Friday, May 21, 2010

The 8th Habit Video by Stephen Covey

This is an excellent book to read. Those who already read the book or interested in watching a video than book reading, here is the feast directly comes from the renowned author Stephen Covey (who wrote "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"). Here is the YouTube video someone uploaded & it has 6 parts.


Also I created a mind map with all information discussed in the video after viewing all parts. I hope you will surely find it is useful for your further reference. (Note: Click on the picture to see the Full Image)

The 8th Habit

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Life & Perfection

Life isn't about perfection. Life is about having a wonderful time enjoying as much of this earthly experience as humanly possible. Whatever happens, remember your ability to respond, and use it enthusiastically You'll be delighted at just how much fun this very imperfect life can be.

-- From The Power of Appreciation in Everyday Life by Dr. Noelle C. Nelson

Friday, May 07, 2010

Comparison breeds fear

One of the things that prevents the sense of being secure is comparison. When you are compared with somebody else in your studies or in your games or in your looks, you have a sense of anxiety, a sense of fear, a sense of uncertainty. So, as we were discussing yesterday with some of the teaches, it is very important to eliminate in our school this sense of comparison, this giving grades or marks, and ultimately the fear of examinations..

You study better when there is freedom, when there is happiness, when there is some interest. You all know that when you are playing games, when you are doing dramatics, when you are going out for walks, when you are looking at the river, when there is general happiness, good health then you learn much more easily. But when there is fear of comparison, of grades, of examinations, you don't study or learn so well...

The teacher is concerned only that you should pass examinations and go to the next class, and you parents want you to get a class ahead. Neither of them is interested that you should leave school as an intelligent human being without fear.

 

-- By J.Krishnamurthi from What are you doing with your life? Book