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Why focus on what is required ?

September 10, 2011

How many times in your exams days have you realized end of the exam that you knew many answers but because of the focus on one particular tough question you had spent more time and
didn’t have enough time to complete as planned.

I suppose this is an easy analogy since most of the people would have gone through this experience in school or college exams.

For example let us take maths, sometime when we get stuck with a problem we continue to solve it rather than moving on to next. We lose the focus in the exam and instead of getting 90 we would have got just 50 marks, all because of that one question-because of the lack of focus on the time.

Now coming back to the focus of our discussion this analogy can be applied to our day to day life where we end up losing focus and do something rather than what was meant to be done.

Last week I was at a client place for software coordination and user acceptance test activity in-between the owner of the company asked me if I knew sync issue of Samsung tab phone. I was doing something very important activity, for me what was required to say was ‘No sorry I don’t have idea since I am not using Samsung phone’ and continue what I had planned (and that is the fact). I didn’t do so and I ended up wasting time and lost focus from the activity planned.

This is just an experience and what really made me think on the focus is something even more intriguing.

Most often and repeatedly we focus on negativity than positivity by habit. We don’t realize but it all happens in the mind and we continue doing it.

In a day we end up getting both positive and negative experience.

Where do we stay tuned is very important, if we stay tuned to 96.7FM then we will only get that channel, it is the same here as well if we stay tuned to positivity we end up experiencing positivity.

Where is your Focus and what are you focusing is very very important, next time when your mind starts complaining or moving in the negative direction catch it and say to your mind, focus required is on positivity.

The main focus of this blog is on two things- focus on what is required – this can be applied on either time management or in any area of your life. To get things done more similar to what is planned by purely sticking to what is required. This will completely improve your productivity and effectiveness in what you are doing.
Second is no matter how tough your day might be, no matter even if everything is happening against you, no matter even if you are having lot of challenges in your day irrespective of anything the FOCUS should be only on positivity by doing so you will end up staying grateful for what you have and be attuned to the inner peace that will bring more good things and positivity in life.

There is lot of negativity, you switch on news or see around, you will find it everywhere but from that you will gain nothing but more of negativity, rather stay FOCUSSED and remain positive and do what is required- I am sure you will see the difference.


Why enter the Gladiator’s Ring ?

September 7, 2011

A very interesting conversation happened couple of days back on a telephonic interview, which goes on very well with the focus of the blog that is to inspire my team, others and myself so I am sharing this here

This is about company AMICS, to those who are not aware, AMICS – is an IT consultancy and service oriented company where the whole business revolves around the IT platform. We stand for service and give the utmost care and support to our clients in managing their IT setup.

In AMICS Ganesh is responsible for the operations, few days back we were recruiting for one of the challenging roles in AMICS – Service Delivery Manager, up until now we were handling the service delivery, mostly it was handled by Ganesh.

Coming to the discussion, we had our final closing interview conference call with the candidate after so many rounds of pre analysis and internal discussion, so the discussion went on and we felt this candidate would fit in for our operations very well. We were giving him insights on the business and the day-to-day operations briefing about AMICS…

During the call, we wanted to give the transparent picture to the candidate, Ganesh suddenly came up with an analogy in expressing the situation to the candidate, here I cannot bring the entire word to word conversation but as much as the crux of it to explain its exclusivity from the best of my knowledge, I keep the candidate’s name confidential here ……

Ganesh was asking the candidate that, have you seen the movie Gladiator – he replied yeah, then Ganesh explained every single day we get prepared and enter the ring with the team…. for those who are not prepared gets excluded and those who are strong survive and continue with us.

Ganesh continued further adding that  “we have lot of challenges and that is more similar to the Gladiator ring’s experience either we survive or get killed, so far we had different people coming to our operations only those who were strong and could unify with AMICS could continue and rest are out, we are very focused and as soon as you join our team you will feel the pressure similar to the gladiator ring’s experience every single day, it is all about the qualities and the consistency  you have to develop in order to stay in the ring relating to the stay in Amics…”

Ganesh intended explaining this to give the true picture about the current situation and experience we were going through to the candidate.

Finally the candidate was much delighted and stated that he would be more than happy to join Amics since it would push him to deliver the best.

The point I am trying to make is not about the competition we have with others in the market but it is purely on what we are facing in our day-to-day activity and how important every single second is important to us in our operations.

Just imagine if you can give the very best every single second in the task that you had taken up now what results would it bring…for sure you will succeed.

It is important for you to understand clearly what is that you want and what results you want end of the day, set effective goals and just achieve it…..

I remind myself that I enter the gladiator’s ring every single day, I need to motivate myself, my team and keep them focused and guide them in the positive direction.

A gladiator enters the ring with confidence, courage and excitement to face the odds and doesn’t think about past and future but the very moment and the very obstacle that he faces inside the ring

For me, I fight to kick away my laziness, I 
fight to remove the hurdles and roadblocks, I 
fight to bring the best out of me, I 
fight for a good reason …… lot of things to fight for….

