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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Stop Grabbing for More

In his book, Before Amen, Max Lucado tells the story of a lawyer who won a case for his client.

The two men celebrated with a nice dinner. At the end of the meal, the client handed the lawyer a fine wallet made of Moroccan leather.

“Please accept this as my token of appreciation.”

The lawyer resisted. “No, I can’t settle for a wallet. My fee is $500.”

The client looked at the lawyer and shrugged. “Whatever you say.”

He opened the wallet and extracted two $500 bills. He reinserted one and handed the lawyer the wallet.

This isn’t a story about lawyers, it’s a story about people.

It’s tempting sometimes to look at what life gives us and be ungrateful.

We think that others are getting a better deal than us or that we could do better, when perhaps what we have right now is all that we need and more.

Today I want to encourage you to look at your life with a sense of gratitude.

Count your blessings.

Stop grabbing for more.

Be satisfied with what you have.

Because maybe you have more than you realise!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Never Give Up

There was a boy named sparky who only faced failure in every work he did. Everyone treated him like a loser. He was not good in studies. He got bad marks in every subject. He failed the 8th grade in all subjects. He once tried his luck in football, but his team lost championship due to him. The only thing he could do well was drawing. He used to draw funny cartoons and showed them to others.

Sparky thought of submitting his drawings in school yearly magazine. He worked very hard and made some drawings. But he was rejected there also. Then after some days he saw an advt for learning graphic design. He submitted one of his school drawings there and he was fortunately accepted there to learn. Sparky worked hard to learn cartooning as he was the only child, his parents decided to pay high tuition fee of the course. Sparky passed the Art Instruction School course.

Sparky now applied to Walt Disney Art Studios. He wanted to make cartoons for Disney and was confident that he will not be rejected this time. Sparky submitted his cartoon but he was rejected again and he was not even admitted to school. He failed again. Because of his failures he was sent to work for the army. During World War 2, he only had one opportunity to fire his machine gun but forgot to load it. He was able to save his life because the German soldier he was firing surrendered.

Now sparky started making a comic strip. He decided to tell his own story through comics. The main character in the comic strip was a loser boy who failed in everything he tried. He tried to publish his story in a local newspaper and gave money for publishing it. After some time, his comic started getting popular. Now newspaper asked him to make more comics. His comics became so popular that it published daily from October 1950 to January 2000.

Sparky the man who never gave up after failing so many times was Charles Schulz and the World famous comic name is Peanuts. Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages.

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.

By Prem Gupta
Credit: The Logical Indian

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Do Not Waste Food

Germany is a highly industrialized country. In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life.

When we arrived in Hamburg, my colleagues walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.

There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.

As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.When we left, there was still about one-third of unconsumed food on the table.

When we were leaving the restaurant, the old ladies spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food.

"We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind," my colleague told the old ladies. The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her handphone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform from Social Security organisation arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Euro fine. We all kept quiet.


The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. We are from a country which is not very rich in resources. To save face, we order a large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat.

(Courtesy: A friend who is now changed a lot)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Challenge

Let others lead small lives,
But not you.
Let others argue over small things,
But not you.
Let others cry over small hurts,
But not you.
Let others leave their future
In someone else's hands,
But not you.

By: Jim Rohn

Friday, February 27, 2015

Follow your dream

Follow your dream.
Take one step at a time and don't settle for less,
Just continue to climb.
Follow your dream.
If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your goal
Press to the top.
For only on top can we see the whole view,
Can we see what we've done and what we can do;
Can we then have the vision to seek something new,
Press on.
Follow your dream.

(By: Amanda Bradley)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Inspirational Quotes By Billionaires

“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.”
- Donal Trump, American Business Magnate, Investor & TV Personality

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
- Andrew Carnegie, Steel Magnate

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”
- Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
- John D Rockefeller, Founder of  the Standard Oil Company

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
- Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
- Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Facebook

“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”
- Azim Premji

“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
- Elon Musk, Founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors & SpaceX