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I can motivate Myself .I am the creator of My Own Self. How ? Part-3

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Feeling bad many times is natural.

Do you feel bad about yourself?

Do people behave like mean to you?

Do you feel afraid of taking chances and doing what truly makes you happy, so you often conform to other people’s opinions just to fit in?

If the answer to any of the above questions is a “Yes”.

I can help you, read this article in full to start feeling happy about Yourself and the way’s to keep yourself motivated.

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Don’t be sad. Be happy instead. Happiness is what everyone should achieve in life while avoiding stressful situations, uncomfortable emotions, and challenging obstacles. Despite what people who actually study the human mind and behavior say, these are not things that strengthen your mindset, develop quality habits, shape your personality, and make you a stronger individual. Some call these people scientists, some call them experts. But what is really true is a matter of discussion.

Always be happy, because having any other emotion is just unnatural. Criticism is something very, very bad. It’s not something you can learn from to improve yourself. It’s not significant if 90% of people hate what you’re doing. It’s not important if you could do things differently and achieve a better effect. Why?

Because you’re awesome. Everybody is awesome. If you’re alive, you’re awesome. You don’t become an awesome person by doing good deeds, advancing your skills and knowledge, putting in hard work, and developing yourself into a smart, capable, and interesting individual.

If people hate talking to you and avoid social contact, don’t think something might be wrong with you. Maybe you talk too much? Maybe you’re too judgmental? Maybe you don’t have anything important to say? Forget these things. Remember, you’re awesome just for being you. You don’t have any bad traits. There are no flaws in your behavior. There is no room for improvement.

You’re perfect just the way, you are.

Find an idea. Go ahead and convert this idea into a project? Think of writing a book, Starting a business, YouTube channel, Blog. Go for it. I’m sure it’s a unique, never-been-done-before idea. thave rust on your Idea. Your every idea is amazing because, as we’ve learned, you’re awesome and criticism is bad. If you could actually learn something from criticism, it would mean that it is not necessarily bad. And that’s just crazy.

Market survey says that 9/10 startups fail and that almost half of them fail because there was no market need for their product or service. In other words, nobody was interested in their idea in the first place. But those brave souls refused to listen to the haters and kept going. The final outcome is not relevant.

Let’s pull up some survey of our own. Spoiler alert – they are going to blow your mind:

  • Walt Disney was fired because his boss felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas”
  • Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first television job for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories”
  • Steven Spielberg was rejected by the School of Cinematic Arts multiple times
  • Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything”
  • Jay-Z couldn’t get any record label to sign him

All these people later went on to become extremely successful and well-known in their respective fields. They didn’t listen to what others told them and they didn’t let the haters discourage them. They kept pushing until they achieved their dreams.

This, of course, doesn’t mean that they failed many, many, many times before succeeding. It doesn’t mean that they had hundreds of shit ideas before finding one that was actually good. It also doesn’t mean they are exceptionable people who spent endless hours, months, and years perfecting their craft, thinking of new ideas, learning, and evolving from criticism and making sacrifices for a better future.

The only thing that we can learn from these fun facts is that they were just normal, ordinary people – like you. If they could do it, why couldn’t you? If you want it hard enough, you’ll definitely be successful one day (regardless of how much work you actually put in).

Why? Because you’re awesome.

 

As we have seen, how important It is to be happy, let’s dwell on the five way’s to be Self Motivated.

 

  1. Find your master key to success- 
  2. Put your library on wheels.
  3. Plan your work.
  4. Bounce your thoughts.
  5. Break Down Your Work into small pieces and light your lazy dynamite.

 

Find Your Master Key To success

I used to have the feeling that everyone else in life had at one time or another been issued instruction books on how to make life work. And I, for some reason, wasn’t there when they passed them out. I felt a little like the Spanish poet Cesar Vallejo, who wrote, “Well, on the day I was born, God was sick.” Still struggling in my late-30s with a pessimistic outlook and no sense of purpose, I voiced my frustration once to a friend of mine, who recommended a book to me. Until that time, I didn’t really believe that there could be a book that could tell you how to make your life work.

The name of the book was “Good to Great” by “Jim C. Collins”. It sat on my shelf for quite a while. I didn’t believe in motivational books or self-help. They were weak and fools. I was finally persuaded to read the book by the word Great in the title. Greatness would be a welcome addition to my life. Being Great at what I do is probably what I needed to be happy and wipe out my troubles. What the book actually did was a lot more than increase my earning capacity (although by practicing the principles in the book, my earnings doubled in less than a year). Jim C. Collin’s advice ultimately sparked a fire in me that changed my entire life. I soon acquired an ability that I would later realize was self-motivation.  After reading that book, I read the books of Napoleon Hill’s. I also began buying motivational audiobooks for listening to in my transit time and for playing by my bed as I went to sleep each night. Everything I had learned in school, in college, and from my family and friends was out the window. Without fully understanding it, I was engaged in the process of completely rebuilding my own thinking. I was, thought by thought, replacing the old cynical and passive orientation to life with a new optimistic, and energetic outlook.

So, what is this master key to success?

“The great master key to success,” as said by Napoleon Hill, “is nothing more or less than the self-discipline necessary to help you take full and complete possession of your own mind. Remember, it is profoundly significant that the only thing over which you have complete control is your own mental attitude.”

Taking complete possession of my own mind would be a lifelong adventure, but it was one that I was excited about beginning.

Maybe The book Good to Great will not be your own master key, but I promise you that you’ll find an instruction book on how to make your life work if you keep looking and how to transform yourself from the level of being good to being great. It might be The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, The Last Word in Power by Tracy Goss, Frankenstein’s Castle by Colin Wilson, or The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden. All those books would have worked the primary transformation for me, and they have all taken me higher up the motivational ladder. Your own key might even come from the spiritual literature of your choice. You’ll find it when you’re ready to seek. It’s out there waiting for you.

 

Put your library on wheels-

One of the greatest opportunities for motivating yourself today lies in the way you use your transit time. It may be when you are on the way to your office or back, maybe when you are waiting for someone, or any other time when you are actually not working.

There is no longer any excuse for the time in the car to be downtime or frustrating or time that isn’t motivating. With the huge variety of audiotapes and CDs now available, you can use your time on the road to educate and motivate yourself at the same time. When we use our time in the car to simply listen to hip-hop or to curse traffic, we are undermining our own frame of mind. Moreover, by listening to tabloid-type “news” programs for too long a period of time, we actually get a distorted view of life. News programs today have one goal: to shock or sadden the listener. The most vulgar and horrific stories around the state and nation are searched for and found.
I experienced this first hand when I stayed with one of my friends who worked for a daily newspaper. I saw him getting frustrated if there were no murders or rapes that day. I watched him tore through the wire stories to see if a news item from another state could be good enough to save the front page. If there’s no drowning, they’ll reluctantly go with a near-drowning. There is nothing wrong with this. It’s not immoral or unethical. It feeds the public’s hunger for the bad news. It’s exactly what people want, so, in a way, it is a service. But it reaches its most damaging proportions when the average listener to a car radio believes that all this bad news is a true and fair reflection of what’s happening in the world. It’s not. It is deliberately selected to spice up the broadcast and keep people listening. It is designed to create fear because horrified people are a riveted audience and advertisers like it that way.

If we would be more selective with how we program our minds while we are driving, we could have some exciting breakthroughs in two important areas: knowledge and motivation. There are now hundreds of audio book series on self-motivation, on how to use the Internet, on health, on goal setting, and on all the useful subjects that we need to think about if we’re going to grow.

