Saturday, 29 June 2013

Procrastination - An Art of Delaying Things & A Recipe for Failure

There would be times in your life when you would have postponed certain tasks. If you do it once in a while (and that too for less important tasks) then it's alright but if find yourself in a habit of doing it regularly, then you might be a victim of Procrastination.

What is Procrastination?

Procrastination, is basically an act of putting off essential tasks for a later date. Less important tasks get picked up instead of more essential ones. However simple the definition of Procrastination may look but its consequences are not at all simple. Procrastination really leads to failure, depression, anxiety and as a result people start giving up and finally lose on the purpose of their life.

Reasons of Procrastination?

There could be several reasons for Procrastination. People put off important tasks because either they don't enjoy doing it or they think that those tasks are real hard to do. Another reason could be that people think that they can't do that task perfectly as others might be able to do it.

Whatever the reasons maybe but it is important to note that Procrastination is a dangerous habit. One can get rid of it but if you don't think about getting rid of it seriously, then there are definitely dangerous consequences for yourself and the ones whom you care about.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Derek Redmond - A Story of Courage. A Story of Never Giving Up!!

In 1992 Barcelona Olympics, during the 400 meters semi final race, an unusual thing happened. British athlete Derek Redmond, who had posted fastest time in the first round and had won the quarter finals, created history - not by winning the race but by showing his great spirit of courage and never give up attitude. He started well in the semi final race but about 250 meters from the finish his hamstring snapped. He hobbled to a halt with pain and then fell down on the ground. The stretcher bearers came in to take him away  from the track but he decided to finish the race. He began to hobble down the track alone. Then he was joined by his father, Jim Derek, who barged in post security to get his son. Derek finished the lap of the track, with his father, while leaning on his shoulder for support. He had lost the race but he won the hearts of 65000 people in the stadium, who paid a standing ovation when he completed the lap, by showing his attitude that he was not going to give up so easily. He had exhibited extra ordinary level of courage. Redmond's struggle in the 1992 semi-final later became the subject of one of the International Olympic Committee's 'Celebrate Humanity' videos, which proclaimed "Force is measured in kilograms. Speed is measured in seconds. Courage? You can't measure courage".

This is really an inspiring video. It really reinforces my belief that if you commit yourself to achieve a goal, nothing in this universe can stop you from achieving it. It is your determination, your attitude to never give up on your dreams, that would lead you to success in achieving your purpose of life on this earth.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Story of Terry Fox - Never Give Up

Life story of Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, an athlete from Canada, is a true example of never giving up in life. Terry was a distance runner and basketball player for his school and university. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1977 and his right leg had to be amputated for that reason. However, he kept on running and playing basketball with an artificial leg. He won three national championships in wheelchair basketball in Vancouver. Being a true humanitarian he decided to start "Marathon of Hope", a cross country run in 1980. He began from St. John's, Newfoundland in Canada in April with very less people knowing him. He ran equivalent to a full marathon length every day. He had huge fan following in a few days. His dream was to collect at least 1 dollar from each of above 24 million Canadians in order to setup a charity for cancer research. He was forced to stop his run after running 3339 miles in 143 days because the cancer had spread to his lungs. By February of the following year, $24.17 million were raised for his charity thus realizing his dream of collecting $1 from every Canadian. He died in June, 1981. 

He had decided that if would live, he would prove himself prove himself deserving of life. He had found his purpose of life and had decided that whatever time he had to live on this earth, he would utilize it for achieving his mission. He never gave up on his dreams till he lived!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Never Give Up On Your Dreams Song

Really nice song, telling you to never give up on your dreams. This song was dedicated to Terry Fox, who in 1981 had to stop the 'Marathon of Hope' due to recurrence of cancer. This song by Rod Stewart is one of my favorites. Hope you guys also enjoy this. 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Follow Your Dreams Quote

There is a fantastic quote showcasing the importance of following your dreams.

There is one great truth on this planet; whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, its because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.

So basically it means that whatever you have ever thought that you want (in other words - you have dreamt of), it is because that desire actually originated in the soul of universe. Your dreams are your purpose, your reason to be on this earth. Your dreams guide you of what you have to do while you are on this earth. So it is important to follow your dreams without any fears of any kind of failure. Obviously there would be hurdles in your way but never give up on your dreams. If you give up and don't follow your dreams you will not be able to achieve them and that would simply mean that the purpose of your coming on this earth got defeated.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Inspirational Quote - Why Not?

A very impressive and inspirational thought by George Bernard Shaw! Your potential of doing anything is in your mind rather than anywhere else! Opportunities are always there in the environment around us, however they can be only identified by people who have an urge to find them.

It normally happens when we come across some idea. We would then think how would we do it. If it seems difficult to do that task we get less enthusiastic about it and ultimately the crucial time, when some action had to be taken, runs out. And that way we loose that opportunity to create or do something new and valuable. But successful people look at the hidden opportunity in that particular task and start taking actions. The 'how do we do it' parts gets sorted out automatically when they start going deeper into the details.

Another positive message is to apply out of the box thinking to your dreams. Always think about your dreams from a different point of view. Never give up on your dreams. Think what would have happened if Wright Brothers would have given up on their dream to fly after some unsuccessful attempts to fly? We would never have been able to cut down on our travel times, leave alone targeting to reach the moon!

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Inspirational Quotes About Friendship - 1

Today I stumbled upon this wonderful and inspirational quote about friendship on a wonderful blog. This is so true. People often try to find big things, deals in friendship and that's where the vested interest creeps in and as a result, either the friendship ends or gets ugly. They fail to understand that true friendship is not about expecting but its about giving joy, support to the friend. There are so many little things, moments which would actually make the friendship a success. I will continue to post more inspirational quotes about friendship when I come across them.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Everything on this earth has been created with a purpose! You need to realize that you also have a purpose in life. Your dreams are your key to find out what is your purpose in life! However you will have to believe that you have been made capable of achieving all your dreams. The only condition to your success is that you should never give up on your dreams. You need to understand that you are only going to live once and the time is now to make your life successful. You need to believe that you deserve to be successful. You are in no way lesser or smaller than any other successful person on this earth. You need to follow up with your dreams with patience and persistence and you will eventually succeed in realizing your dreams.

This song is really very motivating and gives a very positive message i.e. never give up on your dreams. No matter what hurdles you face in achieving your dreams, you should never give up. I hope you all enjoy this really motivational song. I will keep on bringing more motivational material for you, so enjoy this lovely song. 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Funny Facebook Picture

funny picture

Between all the serious thoughts about positive attitude and patience, persistence, success, etc., a funny picture for you to look at and enjoy. For those who have never seen these kind of pics, this is a puncture repair shop. The owner seems to be so much impressed by facebook that he has named his shop after it. And for welcome it reads "Log In". Truly amazing and funny. Picture courtesy -

Positive Attitude Makes A Difference

Positive Attitude

Like a little pebble can create ripples in a large pond, similarly Attitude is a little thing which can create big differences in one's life. Your positive attitude towards things in life would help you to achieve even toughest of the goals. Inculcating sincerity, honesty, commitment, dedication & positivity in your attitude can push you towards success, while a negative attitude and approach in life can push you far away from it.