The World Respects Those Who Respect Themselves

Last updated: Nov 29, 2019

You must be wondering…

Why I chose “The world respects those who respect themselves” as the title of this article?

Doesn’t it sound “Bollywoodish?”

You’re right; it does. And this article has quite a lot to do with Bollywood.

You see, Bollywood movies give an impression that “village” in North India means a village in Bihar or Eastern UP. The moment you hear the word “villager”, you think of a guy with a talisman around his neck, wearing a dhoti-kurta and speaking, “Arey o babua, tanik hiyan ta aava” or “Ka babu Ji, kaisan baat karat rahe?”

And what’ wrong with that?

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How to Increase Willpower

Last updated: Nov 05, 2019

Most of us assume that fate chains us. People say that a man is not free to act.

By the way, are they wrong? Not quite.

A person who believes that there’s no higher power, will not seek it (because it does not exist for him). And you cannot find something that you don’t explore.

But if you do try, you’ll get it – sooner or later.

If you feel there is a power within our grasp – a reservoir of strength that can make things happen, then you can make it work for you – with your ‘will.’ That’s why it’s called willpower.

Increase Willpower. Here’s How

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Hard Work is the Core of Success

Last updated: Dec 07, 2019

Hard work is one of the most important aspects of personal growth.

And what better day to talk about working hard than “Labor Day” which is today—the 1st of May?

Contemplate over these lines, explaining the importance of labour:

उद्यमेन हि सिध्यन्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः ।
न हि सुप्तस्य सिंहस्य प्रविशन्ति मुखे मृगाः ।।

Udyamein hi siddhyanti karyani na manoratheh, Nahi suptasya sinhasya pravishanti mukhe instalments

“Effort accomplishes work; it does not get accomplished merely by wishing. The animals don’t enter a sleeping lion’s mouth.”

When you try making a career in your chosen field; planning, predicting possible outcomes, and having a positive attitude—it all matters. But what matters more is the willpower to work hard.

The process of working towards your goals, moving past setbacks, and then finally tasting the fruits of your sweat is as relevant today as it has been in the past.

There’s no substitute for hard work. No matter how many people sing praises for “shortcuts”; hard work is still the core of success, and will always be.

An Inspiring Real Life Story About Hard Work

Just the other day, a friend narrated me an inspiring story.

It was about a man who had lost everything but didn’t give up.

He worked tirelessly, bounced back and made his life meaningful again. I am sharing the story with you. (I have changed the names of people and places to protect identities).

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How to Build Concentration With Tratak (6 Powerful Trataks to Choose from)

Last updated: Dec 07, 2019

“What do you see, Arjun?”

“Guruvar, all I see is the eye of the bird.”

“Go ahead, Arjun. Release your arrow.”

“As you wish Guruvar.”

Whoosh!

Next, we know—the great warrior prince, Arjun, pierced the eye of the dummy bird placed on a distant tree.

It’s a classic example of how powerful concentration can be when it comes to reaching your goals.

And, let’s face it:

The ability to stay focused for longer periods gives you an edge in both your personal and professional lives. After all, it’s the focus that decides who succeeds and who fails, right?

This is where “Tratak” comes in.

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Heat Stroke: Quick Tips to Beat the Heat

Last updated: Nov 29, 2019

A Beautiful Green Tree in a Dense Forest

Summers are here.

And so is the heat, sweat, and itching, and the possibility of a heat stroke.

Ever imagined how cool it would be if you could stay indoors, sip lime water, and chill at home?

That would be nice, right?

But unfortunately, for most of us, that’s not possible.

You see, we are hardworking people. We need to go to work, meetings, seminars, conferences, and whatnot. After all, it’s a question of earning a  decent livelihood.

In simpler words, you need to be out there—in the Sun.

But here’s the challenge:

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Overcoming Inertia: Moving Past Initial Resistance is Hard

Last updated: Nov 30, 2019

The primary focus of a new venture must be to find ways to overcome inertia.

Why?

Because the beginning is the hardest part.

For example:

You want to kick-start a new business.

You want to pursue new fitness goals.

Or, maybe you want to improve your spoken English.

It doesn’t matter what you want to do, what matters is that you focus your energy to overcome inertia so you can achieve your goals on time.

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How to Polish Communication Skills

Last updated: Nov 05, 2019

How to polish communication skills is one of the most pressing questions for students and professionals alike.

And rightly so.

Better communication skills can get you a better job, a better career, and a better life.

But what does it mean to have polished, or ‘excellent’ communication skills?

Well, that means you’re able to express yourself with clarity. That’s it.

But there’s a misconception: most people believe that communication skills mean spoken English. That’s not entirely true. Working on your spoken English should be a part of polishing communication skills, but remember that’s only a part, not the whole thing.

You see, communication is a broad subject, but for this article, we’ll focus on three specific communication skills.

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Let’s discuss them one by one.

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Want Success? Do Your Best Work

Last updated: Dec 05, 2019

It was the year 1994.

I was studying in 11th standard in Shri Kund Kund Jain inter college, Khatuali, Lakshminagar (Muzaffarnagar) in Western Uttar Pradesh.

The principal Shri Pritam Singh Ji was a unique man. Almost daily, after the morning assembly, he used to send all the classes to their classrooms except 11th and 12th. Then he used to start his favourite speech:

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How “Loud” are Your Religious Sentiments?

Last updated: Nov 16, 2019

My mother once asked me:

‘How about organising a “Jagaran?”‘ (a musical night honouring Goddess Durga).

‘Well, that’s a nice idea, but I shall disconnect the loudspeakers as soon as the clock hits ten since speakers are not allowed post 10 pm. The musical group can sing the “Bhajans” and “Bhents” the whole night but without loudspeakers.

‘What’s the point of a Jagaran without loudspeakers?’ She protested.

That was a long time back, and since then, she has never discussed Jagarans (at least not with me).

Consider this:

What’s a Jagaran all about?

Praising the gods or playing the loudspeakers?

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How to Become a Model: Tips to Start a Modelling Career

Last updated: Dec 02, 2019

You’re lying in your bed.

The room is dark, lights out.

But you can see the striking camera flash-lights aimed at you.

Your arms wrapped around the sleek waist of a hot girl—her giggles tinkering bells in your ear—the touch of her smooth skin transporting you to heaven.

You’re a successful model.

Earning tons of cash. Enjoying a lavish lifestyle. With millions of fans on Instagram.

You’d love that to be real, right? And why not? You have all the reasons to believe modelling is your true calling. For instance:

Girls giggle and say “hi” as soon as you enter the classroom. Boys your age are jealous of your looks—you could see it in their eyes. Your friends comment, “Dude, why don’t you try making a career in modelling?”

And you start imagining hot girls, tons of cash, and celebrity status.

Well, not so fast.

Before you hit the road, you need to know a) What does it mean to be a model and, b) If you’re willing to pay the price to become one.

Here’s a checklist for you:

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