Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Truth About Failure

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... ...it does mean you haven't succeeded yet.
Failure doesn't mean you have accomplished nothing... ...it does mean you have learned something.
Failure doesn't mean you have been a fool... ...it does mean you had a lot of faith.
Failure doesn't mean you have been disgraced... ...it does mean you were willing to try.
Failure doesn't mean you don't have it... ...it does mean you have to do something in a different way.
Failure doesn't mean you are inferior... ...it does mean you are not perfect.
Failure doesn't mean you've wasted your life... ...it does mean you've a reason to start afresh.
Failure doesn't mean you should give up... ...it does mean you should try harder.
Failure doesn't mean you'll never make it... ...it does mean it will take a little longer.
Failure doesn't mean God has abandoned you... ...it does mean God has a better idea!

When I Asked God

When I Asked God for StrengthHe Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face When I Asked God for Brain & Brown He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve
When I Asked God for HappinessHe Showed Me Some Unhappy People When I Asked God for WealthHe Showed Me How to Work HardWhen I Asked God for FavorsHe Showed Me Opportunities to Work HardWhen I Asked God for PeaceHe Showed Me How to Help OthersGod Gave Me Nothing I WantedHe Gave Me Everything I Needed -
Swami Vivekananda

FOR YOUR DAY TO DAY REMEMBRANCE

The greatest handicap - Fear*******
The best day - Today*******
Hardest thing to do - To begin*******
Easiest thing to do - Finding faults*******
Most useless asset - Pride*******
Most useful asset - Humility*******
Most disagreeable person - The complainer
Great need - Common sense*******
Meanest feeling - Regret at another's success*******
Best gift - Forgiveness*******
The hardest & most painful to accept - Defeat*******
The greatest knowledge - Experience *******
The greatest thing - LOVE*******
The greatest success in the world - PEACE OF MIND

THE HOSPITAL WINDOW

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room . One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene .One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed.One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window . The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you ."Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy
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Meaning of life

If you've never asked the question Who or when or why or howGive your mind that great suggestionGo ahead and do it now You will find when you considerAll the options that aboundThere is still but one conclusionWhere peace of mind is found It not in educationIn religion of in booksIn retirement funds and IRAsOr how the market looks It's not in status or in styleHow low in golf you scoreIt's not the running of a mile Or who you're working for It's not the price you pay for thingsIt's not the jewels and fancy ringsIt's not the checks and credit cardsSecured by all those guns and guards It's not the beauty of your face It's not a matter of your raceIt's not the muscle on your bonesYour classy looks or great skin tones What matter most in life todayIs where you stand along the wayNot what you have, but what you are How faith in God succeeds by far God is the answer to the questionOf the who, when, why or howAnd he gives the invitationTrust in me and do it now You'll find God meets your deepest need With His kind words your soul he'll feedHe guide your steps and make things rightHe'll turn darkness into light.
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Life Is Hard

