Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 
 
NARA'S NOTEPAD
 
VOLUME 10
 
OCTOBER 2014
 
NUMBER 10
 
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*Dr A. Appa Rao passed away on 30 April 2014.

 

MEMO FROM NARA...


 
 
All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” These are the words of John F. Kennedy, one of the handsome Presidents of the United States of America. In fact, we all have talents. Some are very good in utilizing their talent. Talented people are always liked by less talented ones. Although I am a talented person (?), my talent may not be equal to the talent of another person. Talent comes from young age. It is nurtured by learning and experience. Moreover, education fertilizes talent that grows well. In order to become a talented person, one needs to follow some norms. The beauty of talent lies in great achievements in any field – may be in sports, study, adventure, ability to administer, leadership etc.

The development of talent requires many factors. One of them is opportunity as said by Kennedy. We cannot expect opportunity every time. When it comes we need to use for developing our talent. Providing equal opportunity is the aim of any democratic government. In fact, we have equal opportunity for education, health care, shelter, fitness, serving the nation etc. But in certain poor countries such equal opportunity is not available. Therefore talent of a person is wasted there. Encouraging and inspiring a talented person helps him or her to develop the talent in which they are specialized. Proper use of talents for their personal as well as for other’s (society) use would be the best service.

Most of us are doing something in the name of “work” for the benefit of our society. A talented doctor takes care of other’s health, a talented engineer or architect helps in construction of houses for us, a talented teacher teaches the students and makes them talented citizens of a country. You can go on and on citing examples of this kind.

The growth of talents can be accelerated by the desire to get talented. Hard work sometimes helps to become talented. Experience too contributes to make a person get talented. According to me, everyone in this world is talented and try to behave talented for which they are respected. I find actors in cinema and makers of cinema are good examples of talented people.

Equal talents may not be possible but equal opportunity can offer ways and means to develop talents. One needs to look for good opportunity to get one’s talent developed. Even an ordinary person well educated or less educated can become great leader in fields like politics, sports, business etc. hence talent development is in one’s hand. We live in this world with all facilities with the help of talented people. Long live those talented people – small or big – who give us what we want.

THINGS TO GIVE UP...


 
 
People pleasing

Doubting yourself

Negative thinking

Fear of failure

Criticizing yourself

Procrastination

Saying YES when you want to say NO

TEN THINGS TO SUCCESS...


1.          Independence

   
    2.          Self-confidence

3.          Persistence

4.          Creative thinking

5.          Being thick skinned

6.          Knowing who you are and what you want from life

7.          Setting clear goals and going after them

8.          Being focused

9.          Optimism

10.      Passion and enthusiasm

SHOW YOUR TRUE FEELINGS...


YOUR own ability to regulate your emotions: The better you understand yourself, including your emotional triggers, and the better you’re able to cope when those triggers set you off, the more likely you’ll know whether it’s okay or not to vent.

 YOUR feeling of safety and comfort in the situation: If you believe you can trust the people around you, showing your true self will be far easier than if you’re afraid of harmful consequences for taking down the mask of social nicety.

 THE extent to which you feel accountable: The reason it’s so easy to act out against an anonymous voice on the phone is that you feel little compunction to be nice. This can prove counter- productive (no one wants to help a customer who’s insulting), but it might make you feel that you’re off the hook. The more you stand to lose, the more likely you’ll keep your feelings to yourself.

DO YOU KNOW?


Tera – 1012  - T; 
Giga – 109 – G; 
Mega – 106 – M; 
kilo – 103 – k;
deci – 10-1 – d;  
centi – 10-2 – c ; 
 milli – 10-3  - m ; 
micro – 10-6 - µ ;
nano – 10-9 – n ; 
pico – 10-12 - p

 

JUST TO LAUGH...


 
An artist asked the gallery owner if his paintings were selling.
“I’ve got good and bad news,” the owner replied. “The good news is that a gentleman asked about your work and whether it would appreciate after your death. When I said it would, he bought all 15 paintings.” Wow !” the artist exclaimed, “So what’s the bad news?”
The owner replied, “He was your doctor.”       

 

My brother asked me where to invest his money.
“if you put it in gold” I advised him, “it’ll appreciate. If you put in mutual funds, it would appreciate too. If you give it to me, I would appreciate.”

TO QUOTE...


 
After a wedding, a husband and wife become like two sides of the same coin- they can’t look at each other, but they stay together.-Sasha Gitery

There are two great ways to keep a marriage alive:

1. When you’re wrong – admit it.

2. When you’re right – shout up. – Patrick Morra

 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell

5 WAYS TO MAKE ANYONE FEEL SPECIAL


 
 

In a new relationship or one seasoned by time, for a female or male friend or relative, young or old, same sex or other, the desire to feel appreciated is universal, and the means of showing that you care are available to everyone. Is there someone you would like to please, someone whom you would love to have think of you warmly? Choose one of the following. Heck, choose ALL of the following. I promise you the deed will be worth the doing:

1.        Give small “just-for-you” presents. Whether it’s a candy bar you know the other likes or a paperback book you found at a garage sale, it really is all about the adage that it’s the thought that counts.

2.        Make it a point to slightly touch him or her often. Nothing intimate; just an enthusiastic hug of pleasure when you greet or part; a casual touch on the shoulder as you pass; a friendly squeeze of the arm as you walk side-by-side.

3.        Share a warm memory of the other person with him or her. I was thinking the other day about the time I saw you... Knowing that you are noticed, remembered, or thought of, is wonderfully flattering to anyone.

4.        Make something. Whatever your talent, employ it to create something that will make someone feel special and appreciated. If you can cook, invite the friend for a home-cooked dinner or tea with your own baked treat. Such gestures are long-remembered:

5.        Plan an event. A friend once picked me up at work for an arranged lunch date and brought a blanket and packed basket for a picnic with everything.

Many times over our lives, hopefully, we have been made to feel special through such gestures as these. We should all hope that we have spread as much warmth around through our own thoughtful acts, and will continue to do so, as well. – Isadora Alman

LINES I LIKED


v  Ideas emerge from observations.

v  Communication is the solvent of problems.

v  When change takes place, the initial reaction is always criticism.

v  Music is a wonderful motivator.

v  Negativity is a destroyer of peace and happiness.


 

Avoid accusing anyone without evidence!


Meet you next month – November, 2014


 


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP



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