Set the destination in your navigation.

If you do not clearly set your destination, your ship will ultimately lose its navigation. This is a serious matter. If you are undecided about the destination, anything distracts you. Failure is probably a guaranteed outcome. Imagine a pilot taking off a plane, but he or she is clueless about the landing airport. There is […]

Great people are not born great.

Great people usually get catalysed, inspired, or challenged by certain circumstances and experiences. They get influenced or inspired by people around them from family, friends, teachers, or colleagues. The combination of the challenges, disappointments, dreams, failures, and successes that people experience in their lives shapes who they truly are.

Burn the ships. We win-or we perish!

I love to share this story from Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich. The point is that plan B or C always makes people unenergized enough to win. People often resort to their comfort zones when they face problems on the way. Cutting all roads to retreat is essential to success. “A long while […]

Design is everything

If you look at any building whether a small one with few storeys or a skyscraper, there should be a functional drawing for the constructed building. Architects create the drawings and civil engineers supervise the construction based on these drawings. It does not work the other way around. The functionality and totality of the design […]

Action verbs matter for 2021.

No miracles will unfold in the new year unless you win the lottery. What you started in 2020 will continue its uptrend or downtrend trajectory in 2021. You will harvest what you planted. The coming 365 days are the continuation of the past 365 days. Rather than wishing and hoping a happy new year, use […]

Contradicting states of mind

Why do people fail to eliminate a heavily reinforced, deep rooted acquired belief, habit or a thought? Why do they fail to develop and sustain new desired habits? People forget that beliefs, habits, norms or thoughts took so long to materialize. Eliminating a deep rooted belief system does not happen overnight. It does not work […]

Impatience is not a lack of patience.

Let’s start with this fact, the costs of being impatient are immense. Impatience is not a lack of patience. It is the lack of passion. If you are unpassionate about something, it weakens your determination which affects your patience. There is a huge correlation between patience and passion. This pair has a substantial effect on most […]

Let’s agree on the definition and criteria first

He or she is very successful. What does success mean here? If the standard is not agreed upon, confusion wins and the conversation about it is a waste of time. Getting a job in Apple for a fresh computer science graduate is a success. Changing the world through technology is a success, Steve Jobs, former Apple […]

Shout your goals only to yourself

Actions speak louder than words. This is incredibly true. When embarking on a new goal or a project. Do not shout them to the whole world. Shout them loudly only to yourself then your goals become flesh. When you execute your goals, people hear the noise without even opening your mouth.