There is only one person in all human history who said I have authority to lay down my life and to take it up again.*… Read the rest
It is fascinating to note how differently males and females communicate. On the other hand, it is perplexing to those who have not realized the difference.… Read the rest
Landmines lie buried in the ground. When you trip on them it blows up-injuring you, deforming you, or even killing you.… Read the rest
If what matters most in martial relationships is communication, what hurts most is also related to the same.
The Sting of Criticism
Some husbands find fault all the time.… Read the rest
It is time to say goodbye. I have said it many times1 before. Yet it has never grown easy.
I now stand alone on the deck of my ship awaiting a new set of passengers.… Read the rest
Fears can pulls us down. Here let me present three fears that you need to recognize and conquer.
1. Imagined Fears (Grasshopper Vision):
There is a classic account in the Bible where twelve spies are sent by Moses to explore the Promised Land (the Land of Caanan).… Read the rest
Other than fear, the greatest paralyzing factor in life is perhaps discouragement. We should fight against and conquer it.
As human beings, we are often prone to be discouraged.… Read the rest
1. Do not limit your vision because of a marred past.
The best of us are cracked mirrors reflecting the image and likeness of God.… Read the rest
586 B. C. A nation was being led into exile and captivity. Only few were left. All that they had pinned their hopes on were now gone–their city, the well fortified city of Jerusalem; it was destroyed, and their temple, the magnificent temple of great splendour that Solomon built; it was burnt to the ground.… Read the rest
It is only when you get lost somewhere that you realize, “I simply wanna go home!”
The moment you realize you are lost is a starting point.… Read the rest
You cannot have a garbage truck spilling over with waste material running in your mind and at the same time be able to achieve greatness in life.… Read the rest
The agony and the pain of defeat after having come so close is the stuff that the legend of the Olympics is made of.… Read the rest
Flowers are lovely. They make the earth beautiful.
Flowers represent life. They show us the promise of life when it buds.… Read the rest
Ideal speeches are very rare.
The point I am trying to get across is that speaking is an art that is never mastered in one sense.… Read the rest
“Sir, that’s the reason why I came to class.”
This statement is often made by students with tears in their eyes.… Read the rest
In one of my public speaking training sessions, the very first day, I invited a student to come forward and speak.… Read the rest
Similarly when children find something new, strange or exciting; they run with their message and pour out their thoughts and feelings in emotional, colourful and sometimes unintelligible language to anyone they can find.… Read the rest
Building culture in an organisation is like growing a tree. It will take time to send its roots deep. But once it takes hold it is firm.… Read the rest
“What will others think about me?” This is a thought that terrifies many people especially as they get on stage to give a speech.… Read the rest
Some work to make a living. Others work because they are passionate.
The first kind of people do things well. The second kind of people inspire!… Read the rest
The basic problem why people fear to speak in public is because of this nagging thought: “Am I good enough?” The truth is you are not.… Read the rest
Talent is what God has gifted you with. You can hide it, neglect it, or use it.
Often we find many talented people unable to make it big in life.… Read the rest
“I remember like it were only yesterday . . .” is a good way to begin a speech.
You can pick and choose something from your varied range of memories that which is appropriate for the occasion, relevant to the audience, and having some concrete detail that will make the listeners able to appreciate what you had passed through.… Read the rest
Respected Principal, Beloved Teachers, and my dear friends,
Classrooms are where the future citizens of India are moulded. It is there that men and women of excellence and character are shaped.… Read the rest