Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken

The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken

Eagle chicken


A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.

All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air.

Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat on his strong golden wings.

Eagle

The old eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked. “That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” said his neighbour. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth – we’re chickens.”

Eagle

So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

Eagle

Friday, November 21, 2014

10 steps to success!

10 steps to success!

Author unknown
1. Self-Belief:
Success is begins in the mind. 
One has to be a believer, first, if one wishes to be an achiever. 
Never under-estimate yourself. 
You have no idea how often can you surprise yourself. 
So to begin with, let’s get in the belief, “I Can.”
2. Clarity of Vision:
There is no point running around without knowing where one wants to reach. you must get your job cut out. 
Greatest achievers in the world have been visionaries. 
Know exactly what you are best at and give it your best shot.
Clarity of Vision
3. Setting the Right Goals:
The goals should be realistic .
The goals should be achievable ,and yet challenging enough – neither too easy nor too difficult -something in the middle.
4. Be focused:
If the sun’s rays are focused on a piece of paper with a lens, the intensity of the concentrated energy burns the paper. 
Focus on your objective will enhance the intensity of the effects of your efforts.
Setting the Right Goals
5. No Short Cuts to Success:
There are no short cuts to success. 
Divide your overall goals into smaller targets. 
Divide your monthly plans into weekly and weekly plans into daily plans and see how simple can things be.
6. Take Risks:
Without any risk no progress is possible. 
Life comes to a stable standstill. 
People who take chances are the people who get ahead in life. 
The only way to reduce risk is to take risks.
Taking risk
7. Take the Initiative:
People who take the initiative make the most of their lives. 
Proactive people do not wait for success to happen; rather they make it happen. As they say, ‘JUST DO IT’.
8. Never Hesitate to Struggle:
No one has ever climbed a mountain just by looking at it. 
Struggle, hard struggle, is a key to success.
Not Easy
9. Own Responsibility:
Failure to hit the bull’s eye is never the fault of the target. 
People, who own complete responsibility of their lives, are the people who make the most of it.
10. Never Give Up:
Many people who failed in life, where those who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. 
Success demands extra-ordinary amount of perseverance. 
Never, never, give up.
Never Give Up

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nails in the fence

Nails in the fence


There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.  His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence…
Bag of Nails
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.
Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.  
He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.  Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.
Pull out one nail for each day
Holes in the fenceHe told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.  He said, ‘ You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence…  
The fence will never be the same.  
When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.  But it won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound will still be there.  
A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one..
Remember that friends are very rare jewels indeed. 
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed; 
They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.