As you grow old, you realize there are no answers. Just stories. -Garrison Keiller
Many times, as I pass the streets, there's a old woman going somewhere. She's got wrinkles on her face, but I know for sure there is clarity in her soul. She looks impeccable in her Maharashtrian traditional saree. Tall, lean, with two or three red glass bangles on her hand. Maybe she stays nearby, but I know her children didn't care where she ...read more
Invest time, energy and money in yourself every day. When you invest in yourself, you can never lose, and over time you will change the direction of your life. You are simply the product of what you know. The more time, energy and money you spend acquiring pertinent knowledge, the more control you have over your life.
Commit yourself to making lots of mistakes. Mistakes teach you important lessons. The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing because you’re too scared to make a mistake. So don’t hesitate – don’t doubt yourself. In life, it’s rarely about getting a chance; it’s about taking a chance. You’ll never be 100% sure it will ...read more
Experience what you have learned No matter how much we think we know about some topic, it’s only after we have put that knowledge into use that we get confirmation of the actual level of understanding that we possess. Sure, we could read about painting, learn all the techniques and brush types, colour palettes, etc. but only when we get in ...read more
If you just say, “Good job,” that’s all fine and well, but it’s not nearly the compliment it could be. Back your compliment up with examples of why you think that person did do a good job. Including examples makes your compliment seem more sincere, and is therefore much more effective and convincing. In a work situation, it might also help ...read more
Compliments are designed to make people feel good about themselves, so make sure the compliment is all about the specific person you’re speaking to. Mass-produced compliments lose their meaning pretty quickly because the more personal the accolade, the better. People feel much more appreciated when you say exactly why you think that person ...read more