Life's hard to live and still people make it harder to live. Just living for right takes so much, that I wonder how people have time to do wrong, foolish things, to make life more complicated. Everyday is a duty, one hundred things to do and think of, you have your family, your friends, your work, your home, your God, all to tend to in twenty four hours. You oversee cooking, cleaning, clothing. You have your daily prayer schedule or temple to go to, you have the needs of father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Children to tend to. No one day is like the other, many of the surprises are unwelcome. We live each day working hard not knowing what tomorrow will bring. We have a life to live and to live it righteously takes a lot, each day. Morning to night is gone in no time. There is money to manage and just when you have managed to save the rare bit something unexpected comes along and you have to give it away. You pay for your health, eat right, live right, spend to be healthy and then unexpectedly something small, something stupid comes up and big money goes, your days go. your whole schedule goes. Life is so unexpected. You just about have time to be with the ones you love and you live in that fragile stage because you never know when the ones you love will go. We are busy living hard lives and we don't have choice but to live it. And so far I have just dealt with the external requirements our Life demands. There are more important ones - the internal needs. We have so much to deal with everyday. Life by the time you are thirty is packed.
Disappointments, sad memories, regrets, past issues, people who went away, something is always on your mind. something is always tugging at our heart strings. We have to clear our old deeds of another life-time and we have to make sure we succeed in this because it is the main reason of our lives, we have to undo all the wrong we have done in this lifetime because then we never knew better, we have to come to terms with certain things of our life, let go of other things, we have to make peace with the war, we have to end wars and we have to live with us, the us that no one knows. Life can be so difficult, it is for almost all. Yet we are blessed to able to go on for without the Blessing of God and His kingdom could we manage any of this? We have no control over our lives yet we live it., we have no weapons against diseases yet we go on not thinking about it, we have the old to take care of, the ill to look after, the additional difficult new twists and turns to manage our daily life. suddenly there can be a major change, suddenly there can be a major illness, suddenly there can be a death and it has happened to many. But we continue to live on. For, to live on righteously is all we are called to do. Which is why I wonder how those who are not like us manage to live the reckless and careless lives? yes Life is struggle , hardship, sweat, work, and everything you don't want to hear. this is Life and sooner we accept it, the better. Life is difficult, our loved ones do fall ill, they will die someday, money is a hassle, everyday living does make demands, anything happens anytime, we don't know anything. And the unnecessary trouble human add to our journey: deceptions, greed, backbiting, manipulations, hurt. What can we do?? Nothing, move away from what we can move away from and continue no matter what the distractions and disturbances to live righteously the way we have committed to. It is a tough road but it id our road.We don't want it easy, we only want goodness, honor, decency, the ability to fulfill our duties, claim our soul's belongings, love who we love, live small, live well, live honestly. We have many like us on this path, they've made it, we will too. We have a duty towards Life and never mind the millions who make it easy by taking the unrighteous path, we will live here.
In my book of Life, really no matter what the difficulty, there is no other way to live Life than to live it with dignity and duty, Because that's what then makes it our Life.

How to success

PLAN while others are playing.
STUDY while others are sleeping.
DECIDE while others are delaying.
PREPARE while others are daydreaming.
BEGIN while others are procrastinating.
WORK while others are wishing.
SAVE while others are wasting .
LISTEN while others are talking.
SMILE while others are frowning.
COMMEND while others are criticizing.
PERSIST while others are quitting.

ABC of motivation

A void negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
B elieve in yourself.
C onsider things from every angle.
D on't give up and don't give in.
E njoy life today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come
.F amily and friends are hidden treasures; enjoy their riches.
G ive more than you planned to.
H ang on to your dreams.I gnore those who try to discourage you.
J ust do it.
K eep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
L ove yourself first and most.
M ake it happen.
N ever lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal.
O pen your eyes and see things as they really are.
P ractice makes perfect.
Q uitters never win and winners never quit.
R ead, study and learn about everything important in your life.
S top procrastinating.
T ake control of your own destiny.
U nderstand yourself in order to better understand others.
V isualize it.
W ant it more than anything.E
X cellerate your efforts.
Y ou are unique of all God's creations, nothing can replace YOU.
Z ero in on your target and go for it !

WINNERS VERSUS LOSERS

The Winner is always part of the answer;The Loser is always part of the problem.*********
♦ The Winner always has a program;The Loser always has an excuse.*********
♦ The Winner says, "Let me do it for you";The Loser says, "That is not my job."*********
♦ The Winner sees an answer for every problem; The Loser sees a problem for every answer.*********
♦ The Winner says, " It may be difficult but it is possible";The Loser says, "It may be possible but i t is too difficult."*********
♦ When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong"; When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."*********
♦ A Winner makes commitments;A Loser makes promises.*********
♦ Winners have dreams;Losers have schemes.*********
♦ Winners say, "I must do something"; Losers say, "Something must be done."*********
♦ Winners are a part of the team; Losers are apart from the team.*********
♦ Winners see the gain;Losers see the pain. *********
♦ Winners see possibilities; Losers see problems.*********
♦ Winners believe in win-win;Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.*********
♦ Winners see the potential;Losers see the past.*********
♦ Winners are like a thermostat;Losers are like thermometers.*********
♦ Winners choose what they say;Losers say what they choose.*********
♦ Winners use hard arguments but soft words;Losers use soft arguments but hard words.*********
♦ Winners stand firm on values but compromise on petty things;Losers stand firm on petty things but compromise on values. *********
♦ Winners follow the philosophy of empathy: "Don't do to others what you would not want them to do to you"; Losers follow the philosophy, "Do it to others before they do it to you ."*********
♦ Winners make it happen; Losers let it happen.*********
♦ Winners plan and prepare to win.The key word is preparation.

