August 21, 2013

inspiring quotes from kung-fu-panda

One often meets his destiny
on the road he takes to avoid it. 

Your mind is like this water,
my friend.When it is agitated,
it becomes difficult to see.  
But if you allow it to settle...  
...the answer becomes clear.

Quit, don't quit.  
Noodles, don't noodles.  
You are too concerned
with what was and what will be.
There's a saying:
Yesterday is history,  
tomorrow is a mystery,
but today is a gift.  
That is why it is called the present.

There is just news.
There is no good or bad.
That is bad news...
...if you do not believe
that the Dragon Warrior can stop him.

There are no accidents.

My old friend,
 the panda will never fulfill
his destiny, nor you yours,
  until you let go
of the illusion of control.

Then why didn't you quit?! You knew
I wanted you gone, yet you stayed.
  Yeah, I stayed.
  I stayed because every time
you threw a brick at my head
  or said I smelled, it hurt,
but it could never hurt more
  than it did every day
of my life just being me.
  I stayed because I thought,
if anyone could change me...
  ...could make me... not me... was you.

When you focus on kung fu,
  when you concentrate... stink.

Come here. The secret ingredient is...
  You heard me. Nothing!
  There is no secret ingredient!
  Wait, wait.
It's just plain old noodle soup?
You don't add some kind of special
sauce or something?
  Don't have to. To make something
special, you just believe it's special.
  There is no secret ingredient.

Thought of the day

Mathematics tells us the 3 saddest love stories: 
  1. Of parallel lines: who were never meant to meet. 
  2. Of tangent lines: who were together once for short moment but then parted forever, And 
  3. Of asymptotes: who could only get closer and closer, but could...never be together!

August 11, 2013

Thought of the day

I'm me. I'm who i'm meant to be. I'm my past, my present and who i want to be. I'm not anyone, i'm all three. I'm a work in progress, a destiny. I'm who i choose to be. I'm me and it's good to be me.

July 12, 2012

Why giving up anger and forgiveness is important... for nobody but YOU!

Came across this very interesting post and thought to collect few of the quotes mentioned over there:

  1. Remember that we are all doing the best we can at the time. - Diane Paul
  2. I know that I need to forgive someone, not for their benefit, but for my own peace of mind. Don’t do it for them, do it for you! - Cathryn Kent
  3. You remember why you love them. Love is about forgiveness.- Holly Chapman
  4. Give up on all hope of a better past. - Matt Child
  5. Forgiveness comes easy when you know that what people say or do is about them, it’s not about you. - Kim Kings
  6. “Hating someone is drinking poison and expecting the other person to die from it.”
  7. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the na├»ve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. – Thomas Szasz
  8. True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment. – David Ridge
  9. A lack of trust is sometimes simply recognizing another’s limitations – Rose Sweet
I loved #1, #5 and #7 above. 

Emotions @ work

Found this interesting post day @ HBR Blog, here goes the summary to keep the thoughts handy:

  • The emotions people bring to work are as important as their cognitive skills, and especially so for leaders. 
  • Because it's not possible to check our emotions at the door when we get to work — even when that's expected — it pays to be aware of what we're feeling in any given moment. You can't change what you don't notice.
  • Negative emotions spread fast and they're highly toxic. The problem with the executive we let go was not that he was critical, but rather that he was so singularly focused on what was wrong that he lost sight of the bigger picture, including his own negative impact on others.
  • Authenticity matters because you can't fake positivity for long. It is possible to put on a "game face" — to say you're feeling one way when you're actually feeling another — but the truth will ultimately reveal itself in your facial, vocal, and postural cues. We must learn to monitor and manage our moods.
  • The key to balancing realism and optimism is to embrace the paradox of realistic optimism. Practically, that means having the faith to tell the most hopeful and empowering story possible in any given situation, but also the willingness to confront difficult facts as they arise and deal with them directly.
  • March 01, 2012

    Thoughts of the day

    1. Observe the environment and the people around you. How they reach to things that you do.
    2. Network with people who don't look, think, act or dress like you. Talking with opposites inevitably sparks new ideas, new insights and ultimately corrects a course, individual or societal.
    3. Experiment with the world by personally trying out new things, taking stuff apart or doing things differently that you've been repetitively doing day in and day out.
    4. Ask more questions. Question the world with inquiries that provokes the status quo, that get under the hood of a situation, that open unexpected new directions that never emerged before. "Question the unquestionable" and see what kind of drift surfaces. Then of course correct and keep the ship from sinking.