As Emerson once said, “We become what we think about all day long.” (I first heard that sentence, a few days ago, while driving in my car listening to an Earl Nightingale audio program suggested by my Mentor (Mr.Siddharth Rajsekhar). If we leave what we think about a chance, or to a radio station, then we lose a large measure of control over our own minds. Many people today drive a great deal of time. With motivational and educational audio books, it has been estimated that drivers can receive the equivalent of a full semester in college with three months’ worth of driving. Most libraries have large sections devoted to audiobooks, and all the best and all the current audiobooks are now available on Internet bookseller sites.

Are all motivational programs effective? No. Some might not move you at all. That’s why it’s good to read customer reviews before buying an audio program over the Internet. But there have been so many times when great motivational audio played in my car has had a positive impact on my frame of mind and my ability to live and work with enthusiasm. One moment stands out in my memory above all others, although there have been hundreds. I was driving in my car one day listening to Wayne Dyer’s classic audio series, Choosing Your Own Greatness. At the end of a long, moving argument for not making our happiness dependent on some material object hanging out there in our future, Dyer said, “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”

That one thought eased itself into my mind at that moment and never left it. It is not an “original” thought, but Dyer’s gentle presentation, so filled with serene joy and so effortlessly spoken, changed me in a way that no ancient volume of wisdom ever could have. That’s one of the powers of the audiobook form of learning: It simulates an extremely intimate one-on-one experience. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Barbara Sher, Tom Peters, Nathaniel Branden, Earl Nightingale, Alan Watts, and Anthony Robbins are just a few motivators whose tapes have changed my life. You’ll find your own favorites. You don’t have to find time to go read at the library. Forget the library. You are already driving one.

 

Plan Your Work-

There is no perfect time to start something. If you plan and you are ready to execute, all time is a perfect time.

Some of us may think we’re too depressed right now to start on a new course of personal motivation. Or we’re too angry. Or we’re too upset about certain problems. But Napoleon Hill insisted that that’s the perfect time to learn one of life’s most unusual rules: “There is one unbeatable rule for the mastery
of sorrows and disappointments, and that is the transmutation of those emotional frustrations through definitely planned work. It is a rule which has no equal.”

Once we get the picture of who we want to be, “definitely planned work” is the next step on the path. Definitely planned work inspires the energy of purpose. Without it, we suffer from a weird kind of intention deficit disorder. We’re short on intention. We don’t know where we’re going or what we’re up to.

Thus, planning your work very important. It is also said that “One hour of planning saves three hours of execution”.

However, most of us don’t feel we have time for that hour of planning. We’re too busy cleaning up yesterday’s problems (that were caused by a lack of planning). We don’t yet see that planning would be the most productive hour we spend. Instead, we wander unconsciously into the workplace and react to crises. (Again, most of which result from a failure to plan.) A carefully planned meeting can take a third of the time that an unplanned free-for-all takes. A carefully planned day can take a third of the time that an unplanned free-for-all day takes.

I know a person who manages a large sales staff at a major radio station. His success in life was moderate until he discovered the principle of definitely planned work. Now he spends two hours each
Weekend on his computer planning the week ahead. “It’s made all the difference in the world,” he said. “Not only do I get three times the work done, but I feel so in control. The week feels like my week. The work feels like my work. My life feels like my life.” It is impossible to work with a definite sense of purpose and be depressed at the same time. Carefully planned work will motivate you to do more and worry less.

 

Bounce Your Thoughts.

Thoughts can be bounced and habits can be formed.

Think of basketball players, who have just started to learn playing basketball, you know that most of them have a tendency to dribble with only one hand—the one attached to their dominant arm.
When you as a coach notice some player doing this, you might call him aside and say,
“Hey, you’re dribbling with just the one hand every time, and the defender can easily defend you when you do that. Your options are cut off. You need to dribble with your other hand, too, so that he never knows which way you’re going to go.” At this point, the player might say, “I can’t.” And you smile and say, “What do you mean you can’t?”And the player then shows you that when he dribbles with his subdominant (weaker) hand and arm, the ball is all over the place. So, to his mind, he can’t.

“Hey,” you say. “It’s not that you can’t, it’s just that you haven’t.” Then you explain to the player that his other hand can dribble just as well if he is willing to practice. It’s just a matter of logging enough bounces. It’s the simple formation of a habit. After enough practice dribbling with his other hand, the player will learn you were right.

The same principle is true for reprogramming our own dominant habits of thinking. If our dominant thought habit is pessimistic, all we have to do is dribble with the other hand: Think optimistic thoughts more and more often until it feels natural. If someone had asked me (before I started my journey
Of self-motivation that began with Jim C. Collin) why I didn’t try to be more goal-oriented and optimistic, I would have said, “I can’t. It’s just not me. I wouldn’t know how.” But it would have been more accurate
For me to just say, “I haven’t.” Thinking is just like bouncing the basketball. On the one hand, I can think pessimistically and build that side of me up (it’s just a matter of repeatedly bouncing those thoughts). On the other hand, I can think optimistically—one thought at a time—and build that habit up.
Self-motivation is all a matter of how much in control you want to be.

According to some research, we humans have up to 45,000 thoughts a day. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of that figure, especially because I know some people who seem to have no more than nine or 10. However, if it is true that we have 45,000 thoughts, then you can see how patient, we have to be about turning a pessimistic thought habit around.

The overall pattern won’t change after just a few positive bounces of the brain. If you’re a pessimist, your bio-computer has really been programmed heavily in that direction. But it doesn’t take long before a
New patterns can emerge. As a former pessimist myself, I can tell you it really happens, however slowly but surely. You do change. One thought at a time. If you can bounce it one way, you can bounce it the other

Break Down Your Work into small pieces and light your lazy dynamite.

According to Henry Ford, there is no such job that can not be handled if you are willing to break it down into little pieces. And when you’ve broken a job down, remember to allow yourself some slow motion in beginning the first piece. Just take it slow and easy. Because it isn’t important how fast you are doing it. What’s important is that you are doing it. Most of our hardest jobs never seem to get done. The mere thought of doing the whole job, at a high energy level, is frequently too off-putting to allow motivation to occur. But a good way to ease yourself into that motivation is to act as if you
Where the laziest person on the planet.  By accepting that you’re going to make your task in a slow and lazy way, there is no anxiety or dread about getting it started. In fact, you can even have fun by entering into it as if you were in a slow-motion comedy, flowing into the work like a person made of water.
But the paradox is that the slower you start something, the faster you will be finished. When you first think about doing something hard or overwhelming, you are more aware of how you don’t want to do it

In other words, the mental picture you have about the activity, of doing it fast and furious, is not a happy picture. So you think of ways to avoid doing the job altogether.

The thought of starting slowly is an easy thought. And doing it slowly allows you to actually start doing it. Therefore, it gets finished. Another thing that happens when you flow into a project slowly is that
Speed will often overtake you without you forcing it. Just as the natural rhythm inside you will get you in sync with what you are doing. You’ll be surprised how soon your conscious mind stops forcing the action and your subconscious mind supplies you with easy energy. So take your time. Start out lazy. Soon your tasks will be keeping the slow but persistent rhythm. .The dynamite is living inside you. You don’t have to be frenzied about setting it off. It lights just as well to a match struck slowly.

 

So, Stay happy, Stay Motivated, Plan your own destiny. Anything is possible for You,

Yes, You Can Do It.

 

Stay tuned for more ways to motivate yourself in Part 4……..Coming Soon………….

