— self — 10 min read
an intelligent spirit of lower rank than the angels, able to appear in human and animal forms and to possess humans.
Mind is completely a different animal, it talks to us and sometimes we talk back to it. Its capable of giving ideas and suggestions, sometimes they are great and other times they could be lame. Here, i am calling the mind as DJinn, it needs to be equipped with right motivation, attitude and mindset to handle all the things that come at it and i have to make it my best ally.
All the below notes are taken while reading books, hearing audio books and youtube videos. Some of which motivate and inspire me.
The first quote that really motivates me is my school motto. Do your best. At first at school, i didn't understand it, but i used to read it everyday at school assembly as its in the wall and in my school badge. Thing is, now after a very long time after school, it started to pop in my head, whenever i work or start something new like a project, i remember it. I sort of have come to a stage, i cannot do anything less than best, i put my full and all my effort in the work i do.
Do your best
Those three little words.
2022-02-06 : Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday
2022-01-14 : You and Your Research, Dr. Richard W. Hamming
2021-05-15 : The 5AM Club, Robin Sharma
2021-03-26 : Law of attraction by Bob Proctor
2021-03-26 : Success habits from John Paul DeJoria
2021-03-12 : Personality development points from Jim Rohn
2020-06-14 : Lead the field, Earl Nightingale
2021-02-04 : 21 Rules of Miyamoto Musashi
2022-02-23 : Books to reread
Date : 18/March/2022
Date : 12/January/2022
Questions to ask myself,
imagination is preview of what is to come. -- Walt Disney
Someones opinion of you doesn't have to be your reality
To be successful in life,
All of us are born unique but most of us die copies
Things in life will make you bitter or better
I learnt "no matter what" from my mother.
Being hungry ? Is about being ready, prepared before everybody else and waiting…
Date : 30/March/2021
Dont confuse humility with meekness -- Bob Gaylor
Date : 21/March/2021
You compliment the thing you want to reinforce in somebody -- Tim bilyeu
Only real power we have in the world is choosing our response. We can't choose what happens to us, we can get stuck into situations where we are treated badly.... -- Leila Janah
If you have a why to live you can almost endure any how -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Date : 12/March/2021
Date : 25/February/2021
If you practice playing piano, 8hrs a day, 40hrs a week, 50weeks a year for 40yrs, I know you will be a accomplished pianist or if you practiced anything.
Think independently, follow good ideas and action and stay with it.
There are only two things for financial success,
The work we do for living. This has the key to success. There is always an opportunity in the work you do if you look for it. How many ideas do you get in a day. One of those ideas can make you rich. How do you think your job will be handled 10yrs from now. Can you do it that way now. You must know everything you do about your job and application to your industry. If you focus you can become a expert in a field in 5 years. You are working only for yourself. Each day you Are building the house you and your must live in, materials and construction you put into your house determines its strength and your degree of greatness.
Amount of money we save Systematically till we become independent that's how it can be accumulated and put to work. One should save more than 10% every year.
Right about the time you become desperate you become stupid -- Dave Ramsey
Elon and first principles - Physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. what I mean by that is, boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there, as opposed to reasoning by analogy.
Dont say stupid things out loud. -- Trevor Moawad
if we always choose comfort we never learn the deepest CAPABILITIES of our mind or body. -wim hof.
Date : 24/February/2021
Be lowkey. Talk about only the stuff you have actually accomplished. Surprise them after closing the deal in future(don't tell about it brag about it.) Dont promise things unless you are absolutely sure that you are going to deliver it. -- Unknown
Would you rather look stupid temporarily or be stupid exponentially. -- Lefie
Be more intentional, be more service driven, lead with more heart, make sure things you do bring more meaning. -- Brendan Burchard
Keep the promises that you make to you -- Ed mylett
You got to separate from outcome, so Behave in a way that is requisite to eventualky produce success. -- Ed mylett
Date : 18/February/2021
Play the damn game to build relationship and win strategically. If your boss gives you paper work do it better than anybody and submit it before due date. If you cannot do a simple work how can you a big work. You are building relationship because later when you push back he(boss) will listen. If you take playing the game too far, you are kissing ass and your team will loose respect of you. If the push back is proper and bosses idea doesn't make sense, you tell your idea and see if he agrees and go back and tell your team and see how to make it work(your idea or bosses idea)
To be more acceptable form of society and civilization is made up of people of varying beliefs. To be prosperous you must learn to love and let live. And give privileges we ask and demand for ourselves. This can be achieved by strict discipline on ourselves.
Date : 07/February/2021
Fear is false evidence appearing real. -- Zig zaglar
Date : 06/February/2021
Date : 02/January/2021
Date : 28/September/2020
Two Core Abilities
Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.
Shallow work (opposite of deep work) Non Cognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate."
The Rules For Deep Work
To become a A High-Skilled Worker, A Superstar or An Owner. You need to Schedule Your Day, Drain the Shallows, Quit Social Media , Become Hard to Reach
Date : 15/September/2020
Discipline yourself to focus on what you know is good for you. You have a list of habits already that you probably follow — like exercise, reading, leisure time, meditation — and you can focus your time there and get far better returns than the endless porn-fuelled addictions of meaningless nonsense. -Tim Denning
Date : 08/August/2020
Remember Theodore Roosevelt’s famous ‘The Man in the Arena’ talk wherein he said –
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Date : 01/August/2020
Mark Twain is quoted as saying –
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Date : 17/July/2020
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations -
Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.