Monday, December 12, 2016


To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes along is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. All it takes is realizing that it's all right to say no when necessary and then focus on your highest priorities.

Habit 1 says, "You're in charge. You're the creator." Being proactive is about choice. Habit 2 is the first, or mental, creation. Beginning with the End in Mind is about vision. Habit 3 is the second creation, the physical creation. This habit is where Habits 1 and 2 come together. It happens day in and day out, moment-by-moment. It deals with many of the questions addressed in the field of time management. But that's not all it's about. Habit 3 is about life management as well--your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are "first things?" First things are those things you, personally, find of most worth. If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities you established in Habit 2.


So, what do you want to be when you grow up? That question may appear a little trite, but think about it for a moment. Are you--right now--who you want to be, what you dreamed you'd be, doing what you always wanted to do? Be honest. Sometimes people find themselves achieving victories that are empty--successes that have come at the expense of things that were far more valuable to them. If your ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step you take gets you to the wrong place faster.

Monday, October 3, 2016


Your life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently to produce more positive results.

Habit 1: Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Inspiring Story #191 - The Three Dolls

A sage presented a prince with a set of three small dolls. The prince was not amused.
“Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” – He asked.
“This is a gift for a future king,” Said the sage. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.”

The sage handed him a piece of string. “Pass it through each doll.” – He said.
Intrigued, the prince picked up the first doll and put the string into the ear. It came out from the other ear. “This is one type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.”
The prince put the string into the second doll. It came out from the mouth. “This is the second type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.”

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Inspiring Story #190 - Paulo Coelho: Ten Short Stories

Paulo Coelho: Ten Short Stories
1. The disciple approached his master: "For years I have been seeking illumination," he said. "I feel that I am close to achieving it. I need to know what the next step is." "How do you support yourself?" the master asked. "I haven't yet learned how to support myself; my parents help me out. But that is only a detail." "Your next step is to look directly at the sun for half a minute," said the master. And the disciple obeyed. When the half-minute was over, the master asked
him to describe the field that surrounded them. "I can't see it. The sun has affeced my vision," the disciple said. "A man who seeks only the light, while shirking his responsibilities, will never find illumination. And one who keep his eyes fixed upon the sun ends up blind," was the
master's comment.

Inspiring Story #189 - AN OLD MAN LIVED IN THE VILLAGE

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the most unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired of him, he was always gloomy, constantly complained and always was in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the more bile was becoming and the more poisonous were his words. People avoided him, because his misfortune became contagious. It was even unnaturally and insulting to be happy next to him. He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.
But one day, when he got eighty years old, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone heard the rumour: “An Old Man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face is freshened up”. The whole village gathered together. An old man was asked:
– What happened to you?

– Nothing special – he answered. – Eighty years I’ve been chasing happiness, and it was useless. And then I decided to live without happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now.

Inspiring Story #188 - The one who is rich with something, shares it with others

One man bought a beautiful house with an orchard. Nearby an envious man lived in the old house. He was constantly trying to ruin the mood of his new neighbor: he threw garbage under his gates and made other nasty things.
One day the man woke up in a good mood, went out onto the porch and saw a bucket of slops there. The man took this bucket, poured out the slops, cleaned a bucket, put the most ripe and delicious apples there and went to his neighbor. The neighbor heard a knock at the door and gleefully thought: “Finally I got it!”
He opened the door expecting for a quarrel. However the man gave him a bucket of apples saying:

The one who is rich with something, shares it with others..

Inspiring Story #187 - How can we define a happy person?

My neighbour lives in a 3BHK flat worth Rs 1 crore, has a personal servant at her disposal, eats out once a week, drives some SUV car and almost never repeats clothes yet, she:
Complains about trivial stuff.
Gets jealous of our other neighbours.
Blames her relatives and friends for her problems.
Remains dissatisfied from her child's performance in school.
Contacts people only when she is in need.

My maid lives in a chawl type area, has 4 children to feed, wears what her employer donates her and washes our dishes yet, she:
Beams with pride whenever her son gets good marks.
Sings while cleaning my home.
Appreciates for whatever she gets and doesn't crib for what she wants.