Do give your comments on the above ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Can Motivate Myself. I am The Creator Of My Own Self. How ? Part 2

 

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In this article as a series of “I can Motivate Myself. “I am the creator of my own self” In Part 2″, we will dwell on the next five ways to keep ourselves motivated.

Basanti Samant standing in front of a red brick wall

A story that speaks about “Behind every successful woman there are more women”

Her hair is worked hard upon – neatly oiled and plaited. Abundant wrinkles crisscross her face. She is wearing Hawai chappals and a khadi saree that falls slightly above her ankles. She looks ready for a day of work, but is here to take us across the Pinnath range to the Rudradhari waterfall – the source of the Kosi river in the Kumaon region.

 Basanti Samant, 60, or Basanti behen, as she is widely addressed, is a speaker at an event.

Some years ago, she led a movement – forming 200 groups, each with 15-20 women – in and around Kausani , to save the Kosi. By 2002, the river’s summer flow had dwindled to around 80 liters a second from 800 liters in 1992, and since then Samant and the women of Kausani have worked hard for its conservation.

Back in 2002, Samant inspired women to stop cutting live wood and start planting more native broadleaf trees such as the banj oak. The women pledged to use water judiciously and to put out and prevent forest fires. Samant ushered them into a sisterhood that conserves the environment, but over the years, the women have stayed together, deriving strength from each other for battles also fought within their homes.

But, at first, Samant had to fight her own battle.

“My life was like the mountain – difficult and uphill,” she says. When she was around 12 and had completed Class 5, Basanti was married. She moved to her husband’s home in the Tharkot village of Pithoragarh district. By the time she turned 15, her husband, a school teacher, died. “My mother-in-law would tell me that I ate him,” she says.

Soon, she packed her few clothes and returned home to Dinara, her village in Pithoragarh, to help her mother and aunts cut grass and collect cow dung. Samant’s father, who worked in the police department in Bihar, tried to get her re-admitted in school. “He wanted me to become a primary school teacher,” she says. But there was strong opposition at home. “If I ever read a book, my mother would taunt me, ‘Will you start working in an office now?’ I didn’t have the courage to oppose her.”

A few years later, Basanti heard about Lakshmi Ashram, a training center for young women in Kasauni, which started in 1946 by Catherine Heilman, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. Basanti sent a letter to the ashram asking for admission. “Radha Bhatt, the president, asked me to come,” she says. Her father dropped her at the ashram for a year-long sewing program in 1980.

Basanti extended her stay to fulfill her father’s dream of teaching in Lakshmi Ashram’s balwadis. She also filled out forms to resume schooling. “I graduated high school [Class 10, through a distance learning course] at the age of 31. My brother distributed sweets all over the village,” she says, beaming at something that happened 30 years ago as if it happened yesterday.

Over time, Basanti started working full-time in the ashram, where she still lives. Her work included helping to form balwadis and women’s self-help groups (SHGs) – to teach sewing, handicrafts, and other income-related skills – across Uttarakhand. But she longed to go back to Kausani. “I wondered what I am doing in a big city [she was stationed in Dehradun] when I should be with women in the villages,” she says.

She returned to Kausani in 2002 – where the situation was dire. Villagers were cutting trees, unaware of the consequences – each family thinking that their limited use of wood for fuel and agriculture wasn’t amounting to much – and the Kosi was drying up. In 2003, Samant read an article in Amar Ujala saying that the Kosi will die in 10 years if deforestation and forest fires were not controlled – and she propelled into action.

The village women would leave before sunrise to bring wood. They would eat a meager lunch of roti, salt, and some rice, and go off to work in the farms. Samant says that often, “previously collected wood would be lying idle, infested with termites” but the women had to fetch more. If they sat at home, “they would get an earful from their husband and in-laws.” The inadequate food and strenuous work meant that the women were spending hard-earned money on medicines with “little or no time to look after their children’s education.”

For Samant, therefore, the objective of forming a self-help group became more than environmental conservation. But the women wouldn’t talk to her – largely because the men in their families were opposed to them being involved in any ‘activism’.

One day, Samant saw a group of women near the bus stand in Kausani. Nervously, she approached them. The district magistrate had announced that the Kosi’s water should only be used for drinking, but the women needed it for farming too. The government had not yet constructed canals or check dams in the village. The only approach then was to ensure that the Kosi continued to thrive.

Samant showed them the newspaper cutting and explained the need to plant and save the broadleaf oak trees as opposed to the inhospitable pine planted by the British. She gave them the example of the landmark Chipko movement of the 1970s to conserve forests in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. She pleaded and cajoled with them to think about how they would water their fields 10 years later. She invoked the visual of a lifeless, waterless Kosi.  The conversation struck a chord. Around 2003, the women formed a committee, appointed a president, and the cutting of trees gradually stopped in the village. The men in Kausani too began to support the movement. The women still left their house early, but this time, to gather dry wood. The villagers entered into an agreement with the forest department – the department would recognize they had the first right over the wood, but neither the officials nor the villagers would cut trees. It sets a strong precedent and committees of women were formed in several nearby villages.

Even after this victory, challenges gushed out rapidly. For example, despite the government orders, around 2005, a local restaurant owner was siphoning off Kosi’s water. The women phoned Basanti behen. She told them to not let the tanker pass. By then, the movement had become strong and visible, and so when the women sat down in protest, the owner relented and agreed to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000, which went into the SHG’s funds.

 

But it wasn’t just the villagers or the tourism industry at fault. A forest official was stealthily running a wood business and would often arrive with his workers to cut trees. One day, Samant and the women confronted him. She told him, “You’ve never planted a single sapling and you come here and steal our wood.” The women were united. They were numerous. They persisted for months. They demanded a written apology – he refused. They threatened to complain against him. The fear of losing his job finally made him stop.

Since then, the local groups have not just been forest watch guards, they’ve also tried to address many instances of alcoholism and abuse within the home by intervening or counseling the woman on how to handle the situation. While problems persist, 30-year-old Mamta Thapa, of one of the Kausani SHGs, says, “I’ve found a platform for discussion and possible remedies.”

In 2016, Samant was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the Ministry of Women and Child Development – she proudly received it from former President Pranab Mukherjee. She continues to fight to save the Kosi and is now also working on waste segregation and talking to hoteliers in and around Kausani about recycling their dry waste. But her biggest contribution, she says, is “ensuring that women are not silent –  neither in their local committees or the gram sabha, nor inside their homes.”

 

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The above story is a masterpiece of self-motivation.

 

Let’s start with the 5 effective way’s for self Motivation in Part 2 of this series

. 1.Simplify your life-

The great Green Bay Packer’s football coach Vince Lombardi was once asked why his world championship team, which had so many multi-talented players, ran such a simple set of plays. “It’s hard to be aggressive when you’re confused,” he said.

One of the benefits of creatively planning your life is that it allows you to simplify. You can weed out, delegate, and eliminate all activities that don’t contribute to your projected goals. Another effective way to simplify your life is to combine your tasks. Combining allows you to achieve two or more objectives at once.

For example, as I plan my day today, I notice that I need to shop for my family after work. That’s a task I can’t avoid because we’re running out of everything

I also note that one of my goals is to take my daughter to a dentist. I realize, too, that I’ve made the decision to spend more time doing things with all my kids, as I’ve tended lately to just come home and crash at the end of a long day. An aggressive orientation to the day—making each day simpler and stronger than the day before—allows you to look at all of these tasks and small goals and ask yourself, “What can I combine?” (Creativity is really little more than making unexpected combinations, in music, architecture, anything, including your day.)

