Sunday, 14 August 2016

Captivating Lines from Here and There- 10

  • Growing people is like planting a garden.To produce a good crop you start with healthy plants; provide the best start possible and care for them carefullyas you would tend a garden that was your only source of food. - Twyla Dwell, Management thinker
  • It is impossible to have a problem when your attention is fully in the now. A situation needs to be either dealt with or accepted. The mind unconsciously loves problems because they give you an identity of sorts- From the book "Power of Now"
  • The success combination in business is : Do what you do better...and do more of what you do- David Schwartz, author, "The magic of thinking big"
  • It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.It is not how much we give but how much love we put in the giving- Mother Teresa
  • The way we think about our job determines how are subordinates think towards their jobs- David Schwartz 
  • Always say 'Yes' to the present moment.What could be more insane than to oppose life (now) itself. Surrender to what  is.Say yes to life and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you- "Power of Now"
  • What kind of company would this company be, if everyone in it were just like me?- Think, act, live the way you want your subordinates to think, talk, act, live and they will- David Schwartz
  • In you there is an actor and a witness. An actor is either confused or decisive, but the witness just observes and smiles - Sri Sri Ravishankar
  • The passionate pursuit of new ideas need to be baked in to the mission of the company. In best practices cultures, leaders hire and promote only people who have a 'thirst' for continuous learning. Today it is not a choice but inevitable - Jack & Suzy Welch in the book "Winning: The answers"
  • The simplest way to get high level performance is to be sure the master copy is worth duplicating - David Schwartz  

Friday, 12 August 2016

Ignorance is Bliss

My life situations in many ways
resemble stories
in the Tinkle comic books

I have been like Hooja
who, though a king is a dimwit
and is unaware of the
plotting and planning
by Tantri, his Mantri (PM)
to eliminate him
so that he, Tantri can be king

So whether in professional
or personal life
the Tantris dig holes
for me to fall
yet fall in to them themselves!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Do They Really Care?

24x7 news channels
so desperate for news
north,east,west, south
news from all sides
needs to be collected

"some news, oh God, some news
anything from anywhere
for our survival..
and if we are the first
to reach there, it's jackpot
it's breaking news!
exclusive "only on your channel!"

"More violent, more bizarre
the better it is for us
we only have to pour oil
ensure that the fire doesn't die out
stretch it as long as possible
like the mega serials..
after all it's a bread and butter issue
don't mind it buddy
we need to survive too!"

"Coaxing news our birth right
a talent, our USP
so can't help if  there's no place
in our dictionary for the  word 'Insensitive'
hey, no offence meant  if we bombard
rape victims with questions
add hypothesis and possibilities
to elicit  interesting responses."

Recently almost like a leading question
a reporter  asked a  victim of  gang rape
"what if police, government do nothing about this ? "
he got just  what he wanted when she said
"We the three of us will eat something
and leave this world..."

The 24 hour news channels
are always angry, aggressive
and frequently breaking news
but do they really care?...

Friday, 5 August 2016

While in the Journey of Life...

What's the point
saying 20,25, 30 years later
"You did this to me
you did that to me
you treated me badly...."
Instead of showing
the courage & conviction
to speak out your feelings at that time
and resolving matters then and there!

Playing the victim card doesn't
change course of life
making it better
yet for some
wallowing in self pity
is in itself the 'thrill of  life'....

Watching an Advt of today
and feeling "My hubby back then
never ever made a cup of tea for me"
or observing the affluent life that
the young can afford today
and thinking "How Little I had to make do those days..."
is meaningless, a wasteful exercise
It's like comparing Gavaskar's times in cricket
not even with Sachin's
but with present Virat Kohli's times..

Sinking, depleting thoughts and feelings
whether from the past, present or imagined future
do not take you to where you "want to go"
a better feeling thought is the starting point
that moves you towards where you want to be

In other words, focus on what you want
not what you do not want
for what you think and focus on
Good or Bad
is attracted into your life!

PS: The poem is composed on the concept of "The Law of Attraction".