you otherwise.

Words do carry value, not language.

Words do carry value, not language.

Communication is all about conveying your thoughts to the other person through an easily understandable means. It need not necessarily be the fashion and style of your language. That comes last in the list. All it keeps your face value in a better position in other person's mind is rather your way of expression and not your way of pronunciation or accent. The later two can be noticed for the first time, or for few times, but what matters is the matter in what you say. The meaning and the usefulness of the same to the other person is so important that nothing can beat this in communication race. 

Along with making kids speak one specific language in schools, they shall also be taught of expressions, emotions and adding meaningfulness to what they speak. Not just the grammar, their thoughts behind what they speak shall also be noticed, highlighted before crowd in case of good and corrected one to one in case of certain negative shade exist in what they say. 

Education does not mean language. It shall mean the value that the words of an educated person carry. 

Loneliness... Take Home #261

When you are among people, you get used to people. When you are alone, you get used to yourself. Though it does matter to be amidst the people, loneliness teaches you the most simple lessons in the hardest ways. All in all, both ways you gain!