Personal Growth

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Note to self:

Developing a habit of doing away with self-pity and putting gratitude in it’s place makes you stronger

If you let other’s opinions influence your actions, you are authorising them, the power over your life

Don’t hold on to bitter thoughts about someone else. You are granting them more power over you and limiting your own ability. Being forgiving empowers you.


Dedicated to my nephew Rishab Gurbani and my dear friend Arun Sogathur – A very happy birthday!


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do by Amy Morin


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Courage and Resolve

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You can’t selectively shut down emotion. You can overcome it’s power over you by claiming your “fear routine” or “habit”

Often, “Your Inner Critic confirms your worries that you aren’t good enough”

“Listen to your Inner Critic without granting it free rein over your life choices”

Ask your inner voice again saying: “Redo please, I’m listening, but only if you can say things respectfully.”

What does your inner critic say about your ability to make your dreams a reality?
Do you think it wants you to fail? Or is it just so overwhelmed and afraid? Does it think you lack the skill or talent to achieve your goals?

Pondering over the means to achieve your goals may calm your inner critic.


Dedicated to my brother Carol Olympus on his birthday


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was reading the book: The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda


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Courage and Resolve

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With courage and resolve, there’s no telling the great distance you can cover, what you may accomplish or how much you can achieve. And we’re still waiting over it?

Identify the role fear plays in your mundane routine and “autopilot mode”. Often it’s so buried deep within that you don’t even realise it’s fear underneath.


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Courage and Resolve

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Hard work and intense enthusiasm will get you farther than a “natural aptitude”.

Take courage to jump into unfamiliar subjects, with a firm belief in yourself, guided by your passion.

It will definitely be outside your safe zone for a while.

But when the time comes, you will be able to perform at the peak of your physical or mental capabilities.


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Courage and Resolve

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Stay pledged to doing what you love. Avoid getting stuck over a meaningless routine. Ensure your actions are conscious and intentional.

Work to find your Achilles heel – the specific aspect of the music that needs problem solving – Roberto Diaz, star violinist.


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Courage and Resolve

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Focusing on simple goals will help you achieve more difficult ones. Remember that effort is of great worth than “inborn” natural aptitude or skill.

A perceived “lack of inborn talent” can be over powered with effort – and yes, it is built over time.


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Personal Growth

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Be willing to take calculated risks. Decide before you have all the information in hand. Make a trade-off. You may loose your chance of a potential multifold gain.

If you stick to your comfort zone, it’s detrimental over time.



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Personal Growth

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Be patient and invest in yourself. It takes time, growth is organic. It’s like it’s on a fixed scale moving inch by inch over time.

Have a fixed plan and be methodical in your approach. Else, you’ll have to start from the ground up very often.



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Personal Growth

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Search for, and network with people who are already doing what you love to do. It’s much easier in today’s connected world.

If you love an article and it’s close to what you want to do in life, send the author a LinkedIn request to connect. Overtime as you try to grow your network, you’ll see what other accomplished, in your field are doing and can learn from them.



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