Every day we hear this line for our parents, teachers and elders that “Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today” but do we really follow this quote? Most of us do the exact opposite. We try our level best to postpone our activities or things to tomorrow because we are too lazy to do it on the same day and then we find hundreds of different lame excuses to justify our actions. But the real problem is we don’t even do it the next day, we postpone it until the time it becomes so hard for us to take action that we end that activity or work. We eventually then regret our time that we have wasted and realize we should have done our work on time but now it’s too late.
Becoming successful in life is easy once you figure out how you want to do what you want to do. But the only problem is finding out what your goals are. Because, once we know what we want in life, we can focus on getting it by working hard and being dedicated to it. But, how to set our goals? How to figure out what we are good at and whether or not we will be good at what we choose?
We all have a winner inside of us but what makes us different than the rest, is how we keep our winner side on the surface. Anyone who is self-determined, confident and dedicated in doing what they do, can win. Things that differentiate a winner from the others are their attitude.
A leader is someone who uses correct knowledge and prudence in doing what is supposed to be done. A leader knows how to and when to take the next step. Being a leader means being powerful in a way that influences other people. It means being responsible enough to deal with any situations without losing one’s cool. It takes a lot of courage to become a leader. Nobody is born with it, a leader is made. Though, it takes a lot more to maintain being an effective leader.
Timothy Donald Cook, or as we know him, Tim Cook was born in Alabama on the first of November in 1960. His father, Donald, worked at the shipyard and his mother, Geraldine, worked at a pharmacy. He has two siblings – brothers. Tim’s parents had never owned or used a computer in their lives. He led a very healthy life, and that is what makes his achievements even more thrilling.
Evan Clark William, born on March 31st 1972, presently the chairman and CEO of Twitter, is an American computer programmer and a well-known Internet Entrepreneur. He was born in Clarks, and brought up in a farm of the same, where he worked and provided a helping hand to his family. He studied at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, but did not complete his education there and became a dropout.
“…Because if you have found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward.”
These were the wise words of a 78 year old professor of sociology at the Brandeis University, Morrie Schwartz, who was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This is one thing that has changed the lives of many and I am sure shall continue to do so. Personally, this has been my mantra for life, and it is this thing that has always forced me to take an extra effort to make everyday more beautiful and my life more meaningful.
Dan Ariely is one of the leading names in the list of behavioral economists and the field of decision making without any academic background in the same. His research on these areas was inspired by experiences he underwent while recovering from third-degree burns he suffered from an explosion.
What is Positive Thinking? – It is an attitude where you expect good to happen, where you think positive thoughts and believe in the power to create them into reality!
Success stories like those of self-made billionaires like Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant – Alibaba makes one believe in the concept of rags to riches! He was born in a family that didn’t even make enough and was rejected 30 times before landing a job including a job at KFC!