My maid is a happy person. :)
Story Submitted by :- Jayshree (our Reader)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Hindi Sardar Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 8

Teacher to Sardar: Write your best friend’s name in English.
A Sardar wrote: ‘ Beautiful Red Underwear’
A Teacher: What?
A Sardar: His name is Sundar Lal chaadha.
Ek pathan Cycle chalate aur gungunate howe kahin ja raha tha rastae mein ek aurat se takra betha.
Aurat chilla kar boli, “Break nahi maar sakte they kya ???”
Pathan herat se… “Pora cycle mar deya abhi break mar kar kia faida.”

Hindi Sardar Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 7

Aaj Tak” gets news that 100 Sardars are killed in a train accident at Amritsar station. Only one Sardar left alive.
The correspondent goes to the Sardarji and the conversation between them goes as follows:

Correspondent : How did this happen?

Sardarji : Well, all the people were waiting for the train. They were standing on the platform. Then there was this announcement that the train is arriving on platform number 2.

They got scared to know that the train is arriving on the platform and hence they jumped onto the tracks to save themselves. The announcement was misleading. The train arrived on the track and you can see the result.

Correspondent : Well, I guess, you must be the intelligent. Why did you not jump onto the tracks?

Sardarji : I was actually trying to commit suicide. I was waiting for the train on the tracks. When I heard that the train is arriving on the platform, I climbed up…

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Inspiring Story #186 - Karoly Takacs : A Hero, An Inspiration

Karoly Takacs : A Hero, An Inspiration

You’ve probably never heard of him. However, in Hungary, he’s a national hero – everybody there knows his name and his incredible story. After reading his story, you’ll never forget him…
In 1938, Karoly Takacs of the Hungarian Army, was the top pistol shooter in the world. He was expected to win the gold in the 1940 Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo.

Those expectations vanished one terrible day just months before the Olympics. While training with his army squad, a hand grenade exploded in Takacs’ right hand, and Takacs’ shooting hand was blown off.
Takacs spent a month in the hospital depressed at both the loss of his hand, and the end to his Olympic dream. At that point most people would have quit. And they would have probably spent the rest of their life feeling sorry for themselves. Most people would have quit but not Takacs. Takacs was a winner. Winners know that they can’t let circumstances keep them down. They understand that life is hard and that they can’t let life beat them down. Winners know in their heart that quitting is not an option.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


People have been coming to the wise man, every time complaining about the same problems. One day he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.
After a couple of minutes he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.
When he told the same joke for the third time no one laughed anymore.
The wise man smiled and said:

You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hindi Sardar Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 6

Sardar was standing in door with a Gun in hand
Bewi: Yahan kion khary ho
Sardar: Shair ky shikar par ja raha hon
Bewi: tu jawon na
Sardar: Kaisay jawon bahir kutta baitha hai
1 Sardar ko America mai Police ne rook lia, owr Investigation shuro kar li
Sardar ko English nahi athi thi, eslie tu ne LEAVE APPLICATION suna dia
Police ne esy Pagal Samaj kar chor dia
Sardar ki Bewi: Sardar Jee tussi tay great O!
Sardar: O ae tay kuch vi nahi, haly te mai THIRSTY CROW nahi sunayi
A Sardar dragged out 6 people live from a burning house
Still he was sent to Jail
Because all of these 6 were Fire Brigade Staff
1 Truck dosry Truck ko rassi se baandh kar le jar aha tha
Yai daikh kar sardar hans kar lot pot hogia owr kahny laga:
1 rassi ko le jany ke lie 2, 2 truck
A girl and Sardar were in love
Larki: Sardar jee ap mairi bilkul parwa nahi hai!
Sardar: Oye Pagli ! pyar karnay walay kesi ki parwah nahi karay
Sardar: Apki gari (car) ka naam kia hai
Lady: I don't remember it name now but its starts with "T"
Sardar: O that's good.. hamari gari tu Petrol se start hoti hai

