Anshu Jamsenpa: A Woman of Indomitable Spirit

Anshu Jamsenpa, a 32 year old mother of two and a mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, India, created a history on 21 May 2017 by becoming the first woman to scale Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world {8848-metre (29028 feet)}, twice in a span of five days. This ascent was her fifth overall and the second after 16 May 2017. Wow…what an extraordinary achievement. She has also had the distinction of conquering the Mount Everest earlier in 2011 when she scaled the peak twice within a span of 10 days and again in 2013. What a remarkable feat of courage and determination… She displays tremendous resolve, passion, perseverance and strength of character.

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Anshu Jamsenpa; Photo Source: The Economic Times

 

mpower 360 salutes the indomitable spirit of Anshu Jamsenpa, the woman of amazing grit…

Face Life Challenges Head On…

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind,

but I can adjust my sails to always reach

my destination.”

Jimmy Ray Deans (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010), American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman, was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame and inducted posthumously.

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Jimmy Ray Deans      (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Happiness is…

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“Happiness is the awareness of an overall and enduring state of satisfaction in a meaningful existence founded on truth.”

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Frédéric Lenoir: Photo Source  www.goodreads.com

Frédéric Lenoir (born June 3, 1962), philosopher, sociologist, author of numerous books including “Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide” from which the above definition is cited (p.35). Originally published in 2013 in France as “Du bonheur: Un voyage philosophique” and later translated in 2015 by Andrew Brown, the book is truly a guide to what happiness is and how one can achieve it.

Be Mindful of Your Actions…

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“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

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James Allen (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

 

James Allen (28 November 1864-24 January 1912), British author, influenced by Buddha and Leo Tolstoy, believed in the power of thoughts to create one’s own destiny. He wrote 19 books during his short literary career of about 12 years. His first book, ‘From Poverty to Power’, was published in 1901. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ from which this quote has been cited, was his second book published in 1902. Incidentally, he was dissatisfied with it and had to be persuaded by his wife to publish it. Practical and proven by practice, his inspirational writings have influenced millions of people around the world and are freely available on the internet for us to read, enjoy, and create a life of our own… by choice…

Success is Peace of Mind…

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“Success is peace of mind

which is a direct result of

self-satisfaction in knowing

you did your best to become the best

you are capable of becoming.”

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John Wooden (Photo source: Wikipedia)

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910-June 4, 2010), American basketball player, NCAA basketball head coach, ESPN’s coach of the 20th century, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mentor, Author of several books including the one about the Pyramid of Success.

Be Mindful of Your Thoughts…

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“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”

 

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 James Allen Photo Source:   Wikipedia

James Allen (28 November 1864-24 January 1912), British author, influenced by Buddha and Leo Tolstoy, believed in the power of thoughts to create one’s own destiny. He wrote 19 books during his short literary career of about 12 years. His first book, ‘From Poverty to Power’, was published in 1901. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ from which this quote has been cited, was his second book published in 1902. Incidentally, he was dissatisfied with it and had to be persuaded by his wife to publish it. Practical and proven by practice, his inspirational writings have influenced millions of people around the world and are freely available on the internet for us to read, enjoy, and create a life of our own… by choice…

 

You too can be an Olympian…

Most of us around the world must have watched the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics games held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. How can we forget the memorable performances especially by the likes of  Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter and also the planet’s fastest man; Michael Phelps, the  all time great American swimmer; Mo Farah, the British long distance runner;  and many others? These unforgettable performances must be still fresh on our minds.
As regards performance of Indian players, our chest must have swelled with pride when the Indian players like PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik received their medals. And, how can we forget the remarkable performance of Dipa Karmakar  and  Abhinav Bindra, who did exceeding well in Rio Olympics.  Additionally, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, and Varun Singh Bhatti did India proud by winning medals in Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Doesn’t the inspiring performance of some of our players indicate that we Indians are capable of winning and can do much better with belief in ourselves? Yes, we can if we decide to work hard with determination, dedication, and discipline and with right infrastructural support, we can achieve many more medals at Olympics.
Looking at the best of the best performing, you also might have, perhaps,  wished to participate in Olympics, and be an Olympian. Well, you could be an Olympian, but if you couldn’t be  then at least you could be like an Olympian. How? You too could also be like an Olympian by following the values , or universal principles, of Olympic and Paralympic games. Do you know as to what the values of these games are? Friendship, Respect and Excellence are the three Olympic values whereas Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality are the four Paralympic values. When we conduct our lives in accordance with these values, or principles, we not only excel on the sports field but also in every sphere of human endeavor and turn out to be winners.
Yes, you too can be an Olympian if you follow the Olympics (and Paralympics) values, or principles in your day to day life. Are you willing?