Motivation and Personal Development

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Motivation and Personal Development

How the Human Brain Fights Fear

Have you heard the elders say that if you fear something, make sure you face it head on.  Running away from your fears never resolves anything.  The fears simply keep growing and can make you live a partial life full of psychological issues. Scientific study finds how certain areas suppress

03 Apr 19 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Which are the Happiest Places on Earth and Why?

World Happiness Report is  issued annually by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network by evaluating metrics like income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust, and generosity (here is a pdf copy of World Happiness Report 2018 [https://www.drishtikone.com/content/files/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/World-Happiness-Report-2018.pdf] ). Studies

18 Mar 19 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

The Most Transformational Moment: When an abused lady Prostitute walked out on the Promise of Love

You sometimes come across a personal account that is painful, poignant, humane, as well as full of power.  This answer from Quora [http://www.quora.com/Life/What-was-the-most-transformational-moment-in-your-life/answer/Sarah-Ouellette] on the question “What was the most transformational moment of your life?” by a lady who lives in UK named

01 Oct 13 6 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

How to best take a Revenge

Revenge is a very dirty word for many.  For quite a few revenge provides the impetus to go beyond their comfort zone fueled by the emotion of anger.  Many athletes like Mike Phelps have used – sometimes artificially – to create anger in themselves by creating situation of vengeance against other competitors.

01 Nov 10 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

I want to Meet Myself

A close friend once said in a casual conversation – in one of her rather low moments – “In the movie of life, I feel like an extra”. That one simple sentence resonated with so many people on my Facebook page when I put it there, that it truly surprised me. It

11 Oct 10 3 min read
Careers

Career Discussions: Creating a Personal Board of Directors

One of the things that most personal development Gurus talk about these days is to treat yourself as a “Brand”.  Unless you handle yourself as a brand, which needs to be nurtured, enhanced and marketed, you will be sidelined in the new world of cut throat individualistic competition. Normal careers

12 Sep 10 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Fighting my fears

Last week, I was on a cruise that took us to Cozumel.  One of the activities that we had scheduled for us was climbing on the towers and coming down a rope and other things that required working at heights.  In all these activities, adequate safety precautions were taken so

27 Aug 10 3 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Women are most attractive at 31

Beauty is about personality, they say now.  Participants in one study say its: * 70% about being confident * 67% having good looks * 47% being stylish 51% of the women felt they are less insecure about themselves and that is why they feel prettier.  So, the verdict is that women are MOST

19 Jul 10 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Science of Motivation: "Will I" vs "I Will"

Testosterone oriented motivational paradigm believes that if we tell ourselves something we are most likely to succeed.  But is that how it all works? Study by University of Illinois Professor Dolores Albarracin and Visiting Assistant Professor Ibrahim Senay, supported by Kenji Noguchi, Assistant Professor at Southern Mississippi University says that

01 Jun 10 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Social Networks and Happiness

As the world grows more commercial and “modern” one thing that gets hit is one’s connections.  I remember that when we were kids, just going with our Mom to her friend’s place where they would reminisce their childhood or gossip about their in-laws and we would simply be

09 Jan 10 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Social Networks and Happiness

As the world grows more commercial and “modern” one thing that gets hit is one’s connections.  I remember that when we were kids, just going with our Mom to her friend’s place where they would reminisce their childhood or gossip about their in-laws and we would simply be

09 Jan 10 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Power of the Checklists

Was watching the Charlie Rose show last night on PBS. He was interviewing Atul Gawande – a surgeon, a writer, and a thinker.His books and writings are a must read within the Obama administration – specially on the subject of Health Care Reform. Atul has an amazing array of knowledge – from

07 Jan 10 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Power of the Checklists

Was watching the Charlie Rose show last night on PBS. He was interviewing Atul Gawande – a surgeon, a writer, and a thinker.His books and writings are a must read within the Obama administration – specially on the subject of Health Care Reform. Atul has an amazing array of knowledge – from

07 Jan 10 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Living in the moment

This is a story of a lady whose first boy friend died.  And then very reluctantly, she fell in love again.  Before going to this Tony Robbins seminar in 2001, she told her fiance that they couldn’t go further.  On the morning of 9-11, while she was sleeping, her

11 May 09 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

How to be Happy?

