Sean Douglas was suicidal at one point of time due to heavy drinking habit and series of negative thoughts. He has grown in alcohol and abusive environment at his home. This had deep negative impact in his life and he himself became alcoholic. But this is not what he wanted for himself in his life. One fine day he said to himself, “I am so done with this. I need to change the way I am living my life.” He turned to timeless wisdom of great books and people who has shown him the way. He shares decisions we make in our life at the moment has impact in our future.
There is only one way to avoid criticism, Do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. -Aristotle
When I came across this story that I grew up listening to from my teacher in school, I couldn’t stop sharing it with you.
You might have heard this but still is so relevant even today.
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Praveen Wadalkar robbed his six years old son’s piggy bank to go for a business meeting. His first business was a complete flop show and he had no money left as he and his wife both had left their job to start that business. Praveen has been to the stage where quitting the entrepreneurial dream was much easier option than to continue. But he kept moving forward to start another venture which flourished and is now spread across many nations in Asia.
I have realized that there is a trait in every successful people that loser and quitters lack by interviewing successful and inspiring personalities every week.
They have winning mindset. They believe on their vision and dreams more than anyone else and keep pursuing unless they turn that into reality.
Another such quality is to stand up back tall more determined and more focused than ever after every fall.
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Jigna Tanna is a Construction Entrepreneur, Author, Keynote Speaker, Change Catalyst, and most sought after Performance Excellence Strategist.
Jigna comes from a family of business background with open mind but she eventually got married to family where women’s freedom was not as widely accepted. She along with her husband had to take a hard route of starting the business all over again.
Is fear of failing or being rejected stopping you from executing on your idea or plan that you believe will transform your life and life of people around you?
When you are in this situation next time ask yourself these three questions:
What is the worse that can happen as a result of this task or action that I am about to take?
Even if the worse possible happens to me, can I bounce back to where I am today?
What is the best thing that could happen if I do this?
You already have what you need and you already have enough information on what to do and how to do. The only ingredient that’s lacking in your success journey is taking action.
Nine Powerful Lessons I have Learned in 2017
I am sharing with you the most powerful lessons I have learned in 2017. As we start brand new year 2018, these lessons might be useful for you to navigate through your own true potential and make impact in this world in 2018. Here I present you these nine lessons.
In her mid 20’s Lena Kay found herself living in a homeless hostel, depressed, overweight with a brain tumour and living on benefits. Suicidal thoughts became prominent at one point of time in her life. She thought her life has no meaning to be alive. She never thought she could come out of that trap of her own thoughts.
Lena discovered neuroscience, quantum physics, meditation and law of attraction, used the knowledge to transform her life and helped many people on her journey as she organically fell into coaching.
Krishan Chahal was fascinated by the art of memorizing at younger age. In his quest to experiment on the power of his brain he memorized the value of pi upto 43000 decimal places breaking his own Guinness world record of 33000 decimals. Apart from this, he holds other two records one of them being remembering the sequence of several decks of playing cards.
He says he was not the best as a kid but learning and experimenting on his brain led him to have exceptional brain power. His feats are acknowledged by Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records, Record Holders Republic, Open Record Book and Pi World Ranking.
“With every failure, you become a better person, you become sharper and wiser.” Kiruba Shankar had several reasons to settle down for an ordinary life. He got fired from his job when he needed it the most. He lost 10 Lakhs (1 Million) rupees in a deal where his client absconded after he delivered his commitment. But this man was never to give up trying to pursue his dreams. He says the best lessons of your life are learned when you are down and dusted. He sat down with me to share these hard learned lessons of his life in this episode.