What no one tells you about Following Your Excitement

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A while back, I had a very interesting conversation with a friend and we spoke about Passion vs Ambition. Both of us identified ourselves as passionate people, who prefer doing things we feel “interest” towards, people who start projects and activities out of sheer joy and excitement.

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Making friends after college!

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I’m really gonna miss this place… I’m gonna miss my college days!

You’ve got a friend in me/When the road looks rough ahead/And you’re miles and miles from your nice warm bed/You just remember what your old pal said/Boy, you’ve got a friend in me…

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Perfection vs SHOWING UP!

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A few days back I was having a very interesting conversation with my boss on a book I gifted him for Christmas, and he said that one thing which resonated with him immensely, was the “SHOW UP” attitude. Coming to think of it, I can not agree more.

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The Rosie Project: Good Reads, Good Life

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How about reading a fiction novel, upvoted by Bill Gates? The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion on my reading list was as a result of the recommendation.

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If you tame me

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I loved the below quotes from chapter 21 of the book – The Little Prince, which though is a children’s book, has some intriguing and deep perspectives for human life. I think that the book is a beautiful amalgam of a complex yet simple metaphor for life with a simplified story that urges the reader to explore the depths of social connections in a way like never before. It compels us to think about the people who mean something more than just a name in our lives and why they make us feel the way they do…

Do these below quotes make you think of something deep? Of some special people? Someone who has tamed you? Someone you have tamed? Someone you feel responsible for? Let me know in the comments below… If you have other favorite quotes from this book, do let me know 🙂


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Novelty, Dopamine, Follow-through and Persistence

I have a keen interest in continuous learning, personal growth and development. I embrace the growth mindset and acknowledge that we can be, learn and have everything we set our mind to.

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Persisting through pain, struggle and failure – Hope & Grit!

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Life often knocks us down, bringing to us pain, suffering, struggle and failure. All of which seem almost impossible to cope up with… In these moments – where you doubt yourself, when the skies seem so dark and there seems no light at all –

HOW DO YOU KEEP GOING?

DESPITE YOUR IMMEDIATE CURRENT REALITY?

HOW DO YOU PERSIST?

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Love for all!

Just a customer!

A few days back I was visiting a photo studio to get passport photos clicked. The studio owner asked me to collect them in an hour. After hanging out for an hour, I went to the studio to collect my photos and I was instantly handed over my first envelope. I was quite engrossed listening to the music playing on my headphones. I glimpsed at the picture from the envelope and looked up at the owner with a smile to say thank you, when I noticed that he looked quite distressed.

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Your real superpower

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As a child, while watching the movie Mr. India and cartoons with superheroes, Alladin with his Geenie and the magic carpet, Dexter and Dee and the Powerpuff girls, I always dreamt of having a superpower. Something truly unique. Magical. Continue reading

The overarching importance of Intent

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Himali’s Theory of Motivation 😛

I’ve often pondered upon the idea of what makes a person do something consistently, effortlessly and with a sense of dedication. What about the boring things we are often guilty of being reckless about? How do you keep yourself motivated to run errands and do the chores? Is it compulsion or discipline or just how some people are wired?

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Never let the child inside of you ever die

Dear Self,

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Never let the little child inside of you ever die. Add wisdom to your thoughts and views, but never let it cease the ever-curious inner child to stop looking at things with awe and wonder. Continue reading

It is the little things that matter!

Have you had people who notice and take care of the little things for you? Like pulling you to the inner side as you walk on the road, getting you a sweater when it is cold, walking you right to your doorstep, giving you the wake-up call when you need to get up extra early…. Little things like these, makes my heart melt!

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Happyness is here!

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Spending time amidst nature and with kids are two sure shot ways to brighten up my days. I am on a short vacation and it is so much fun taking time to do things which otherwise are difficult to catch up with otherwise. I’m visiting my parents and have rented a bicycle here to explore around with a greet footprint.

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100 Happy Days – Day 23 (May 2nd)

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I have always had a special place in my heart for the little things because they do have more value to me and remember to be kind to someone everyday because your kindness can change the life for someone who feels worthless.

A kind word or a good deed doesn’t cost a dime but it sure does have a lot of value. Try this for a week andy see what a difference it can make in your life.

~ Jo Earley

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100 Happy Days – Day 20 (April 29th)

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“Maybe it’s time for the fighter to be fought for, for the holder to be held and for the lover to be loved.”

– Anonymous

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100 Happy Days – Day 17 (April 26th)

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“Don’t pack up all your troubles. Take them on holiday with you, and when you come back, just don’t bring them back with you.”

Anthony T. Hincks

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100 Happy Days – Day 16 (April 25th)

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

― Marcel Proust

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100 Happy Days – Day 14 (April 23rd)

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“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

Ashley Montagu

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100 Happy Days – Day 13 (April 22nd)

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“……To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know….”

Dejan Stojanovic

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100 Happy Days – Day 12 (April 21st)

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“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.”

Mary Stuart

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Empathy in Business and Personal Relationships- Meeting Unmet and Unarticulated Needs

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I was watching this interview by Satya Nadela and something that he said kind of got me thinking deep. Some of his ideas surrounding empathy are as below:

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