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10 signs you are on the right path in life

It's usually not an easy thing to figure out what we really want to do in life and before we know we end up in jobs we hate or marry and have kids just because everybody else around us is doing the same thing. In the mad rush of life, our dreams are destroyed and we become unhappy and miserable ending up in places we'd rather not be. Of course, many times our choices in life are dictated by the need of the moment like paying the bills but this should not make us give up on our dreams. Through my own experiences and by studying the lives of some of the world's most successful people, I am convinced that if go on searching, the right opportunity will come to us; it cannot be otherwise.

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10 key factors to achieving success in life, the story of success I learnt

Have you ever found yourself so burdened with work and to-do lists that inspite of all your efforts to succeed, you still feel that you haven't really accomplished much and are always running behind schedule? This has been my state of consciousness lately and upon analyzing my thoughts and actions, I came up with the following list of things that I am not doing right or need to change in my life for success to happen.

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10 ways to #motivate yourself to get out of bed in the morning!

Long time ago I confessed to a friend how I sometimes got into a mood immediately on waking up in the morning so that I didn't want to get out of bed. My friend who has a very perceptive mind asked me to review my life. She thought that perhaps the work I was doing was not making me happy which caused the moodiness in the mornings. After a period of deep introspection, I realized that what she was saying was indeed true and it was time in fact, I needed to make some real changes in my life. If you know what I am talking about, the following to-do list just might help you to kick start your day in the right direction.

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How changing this one habit can change my destiny!

I was recently talking to a friend from my meditation group we have been attending for over 15 years now. She was feeling defeated about not being able to conquer some of her bad habits that have remained with her over the years and was having doubts about her own worthiness for the spiritual path. This reminded me of another similar discussion I had with another friend long time ago on the power of habit in controlling our actions.

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How do I know #what I want to #do in #life?

The other day I was talking to a friend about my blog when she suddenly asked me if this is what I really wanted to do in life?!--and the answer was a spontaneous 'yes!'. But I must confess that it has taken me several years of working on my own self, discovering my needs and aspirations and even experimenting with different kinds of vocations, to arrive at a point when I can truthfully say that my work brings me the greatest joy possible and for the first time in my life, I am truly happy with what I am doing.

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There is always #hope-a small, true story

About three years ago, I had bought a couple of potted, indoor plants for the guest-rooms in our house, that I eventually failed to take care of, as I got busy with work and travel. Then one day I realized that 10 days had gone past and I had not watered them. Feeling very guilty about my indifferent attitude, I somehow gathered the courage to look at them. One had almost died with only the stem remaining and half a leaf sticking out in its last attempts to live, and the other one was turning all brown in color with only a few leaves still hanging on to life.

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When #perseverance is fun: 12 things I do to #persevere

I am convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ”— Steve Jobs. Florence Chadwick was 34 years old when she attempted to swim the 21 miles across the Catalina Channel to Palos Verde on the California Coast. The weather that day was foggy and the ocean waters ice-cold but at day-break despite the heavy fog, she went forward with her mother and her trainer following her on one of the support boats, encouraging her to keep on keeping on.


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#Organising the #mindspace:8 things I learnt!

Did you ever wake up with the mind already going in all directions, racing between to-do lists and important and unimportant things-all this on waking up, really!-and then spending the rest of the day haphazardly trying to accomplish it all without any real success?! That's exactly what happened to me the other day and as I was hopelessly trying to finish many things at the same time, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks as I beheld the embarrassing situation of my own bed-side drawer.

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10 keys to #realizing our #dreams and #goals

More than a couple of years ago, I attended an SRF Sunday Service at the beautiful SRF Church in Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, Ca, U.S.A., and the Brother who gave the service actually had printed copies of the key-points of the lecture, for us to take with us. The topic was, Ten Keys to Realizing our Dreams and Goals and it is based on the teachings of #Paramahansa Yogananda, founder of the church and author of the acclaimed book Autobiography of a Yogi-the same book that was given out to attendees at the funeral of Steve Jobs; apparently Steve Jobs was greatly influenced by the book and read it once every year. 

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