Just Learn To Do Good…

“Earth is a big learning centre where we learn that pleasures, money, possessions, knowledge, and work, all have limited value. None of these pursuits should be the focal point of our lives. The focal point, instead, should be to develop character that includes fair play, unselfishness, humility, courage, faithfulness, honesty, truthfulness, and treating others with respect.”*

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as the Teachers’ Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (05 September 1888-17 April 1975), teacher, scholar, philosopher and stateman, was the first Vice President of India (1952-1962) and the second President of India (1962-1967). He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award. The best tribute that we can pay to him is to become life long autonomous learners, spreading goodness around…On this Teachers’ Day, let us also express our gratitude to all those teachers, who became a part of our journey of life and helped us become what we are today…

*Excerpt from an article entitled “Graduating from Life” by Jerry Boone

 

 

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Develop Good Habits to Build Your Character…

“Our Character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our Character.”

– Dr. Stephen Richards Covey (24 October 1932 – 16 July 2012), an American educator, author, businessman and keynote speaker. He is famous for his most popular book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Some of the other books authored by him are ‘The 8th Habit’, ‘First Things First’, ‘The Leader in Me’,      and ‘The Principle-centered Leadership’. His message to all of us: For true success and meaning in life, be principle-centered. 

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.