After some thought, I realize that I can combine shopping with doing something with my children. (That looks obvious and easy, but I can’t count the times I mindlessly go shopping or do things on my own just to get them done, and then run out of time to play with the kids.) I also think a little further and remember that the grocery store where we shop is just near the dentist.   My wife loves to make lists and go up and down the grocery shop herself to fill the grocery cart, so I decided to take my daughter to the dentist while my wife will be busy collecting the groceries from the shop.

After an hour or so, three things have happened at once: 1) I’ve done something with my wife and kids; 2) I’ve honored the appointment with the dentist, and 3) the shopping has been completed.

In her book, Brain Building, Marilyn Vos Savant recommends something similar to simplify life. She advises that we make a list of absolutely every small task that has to be done, say, over the weekend, and then do them all at once, in one exciting focused action. A manic blitz. In other words, fuse all small tasks together and make it doing of the one task, so that the rest of the weekend is absolutely free to create as we wish.

Bob Koether, has the most simplified time management system I’ve ever seen in my life. His method is this: Do everything right on the spot—don’t put anything unnecessarily into your future. Do it now, so that the future is always wide open.

Take action immediately, do not postpone small things for the future.

For example-

Let’s take up an example- My wife wants me to book the household LPG gas cylinder, the Cylinder is about to be finished and any time it can take the form of an emergency.

Now, I can instantly take up my phone and call the LPG supplier and book my cylinder. By doing this I will be avoiding the creation of an emergency situation in my family.

Handle Everything Immediately.

It’s hard to stay motivated when you’re confused. When you simplify your life, it gathers focus. The more you can focus your life, the more motivated it gets.

 

2.Look for the lost gold-

When I am happy, I see happiness in others. When I am compassionate, I see compassion in other people. When I am full of energy and hope, I see opportunities all around me.
But when I am angry, I see other people as unnecessarily testy. When I am depressed, I notice that people’s eyes look sad. When I am weary, I see the world as boring and unattractive.

Who I am is what I see!

If I drive into a phoenix and complain, “What a crowded, smog-ridden mess this place is!” I am really expressing what a crowded, smog-ridden mess I am at that moment. If I had been feeling motivated that day, and full of hope and happiness, I could just as easily have said, while driving into Phoenix, “Wow, what a thriving, energetic metropolis this is!” Again, I would have been describing my inner landscape, not Phoenix’s. Our self-motivation suffers mostly from how we choose to see the
Circumstances in our lives. That’s because we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
In every circumstance, we can look for the gold, or look for the filth.
And what we look for, we find. The best starting point for self-motivation is in what we choose to look for in what we see around us. Do we see the opportunity everywhere? “When I open my eyes in the morning,” said Colin Wilson, “I am not confronted by the world, but by a million possible worlds.”
It is always our choice. Which world do we want to see today? Opportunity is life’s gold. It’s all you need to be happy. It’s the fertile field in which you grow as a person. And opportunities are like those subatomic quantum particles that come into existence only when they are seen by an observer. Your opportunities will multiply when you choose to see them.

 

3.Pushing all your own buttons-

 

Have you ever peeked into the cockpit of a large airliner as you boarded a plane? It’s an impressive display of buttons, levers, dials, and switches under one big windshield.

Think of a situation as you were boarding, you overheard the pilot say to the
co-pilot, “Hay, remind me, what does this set of buttons do?”

As you hear that, it would make it a rough flight for you. But most of us pilot our own lives that way, without much knowledge of the instruments. We don’t take the time to learn where our own buttons are, or what they can do.
From now on, make it a personal commitment to notice everything that pushes your buttons. Make a note of everything that inspires you. That’s your control panel. Those buttons operate your whole system of personal motivation.

Motivation doesn’t have to be accidental. For example, you don’t have to wait for hours until a certain song comes on the radio that picks up your spirits. You can control what songs you hear.
If there are certain songs that always lift you up, make a tape or CD of those songs and have it ready to play in your car. Go through all of your music and create a “greatest motivational hits” tape for yourself.
Use the movies, too.

How many times do you leave a movie feeling inspired and ready to take on the world? Whenever that happens, put the name of the movie in a special notebook that you might label “the right buttons.” Six months to a year later, you can rent the movie and get the same inspired feeling. Most movies that inspire us are even better the second time around.

You have much more control over your environment than you realize. You can begin programming yourself consciously to be more and more focused and motivated. Get to know your control panel and learn how to push your own buttons. The more you know about how you operate, the easier it will be to motivate yourself.

 

4.Build a track record

It’s not what we do that makes us tired—it’s what we don’t do. The tasks we don’t complete cause the most fatigue. A motivational speaker was speaking in a seminar to a utility company recently, and during one of the breaks a small man who looked to be in his 60s came up to him. My problem,” he said, “is that I never seem to finish anything. I’m always starting things—this project and that, but I never finish. I’m always off on to something else before anything is completed.”

He then asked whether he could give him some affirmations that might alter his belief system. He correctly saw the problem as being one of belief. Because he did not believe he was a good finisher, he did not finish anything. So he wanted a magic word or phrase to repeat to himself that would brainwash him into being different.
“Do you think affirmations are what you need?” The motivational speaker asked him. “If you had to learn how to use a computer, could you do it by sitting on your bed and repeating the affirmations, ‘I know how to use a computer. I am great at using computers. I am a wizard on a computer’?”
He admitted that affirmations would probably have no effect on his ability to use a computer.
“The best way to change your belief system is to change the truth about you,” He said. “We believe the truth faster than we believe false affirmations. To believe that you are a good finisher, you must begin by building a track record of finished tasks.”
He followed the speaker’s suggestions with great enthusiasm. He bought a notebook and at the top of the first page he wrote, “Things I have finished.” Each day, he made a point of setting small goals and finishing them. Whereas in the past, he would be sweeping his front walk and leave it unfinished when the phone rang, now he’d let the phone ring so he could finish the job and record it in his notebook. The more things he wrote down, the more confident he became that he was truly becoming a finisher. And he had a notebook to prove it.

Consider how much more permanent his new belief was than if he had tried to do it with affirmations. He could have whispered to himself all night long, “I am a great finisher,” but the right side of his brain would have known better. It would have said to him, “No you’re not.” Stop worrying about what you think of yourself and start building a track record that proves that you can motivate yourself to do whatever you want to do.

 

5.Welcome the unexpected-

Everybody is creative in his own way. Most people say, “My sister is creative, she paints,” or “My father is creative, he sings and writes music.” We miss the point that we are all creative.

One of the reasons we don’t see ourselves that way is that we normally associate being “creative” with being “original.” But in reality, creativity has nothing to do with originality—it has everything to do with being unexpected. You don’t have to be original to be creative. In fact, it sometimes helps to realize that no one is original.

Even Mozart said that he never wrote an original melody in his life. His melodies were all recombinations of old folk melodies.

Look at all the successful singers, writers, leaders, and others who have shown their creativity in one way or the other. If you ask them and go through their lives, you will come to know that they all were motivated by someone, they all have taken the inspiration from someone and they have actually inculcated some habits and skills that have brought them to the point of success and we call them creative as they have done something unexpected.

If you believe you were created in the image of your Creator, then you must, therefore, be creative. Then, if you’re willing to see yourself as creative, you can begin to cultivate it in everything you do. You can start coming up with all kinds of unexpected solutions to the challenges that life throws at you.

So just welcome the unexpected, you will definitely be motivated to succeed.

So, this is the end of Part 2 in the series.