Was reading through Psychology today and came across this very fine article on “Pursuit of Happiness”.  It brings together learnings from various research inputs in the Psychology field.  Worth reading each one of them.  Suggestion print this article out! 🙂 Some are born Positive: Some always see opportunity and beauty in

24 Feb 09 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Procrastination: THE Results Killer!

This is a guest article from Tony Jeary, the author of Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life.  I think it is very interesting and informative.  Hope you can benefit from it as well.  I am reading his book and will review it soon. *********    ********** Anyone interested in getting better

18 Feb 09 4 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

The Daffodil Garden

I saw this daffodil story at Holistic Quantum Relativity (HQR) group [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/holistic-quantum-relativity-hqr?hl=en] – thought I will share with all.  The author is unknown.  After reading this I realized that Drishtikone is my Daffodil garden. 🙂************ Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother,

18 Feb 09 3 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

15 Laws of Lasting Success

For success many things are important.  Intelligence or talent cannot and does not take people to the top or the most satisfying life… honesty of effort and sincerity does.  In this day and age of scandals, scams and economic crash – with few people who have made all the money while

02 Feb 09 2 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Seven Blunders of Mankind

These are some good points made by Mahatama Gandhi.. worth remembering. 1. Wealth without work 2. Pleasure without conscience 3. Knowledge without character 4. Commerce without morality 5. Science without humanity 6. Worship without sacrifice 7. Politics without principle —Mahatma Gandhi

07 Nov 08 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Poodle and a Leopard

A friend sent this.. really liked the story! ********   ******** A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful, elderly poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. One day the old poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that he’s lost. Wandering

28 Aug 08 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

The Blessing of Adversity

In our ignorance, we usually blame our negative current situation to adversity, often forgetting that, it was precisely due to have faced adverse situations in our past that we succeeded in overcoming these obstacles in our path. If we had been served everything on silver platters, we couldn’t have

25 Jul 08 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Award winning corn

This is a very nice and interesting story sent by my dear friend, Jeshi.  It has a great learning principle, which is also enshrined in the 9th principle of the Arya Samaj (and a good lesson for kids and adults): “Each should not be content with one’s own welfare

29 Mar 08 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Buffett on Parenting

Here is a great advice from Warren Buffett [http://rationalangle.blogspot.com/2007/12/warren-buffett-and-hillary-clinton-at.html] on Parenting: > Q: What is the best way to get kids off to the right start? > A: The most important job is parenting, and there is no rewind. Imagine if you could get one

18 Dec 07 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Buffett on Parenting

Here is a great advice from Warren Buffett [http://rationalangle.blogspot.com/2007/12/warren-buffett-and-hillary-clinton-at.html] on Parenting: > Q: What is the best way to get kids off to the right start? > A: The most important job is parenting, and there is no rewind. Imagine if you could get one

18 Dec 07 1 min read
India

That plane ticket, prestige …. and duty

Nice story – its makes you humbler than we are used to… Vivek Pradhan was not a happy man. Even the plush comfort of the air-conditioned compartment of the Shatabdi express could not cool his frayed nerves. He was the Project Manager and still not entitled to air travel. It was

28 Oct 07 11 min read
India

That plane ticket, prestige …. and duty

Nice story – its makes you humbler than we are used to… Vivek Pradhan was not a happy man. Even the plush comfort of the air-conditioned compartment of the Shatabdi express could not cool his frayed nerves. He was the Project Manager and still not entitled to air travel. It was

28 Oct 07 11 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Does money give you happiness?

Ever pondered that question? Everyone does.. right.. and many have tried to answer – not taking the spiritual masters into account ..yet. Want to know the answer [http://www.newsweek.com/id/43884]? > “Psychologists have spent decades studying the relation between wealth and happiness,” writes Harvard University psychologist Daniel Gilbert [http:

24 Oct 07 1 min read
Achievement and Leadership

Brains, Guts, and the Capacity to Act

This article is being published with consent of the publisher.  Enjoy the Guest article. By Stephen H. BaumWhat allows a leader to take the steps needed to solve a problem or master a difficult situation? What keeps the desire to act from being impetuous and uninformed, as in "ready, fire,

28 Aug 07 4 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

IF….

This poem was posted by DK Matai [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/05/if_1.html]… it is so good, I will post it here as well!! Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you

27 May 07 1 min read
Health & Medicine

Happy People are easy Believers..

People who are happy and in good mood are easy believers.  That maybe true.  People in India have a high rank on the happiness scale and we even create temples for the movie stars… and believe the same slogans from politicians year after year though we know no body means

16 May 07 1 min read
Motivation and Personal Development

Forgiveness

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi posted this on her blog at Intentblog [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/05/what_is_forgive.html].  Simple and Beautiful! > Asked what forgiveness is, a little girl gave this beautiful reply – " forgiveness is the sweet scent that a flower gives when it is being crushed." Powered by

13 May 07 1 min read

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