What I learned in last year.

Today is my birthday. In 2012 on 15th January I decided to start writing. Since I started doing that, lots of positive changes have surrounded me.

The following blog is about what I learned between 15th January, 2012 till today – the same day of 2013. I am sure you have your own list every year. Following is the list I have of all the lessons I learned last year, hope you find it interesting.

  1. Follow your instincts. Your curiosity n instincts will lead u to greater achievements.
  2. Separation from a person will only make you understand and help you realize how well you are really connected with them. May put any sort of relationship to a test. Whether it is your life partner or a friend.
  3. Realization is the first step in any transformation process. Until you do not realize that change is needed or wishful, the transformation for good or bad will not commence.
  4. Breads and almonds will start burning while toasting, right when you take your eyes off them.
  5. It’s dangerous to be a back stabber. Because while you are busy trying to attach someone you may trip over a banana skin and stab your own self. (no I did not do that)
  6. Luck plays a major role in your progress.
  7. If it is meant for you nothing or no one in the world can stop you from achieving it. If it is not meant for you nothing or no one in the world can help you get it.
  8. Nothing is impossible for you if you decide to do it. And mean it.
  9. Everybody gets 24 hours in a day. You can make it feel like 2 hours or 200 hours. It is entirely up to you.
  10. Whether you compose music; publish a book; get that big break in your acting career – everyone you expect may not be as interested as you thought. Just accept it and learn to go with it.
  11. Your daily horoscope is not always correct, but if you find something positive written there. Convince your brains to believe it’s true. It will help you big time to live the day positively and happily.
  12. Co-incidences may have something in common, may b a sign. Last year on 15th January 2012, I decided to do something with my life that may help others, I decided to start writing something inspiring and positive and started a blog. That led me to publish a similar self-help book “Get Inspired Get Thinking”. This year, I got a picture of (Indian) Goddess Saraswati, let’s say she is the Indian version of Muse. Today I read my sign.
  13. Ask your close friends who are reliable to give an honest feedback about your performance at new venture, ask them for suggestion. My best friend was very honest about my writing. That led me to studying writing techniques. I have stopped writing for a bit, but I have to admit, while I am busy studying writing techniques, I am already feeling more confident about writing better next time when I sit down continuing the inspiring fictions I am in the middle of.
  14. The way you use your Facebook or twitter and your access to internet in your free time – it all together will affect your thinking and your behaviour accordingly and vice versa.
  15. Always try to see the other side of the story. Listen to others before judging the situation.
  16. Disasters can strike anywhere any time. This world didn’t come to an end on 21st December, but if you had your eyes wide open and yourself awake, you may have noticed that crime and other crimes which looks like an accident are increasing. Human race is ashamed and scared to some point – that my friend is almost similar to the end of the world. It is the end of the world, if you cannot go places and do what you feel like in the moment, considering your safety and keeping it in the core of everything you do, no matter where you are. Yes, I am referring to things like gang rapes, body parts of a person found scattered around in the park, some weirdo killing people in a theatre or even school kids to cross the limits.
  17. Rely on God and your prayers a bit more. It will only help you gather all the positive energy around you that randomly floats in the Universe, which no one else wants to claim.
  18. If you do not believe in God, That God you can find even in a rock. Because we are people, we see God in a similar body form. (Who knows, may be a Dog sees God on four legs. Did you know? “There are some Dogs who think we are Gods”). But with all the faith and devotion and prayers, you can have a rock or even a pebble turn into something omniscient. It is all about how much faith you have to show.
  19. Sometimes it is important that you do know who is running which country. Sometimes that does not matter at all, as long as at the end of the day you can catch a sound sleep answering yourself that “yes, I made a difference out there today, positively.”
  20. You get what you give. I never cared to leave a review of the book I just read or the game I just played on the website I bought it through. My e-book was downloaded more than 700 times roughly (including free promotion days), but I only received 1 review. So many of my friends told me they liked the book, but I did not get any review that will help the sales. That time I realized how important each review can be. It hurt me not having review, good or bad (because even a bad review helps you realize what improvement is needed in your work), about my book. Now, I am eager to hear from even one more reader comparing the number of downloads to the number of reviews. I am now making sure to leave review of anything i experience.
  21. New Year resolutions, birthday resolutions – they all sound cool. But you do not have to wait for such special day to start making changes for good. It can be today or tomorrow. You may decide on 22nd March, to start making positive changes in your lifestyle for healthy living and may achieve such amazing results, by next year that 22nd March may become a very important day for you for rest of your life.
  22. No matter how small you think your job is, it is the way you do it will make the difference. No matter what you do, make sure you do it so good; no one else can ever replace you.
  23. You don’t have to be satisfied financially only with what you do as a job. If there is a job you know out there, doing which you will feel peaceful and happy grab it without thinking of the money. It will give you more happiness than the one that will pay you more money and you do not like.
  24. Having a blog mascot is a lot of work. Lol… if you have him and your followers like it, make sure they get a lot of it. If you cannot commit to that, don’t introduce one at first place. That’s for you, speedy sparks.
  25. If it makes you feel good, do it. No matter what it is, you do it because it makes you feel good. Doing what makes you feel good, will help you bring “the real you” out in front of the world. You will be more loved that way.
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Speedy Sparks is here. Now!