Stay tuned for more ways to keep yourself motivated.

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Success Story-Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit

The Man who valued service to society above every thing in life.

Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit- The Real Hero of Bundelkhand Nawada,Bihar.

“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.”

Today I am sharing the success story of a inspirational personality, who excelled not just as an Advocate,but as a social person whose focus was to serve everyone in need.

Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit was very much inspired by his father Pandit Sridhar Dikshit, he always tried to follow his father’s footprints.

Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit’s journey as a social reformer started 58 years back in 1962 when he co-founded Satendra High School,at Parnawada in the Nawada District of Bihar.

He himself was the first teacher of Satendra High School and later he took charge as the Principle of the School.

In the Year 1969,the state government came for an inspection to the school.

After establishing the school in full,Advocate Dikshit decided to follow the footprints of his father and went on to take law as his carrier. He wanted to serve the society in a different way.He knew that there were very few people who practiced law as a passion.

Finally he decided to give full charge of the school to his counter part and take law as a full time profession.

He continued to practice at the civil court of Nawada for his whole life,He was very much satisfied by his profession. He was satisfied not because of the money he earned,but,it was because of the service that he could offer to his clients,who approached him during the time of need.

He used to take assignments by judging at the severiety and need of the case and not on the paying capacity of the client. He was ready to serve for no fees to those who were in need but not able to afford money .

Many of his colleges opposed him for this attitude, but he listened to his heart and continued on his path. Yes, he was not able to make good money but he earned the love and respect of the people of Nawada.

As per the residents of Nawada “He never bothered for fee ,whatever we could give ,he accepted”

This serving attitude of Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit is a rare case in today’s society,but,this attitude made him stand tall and honest in the society,earning everyones love and respect.

In words of Advocate Pawan kumar Dikshit-

“Honesty is not a single day affair,it is a life long journey and we can practice honesty only if we think like the judge of our own life and not like any criminal”

Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit continued to serve the society all his life, he never left a chance to help others in need. His contribution to establish education institutions in Bundalkhand Nawada will always be remembered.

We lost Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit on 27th July 2020 .

This is a great loss for the entire society, but Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit leaves behind him a lot of memories and inspirations for the young generation to follow.

This article is a tribute to Advocate Pawan Kumar Dikshit who taught us to be simple in life and continue giving back to the society.

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Success Story-22

Helen Keller
Helen Keller

Helen Keller-(June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)– The first Deaf and Blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Helen Keller is a master piece example of trust and determination,She is the lady who accomplished unbelievable success despite of being Deaf and Blind.She overcomes all Physical limitations by her efforts ,and with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan

The story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan is clearly explained in her autobiography, “The Story of my life”, It is also depicted in a film named The Miracal Worker.

Her birthplace is now Converted into a museum that sponsors an annual “Helen Keller Day”. 27th june is observed as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from US President Jimmy Carter.

Today, Helen Keller is not just a character who existed at some time,but,she is a masterpiece of motivation.Her story is a must know for every one ,especially ,the growing children who are lost in in this materialistic world in-spite of having all the comforts and support.

Helen Keller family lived on a homestead, Ivy Green, built by Helen’s grandfather . She had four siblings: two full siblings, Mildred Campbell (Keller) Tyson and Phillip Brooks Keller, and two older half-brothers from her father’s prior marriage, James McDonald Keller and William Simpson Keller.

Her father, Arthur Henley Keller was an editor of the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain in the Army.  Her mother, Catherine Everett (Adams) Keller , known as “Kate”, was the daughter of  a Confederate general.

When Keller was just 19 years old she suffered from an unknown illness described by doctors as “an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain”, which might have been fever or meningitis. The illness left her both deaf and blind. She lived, as she recalled in her autobiography, “At sea in a dense fog”.

At that time, Keller was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the two-years older daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs; by the age of seven, Keller had more than 60 home signs to communicate with her family, and could distinguish people by the vibration of their footsteps.

In 1886, Keller’s mother, sent the young Keller, to seek out physician J. Julian Chisolm, an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist for advice with her father.

Chisholm referred the Kellers to Alexander Graham bell, who was working with deaf children at the time. Bell advised them to contact the Perkins Institute for the blind, the school where Bridgman had been educated.Michael Anagnos, the school’s director, asked a 20-year-old alumna of the school, Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired, to become Keller’s instructor. It was the beginning of a nearly 50-year-long relationship during which Sullivan evolved into Keller’s governess who later became her best companion.

Sullivan arrived at Keller’s house on March 5, 1887, a day Keller would forever remember . Sullivan immediately began to teach Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand, beginning with “d-o-l-l” for the doll that she had brought Keller as a present. Keller was frustrated, at first, because she did not understand that every object had a word uniquely identifying it. In fact, when Sullivan was trying to teach Keller the word for “mug”, Keller became so frustrated she broke the mug. But soon she began imitating Sullivan’s hand gestures. “I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed,” Keller remembered. “I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.”

Keller’s breakthrough in communication came the next month when she realized that the motions her teacher was making on the palm of her hand, while running cool water over her other hand, symbolized the idea of “water”. Writing in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Keller recalled the moment: “I stood still, my whole attention fixed upon the motions of her fingers. Suddenly I felt a type of consciousness as of something forgotten — a thrill of returning thought; and somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that w-a-t-e-r meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. The living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, set it free!” Keller then nearly exhausted Sullivan, demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world.

Helen Keller was viewed as isolated but was very in touch with the outside world. She was able to enjoy music by feeling the beat and she was able to have a strong connection with animals through touch. She was delayed at picking up language, but that did not stop her from having a voice.

In May 1888, Keller started attending the Perkins Institute for the Blind. In 1894, Keller and Sullivan moved to New York to attend the Wright School of Deaf, and to learn from Sarh fuller . In 1896, they returned to Massachusetts, and Keller entered The Cambridge School For Young Ladies, before gaining admittance, in 1900, to Radcliff College of Harvard University . In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Radcliffe, becoming the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Determined to communicate with others as conventionally as possible, Keller learned to speak and spent much of her life giving speeches and lectures on aspects of her life. She learned to “hear” people’s speech by reading their lips with her hands—her sense of touch had heightened. She became proficient at using braille as well. Shortly before World War I, with some assistance she determined that by placing her fingertips on a resonant tabletop she could experience music played close by.

Sullivan stayed as a companion to Helen Keller long after she taught her. Sullivan married John Macy in 1905, and her health started failing around 1914. Polly Thomson was hired to keep house. She was a young woman from Scotland who had no experience with deaf or blind people. She progressed to working as a secretary as well, and eventually became a constant companion to Keller.

Anne Sullivan died in 1936, with Keller holding her hand, after falling into a coma, Keller and Thomson moved  ahead,traveled worldwide and raised funds for the blind. Thomson had a stroke in 1957 from which she never fully recovered, and died in 1960. Winnie Corbally, a nurse originally hired to care for Thomson in 1957, stayed on after Thomson’s death and was Keller’s companion for the rest of her life.

This is the story of a Teacher and her student,both of them were physically challenged,but they become their best companions .Their relationship is a matter of trust,faith and determination to hold on with life and never give up.

This story also teaches us that if we try,we can overcome any difficulty or situation of life.Life is a journey guided by our own thoughts and aspirations.

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Bhaichung Bhutia-“The Torchbearer of Indian football 

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Bhaichung BhutiaThe Sikkimese Sniper 

Bhaichung Bhatia is the first name comes to my mind when I think about Indian Football.He is nicknamed as the Sikkimese Sniper because of his shooting skills in football.