Hindi Sardar Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 5

In Biology Practical
Examiner: Tell the name of this Bird by only seeing its Legs
Sardar Student: I can't say
Examiner: Ok you are fail. What is your name?
Sardar: See my legs and tell my name
Sardar kesi larki ke ghar reshta mangny gia
Larki ke ghar walon ne kaha ke hamari baiti abhi parh rahi hai
Sardar: Koi bat nahi, mai 1 ghanta baad ajawonga !
Sardar: Aaj raat mai nahi sowonga
Dost: kion??
Sardar: Kal khwab mai 1 Pathan se larayi howi, wo aaj banday le kea raha hai
Sardar ka parosi (neighbour) mar gia
Sardar ne us ghar ja kar pocha: Dead Body aa gayi kia?
Usi waqt ambulance dead body le ke agayi
Sardar: O Jee! Kitni Lambi umar hai, abhi naam lia owr aa gaye

Hindi Sardar Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 4

Sardar ankhain band karky Ayena (mirror) ke samny khara hogia
Bewi ne pocha; Yai kia kar rahy ho?
Sardar: Daikh raha ke mai sotay howe kesa lagta hon
Sardar was painting his room
Us ne Chat ko paint karkay
Diwaron par likha
Sardar and his wife applied in court for Divorce
Judge: How will you divide, you have 3 kids.
Sardar:ok, we should next year !
Police: Tumhari wife ghum howi to tum ne Police ko kion nahi bataya?
Saradar: O Jee pahly scooter ghum howa tha to police ne 20 din chala ke wapis ki thi.
Sardar to Wife: Light nahi hai tu phankh tu chala do
Wife: Akhir sardar hi ho na, aqal tu hai hi nahi, phanka chalayenge tu moom-batti bujh jayegi

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Doctor Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 3

What is a definition of a doctor? A person who kills the problem in your body with pills and then kills you with his bills.
Patient:Doctor,I feel so sick I want to die!
Doctor: Don't worry, Just leave that job to me.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hindi Sardar Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 2

Biwi ko padhaunga
Santa : pehle me apni biwi ko BA karwaunga fir MA fir Phd karwaunga fir badiya si naukri dilwaunga.
Banta : fir acha sa rishta dekh k uski shaadi bhi krwa diyo.

santa apne father k samne cigrate pi raha tha
Logon ne kaha ke aap apne father ke samne cigratte pi rahay ho?
Santa bola : Wo mera father hai, koi petrol pump thodi.
Interviewer : Imagine, in a closed room, how can you escape if it caught fire?
Santa : Simple, Stop imagining.

Hindi Jokes ~ Funny Jokes ~ हिंदी जोक्स ~ Page 1

Sardar Ji: Hamne Mobile Marriage Bureau shuru kiya hai: "Rishtey k liye 1 dabaye, Mangni k liye 2 dabye, Shadi k liye 3 dabye."
Man: Hum Dusri Shadi k liye kya dabaun?
Sardar Ji: Dusri shadi k liye pehle wali ka gala dabye ..!

Saas (bahu se): Bhagwan ne tumhe 2-2 aankhe di. Chawal me se 2-4 pathhar nahi nikal sakti kya.
Bahu: Very funny! Bhagwan ne tumhe 32 daant diye 2-4 pathhar bhi nahi chaba sakti ?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Inspiring Story #185 - The two drops of oil

Author: Paulo Coelho 

A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at the top of a mountain. There lived the sage that the young man was looking for.
However, instead of finding a holy man, our hero entered a room and saw a great deal of activity; merchants coming and going, people chatting in the corners, a small orchestra playing sweet melodies, and there was a table laden with the most delectable dishes of that part of the world.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Heart Touching Story #184 - Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.
He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don’t understand that Hillary had to grow into this success.

Heart Touching Story #183 - Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love

The Vietnam War broke out. Followed the heart, the young husband joined the military and sacrificed his life leaving behind his wife and kids.
Life postwar was very hard, often with not enough food to eat. Still young and beautiful, the wife refused to remarry and dedicated her entire life to raise her kids with the best possible care and education.
An opportunity came, the first born son immigrated to America, studied hard and became a NASA Engineer having a good life.

Heart Touching Story #182 - Laughter is The Best Medicine

Laughter is The Best Medicine

Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500.
He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?”
He decided to make an experiment of himself. Laughter was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find – Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.