All posts tagged: life lessons

Lessons of Failure

  This time I bring you a poetry that inspired me and helped me gain inner strength. I found this poetry in a book but the source or author of this poetry is unknown. I couldn’t admire this piece of writing more and hence decided to share it on my blog.    LESSONS OF FAILURE Lord, are you trying to tell me something? For.. Failure does not mean I’m a failure; It means I have not yet succeeded. Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing; It means I have learned something. Failure does not mean I have been a fool; It means I had enough faith to experiment. Failure does not mean I am disgraced; It means I dared to try. Failure does not mean I don’t have it; It means I have something to do in a different way. Failure does not mean I am inferior; It means I am not perfect. Failure does not mean I have wasted my life; It means I have a chance to start over. Failure does not …

5 things a networking event taught me

Recently I attended a business idea incubation event organized in Mumbai, called in50Hrs. It is a wonderful platform to convert your ideas into a prototype over a weekend, technically in 50 Hours! No, I was not a participant but I attended the demo day as a volunteer. When i decided to attend the event, what I did not have was – a plan about what I will do there; connection with any of the attendees. But what I did have was – an open mind and the belief that I will come back a penny wise. After a power packed day, this is what I took back from the event: 1. Don’t judge a book by its cover: Lot of us are scared to get introduced to strangers or people who we feel have accomplished greater successes in their life. I held similar views for few entrepreneurs who were attending the event. To my surprise they were extremely humble and helpful. Do you hear that word “helpful”? Yes, that’s what they were. They introduced me …

A friend you never want to meet in Public!

Fear is an antonym to happiness! All language Nazis would kill me for this, but let me clarify what I am going to talk to you about today. I am referring to the way we receive these two emotions. We want to embrace happiness with our arms, foot, and toes and fear…..well, Fear is fear. We dread it. We don’t want it. Fear is that friend we never want to meet in public. All my life I have faced several fears. And each one has been an experience of a lifetime. Though I would cover them in later posts, today I am going to introduce you to my beloved fear:  The fear of big cities! This parasite is usually found in species that dwell into small cities, towns and villages. I felt like no David to take on to this Goliath and would have rather escaped, if I had a choice. I am glad i did not. I wanted to grow and this made my first encounter with a big city. The journey did not …

I feel scared

  How many times in our lives would we have told ourselves – “I feel scared” I guess a plenty times, esp. when we would have decided to take the path or make that decision which we know will not be socially approved or would attract a lot of attention with whispering voices and widened eyes. Yes, all the above is scary, but only until you visualize it in your head. Once you decide that this is it, this is what I will do with my life, things become easier. You gain strength and peace to ignore or answer the slurring tongues. I always fight in my head thinking – “Why the hell does anyone in this world care what I want to do with my life?” And then I realize that it is just a futile exercise. You cannot change the world, but you can change yourself. We feel scared not because we want to follow our hearts but because we are scared to face the side effects of it. It’s like experiencing the …