In words of I.M.Vijayan-Three time Indian Player of the Year -Bhaichung Bhutia is “God’s gift to Indian Football”. He is Considered as the epitome of the rise of Indian football.

Born on december 15th,1976 in Tinkitam,Sikkim,he played as a striker all his carrier.He is known for his powerful shots and his eagle eye accuracy in front of goal.

Bhaichung Bhutia has an older brother named Chewang Bhutia. Chewang and Bhaichung both went to boarding school. Bhutia has had four spells at I-League football team East Bengal Club, the club where he started his career. When he joined English club Bury in 1999, he became the first Indian footballer to sign a contract with a European club and only the second to play professionally in Europe, after Md Salim. Afterwards he had a short  spell at the Malaysian football club . He also played for JCT Mills, which won the league once during his tenure; and Mohan Bagan,His international footballing honors include winning the Nehru Cup, LG Cup, SAFF Championship three times and the AFC Challenge CUP. He is also India’s second most Capped player, with 82 international caps to his name. He is also India’s second youngest international goal scorer .   He scored his first goal against Uzbekistan in 1995 Nehru cup at the age of 18 years 90 days.

Bhaichung Bhutia was not only good at football,but also represented his school at basketball,badminton and athletics.In his early life he played at Gangtok based Boys Club managed by his uncle Karma Bhutia.He had played for various other school teams and clubs and brought attention to himself in the 1992 subroto Cup where he received the “Best Player Award”

Bhutia’s Talent was spotted by former Indian goalkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly ,who helped him move West Bengal where Bhutia played most of his carrier innings.

Bhaichung Bhutia made his club professional debut in 1993 for Calcutta-based East Bengal where he made nine appearances, scoring 4 goals in the league.

His debut for the club marked the beginning of a career that mostly wandered from Mohun Bagan and back to East Bengal.

Bhutia made his international debut on 10 March 1995 against Thailand in the Nehru Cup. He was just 19 years of age. In the same tournament, Bhutia scored a goal against Uzbekistan to become the youngest ever Indian goalscorer at 19 years of age.

Bhutia made his debut for the national team at just 19 years of age, he showed some bright signs of helping Indian football rise. He went on to play some superb football for both club and country, and became one of India’s best ever players.

Bhutia scored just one goal in his debut tournament, and scored his second in the same tournament two years later against Bangladesh in the finals. In the 2002 LG Cup, Bhutia managed a brace against Vietnam, helping India to a 3-2 win.

Bhutia was made captain of the team for 2005 SAFF Championship. India won the championship again, with Bangladesh again reaching the finals and losing to India 2-0.

Bhutia scored one of the goals and was a part of the two goals he scored in the tournament. In the 2008 edition of the tournament, Bhutia scored just one goal, and helped India reach the finals where they lost to Maldives 1-0.

Bhaichung won the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup and was selected as the most valuable player of the tournament with three goals. Bhutia’s 100th cap came in 2009, in the Nehru Cup. He was the first player to reach the milestone. He became the Player of the Tournament in spite of missing out on the final.

Bhutia has made a total of 104 appearances for the national side and scored 40 goals in all competitions.

Bhaichung Bhatia played his last international football in 2011 .This was a fairwell match held for him in january 2011 against Bayern Munich.

He played his last Club Match at United Sikkim in 2015,which marked the end of his glorious carrier.

At present Bhaichung Bhatia manages a managerial venture at Sikkim and has founded the Bhaichung Bhutia Soccer School to help nurture young talent.

During this tough time of Lockdown Bhaichung Bhutia has offered his recidence to the migrant workers who were left stranded in Sikkim after the announcement of Lockdown. He has also offered shelter to the migrants workers of Bihar and West Bengal at his new building in Lumsey, Tadong in Gangtok.

This National Hero is an inspiration to every Indian,he proves that success is just one part of lives journey and there are many other parts still left to be played in life.

He believes that now is the time for him to give back to the society by placing a helping hand to everyone in need.

I salute the commitment of this Football Legend of India.

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Sudha Chandran-The Story Of a differently abled actress

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Sudha Chandran

“Disability is just a state of mind” It can do no harm to one’s abilities.

The above statement is proved true by the Indian Film and television Actress Sudha Chandram.

Today this Indian actress and classical dancer needs no introduction.

Sudha Chandran was born in Mumbai on 27th September 1965 and her family ground from Kerala, her father K.D.Chandran, worked at USIS and is a former actor. Sudha Chandran earned her B.A. from Mithibai College, Mumbai and later on she did an M.A. in Economics.

She met with an accident when she was just 16.

Doctors missed a small wound in her ankle and plastered it, which later got infected and there was no alternative left but to cut her leg.

Sudha Chandran says that this period was the toughest time of her life.

She overcame her disability by getting a prosthetic “Jaipur Foot” and became one of the most popular and acclaimed classical dancers of the country. She returned to dancing after a gap of two years and performed in India, Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Quatar, Kuwait, Bahrain , Yemen and Oman . Her biography is part of curriculum for school children in the age group of 8-11.

Arabia, USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Quatar, Kuwait, Bahrain , Yemen and Oman . Her biography is part of curriculum for school children in the age group of 8-11.

Having performed Bharatnatyam internationally, Chandran has also been a known figure in the Indian television and film industry. Having received many awards for her amazing talent, Sudha Chandran is an inspiration to many!

She started her career with a Telgu film Mayuri, which was based on her own life. The film was later dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. It was also remade in Hindi as Naach Mayuri, where Chandran again played herself and costarred with Shekhar suman, Aruna Irani and Dina Pathak. She was awarded the 1986 Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for her performance in Mayuri.

Chandran’s notable shows on television include Kaahin Kissii Roz and K Street Pali Hill. She was a contestant of the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja 2 in 2007. She appears as yamini in the 2015 TV serial Naagin.

She is accredited with more then 56 Films, 62 Telivision serials and as judge in more then 15 reality shows.

She has also bagged 7 Awards in her carrier.

Life history of Sudha Chandra clearly depicts that disability is not related to our body parts ,but it is just a mental game.There are numerous examples in history where differently abled people have shown that their limitation for a particular job cannot stop them from being successful.

Impossible is just “I m possible” for a determined ,strong willed and unbeatable personality.

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Yuvraj Walmiki
Yuvraj Walmiki-The hockey Man

Yuvraj Walmiki-The Hockey Man ,who was rejected 13 times.

Yes, you heard it right,this man was rejected 13 times by the Indian journeyer Hockey Camp ,any one can start looking other options in life if he/she is rejected more then 3 times.

It is just a normal statistics, but,he who have confidence in his abilities and strong burning desire in the heart, turns every rejection into a learning experience and keeps on adding to his experience.

Yuvraj Walmiki is one live example of such a determined player,whose commitment towards his game is far above any rejection or selection.

He was born 29 November 1989 .He is the only Indian Player to have played German Hockey League for 8 years continuously. Also he is the first hockey player to have participated in (Fear Factor) Khatron Ke Khiladi season 7. He is the brand ambassador of DGS (NGO).

Despite playing both at the club level and regional level, self-motivated Yuvraj was faced with, what he calls, the ‘most discouraging situation’ of his career till date.

He says,

“Even after being selected for the Junior World Cup team, I was not allowed to play at the last moment.”

With just two days to go, for the tournament, he was informed that he had been removed from the team, and the reason given was that he did not have much international experience.

Yuvraj recalls: “I told them that until and unless you give me international experience, how do I get it? That was the most hurting incident in my life since I started playing.”

