None of us has escaped the trauma of failures. Some quit. Others despair. But a few hang in there. What about you? What is your attitude towards failure? Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick once wrote “He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great!” That is a good starting point to understand failure.… Read the rest
Its message is life-changing.
This message came to us not as a printed text or spoken word difficult to understand; instead it came as a child born in a manger in Bethlehem! … Read the rest
There is something about speaking on stage that terrifies people. What can it be? In simple words, it is the thought, “I am not good enough.”
Surprisingly, that is not an isolated thought either. We have the classic example of Prophet Moses, a mighty leader.… Read the rest
Stories have got great power in communication. Primarily we need to understand that a well-told story is a complete piece of communication. It has a definite beginning. Are we not familiar with the well-loved phrase, “Once upon a time”? And stories do have a definite end.… Read the rest
A couple of days ago I got a first-hand glimpse of teamwork. My wife and I decided to take a walk at Shangumugham beach in the morning. It was around 8 O’clock. At that time of the day we almost had the entire beach to ourselves.… Read the rest
Changing times do not change timeless truths. As I thought about our speech in daily conversations, this line from St. Paul caught my attention. He wrote,
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
This is how he began his short and poetic sketch of true love.… Read the rest
Movement is a sign of life. It also signifies progress. Sometimes progress is slow and painful.
It is during such times that one has to learn not to lose heart. It is during such times we need to take time to focus once again on our priorities and goals.… Read the rest