Category Archives: Personality Development

Mindfulness to Avoid Traps

Meditation comes with side benefits--and tons of them! One of them is that you can think ahead. Every smart person can think ahead. But here I am talking about thinking ahead subconsciously, or effortlessly. Let me take two extreme cases to explain. There is a person say, Peets, who sees someone, say, at a gas station....
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Why My Memory is Least Trustworthy and the System is Most

For the last few years I have struggled with task management tools. It takes a long time to come to high gear from a regular job mindset. As anyone can guess, I started with GTD by David Allen. This book is a classic and should become part of core curriculum in middle schools all across...
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Magic of Now

Among all the stories about Budhha's life, the one which fascinated me most is the one which is of the time period after his death. Just a few months after his Mahaparinirvana. It related to his cousin and right-hand disciple Ananda. Some time after Buddha's departure, it was decided that all of Buddha's teachings should be...
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Focus and Noise

In another post, I compared how spirituality and entrepreneurship are the same. They are different in one aspect, though, and that is the noise level. Let me explain. As you grow deeper and deeper in Dhamma, the level of noise slowly goes down. This change is permanent and you start exploring deeper and deeper. There is...
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Speaking Your Mind

Have you ever wondered why when you see broadcasters make blunders and they had not been more careful? Whether it’s Rush Limbaugh on the far right or Bill Maher on the far left, all have had moments when they said something which they regretted or apologized for later. The answer to why this happens is actually pretty...
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Fail Like Edison

Being an entrepreneur, you see failure all around. Most of the battles I fight are uphill. Uphill battles increase your chances of failure tenfold. But those are the only battles that the brave fight! One great example of a big loser was Thomas Edison. Let me qualify this. If you measure someone by the number of...
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Train Your Subconscious for Success

Your subconscious is not you but your boss. The subconscious goes by the facts, not fiction. It observes what you do, and based on that it predicts what you'll do in the future. It does not go by what you think or claim. It does not differentiate whether you are dealing with exercise, daily meditation, project deadlines...
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What Success Really Is

I have always wondered about this question. Is it how much money you make or where you are in corporate ladder? How do we define success? I think it’s defined by what level you are looking at or from. As David Allen says, is it a view from 30,000 feet or 1000 feet? For me the 30K-foot...
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Is Success Really a Matter of Chance?

I keep wondering how much success or even wealth is a trailing indicator rather than a leading indicator. I meet so many people who think life is unfair to them because they deserve to be in a very high position in the organization they are working for. Or they should be making 10 times more than...
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