For the next four months, he stopped playing. But he moved on. And as we look today , he just created history.

Let’s Look into his hockey journey-

 He represented India in the year 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague (Netherlands ).

He played Pre World cup in The Hague (the Netherlands)

He played the Netherlands test series in Amsterdam in the year 2013 and won Gold Medal

He was the part of Champions Trophy in the year 2012 in Australia (Melbourne). Team entered semi finals after 30 years.

He won bronze Medal at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in the year 2012, Malaysia

He woned Gold Medal in the Olympic Qualifies in the year 2012, Delhi

He owned Gold Medal at the South Africa test series in Delhi in the year 2012

he owned silver Medal in Tri-Series (India, Australia and Pakistan) in Australia in the year 2011

He participated in Lanco super series in Australia in the year 2011

He owned Silver Medal in Champions challenge in South Africa in the year 2011

He owned Gold Medal at Asian Champions Trophy in China in the year 2011

He Owned Silver Medal by representing India in the South Asian Games in the year 2010 in Dhaka

He Played for the Delhi Waveriders for the last 3 years. Won a Silver Medal in season 1, Gold Medal in Season 2 and Bronze in Season 3.

He became the first Indian Brand Ambassador for the Australian brand Ritual

He is the Brand Ambassador for Do Good Sports (NGO) in Mumbai

He is the only Indian Player to play in German Hockey League for 4 years continuously

He is the highest Goal scorer in German League for 2 years – 2010 and 2011

He is the best Player in Mumbai Hockey League from the year 2004 to 2007.

All the above achievements would have not been a reality if Yuraj Walmiki would have given up even after his 13th rejection.

So, the message is clear that we must keep chasing our dreams in search of that one day which will start our journey towards success.

Perseverance is the key to Success

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Kalki Subramaniam

Kalki Subramaniam ,a transgender’s success story.

Success is a journey and it is not meant for any specific cast,cred or gender.It is all about just changing dreams without thinking about who I am and just, about the difference I can make it to the society.

Presenting a masterpiece story , a successful journey of a transgender Kalki Subramaniam, an artist, actress, writer, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu.

 Born in Pollachi, a town in Tamil Nadu into a working-class family, Kalki was an academically bright student and topper in her class. Kalki is credited with two master’s degrees: Masters in Journalism Mass Communication and Masters in International Relations. During her postgraduate studies, she started publishing a monthly magazine in Tamil for transgender women called Sahodari , meaning sister. This is the first Tamil magazine published for transgender people in India.

It was the year 2005, when Kalki started campaigning for transgender rights in India. She is known for her innovative activism using technology, art, films, and literature as tools to voice for transgender empowerment. She was one of India’s well-known campaigners behind the Supreme Court of India’s judgment legalizing transgender identity.In 2009 when a popular matrimonial website rejected the matrimonial listing of a transgender woman, she took it as a challenge and launched India’s first matrimonial website for transgender people. The project was later closed due to lack of financial support. She has created more than 12 documentary films on LGBT rights and has also appeared in international documentary films. In 2010, she trained many underprivileged transgender women in community journalism and encouraged them to make short documentary films telling their own stories. When she lived in Auroville, she protested against encroachments of village lands by Auroville. In October 2019, Kalki organised the first LGBTOI pride march in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu.

In 2008, Kalki founded the Sahodari Foundation, an organization that speaks out for transgender people in India. In 2017, Subramaniam found the Transhearts art project, through which she has trained more than 200 transgender people in creating expressive artworks supporting their livelihood through workshops.

In 2011 kalki enters the Tamil Film industry,started with a lead role in Tamil Film,Narthagi,which focused around the lives of transgender people. She made a special appearance in the 2018 film Sarkar  which made her very popular.She is the first transgender woman in India to do a lead role in a motion picture. In 2019, Subramaniam acted in a lead role in a parallel Hindi feature film named Kalashnikov-The Lone Wolf which won the best film jury honours at the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival.

Kalki’s has also shown an impact in artworks ,her art work is considered vibrant and colourful all over the world. She has been invited to USA, Canada, Netherlands, and Germany to speak on art and activism.In 2016, Subramaniam sold her paintings through a crowdfunding campaign and funded the education of underprivileged transgender women. Her art speaks without words, providing transgender victims of sexual and physical abuse a freedom to express their pain through art called the Red Wall Project, also known as the Shut Up! Show. Hundreds of transgender people have participated in the project across the different States of India and wrote their testimonials on a white paper with a red palm impression to show protest against sexual exploitation.In November 2019, Kalki paid a tribute art show to the late Bollywood actress Sridevi by exhibiting digital portraits of Sridevi. Sridevi has been her inspiration since childhood.

In 2015, Kalki’s collection of Tamil poems on transgender lives titled Kuri Aruthean was published . The collection consisted of 25 poems with line-drawings by Kalki. She has also written number of articles and essays in online and print publications. In 2018, three of her poems from the poetry collection Kuri Aruthean were translated in German language and published in an art journal. Six of her poems from the book were adopted into poetic short films titled Vadu (The Scar) directed by herself. She has also written many articles in Indian print and online publications on LGBT rights in India.

She is The recipient of achievers award from Coimbatore Lawyers Association.In 2014, she was chosen by Facebook as one of the 12 inspiring women of the world who used Facebook for community development. In 2016, she was nominated by NDTV For it’s women of worth Award under the arts category.

In February 2017, she was invited by Harvard Business School, Harvard University to speak on behalf of the sexual minorities, and represent the Indian transgender community. She received a standing ovation for her speech.  

The journey of Kalika Subramanyam is inspiring and motivating ,and it makes us to realize that we can make a difference in the society,if we have our will right,it does not matter how and where we are born,everyone is equal in the eyes of God,it is we ,who have created all the confusions in the society.

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Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani

Presenting the story of a Legend who was born in a poor family but went on to become the founder of one of the most renowned companies called Reliance Industries .

He always believed in the words of Bill gates “If You are born poor it is not your mistake but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”

Dhiru Bhai Ambani was born on 28 December 1932 in a small village called Chorwad (Gujarat).

Dhurubhai Ambani was the son of Hirachand Gordhanbhai Ambani. His father was a teacher in a small village school. Dhirubhai Ambani got married with Kokila and had four children Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Nina Bhadrashyam Kothari, and Dipti Dattaraj Salgaocar. He was just 10th pass. After completing high school, he was doing a small job, on a salary of about 300 rupees per month.

At the age of 17, he went to yamen where his brother Ramniklal was working. In yamen, he was working at a petrol pump. He worked hard and got promoted as the filling manager at the company. He worked in yamen for a while, after a few years in 1958 he returned to India. Dhirubhai Ambani’s dream to become a businessman got its roots in Yamen.

In India Dhirubhai Ambani started to give wings to his entrepreneur dream,he first started a textile business with his cousin Champaklal. He named his business as “Majin” involved in export of goods like spices and ray to yaman and import of Polyster from Yaman. Dhirubhai started his first officen at the Narsinatha Street in Masjid Bunder in a small area of 350 sq feets, with a few things like 3 chairs, a table and a telephone.

At this time he used to live with his family in a 2 BHK flat. Dhirubhai Ambani’s way of doing business was very unique and different, he enjoyed taking risks and believed in building inventory to rise his income,this all was a result of his good marketing skills.

His cousin Champaklal was not convinced by the way Dhirubhai Ambani wanted to take his business ,So due to this difference in their openions, In 1956 Dhirubhai ended his partnership with Champaklal.

