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Nora Roberts quotes on going forward to achieve goals

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts

Bruce Lee quotes on setting NO limits

Bruce Lee

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More quotes by Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee on wise men: A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

Bruce Lee on mistakes: Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee on getting things done: If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.

Bruce Lee on character: Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

Bruce Lee on fear: I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Bruce Lee on Showing off: Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.

Bruce Lee on Effort: The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

Bruce Lee on Principles: Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Bruce Lee on Temper: A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

Bruce Lee on Self: As you think, so shall you become.

People who became famous in spite of their disability

Disability

Elders say “health is wealth,” which I think is a profound statement because if you have your health you have the world at your feet. You can achieve anything you want.

What if you were born with a disability? Just the thought scares you right? You don’t need to be born with a disability (or differently able, as it is polite to say) you can also contract a disability while you are a kid. Some of us even become differently abled after we grow up.

It is hard to imagine, isn’t it? I for one get very scared to think of growing up with a disability. Life isn't the same. Or so we think? I wasn't sure. That’s when I thought, let me try and figure out the top five people in the world who have lived with a health disability and yet proved to the World that they can kick some mighty ass.

Here goes my list of people who proved willpower is more important than health. People who proved to the rest of the world that it would take a lot more than a missing limb or some chemical imbalance (chemical locha) in the brain to hold them down. People who became famous in spite of their disability.

Hellen Keller, Disability: Deaf-Blind, (1880-1968)

Hellen Keller had contracted a disability by her second birthday - she had become a deaf-blind. Imagine not being able to hear sounds and not being able to see things and being only two years old. The very thought scares the shit out of me.

In spite of this disability, Hellen Keller learned to read and write and guess what became the first deaf blind person to get a bachelor degree. Hellen Keller could have been happy with the bachelor degree but no. She then started working for disability rights, social welfare, women rights. She had such a strong personality that nobody could say a “No” to Hellen Keller. Today she is the most famous disable person ever.

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Disability: Deafness, (1770-1827)

Imagine being a World-renowned musician and losing your ability to hear sounds when at the age of 30. This is exactly what happened with Ludwig Van Beethoven – he contracted the disability at 30 and by the time he was 40 he lost his hearing completely. Not the right ability to lose for a musician.

For a normal musician, that would have been the end of the road but not for Ludwig Van Beethoven. He kept going and came up with his best work after 40 – and became famous in spite of his disability.

It is believed that Ludwig Van Beethoven had some special powers, which helped him create music at the speed and quality at which he did. His compositions have enthralled generations of music lovers and continue to inspire musicians of all age and genre. He is perhaps the most famous musician today and many don't believe when told that he had a disability - that of hearing.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Disability: Polio, (1882-1945)

Franklin D. Roosevelt is one of the most inspirational politicians to have lived. He was the President of US at the most difficult time possible – the time of the great depression and World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt led the country out of it on both the occasions.

When he was 39 years old he was stricken with polio and was paralyzed waist down. Not a disability one can live with easily, especially if you have to lead the active life of a politician. Any normal person would have given up but not Roosevelt. He went on to be the President of United States of America from March 1933 to his death in April 1945 – for a record four terms. Sometimes he is also referred to as the wheelchair President.

Franklin D. Roosevelt is regarded as as one of the top three U.S. Presidents, in the company of the slavery abolisher Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Surely, disability didn't stop him from becoming famous.

Stephen Hawking, Disability: Lou Gehrig's disease, (1942-Now)

Stephen Hawking was a regular 21-year science student at Cambridge when he was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease called Lou Gehrig's disease. Lou Gehrig's disease has gradually paralyzed Stephen Hawking and today the only muscle he can move in his body is his cheek muscle. He has a speech-generating device using which he communicates with rest of the World. This is perhaps the most dooming disability.

A normal man would have given up but Stephen Hawking was made of sterner stuff. In spite of his disability he went on and proved to the world that he can lead a life of his own. His books on various topics (such as A Brief History of Time, On the Shoulders of Giants, The Universe in a Nutshell etc) have made him a famous man. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and today teaches at University of Cambridge.

John Nash, Disability: Schizophrenia, (1928-Now)

John Nash is an American mathematician, who has struggled with Schizophrenia for a good part of his life and yet gone on to win a Nobel Prize for mathematics. John Nash is know for what he called “Nash Equilibrium” which has made Economics and Economic predictions easier.

Around the time he turned 30 he started behaving abnormally and complained that there were people following him around. He was diagnosed and sent to hospital for paranoid schizophrenia. As treatment he was administered insulin shock therapy as well. Thanks to schizophrenia, John Nash was no longer the brilliant mathematician he used to be. Instead, he became delusional and an irritant to people around him. In other words now he had a disability and he was yet to learn to deal with his disability.

Any normal man would have given up mathematics and gone and lived in a dark room in the basement, but John Nash was a lot tougher than that. With support from his wife, his friends, his colleagues and his own will to lead an exemplary life he overcame Schizophrenia and eventually won the Nobel price in 1994.

