April 7 2016


In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self.  Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else.  Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms.  Above all, be true to YOU, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.  No it won’t always be easy; because when it comes to living as a compassionate, non-judgmental human being, the only challenge greater than learning to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, is learning to walk a lifetime, comfortably in your own.

Passion is something you must be willing to express if you want to inspire others.  You can gain a lot of influence just by publicly expressing that you are excited and passionate about a topic.  Expressive passion is contagious because of the curiosity it stirs in others.  You’ll get people wondering why you love what you love so much.  Naturally, some of them will take the time necessary to understand what it is about the topic that moves you.

People watch what you do more than they listen to what you say.  Be someone worth emulating.  Most people are inspired by GREAT musicians, writers, painters, speakers, entrepreneurs, engineers, mothers, fathers, athletes, etc.  There’s only one thing they all have in common: They excel at what they do.  There’s no point in doing something if you aren’t going to do it right.  Excel at your work and excel at your hobbies.  Develop a reputation for yourself, a reputation for consistent excellence.

We are very connected to each other in various ways, the most important of which is our thoughts.  Out of fear, or passive shyness, lots of people hesitate to articulate their thoughts.  If you take the risk and say the things others are holding back, you become the glue that brings people together.

People will rarely remember what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.  Start noticing what you like about others and tell them.  Go out of your way to personally acknowledge and complement the people who have gone out of their way to excel.  As von Goethe once said, “Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.”

Everything you need to inspire everyone around you is contained within you.  So get out there and start inspiring people with who you are and how you live your life.

“This post is a part of the prompt of the week, Free write, by The BlogChatter online community of bloggers in Twitter which meet every Wednesday at 8.30 PM IST discussing various blogging topics on twitter.”

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April 7 2016



In today’s world, not having Facebook is of the same kind to falling sick. Surely something must be wrong with you if you have no social account. How will people follow your achievements, your relationships or your weight gain or stalk?

If something happens and you don’t put it on Facebook, did it ever happen? Facebook is the end-all and be-all of socializing; that having no social network is the same as having no friends.

But what our connected world has not taken into account are the several ways in which Facebook can harm our lives, instead of enhancing them. Sure, you can reconnect with lost friends and family, find job opportunities and keep a digital log of your life. But more commonly Facebook has become a dark hole — a place where jealousy and competition breed, where self-worth is defined by a catalogue of carefully tagged pictures and an overall productivity time-suck.

As if you haven’t punished yourself enough for that unwanted weight gain, Facebook makes it worst. Looking at others’ online albums left them wishing for the same body or weight as the person pictured — creating more negative feelings than a fashion magazine might stir up.

Recruiters use a candidate’s profile as part of the screening process, but those recruiters have rejected candidates based on the content they saw. That sentiment alone could communicate that you aren’t a Facebook addict, that you will ultimately be more productive at work.

If you’re going through a breakup, get off Facebook. No one wants to read your bitter statuses claiming to be “over it.” After the messy breakup is over, you’ll be able to forget your ex that much faster — without stalking him or her. They don’t say “ignorance is bliss” for no reason.

Facebook breeds jealousy. Most people use the social network to post celebratory moments. Reading a continuous stream of other people’s happy moments can almost directly correlate to feeling negative about yourself, as well as comparing your accomplishments to others.

For these reasons and more I have simply logged off and deactivated my account long back. Reducing the time spent on social activities, could greatly improve your quality of life. What do you think about deactivating your account? Have you ever tried it?

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