Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 
NARA'S NOTEPAD
 
VOLUME 11
JULY 2015
NUMBER 7



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MEMO FROM NARA


 
History – the study of the past - was one of the subjects taught to me when I was studying in high school. The history teacher used to teach me Indian history and World history. The past events and personalities were the central themes in this subject. I still remember the past stories taught to me but I have not seen those personalities except their pictures. The events like war, planting trees in the roadside for shade, digging wells for drinking water, constructions of temples, mosques, churches, palaces and monuments, are some of the topics still I remember from my study of history. In the world history chapter, World War I and World War II were important topics. In addition the historic personalities Adolf Hitler, Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Mountbatten, Mahatma Gandhi – and their life history were taught. Of course, some of them were interesting whereas some others were boring. Anyway, I remembered these events, dates and names of personalities just to pass the examination. More than that, I never showed a real interest in history.

History really tells us about our past and its culture, the lifestyle of old generation, their way of life and the type of governance etc. Obviously it is important to keep a record of our past in the name of history in order to pursue the progress of our human civilization. In fact history teaches us the mistakes committed by the past personalities. They constructed many things and also destructed many other things including monuments and human beings. However Indian history is instrumental for creating a constructive society with a basic philosophy of diversity in unity. Aryans, Mohals, and Britishers invaded India and made changes and organized the political systems. Pre-independent India was under the stupid rule of Britishers.

Many historical personalities including Mahatma Gandhi through the principle of non-violence succeeded in sending the Britishers out and made India free. India became independent and the people of India, although speak different languages, eat different kinds of food, wear different types of clothes, believe in different religions unified and accepted the union with a number of States. Democracy flourished and still flourishing in India.

History thus becomes a part of our past and tell us about what our grand-father and great grand-father were and what they did etc. Because of those people and their ideas and good thinking we are building up India today in a modern way. Today’s progress will become tomorrow’s history. Today’s personalities and celebrities will be the historic figures in future. Our future generation will learn about them and pick up the good qualities from them. Let the life go on history after history.

UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING CHANGES...


Understand that everything changes - Whether you realize it or not, everything and everyone is in a constant state of change. Change is undeniable and is happening to yourself and others as you are reading this. There is no way to prevent change, but there is a way to consciously control your change. Be the change that you want to see on this Earth and please: make it a positive, conscious one!

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GOOD POSITIVE FEELINGS


 

      1.       Yes
2.       I agree
3.       I appreciate
4.       Thank you for…
5.       I like (love, enjoy)
6.       That makes sense because…
7.       I’m pleased (happy, delighted) that…
8.       Good! (Excellent, Great, Wow, Cool, Terrific etc)
9.       How…? / What…?
10.    Positive non-verbal (smile, laughs, playfulness, eye contact, hugs)

Monday, June 29, 2015

JUST TO LAUGH...


 
 
A: Look at the young person with the short hair and blue jeans. Is it a boy or a girl?
B: It is a girl. She’s my daughter.
A: Oh, I am sorry Sir, I didn’t know that you were her father.
B: I’m not. I’m her mother.

Father: I have 4 sons. 1st Engineer, 2nd MBA, 3rd Ph.D, 4th Thief
Neighbour: Why don’t you throw your 4th son out of the house?
Father: He is the only one earning in the house, rest are jobless.

 In our country,
We have FREEDOM of SPEECH,
Then why do we have TELEPHONE BILLS ?

Eliminate Complaining, Express Positivity


 

You may not realize that, but when you complain about something, you are subconsciously creating a dysfunctional mindset that is going to later prevent you from finding a solution to your problem. This also happens when we focus our energy on the negative aspects of our lives. But this doesn’t always impact your life only. Complaining can make you become a “bad company” for others and you can start losing friends. We are so used to thinking about how things can go wrong, about the worst thing that can happen that we forget that there is a positive side to everything in life. Cultivating a positive mindset is hard work in the beginning but it pays off once it becomes a habit. Why not concentrate on how things can work out the best for you and how you can make the best of your current situation? This way you can inspire other people to do so as well.

 

STEPS TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS



1. Get specific. When you set yourself a goal, try to be as specific as possible. "Lose 5 pounds" is a better goal than "lose some weight," because it gives you a clear idea of what success looks like.

2. Seize the moment to act on your goals. Given how busy most of us are, and how many goals we are juggling at once, it's not surprising that we routinely miss opportunities to act on a goal because we simply fail to notice them.
3. Know exactly how far you have left to go. Achieving any goal also requires honest and regular monitoring of your progress -- if not by others, then by you yourself. If you don't know how well you are doing, you can't adjust your behavior or your strategies accordingly.

4. Be a realistic optimist. When you are setting a goal, by all means engage in lots of positive thinking about how likely you are to achieve it. Believing in your ability to succeed is enormously helpful for creating and sustaining your motivation. But whatever you do, don't underestimate how difficult it will be to reach your goal. Most goals worth achieving require time, planning, effort, and persistence.

5.  Focus on getting better, rather than being good. Many of us believe that our intelligence, our personality, and our physical aptitudes are fixed -- that no matter what we do, we won't improve. As a result, we focus on goals that are all about proving ourselves, rather than developing and acquiring new skills.
6. Have grit. Grit is a willingness to commit to long-term goals, and to persist in the face of difficulty. If you aren't particularly gritty now, there is something you can do about it. People who lack grit more often than not believe that they just don't have the innate abilities successful people have.

7. Build your willpower muscle. Your self-control "muscle" is just like the other muscles in your body -- when it doesn't get much exercise, it becomes weaker over time. But when you give it regular workouts by putting it to good use, it will grow stronger and stronger, and better able to help you successfully reach your goals.

8. Don't tempt fate. No matter how strong your willpower muscle becomes, it's important to always respect the fact that it is limited, and if you overtax it you will temporarily run out of steam. Don't try to take on two challenging tasks at once, if you can help it (like quitting smoking and dieting at the same time).

9. Focus on what you will do, not what you won't do. Do you want to successfully lose weight, quit smoking, or put a lid on your bad temper? Then plan how you will replace bad habits with good ones, rather than focusing only on the bad habits themselves. 
-Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

LINES I LIKED...




Ø The joy that isn’t shared dies young.

Ø A shared resource is a durable asset that can be used by many people.

Ø    A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.

Ø Every generation changes the rules and their comfort zones.

TO QUOTE...



My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford

Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

 Business is not financial science… it’s about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it. – Anita Roddik

Don’t count every hour in the day rather utilize it!


Meet you next month – August, 2015


 


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP



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