The great learning (IM 684)

It has never been the case that what was of great importance has been slightly cared for and that what was of slight importance has been greatly cared for. This has always been true… So, everyone should be careful of their thought because thought are important as they define us. And everyone should be watchful…

Responsible for the outcomes (IM 683)

There are things that are uncontrollable and there are things that we can control by our present action. Owning the outcomes means being responsible for it. Whatever situation life brings to us, we must take responsibility for making the decision rather than focusing on our weakness and complaining about it. When we start to become…

The lesson from “Blink” (IM 682)

“Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”, written by Malcolm Gladwell is a wonderful book that describes the psychology of snap decisions and quick thinking, illuminating how subconscious biases affect the way we think and behave. This book explains how subconscious racial and socioeconomic biases affect how we think about other groups of people and…

Lesson from “The Doctrine of the Mean” (IM 681)

The 12th century Eastern Classic “The Doctrine of the Mean” has a very important lesson for generations with a guiding principles of one should never act in excess. This classic represents moderation, objectivity, sincerity, honesty and propriety. The three guidelines from this book that we can use in our life are: Self-watchfulness: It includes self-discipline,…

The culture modulation (IM 680)

Everybody has their own culture or core values that defines them in their journey of life. Similarly, every organization has its own culture and core values that defines and give value to the organization. Modulation of culture means aligning both the culture of organization with the culture of the people of that organization. It is…

Rejection (IM 679)

They may have rejected your application. They may have rejected a resume. They may have rejected a business plan. They may have rejected your proposal. They may have rejected a piece of paper. They didn’t reject you because they don’t know you.

Information and understanding (IM 678)

We live in the world saturated with information. We have virtually unlimited amounts of date at our fingertips, at all the times. And we are versed in the arguments about the danger of not knowing enough and not doing our homework. But there exists an enormous frustrations with the expected cost of knowing too much,…

A lesson from Sigmund Freud (IM 677)

Sigmund Freud gave an important lesson about decision making which is worth applying in our real life. It goes: ” When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matter, however, such as choice of mate or a profession, the decision should…

Self-identity (IM 676)

Self-identity is based on our thoughts of ourselves and we have the ability to control our thoughts. So to boost our self esteem/identity we have to have an empowering thoughts. We have to focus on things we have or things we are proud of rather than focusing on other people‚Äôs success or happiness. It is…

What do you own? (IM 675)

Some won machines. Some won real estates, stocks and companies. Some own the health and business empires. Some own trademarks, legacy and social status. Many successful leaders and companies are started by a person who owns something. It may be the skills, the ideas or the passion that drive that person towards it. As we…