L.I.F.E

What is Life?

You just drop this word in any search engine and here you go. Millions of links will be thrown on your computer, bombarding like neutrons.

I am not here to tell you or preach you what life is. I would just say Life is full of Hopes. Split its letters.

Learn, Inspire, Feel, Energize.

Every moment we learn from our life. It teaches us to be Strong. It teaches us to be Happy. It reminds us to never lose hope even in difficult times.

  • Keep inspiring our team mates.
  • Keep inspiring people we love.
  • Get inspired from our heroes.
  • Get inspired by Watching videos, Reading awesome books and articles.

Rejuvenate yourself.

Keep Smiling… 🙂

Guest Blogger: 10 Life Lessons by Clarabelle

Being a Science student, I always learned, ‘Red color has the highest wavelength’.’The highest wavelength has the highest energy. This energy reflects from red colored pic, who inspired me at every bit of seconds and I truly feel lucky to have her on my ship of Life: Clarabelle.

ClaireClarabelle means Bright. As I said, red color is the brightest color which reflects from her poetic heart and beautiful mind.

Being a guest blogger, Clarabelle is sharing her 11 invaluable life experiences and I call it – life experiences shared are eleven, she is gorgeous poetess from heaven.

At the ripe age of 39, I believe I am not even half way through my life and I know and have faith  that the best is yet to come, however I do feel I am life experienced enough to share my life lessons with the world, because wisdom is truth and we all have truth inside of us no matter what age we are.  So here are 10 of my life lessons shared with you today and not in any order of priority:

  1. LOVE – You will attract real, pure love into your life only when you have mastered your own self-love.  Love yourself every day, be kind and special to all of you and you will attract an abundance of love from others around you.
  2. VALUES – Identify your core values.  I was 34 years old before I actually explored and identified my own core values and when I did, it was life changing for me.  You must not just focus on the label of the value, the most important part is what each value means to you.
  3. RELATIONSHIPS  – “Seek first to understand before being understand”, this is a principle shared in the late Mr Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, if you practice this principle in your relationships with others, it will most definitely strengthen that relationship and strengthen the relationship you have with yourself too.
  4. MEDITATE – When your mind is busy and swamped with too many things to do, worries and/or negative thoughts, Meditate, it will help you to silence the mind and put your body into a calmer place, it will then give you the space to shine from within and open up your creativity on how best to move forward.
  5. BE BRAVE – Practice the art of being brave, take yourself out of your ‘comfort zone’ and into your ‘learning/stretch zone’ – do this every day.  If you ever feel like you’re life is just ‘drifting by’ it’s time to take charge of your life and take personal action – BE BRAVE.
  6. HELP – Never be afraid to ask for help, never be afraid to show your vulnerable side, for I believe there is much more strength in the person who can openly ask for help and express their vulnerability than there is in the person who doesn’t do this.
  7. ADVANCEMENT – In your every day interactions with others, always think about how you can advance the other person, what can you share with them that will be of value, it will not only advance them but it will also advance you.
  8. CREATE – Focus on imagination, creativity, innovation and invention instead of competition, you will grow much more as a person by focusing on these four.  There is an abundance of unlimited potential in imagination, creativity, innovation and invention, focus your energy on these and success will surely be attracted to you.
  9. ENVIRONMENT – De-clutter your environment but in order to do this, you may need to de-clutter your mind first.  When your environment is supportive of your  ‘thinking’ you will feel much better from within and it will make it easier for you to do what you want to do.
  10. BELIEVE  – Have faith and self-belief in what you can achieve.  Write down your dreams, goals and plans for the future and ‘in the now’ take personal action towards them….baby steps is enough, soon you will see progress and it will feel so good!!
  11. FUN – Oops, I know I said 10 but I just had to add this one in…..you must have fun, enjoy your life because the minute you stop having fun and take life too seriously it will show on your face and you will have less energy in your body.  ‘Feeling the fun’, gives you energy and energy attracts energy and everything is made up of energy….the more energy you have, the more you attract what you want in life.

IT’S YOUR LIFE, GO GET IT!!

ClarabelleKeep Smiling… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Let your fragrance rejuvenate

maya angelouPeople come and go in our lives.  Everyone writes their own chapters in the book of life.

Some people leave us and we forget them, while others leave and we remember special moments.  These people have become unforgettable.

Why are we reminded of their words?  Why do we remember the special moments with them?  Why do we feel love and affection for them when they are gone?

One day someone asked me, “Do you love pets?”

I replied, “Yes I do.”

He continued, “Do you have any?”

I said, “No, but someday I would like to have a dog. I love dogs!”

After listening to my reply, he thought for a while and asked, “Aviral, do you know why we care for dogs when they give nothing back?  Sheep give wool and cows give milk but we don’t care for them.  Why do we care for dogs?”