MEETING WITH GOD

Lunch With God



A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.

Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They satThere all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, " I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied! "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before her son responded, she added, " You know, he's much younger than I expected."Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of Which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime! Embrace all equally!

MODERN QUOTATIONS - LIGHTER SIDE

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"
"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world everyday always just exactly fits the newspaper."
"If it were not for Thomas Edison, we would all be watching television in the dark."
"Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf."
"An consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing."
"Love is so confusing - you tell a girl she looks great and what's the first thing you do?Turn out the lights!"
"I don't suffer from stress. I'm a carrier.""The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things.""I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.""When your dreams turn to dust, it's time to vacuum."
"Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back. "
"It's better to have loved and lost than to do forty pounds of laundry a week."
"Wealthy people miss one of life's greatest thrills. Making the last car payment."
"They've finally come up with the perfect office computer.If it makes a mistake,it blames another computer."
"Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.But not in that order"
"When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."
"Money isn't everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children."
"Compatible Your money fits in the salesperson's wallet."
"When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?".If the bus came would I be standing here?"
"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."
"There are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side."
"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
"Doing nothing is very hard to do, you never know when you're finished. "
"Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference."
"Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted. "
"We are born naked, wet, and hungry, and get slapped on our butt then things get worse."
"It's always darkest before dawn So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. "
"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office"
"I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early."
"The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot; The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius. ""If our constitution allows us free speech, why are there phone bills?"
"You know the speed of light, so what's the speed of dark? "
"Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,dishonesty is the second-best policy."
"If you can't convince them, confuse them."
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
"If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight."

How to look Happy at work

BE A HELPING HAND

It was during the discussion God had with man. The choice for the man - either the hell or heaven. Since man was having doubts about both hell and heaven God invited him to a place where the guests were about to have their lunch. There was a long table and on either side of the table were about 100 guests .Each person was having a three foot long spoon tied to his right hand and another three foot long fork tied to his left hand. They were not able to taste their food because they could not feed the food themselves since the instruments in their hands were too long. Out of frustration there was loud noise, cry and shouting and the guests started lifting the food and throwing the food here and there.

God said - "They are in hell"

Again God invited the man to another hall and the place was similar to the earlier one. A long table and on either side there were about 100 guests. The man could hear voices of rejoice, happiness, love and enjoyment.

He noticed - These guests were also having their hands tied to a three foot long spoon and a three foot long fork. Still, knowing their inability to feed themselves with the instruments in their hands, the guests started feeding the persons standing in the opposite row with the instruments tied to his hands.He found happiness feeding the other one.

God now said - "They are in heaven"

Moral of the story:

There may be occasions wherein we may not be able to help ourselves, however, still an opportunity may be in the offing whereby we can help others. Whether we help ourselves or help others. It is a help indeed.

YOU ARE WONDERFUL

The following story captured our heart. It happened several years ago in the Paris opera house. A famous singer had been contracted to sing, and ticket sales were booming. In fact, the night of the concert found the house packed and every ticket sold. The feeling of anticipation and excitement was in the air as the house manager took the stage and said, Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your enthusiastic support. I am afraid that due to illness, the man whom you've all come to hear will not be performing tonight. However, we have found a suitable substitute we hope will provide you with comparable entertainment. The crowd groaned in disappointment and failed to hear the announcer mention the stand-in's name. The environment turned from excitement to frustration. The stand-in performer gave the performance everything he had. When he had finished, there was nothing but an uncomfortable silence. No one applauded. Suddenly, from the balcony, a little boy stood up and shouted, Daddy, I think you are wonderful! The crowd broke into thunderous applause. We all need people in our Lives who are willing to stand up once in a while and say, I think you are wonderful. And at times others are expecting this from you. Are you telling them how wonderful you are?