John Nash’s life was made into a movie titled A Beautiful Mind, a real tribute to a man who became famous in spite of his disability.

Drake quotes on how your idols should become rivals

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Drake on destination: Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.

Drake on Jealousy: Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.

Drake on his life: My life is mine to remember.

Five lessons from Arvind Kejriwal’s victory

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP which was launched in 2012 – just two and a half years back – has won 67 out of the 70 seats in Delhi Assembly elections. This means, he will have only a 3-member opposition in the assembly. Such a victory is unprecedented in the history of the country.

The question is, what worked for AAP and turned the dice in their favour? Or what didn’t work for BJP?

Presenting five lessons from Arvind Kejriwal’s victory in Delhi today.

A decisive & distinct leader always wins

During the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, Congress didn’t have a leader one could look up to. Narendra Modi filled in this yearning for leadership.

Modi had that pull during Lok Sabha elections and he continued with the same charisma for the Delhi elections. BJP's problem was that even Arvind Kejriwal had an equal amount of magnetism. In a country bereft of political leadership both these men stood out as a beacon of hope. If Modiji aanewaale hain was the war cry during 2014 Lok Sabha elections, this time it was paanch saal Kejriwal.

Everything changed the moment Kiran Bedi was announced as the Chief Minister candidate for Delhi. Now Kejriwal wasn’t being compared to Modi but to Ms Kiran Bedi and this projected Arvind Kejriwal as the distinct & decisive leader beyond doubt.

He may not have the charisma of a Jawaharlal Nehru or an Indira Gandhi, or have the oratory skills of an Atal Bihari Vajpayee…but he sure stood out as a leader to put your bets on.

An individual's or organization's resilience is always rewarded

Last year…after being the Chief Minister of Delhi for 49 days, Arvind Kejriwal decided to resign. Ever since this decision to resign he and his party have taken a beating everywhere but that hasn’t affected Arvind Kejriwal’s resolve.

AAP stretched itself too thin during the Lok Sabha polls and 96% of their candidates lost their deposits. That didn’t disconcert Kejriwal. He kept his Aap team together and requested his party folks to stay connected to their roots – their constituencies.

Aap’s Delhi Election Campaign Committee consisted of 11 members, and was strapped for funds while BJP’s Delhi Election Campaign Committee consisted of 21 members and was flush with funds. Yet, Aap’s members remained resilient, which eventually paid off.

In life, what goes around comes around

In last year’s Lok Sabha election, Congress didn’t even win 10% of the seats and this Delhi election the same happened with BJP - a huge lesson to never rest on your laurels. Why would in just eight months, the people of Delhi bring BJP from its high of 46 percent votes to a low of just 33 percent – and give 67 out of 70 seats to AAP?

In a reflection of a true democracy, Arvind Kejriwal’s first words when he addressed after winning the elections were: “It is very scary, I am afraid because of the big verdict. The BJP and the Congress suffered because of their hubris; if we repeat their mistake the people of Delhi will teach us a lesson after five years.”

He also knows…if the folks of Delhi have given him a mandate, they can also take it away. What goes around comes around.

When you lose, there is always a second chance

Many of us lose heart at the first failure but Arvind Kejriwal and AAP didn’t. For a moment it did seem like his team will be broken apart and sent to the cleaners but he held it tight together.

In a profession where nobody apologizes he decided to do the unthinkable which ensured a second chance. His apology struck a chord with the people of Delhi after all he was the first politician to apologize for doing something wrong.

No problem if you fail the first time, there is always a second chance.

A good leader takes both autocratic & democratic decisions

A good leader doesn’t always go the autocratic route. A true leader knows the right mix of autocratic & democratic decisions and when to use what. One of the important decisions, which swayed the Delhi Election results, was appointment of Kiran Bedi as the Delhi CM candidate.

It is common knowledge that Narendra Modi and Amit Shah agreed on making Kiran Bedi the Chief Ministerial candidate even though the BJP cadre didn’t like it. A bad leadership model, if you ask us. Especially because the party cadres were expected to rally behind their leader.

If you live in Delhi, here is wishing you great days ahead. All the best!

Easy to implement tips on time management

Since everybody is looking for easy to implement tips on time management, here goes the list:

Plan it well

168 hours can be a lot of time if used correctly. Figure out where all this time goes, and you can get many things done. Smart folks plan their next day the night before. They chalk out what time they need to wake up, and schedule all their tasks. Having a schedule is the first tip on time management - it will keep you from going insane through a busy day.

Find out what works for you

Productivity apps won’t help you do more in less time. In short, they can't make you productive. Smart people use apps to become productive but smarter people go the old fashioned way – they write it down with pen and paper. They feel it increased their commitment better than when using a cellular device. So figure out which gives you a feel of strong commitment. Writing or digital reminders.