In the year 1966 Dhirubhai Ambani came up with his Reliance Commercial Corporation and today this is known as The Reliance Industries.He took Reliance public in 1977 and was worth $25.6 billion .

He launched the brand ‘ vimal ‘during this time which sold polyester materials for saris , shawls, suits and dresses .

Dhirubhai started extensive marketing of the brand in the interiors of India and made it a household name. Franchise retail outlets were started and they sold the “Only Vimal” brand of textiles. In the year 1975, a technical team from the World Bank visited the ‘Reliance Textiles’ Manufacturing unit.

In 1988, Reliance Industries came up against a rights issue regarding partly convertible debentures.  Rumor spread that the company was making all efforts to ensure that their stock prices did not slide an inch. Sensing an opportunity, The Bear Cartel, a group of stock brokers from Calcutta, started to Short sell the shares of Reliance. To counter this, a group of stock brokers until recently referred to as “Friends of Reliance” started to buy the short sold shares of Reliance Industries on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The Bear Cartel was acting on the belief that the Bulls would be short of cash to complete the transactions and would be ready for settlement under the “Badla” trading system operative in the Bombay stock Exchange. The bulls kept buying and a price of ₹ 152 per share was maintained until the day of settlement. On the day of settlement, the Bear Cartel was taken aback when the Bulls demanded a physical delivery of shares. To complete the transaction, much money was provided to the stock brokers who had bought shares of Reliance, by Dhirubhai Ambani. In the case of non-settlement, the Bulls demanded an Unbadla, or penalty sum, of ₹ 35 per share. With this, the demand increased and the shares of Reliance shot above ₹ 180 in minutes. The settlement caused an enormous uproar in the market.

To find a solution to this situation, the Bombay Stock Exchange was closed for three business days. Authorities from the BSE intervened in the matter and brought down the “Unbadla” rate to ₹ 2 with a stipulation that the Bear Cartel had to deliver the shares within the next few days. The Bear Cartel bought shares of Reliance from the market at higher price levels and it was also learnt that Dhirubhai Ambani himself supplied those shares to the Bear Cartel and earned a healthy profit out of The Bear Cartel’s adventure.

After this incident, many questions were raised by the press. Not many people were able to understand how a yarn trader until a few years ago was able to get in such a huge amount of cash flow during a crisis period. The answer to this was provided by the then finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee in the Parliament. He informed the house that a Non-Resident Indian had invested up to ₹ 220 million in Reliance during 1982–83. These investments were routed through many companies like Crocodile, Lota and Fiasco. These companies were primarily registered in Isle of Man. All the promoters or owners of these companies had a common surname Shah.An investigation by the Reserve Bank of India in the incident did not find any unethical or illegal acts or transactions committed by Reliance or its promoters.

Dhrubhai was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on 24 June 2002 after he suffered a major stroke. It was his second stroke, the first had occurred in February 1986 and had paralyzed his right hand. He was in a coma for more than a week and a number of doctors were consulted.

He died on 6 July 2002.

In the words of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, The Former Prime Minister of India-

“The country has lost iconic proof of what an ordinary Indian fired by the spirit of enterprise and driven by determination can achieve in his own lifetime”

In 2016, he was honored with the Padma Vibhusan, India’s second highest civilian honor for his contributions to trade and industry.

Dhirubhai Ambani’s journey inspires us to follow our dreams and aim high with confidence in one’s own efforts and abilities.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui 

Nawazuddin Sidiqui ,the name well known today in the Indian Cinema ,is a classic example of a simple looking person turned into a classic actor. He proved everyone wrong who thinks that for being in cinemas and acting you need a to have smart and good look. He proved that if you have the talent within you , you can rock……..

Nawazuddin came to the city of dreams with Rs. 2,500 in his pocket and an ambition to make it big in films. But before giving him his due, Mumbai tested Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s patience so much so that the actor has now become fear-proof.

In his own words

“I have already faced so much in my life. I have seen that time when I didn’t even have a single penny in my pocket. This continued for two-three years. I used to have lunch at one friend’s place, dinner at other’s and a third friend would get cigarettes for me. I came to Mumbai with Rs 2,500. If I again face a situation where I am left with just Rs 2,500, I would not feel like a failure. I am not afraid of anything,”

Nawazudin Siddique was born to farmers family in UP on 19th May 1974,He graduated with a B.Sc degree  from  Haridwar. Following this, he worked as a chemist in Vadodra for a year, then he left for delhi in search of a new job. Once in Delhi, he was attracted towards acting after watching a play. In pursuit of securing admission at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, he acted in over ten plays with a group of friends, to fulfill one of the criteria for admission.

Siddiqui went to the NSD, New Delhi. After graduating from NSD in 1999, he moved to Mumbai. However, like every struggle, he did not get any good job or any good role and kept appearing in small roles. He started to conduct acting work shops to earn some money. However, he got his break when he got noticed as a reporter in Peepli Live and there has been no looking back for him since then.

Siddiqui made his Hindi Cinema debut in the year 1999, with a small role in the film Sarfaros .He then acted in Ram Gopal Berma’s Shool (1999), Jungle (2000); and  Munnabhai MBBS (2003). After moving to Mumbai he tried to get work in television serials, but did not achieve much success. He did a short film, The Bypass in 2003, where he appeared with Irrfan Khan. Between 2002–05, he was largely out of work, and lived in a flat that he shared with four other people, and survived by conducting occasional acting workshops. In 2004, which was one of the worst years of his struggle, he couldn’t pay any rent. He asked an NSD senior if he could stay with him. The senior allowed him to share his apartment in Goregaon if he was willing to cook meals for him.

In 2007,his film Black friday became a nominee for Best Film (Golden Leopard), In 2009, he appeared in a role in the song “Emotional Atyachar” in the movie Dev D in his role of Rangila, In the same year, he appeared in New Year (2009). However, it was his role of a journalist in  Peepli Live (2010), that first got him wide recognition as an actor. In 2012, he appeared in  Patang : The Kite (2012) which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival,   a role which “transformed his acting style The film was subsequently released in the U.S. and Canada, and garnered much attention with rave reviews from The New York Times.

He then appeared in Kahaani (2012), in which he played the archetypal short-tempered intelligence officer Khan. Anurag Kashyap’s gangster epic Gangs of Wasseypur followed, which added feathers to his fame. He played his first primary role as Sonu Duggal i Miss Lovely, a role Siddiqui describes as his “most real performance so far.” Siddiqui then followed this up with the Sequel of  Gangs of Wasseypur. In 2013, he played the lead role in the horror flick Aaatma.He appeared in Talash . In 2014, he played lead antagonist Shiv Gajra, in the film Kick.

In 2015,  Bajrangi Bhaijan and Dasrat Manjhi-The Mountain Man were released, and he was praised for his roles. Siddiqui received the Special Jury Award at the 2012 National film Award and the Filmfare Awards for the best supporting actor in 2013.

Celebrated author Paulo Coelho had recommended Sacred Games to his Twitter followers and lauded Nawazuddin’s work calling it “One of the best series on Netflix with the great actor Nawazuddin” .

The journey of Nawazuddin is a fair example of persistence and confidence in self that can make a difference in the society.It is a lesson for everyone who leaves chasing their goal,just because they lack some qualities.

In my opinion the only thing that we need for success is our steps taken towards our passion. Skills can be learnt, appearance can be improved and most importantly confidence can be built by regular practice and endurance.

So, if you have a dream, just keep chasing, success is bound to come……..Just start living with it……………..

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