This conversation made me think.  Human beings do love dogs!  Dogs become family and in some cases, more than family!  In many cases, we spend thousands of dollars on our beloved dogs.  Why do we do this?

The answer is simple.  Dogs give LOVE!

Dogs will desperately wait for their master and greet them at the door, jump on them with Dogs love for masterexcitement and lick them to show their love.

I have experienced this level of affection with my uncles black Labrador. My uncle lives on the 9th floor and whenever he comes back and parks his car in the parking garage he starts barking and waits for him at the door.

Imagine if you were to come home from a stress filled day and your significant other were to greet you in a way similar to that of a dog.  How would you feel if you were showered with this type of love and affection?

You would likely feel Energetic, Rejuvenated and you would be left with a smile on your face.  It would ease your stress and remove your uneasiness.

The moral is, people remember how you make them feel and the memories you’ve left them with.

If you have made someone feel special then they will never forget you.  They will desire your presence.

On the other hand, if you hurt someone’s feelings and make them feel bad they will neither forget nor will they forgive you.

So, spread love and make your family members and loved ones feel the fragrance of your soul.

Keep Smiling.. 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral

Edited and forwarded by Mr. Jeff Botch

How to Tackle Your Critics

When we were born, first we received was Love and Smiles from our parents, relatives and family friends. When you opened up your eyes in this wonderful world, people around you got excited and greeted you with love and care.

In the midst of love and affection, there was something waiting for you desperately. We human being coined this ‘Criticism’.

Just imagine, you are sitting on an ecstatic beach in a wonderful evening and reading your favourite book. Sun is about to set, and waves and breeze are making your moment out of the world. Suddenly you hit by some disturbance, it could be a natural calamity or some manmade hindrance. Anything which convert your peaceful twilight hours into unfriendly and make you furious. How will you feel or react?

Source: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/constructive-criticism-is-a-sign-of-your-potential/

Criticism is just like such unwanted, demoralizing weeds which makes our day or life miserable and break us emotionally and we feel like our confidence is being crushed into pieces.  No matter what we feel or how we react but people across enjoy our fall and believe me it gives them internal satisfaction and fulfil their egos.

Critics and Criticism, two simple words but these two words will surely smashes your life down.

Critics have criticised greatest leaders, sports personalities who have achieved impossible and list goes on and on. Not a single person is left out.

When a goalkeeper retires, people talk about his/her misses not the great saves s/he has made in career.

I have been criticised numerous times in my life and now am used to it. Actually now I love being criticised. Being a kid, my teachers, society have always criticised deeply and crushed my feelings. And this made me Strong, Mentally tough and I learned tackling them.

Take Criticism as a Pinch of Salt and we must convert it into Positive factors or Learning steps.

We must learn to handle our critics, their criticism, blame games, dirty tricks. People want you to react and waiting desperately for your mistakes. They enhance your mistakes.

Try these bellow listed steps to simply avoid them, learn from them and move on.

1. Never React/Argue – I blame you and you blame me twice. Game goes on and never come to an end. Finally we are the loser.

Say for example, you are in meeting or talking to your peer. If s/he is blaming you or criticising you, suddenly you come on aggressive mood and react. Never React or Argue. They are actually provoking you to react. And once you are caught in their web, at the end of the day you are the loser.

2. Never show Emotions – In such dirty games, if you outburst, you are finished. Try to control your emotions as much as possible. I believe emotions are beautiful thing and it must be kept for our family and loved ones not for critics.

3. Always be Silent – Never speak or interrupt them in between their unwanted talks. If you do, guess what, it hurt their egos. They are wasting their energy so better let them waste. Why we waste our by speaking or arguing? We must learn where to speak and where to be silent.

4. Wear Smile – Just smile when they are criticising. Don’t say a single word. Just wear smile on your beautiful face. Believe me it will break their Confidence and Morale.

5. Listen – Stay calm and calmly listen to them. If possible jot down their positive ideas in between negative atmosphere. As I always say, filter out negativity and take positive notes.

6. Forget after you leave their Territory – If you are still thinking about their blame games and criticisms then my dear friend they have won their battle. It may make you depressed, heartbroken and you feel low. After leaving, just simple flush out from mind and simply forget about everything. Go for a cup of Tea or some refreshments with friends and change your mood. If possible forgive them.

I have observed on various occasions, we get trapped in critic’s tricks and start reacting, arguing. They want us to react. They provoke us. If you are trying to prove something then at the end of the day they will have the last laugh. Believe in yourself, not what others say about you.

The best reply for any Critics and Criticism is BE SILENT and AVOID SITUATIONS.

Finally, I would sign off with this wonderful quote:

“Words are heavy thing, they weigh you down. If birds could speak, they couldn’t fly.”

Keep Smiling… 🙂

Thanks,

Aviral