Words Of Wisdom


1. A day without sunshine is like night.2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap. 9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?20. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the hell happened?" 22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos.

Laws Of Success

you want something -- Will you pay the priceThe great sin -- Gossip. The great crippler -- Fear.The greatest mistake -- Giving up.The most satisfying experience -- Doing your duty first.The best action -- Keep the mind clear and judgment good. The greatest blessing -- Good health. The biggest fool - The man who lies to himself.The great gamble -- Substituting hope for facts. The most certain thing in life -- Change. The greatest joy -- Being needed. The cleverest man -- The one who does what he thinks is right. The most potent force -- Positive thinking. The greatest opportunity -- The next one. The greatest thought -- God. The greatest victory -- Victory over self. The best play -- Successful work. The greatest handicap -- Egotism. The most expensive indulgence -- Hate.The most dangerous man -- The liar The most ridiculous trait -- False pride.The greatest loss -- Loss of self confidence.The greatest need -- Common sense

The Ultimate Time Management Tips

: 5 Steps To Reaching Your Goals With Minimum Work
Would you like to know how to get 10 times more done in a day than most people do in a week, with less work?
Then listen closely. You're about to discover the ONE time management and productivity secret that really works.
This little technique is the ONLY thing you need to master if you want to reach all your goals with minimum work and free up your valuable time.
Have you ever had a hundred things on your to-do list, tried to do them all, only to get so tied up in your work that you couldn't seem to finish any of them? Do you remember how frustrating it was?
Then you know the feeling I'm talking about. And you're not alone - millions of people suffer from it every day.
I'm talking about a monster called information overload. It's responsible for more failed projects than all other factors combined, and if you want maximum results from your efforts you need to get rid of it - especially if you're in a home based business.
Here's a simple 5 step formula for eliminating the problem forever. When mastered, it will help you reach any goal you may have. It's quite easy, really:
1. List your MOST important tasks
First, make a short list of the most important things you can do now to get the results you're after. Doing this first lets you see the big picture, and it helps you focus on the things that really matter. Don't worry about the small stuff for now.
2. Pick the ONE thing from your list that is MOST important right now
Next, you decide which task is most important. Which item on your list is most critical? Which one step, if you could finish only one of them, would give you the greatest results? Pick one, and write it down.
3. Finish this task NOW, and forget everything else
Now focus 100% of your efforts on this ONE task. Clear your mind, relax, and put everything else aside. Forget all distractions. Then start working on your most important task with laser focus, as if your life depended on it, and FINISH it. You're not allowed to do ANYTHING else until this task is completed.
4. Take a break, and congratulate yourself!
When you're done, it's time to celebrate. Take a break, and reward yourself. Scratch the task from your list, do something you like, and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Congratulations - you've just come a long way towards reaching your goal!
5. Repeat the process
Now, you simply move on to your second most important task. Repeat the process, and focus completely on this step until you're ready to strike it from your list. Take a break between each task, but let nothing distract you while you're at it. Simply repeat this process for each step, until your job is done!
That's it. That's all there is to it.
By following this simple 5 step time management system, you'll be able to get more things done in less time, no matter what you do. And you'll be able to free up your valuable time to enjoy yourself. This is how you get maximum results from your work. __._,_.___

Conversation between GOD and ME

God : Hello. Did you call me?

Me: Called you? No.. Who is this ?

God : This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.

Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.

God : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.

Me: Don't know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.

God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.

Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

God : Well I wanted to resolve your! Fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?

God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.

Me: why are we then constantly unhappy?

God : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?

God : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty. .

God : Pain is inevitable able, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?

God : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life become better not bitter.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?

God : Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher . She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why cant we be free from problems?

God : Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you! Are free from problems.

Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading..

God : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?

God : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

God : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing .

Me: What surprises you about people?

God : when they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I cant get the answer.

God : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?

God : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear .

Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

God : There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.

Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.

God : Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear . Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that took our breath away!