Heard this morning a sermon at church on the man who hid the one talent he got by digging a hole in the ground (the talent was a huge sum of money). It reminded me of the lines in Thomas Gray’s famous work, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
“Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.”
Sadly, those who could become great with their talents often hide it.… Read the rest
No one conveys emotions better than the rain.
Nothing else is so universal; yet so personal like the rain. There is a grandeur about the rain that has made it a compelling subject of great literature, art, movies, and music. Yet there is something that is so common about it that children love to play in the rain.… Read the rest
“For the attention of passengers, Train No. 12696, from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai Central will leave shortly from platform No. 3 at 17 hours 25 minutes.” As this was ringing in my ears, little did I know that I was about to witness a memorable incident right there on the platform.… Read the rest
“I’ve severe inferiority complex. I would like to talk about it sometime”; so said an IT professional to me over phone a few weeks ago. I suddenly felt the pain with which he spoke.
It also reminded me of many other students I had met in my training sessions; who though putting on a brave and confident face on the outside hid a nagging problem of inferiority on the inside.… Read the rest
Here are certain tips that might help you manage time wisely:
# Plan your time.
A time table is the basic step that can help you begin to plan. Be flexible in case new priorities emerge in course of time.
# Do first things first.… Read the rest
The power of new beginnings is immense.It is like the burst of light that pierces the darkness and makes everything visible. Long years of patient waiting then gives way to the rise of dawn–of new hope, greater glory, immeasurable joy, and ultimate triumph.… Read the rest
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