Showing posts from September, 2017

10 Keys to make your life a Masterpiece

I have identified 10 keys if followed consistently can surely help us achieve lasting success and fulfillment on our own terms. It is a process and you never reach there but you can enjoy the journey. Here are the 10 Keys to make your life a masterpiece.
Define your mission - Without a mission it is very difficult to be excited about life. A few years back I defined my mission as "My mission is to maximise my potential and help others maximise theirs." This has driven me to read, learn, write and share whatever I have learned. It has also helped me feel excited nearly every single day which is the biggest gift from having a mission. Stephen Covey mentioned this way back in 1989 with his habit "Begin with the End in Mind" and I think that is still valid today as it was then. Figure what you really want your life to stand for and you will automatically be excited about life. This requires some soul searching and serious introspection. Taking the time to define your m…

7 Ways to move Forward in your life

We all get knocked down in life no matter how much we try to avoid it. If we are trying to be at our best it is inevitable that we will face setbacks. One of the best resources I found on failure is the book “Failing Forward” by John C. Maxwell. He gives a formula for proceeding further once you get back up by expanding the word forward. Here it is with my take on each. Finalize your goal – You will not be surprised with this one. How can you hit a target you cannot see? Once you fall down if you immediately look to the future with optimism you won’t stay down for too long. One of the best ways to shape your future is through challenging goals in all areas of your life. Of course don’t spread your hands in all directions have a singular focus.   Order your plans – By failing to plan you are planning to fail. You should be flexible of course but at the same you need to have a roadmap to achieve your goals. Take the time to create a blue print for your life and you will feel great. Risk F…

11 Traits of Highly Successful People

Successful people have a few common characteristics that make them great. Not every successful person can be a master of all these but awareness of them can help in increasing these qualities in ourselves. Following are the 11 common traits exhibited by successful people that I have observed across various fields including sports, business, and arts. Self-Discipline I put this at the top of the list simply because without self-discipline nothing is possible. Self-discipline is a quality that can be developed by having a clear idea on what we want and then ensuring the desire to succeed is greater than the consequences of not doing it. If we want to exercise 5 times a week then we can imagine the enormous benefits of exercise and visualize that while trying to keep the end goal in mind. If we want to achieve all the things we want then self-discipline is the best place to start and we have 100% control on this. It is resolving to do what we have set out to accomplish in both our person…