Friday, May 27, 2011

FAMILY WISDOM..Robin Sharma

This is the latest book I read..from the writer of The monk who sold Ferrari. This book also starts the same way with a highly commercially successful lawyer denouncing worldly things and going to India for wisdom. And gets it in plenty to change him and many others..this one point make me smile so much..today when our youngsters find everything western only good  and everything Indian outdated, people from west look to India for inspiration...what an anomaly..anyway a separate post will be done for that:)

Here I am quoting few things from the book......

you who would accomplish little must sacrifice little,
you who would achieve much must sacrifice much and
you who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly....James Allen

Money is not to be chased.Money is the byproduct that can flow into your life when your focus shifts to helping people live better lives and realise their dreams.

Success like happiness can not be persued,it must ensue.

We were put on this earth for one purpose.to make it a better place.

When I get little money,I buy books,if any is left I buy food and clothes.

Blaming others is a way of excusing ourselves.

By shifting responsibility we give away the power also.

after quality time, second best gift you can give your children is the gift of a good example. Be the individual you want them to be.

Teach children that to lead in their lives they must read in the day.

Leadership in many ways is taking the higher road,tougher choice, however uncomfortable it may be.

The tougher you are on yourself,easier life will be on you.

Teach them to be hungry for knowledge and  thirsty for wisdom. Coach them to love books,music and ideas.

Parents should stop doing what is easy and start doing what is right.

Stop scolding and start moulding them into leaders with the gift of your unconditional love.

Keep your promises and commitments.

When you say anything, make certain that you mean it.

All it take is the initiative to find good books and then discipline to read them.

Many parents think that constantly giving in to the demands of the children and never saying no shows their children how much they love them, But what they forget is that children need clear boundaries. Employing a reasonable amount of discipline builds character in them.

To be an excellent parent, become an excellent person first.

One can not do right in one department when he is occupied doing wrong in another.

Focus on you strengths, not weaknesses.

Take initiative to find good books and then

These are few things I found worth mentioning, rest you can realise only after reading..It is worth a read and interesting too.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LONG TIME

It has been such a long time that I am at a loss where to start..actually my comp. wasnt working, and then I got into a lazy habit:)..so friends whats happening?.....

In the mean time lot of things have happened.Amma has come back, though it must be a case of TINA only..I just wish that all the changes reduce corruption a bit, though chances are not high.

Now a days I meet lot of people who are very hurt by their children's attitude, and I always tell them that here also parents are at fault..like there is a saying that a mother can bring up five children all by herself, but five children cant keep a mother..but this saying is not right..the relationship is different, our children will have the same devotion towards their children, and this is the way life cycle goes. Parents are supposed to bring up the children and then forget them, and since we dont do that, we get hurt.It is said that daughters are very caring and affectionate but I think that.daughters care for their parents only, but if they are from cultured families and taught values, they care for their parents as well inlaws too.And here comes the value of family you belong to.
But instead of complaining or living miserably we must try to find the solutions..parents can find their own forte if they think about it..today there are so many things one can do and live a purposeful life, the only thing needed is to look beyond the children...there is life after them also and good one....just explore....