There is a lot of talk about how to achieve success out there; isn’t it? Such talks inspire and motivate us.
If you have not failed, that means probably you succeeded in everything you did or you did not attempt to do anything at all.
The chances are that you never tried. Now why is that so? Most likely you were afraid to try because you feared to make mistakes.… Read the rest
Help your teenager open up and talk. Encourage him to have good friendships. Allow his/her friends to come home. Get to know them and talk to them yourself. When a child gets such support from parents it reduces a lot of peer pressure from him.… Read the rest
Many youngsters opt for suicide in a moment of impulse. Even though they think they have thought through every aspect of the problem; they are mistaken. If only they did open up and talk with someone they trusted especially members of family things would have been different.… Read the rest
Failure is not something to be ashamed of. It is an essential part of daily living, learning and growth. It is therefore wrong to compartmentalize life into failure and success; for what we term as failure is the real ingredient and mix of success.… Read the rest
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
“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