Fight, fight and fight within yourself to overcome anything you find as an obstacle in you. Most important in the fight is “give your very best and never give up”

To you I would say, life is not meant to just pass the day and suddenly wake up one morning to realize that you haven’t done anything worthwhile, take action now and you will be pleased with your efforts.

I challenge everyone to take life as a one day game and that is all we have, just be in the game and give your best to make the most out of your day, whether you are a leader or a part of team or a student or a housewife or having your own business or in any profession be the best and give your best in a way that would infect your environment with positivity leading, encouraging others in following the same path

End of day it is the inner satisfaction where we must always strive to bring the best out of us in a splendid manner. There has to be a fight after all If we give in for the hurdles and troubles in life, what can be achieved in life….. choice is yours….. Choose the right one….

Living the truth….

September 4, 2011

The truth remains the TRUTH…

There are moments in life, where truth hurts us and others as well…..

What stand do we have in those scenario is most important, that comes from the principles and the philosophy we follow in life.

The simplicity of the truth is that anybody can identify and connect with the truth, it cannot be hidden and it is so profound.

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Why live life to fullest ? Part 2

September 2, 2011

This blog entry is in continuation with the – Why live life to the fullest ?- Part 1
Live life to the fullest, cherish the present moment now, be thankful for now, no matter what situation you are in – Just be grateful. My point in this blog entry is – enjoy every moment of life, fill your life with experiences that would make you feel happy. Even if you are in a situation that is not pleasant be thankful.

It is obvious that if we try to create a future by staying ungratful at the present, possibly that wouldnt happen,

In simple – no one can create a better future by cribbing or staying ungrateful at present, atleast the process of creating a better future would be delayed, the best way is to remain grateful to create a wonderful future- yesterday’s future is todays present- the present moment shapes the projected future – stay in the moment, stay with gratitude….

Only grateful moments will lead to a wonderful future and the present moment determines your future….

Make others happy and live life with that attitude, nothing can be more joyful than making someone’s day – making someone happy – it could be anything as simple as a smile to others- how often we smile at others on the go,

Give the very best all times and you will be grateful you did, we wont think of the days that we have wasted in the past , we would rather think of the days when we were in the best form and in the best of our abilities- make everyday a memorable one.

My point is not to dwell on the past achievement, make everyday happen be in the flow, what sticks in our conscious mind is from the subconscious.

After all we get only one life, let us make the most of it, seek for the purpose in your life, make a difference every single moment. We live with joy and sorrow , nothing is permanent but we can constantly have a more predominant thoughts of joy than sorrow.

If we sit around and expect things to happen than it doesn’t work that way , we need to get it done…it starts from our mind…..Let us be grateful for what we have and live life to the fullest ……………

Why live life to the fullest ? – Part 1

September 1, 2011

What feelings do you get when you look back at the past 5 years , 10 years in your life. Something great, astounding, phenomenal , outstanding, extreme state of joy, or the other way around which is opposite or something which is normal, something mixed up with thoughts of ups and downs., it could be anything ….. The point is time passes by without realization, and in the end we feel we haven’t done anything remarkable…….not in everyone’s case but in my case it is ..

In a way we often get trapped in current situations and circumstances which blocks us from experiencing the life to the fullest, but who is in control of this situations and circumstances, of course we are in a way having more control over our situations/circumstances if we take responsibility .

What happens to us is only 20% and how we respond to it is 80%, In many situations we have different experience due to different responses and the choices we make.

Certainly I can pick up cases, Imagine if our response is with anger or if our response is with love what results would it produce ….

Most common problems categories are Health, wealth and relationship , most of the other issues revolve fundamentally on this three areas but the root comes to the same basic three issues. It requires to have balance in these three areas to live life fully, if we are having issues with any of these areas then we have to correct it and take the right action.

Life- in life we get to live only now , nothing else can be experienced in life other than now – past memories are also experienced in the now. You cannot escape from this NOW, this very moment, whatever situation you may be in , whether you like it or not – you only get to live NOW. Time is so precious , time is life , nothing can be replaced for time.

Some where I read,

Time is life and if you are wasting time you are wasting life.

Most of the times we either spend thinking about our past or anticipating the future. The main thing is in our mind,in our thoughts, how much are we enjoying life now, how much are we consciously present now, how much are we charged up doing the current activity. What is driving us or what is stopping/ bothering us. It is our thoughts in mind and for everything that happens is stored in our mind, may be it seems physical but we are mostly living in the mind( mental state ).

The first creation happens in our mind and then in the real instance. Our mind especially subconscious mind determines and filters the thoughts that would come in, there is a difference between wandering thoughts and streamlined thoughts. Only by staying conscious we can streamline our thoughts by choosing and picking the right thoughts..

Consciousness is now- stay conscious – be conscious.

Will continue this topic, so much to discuss -especially this is such a wonderful topic and most importantly a very lively challenge, one has to set priorities, practice and live with it ………………..nothing new is here in this blog entry,this is just to remind myself – and I am finding ways to live life to the fullest….and share my knowledge and experience…..