VICTOR :

Hi, I am Victor. You may remember me from the article about “glass theory”, about the glass being half full and half empty. Well, agreed I kinda dressed up a bit nerdy in that one. You gotta do weird things for money these days man, we all agree to that don’t we? Ha ha….. so, guess what happened few days back. It was around 2 in the morning I heard someone knocking on my door. As I approached the door to open, I heard someone running away. Finally, when I opened the door I found this guy – Speedy. Well, it’s a snail but a pretty strong one.

I kinda stepped on him as I walked out of the door, didn’t crush him to my surprise. Uhh, let’s not talk about that. When I found speedy he was having a little red bow tied around with a note sticking on it (it was actually sticking on him somewhere else that I do not want to talk about). The note said, “This is Speedy Sparks. He is the only hope. Take good care of him.” I thought it was funny for a snail being named “Speedy”. Ironic right?

Pretty shy guy he was when I saw him first. Didn’t want to come out of its shell, but we ended up getting friendly after all. He is pretty cool actually. Although he is so slow made me late to work on Monday. That is because I took him to the park playing “Fetch” on Sunday. Poor thing didn’t make it back till next morning, hahaha. Anyways, I am going to bed. Nightey night.

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SPEEDY SPARKS :

They call me Speedy Sparks…….Why?

I am the fastest snail on this planet.

I worked hard because I wanted to prove the world wrong, that believes Snails cannot be speedy.

I was born with those racing stripes on my back.

My name “Speedy Sparks” is the proof that with enough inspiration and believing in yourself you can do anything and you can be anyone you wish to be. I must tell you it is a challenge being Speedy when you are a snail. But hey, little challenge never hurts.

I have the spark within, and it is my job to spread the light ahead and further. Anyone lacking that spark gets a good one from me.

Are you comfortable in your own shell. Because I am. And If you tell my master about my secret, I am going to cut your head off.

I am Speedy Sparks, and this is my secret identity that my master is not aware of.

He himself is being pretty demotivated often and that is why I am here to inspire him.

To remind him that hope is alive, and with enough of inspiration that is going to go further.

so back to same question, “Are you comfortable in your own shell?”

My friend you can never convince the world totally no matter how much you change yourself from outside. In fact it will only lead you changing yourself from within before you even know it, and soon you will not be “YOU” anymore.

The best way to go with it is, being comfortable in your own shell….uhh, I mean in your own skin. So, keep it that way. I must go for now.

Peace out!

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Ladies and gentlemen I hope you enjoyed reading today’s article and most of all I hope “Speedy Sparks” is entertaining enough as a blog mascot. Please leave your feedback or suggesstion. That would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for bearing me around here, and still following me faithfully. Love you all. Thank you for all your likes that inspires me to come up with interesting inspiring stories you will be reading ahead.

Thank you thank you thank you. 

why Practice? and introducing SPEEDY SPARKS

So, I had been really busy doing something that I will tell you later but first I have an interesting story for you all.

I heard this story from Swami Jitatmananda (one of the most renowned monk of Ramakrishna Mission. If you would like to know more about him or Swami Vivekananda or Shri Ramakrishna I insist you go ahead, you will not regret it.) in my college days.

Higher detail image of Swami_Vivekananda.jpg S...

Higher detail image of Swami_Vivekananda.jpg Swami Vivekananda, September, 1893, Chicago, signed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was a boy living in one of the villages in India. This happened long ago when most houses in Indian villages used to have their own cows, usually right outside the house. In one of these houses there was a new-born cow.

This little 8-year-old boy was pretty strong. He used to love this calf so much he would lift that little calf on his back and go to every neighbors to show them. Eventually he started taking that calf everywhere he would go in the village. They both became best friends. This continued for years which was actually awkward for that boy’s parents to notice going on for so long.

The calf turned into a cow and the boy turned into a man. Not only their friendship stayed the same but this man was able to carry that cow anywhere he goes, lifting it on his back. The story ends here because lesson is sort of clear.

How many of us can carry a cow on our back? Are we strong enough? That boy could because he got used to do that everyday since he was a kid. His body got used to take a little extra load everyday. It was the practice that made him strong enough to lift and carry a cow on his back when he grew up and became a man.

So, practice and it will give you results. But besides practicing making impossible things possible I see more lessons.

It is also about resistance. You may not take a huge challenge at once. But if you make a little start today then tomorrow you can go big. You are not good enough to build a car, but if you start learning today about tires, give all your efforts, then educate yourself about an engine and other stuff (that I don’t know about) you can possible make your own car someday.

If you practice you become stronger and better at what you do.

If you start resisting little challenges and face them bravely, may be you can move mountains with a push of your hands tomorrow.

May be if you come to WordPress and read stories like this one and what other better writers put up every day you may get away with all the knowledge, all these writers had in their brains all together. 

Keep practicing what is good for you and keep it consistent. 

AND BY THE WAY “SPEEDY SPARKS” IS A CHARACTER I AM DESIGNING FOR BEING MY BLOG MASCOT, this is the other thing i was busy doing lately.

IN A DAY OR TWO YOU MAY KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM AND GET TO MEET HIM. JUST TRYING TO KEEP THIS INTERESTING.