Fix up priorities

Your time is limited so concentrating on priorities is the only way you can make things happen. You spend time on a task, you make progress. Even a little time spent will lead you somewhere! If you don't prioritize there is no point on having even 100 tips on time management.

Small bits make it big

When you feel overwhelmed and want to give up. Breaking tasks down into smaller chunks is the best way to achieve more in the same time. Smart managers also feel that small steps make a big project easier to finish within the given time. You too can try this!

Use every bit of time

Learn to adjust. Every bit of time is valuable and never skip tasks if you feel you don’t have much time. Find something to do in every gap you get. This way you will actually be reducing your workload.

Rank your work

Prioritize your work and make a judgment call on what matters the most to you. That way you can both finish what is bothering you and what interests you within the time.

Take a break

Taking breaks in-between durations of hard work help people accomplish more. Be it a real task or something you want, you can get the dual advantage by taking a break from your chores and relaxing a bit.

Funny Video: Conference call in real life

Funny Conference Call

Ever wondered what it would be like to see a conference call in real life? It would be an amazingly funny video.

The technical glitches, the background sounds (dog barking, kids screaming, food munching!) and not to mention missed connections - all of this can happen in a conference call...and it would be hilariously funny to witness a conference call in real life. This video below is exactly that - Watch this funny conference call video in real life.

Presenting the Funny Video: Conference call in real life

Best examples of Indian Jugaad

Wallclock Jugaad in India

Indians are known to be masters of Jugaad. Just in case you didn’t know, Jugaad is also known as (or explained to non-Indians) as Frugal Innovation. That is, simple low-cost fixes. Please note that Jugaad is a concept and can be used in the case of a mechanical contraption as well as a political solution – just that jugaad has to be a quick fix, with little of no cost. There is a certain school of thought which believes that jugaad is always a short-term fix.

Outside of business schools and self-help books, the word jugaad is used to signify imagination or creativity to make existing things work (or work better) or to create new things with limited resources.

Jugaad is not a concept limited to India. The American version of a jugaad is a “hack.” Though “hack” as a concept has existed for a long time awareness for jugaad has seen a sudden rise in recent times in India. So much so that the jugaad mindset is being associated with the Indians.

Some believe that jugaad is a curse brought on the Indians, thanks to our huge population but bad infrastructural support and income distribution. They believe that the Indian “Jugaad” spirit is not something to be proud of because our ability to go for the jugaad will never allow us to build globally scalable products of high quality.

These non-believers say that for a small time entrepreneur living in a village with limited financial & physical resources jugaad makes sense but not for the country as a whole.

Checkout Best examples of Indian Jugaad below:

 

 
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Best quotes ever on Success

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People define success differently. For some it is the ability to spend time with family, for some it is a promotion, for some it is business trips abroad and for a good lot of people success is defined as money earned. In short, success can be either personal or professional and we are always looking to succeed.

In our attempt to succeed, we need to remain motivated and inspired the whole day, month, year long. There are only two ways to remain motivated - get motivated by the small success we gain on a daily basis and aspire for more success. Or to look up at people who have succeeded before us and see what their thoughts were on this ever-prevalent need amongst the humans - the need to be a success.

Because we all need regular inspiration from successful people, we have collated a good amount of quotes on success. We think these are the best quotes ever on success, and hope you agree with us:

Dhirubhai Ambani on success: “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

W.C. Fields on success: “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”

Bill Cosby on success: “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Frank Sinatra on success: “The best revenge is massive success.”

Bob Dylan on success: A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bill Cosby on success: I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

General George S. Patton on success: I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

Thomas A. Edison on success: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

David Brinkley on success: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

Mark Twain on success: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Vince Lombardi on success: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Katherine Dunham on success: “I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.'”

Woody Allen on success: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

Marianne Williamson on success: “Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.”

Dalai Lama XIV on success: “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”

George Bernard Shaw on success: “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

Jerry Lewis on success: “I've had great success being a total idiot. ”

Criss Jami on success: “The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

W.P. Kinsella on success: “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”

Theodore Roosevelt on success: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Winston S. Churchill on success: “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Abraham Lincoln on success: “I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.”

Mark Twain on success: “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”

Bruce Lee on success: “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

Did we miss out on any success quote which you may have wanted us to include in our "best quotes ever on Success" list? If yes, please leave it in the comments section and we assure you that we will include it and give you credit as well.

Henry Ford’s quote on how a failure is an opportunity

Henry Ford

Henry Ford lived a life many can only dream of. Henry Ford was founder of the Ford Motor Company. He is responsible for taking automobile from the rich & making it a household name by revolutionizing mass production at Ford Motor Company.

Henry Ford's quote on how a failure is an opportunity:

Henry Ford
Henry Ford

More Quotes by Henry Ford

Henry Ford on success: Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford on finding remedy: Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford on success: If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Henry Ford on a business: A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford on thinking: Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

Henry Ford on learning: Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford on Quality: Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford on Reputation: You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford on Ability: Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.

Henry Ford on Solutions: Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.