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Your feelings for them gush from the height of your love and the joy spreads its fragrance in cool showers. And you want to let them know you do care for them. Right?
Click on this link and input your date of birth. You will get to know who you were in your past life and what is the lessons for the present life?
While most people talk about “cholesterol levels” there is in fact more than one type of cholesterol. In fact, there are several different body functions and several different substances that make up our understanding of “cholesterol.”
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Here is a Quickie comparing iPod Nano with iPod Mini:
The iPod Nano is very tiny. In fact, it’s about the size of a portable flash drive (those little memory sticks that people walk around with and plug into their laptops).
The iPod Nano has all of the features of the iPod mini, with the real differences being size, storage capacity, and technical scalability.
Similar to the mini, the nano also has a color screen, and the beloved grey wheel that must be depressed in order to work (which is a feature that Apple added based on feedback from early iPod consumers).
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"According to Darwin's Theory of Evolution, the strong survive by a process of natural selection of the most fit."
"Some scientists have decided that a more acceptable explanation for the diversity of life is that an intelligent force has expressed itself through the different stages of the evolutionary process."
Indians have always believed from Ancient times that Man has descended from a Super Human Stature and God the Supreme Power has created the world.
Do you believe in Intelligent Design? How do you think you can connect yourself to the Universal Source?
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Role of god in our life
God is love, the spirit of love, the energy of love. That love is always here for us when we open our heart. Our heart opens automatically when our intent is to learn to love ourselves and others rather than protect us against what we fear with our controlling behavior. To know God is to know Love. To know Love is to know God.
You've heard it said before, "God's delays are not God's denials". I believe that's true. Patience has character building power within it. Patience takes the impossibilities of life and turns them into realities. Patience can also make you feel like taking a long walk off a short pier sometimes.
God is the supreme power; there is no power equal to god. I cannot say anything for the person who does not believe in god. God gives everything for those who has faith in him, but he does not give everything that we ask, as he alone knows what is best for us. He knows what he should give us and when he should give us that. At times we do not get the things we ask of him, there are delays and we have to pass through many obstacles. But we will not be unduly disturbed if we believe that whatever things we ought to get will be given to us.
Every religion has their own god, no god is superior or inferior, every god is important. Most of the people have faith in god. We can say there are more temples, mosques, churches in India than in any other country; we should feel proud of saying this. I can say that god is our shadow, who is with us even in our sorrowful days; he acts like our close friend, giving his hands to lift us up and come up in life.
He gives us troubles and obstacles not to hurt us but for making us experienced. If you think of a person’s life who is always having a happy life and no troubles, there is no charm or thrill in his life. So there should be some troubles and obstacles in our life to make our life interesting, so we should try to accept it happily. Then another thing he teaches us is, in our life we should try to help others, live for others. If we do this our life will be very happy. If we cry for others, somebody will cry for us- this is the logic of life.
If we have faith in god, he provides us all that we need just like a mother. He does not say that he has to be worshiped daily with rich fruits and delicious food, etc. Even if we offer him a small flower and a little bit milk or just plain water, and place our obligations at his feet, then he will take care of everything, we need not worry about anything. God does not see whether we are rich or poor, he only sees the heart of a person and identifies who serves him the best.
We do one wrong thing. Whenever we are in trouble, we pray to god and ask him help but after the troubles are solved, we don’t think of thanking the god for doing a great job. I do not say that the god has solved the troubles fully but to some extent, as its our duty to thank the god after our problems get solved. Thanking god means not offering him huge amount or costly articles but praying again to god saying ‘Thanks for the timely help’. God does not expect this from us but its our primary duty to thank god every time when our problems are solved.
God does not expect from us even a single piece of bread or a single rupee for the work done but we should be loyal to him. So god is like our shadow. He accompanies us, every day, every minute, till the last breath in our life.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Poor westerners !!! seems like they live only on their city roads !!! after living in Hyderabad for two years he did not see any positive thing about Hyderabad ???? seems he has some mental disorder you want to do business with India and earn money by doing business here and critise like this ?? talk about Hyderabadis culture,friendlyness,the care they take for the guests....there are lots to talk rather than rubbish road and traffic issue .
A True Indian- Hyderabadi...
What do you think? What is your comment?
Driving in India
For the benefit of every Tom, Dick and Harry visiting India and daring to drive on Indian roads, I am offering a few hints for survival. They are applicable to every place in India except Bihar, where life outside a vehicle is only marginally safer.
Indian road rules broadly operate within the domain of karma where you do your best, and leave the results to your insurance company. The hints are as follows:
Do we drive on the left or right of the road? The answer is "both".
Basically you start on the left of the road, unless it is occupied. In that case, go to the right, unless that is also occupied.
Then proceed by occupying the next available gap, as in chess. Just trust your instincts, ascertain the direction, and proceed. Adherence to road rules leads to much misery and occasional fatality.
Most drivers don't drive, but just aim their vehicles in the generally intended direction.
Don't you get discouraged or underestimate yourself except for a belief in reincarnation, the other drivers are not in any better position. Don't stop at pedestrian crossings just because some fool wants to cross the road. You may do so only if you enjoy being bumped in the back.
Pedestrians have been strictly instructed to cross only when traffic is moving slowly or has come to a dead stop because some minister is in town.
Still some idiot may try to wade across, but then, let us not talk ill of the dead.
Blowing your horn is not a sign of protest as in some countries. We horn to express joy, resentment, frustration, romance and bare lust (two brisk blasts),or just mobilize a dozing cow in the middle of the bazaar. Keep informative books in the glove compartment. You may read them during traffic jams, while awaiting the chief minister's motorcade, or waiting for the rainwaters to recede when overground traffic meets underground drainage.
Occasionally you might see what looks like a UFO with blinking colored lights and weird sounds emanating from within. This is an illuminated bus, full of happy pilgrims singing bhajans. These pilgrims go at breakneck speed, seeking contact with the Almighty, often meeting with success.
Auto Rickshaw (Baby Taxi): The result of a collision between a rickshaw and an automobile, this three-wheeled vehicle works on an external combustion engine that runs on a mixture of
kerosene oil and creosote.
This triangular vehicle carries iron rods, gas cylinders or passengers three times its weight and dimension, at an unspecified fare. After careful geometric calculations, children are folded and packed into these auto rickshaws until some children in the periphery are not in contact with the vehicle at all. Then their school bags are pushed into the microscopic gaps all round so those minor collisions with other vehicles on the road cause no permanent damage. Of course, the peripheral children are charged half the fare and also learn Newton's laws of motion enroute to school. Auto-rickshaw drivers follow the road rules depicted in the film Ben Hur, and are licensed to irritate.
Mopeds:The moped looks like an oil tin on wheels and makes noise like an electric shaver. It runs 30 miles on a teaspoon of petrol and travels at break-bottom speed. As the sides of the road are too rough for a ride, the moped drivers tend to drive in the middle of the road; they would rather drive under heavier vehicles instead of around them and are often "mopped" off the tarmac.
Leaning Tower of Passes: Most bus passengers are given free passes and during rush hours, there is absolute mayhem. There are passengers hanging off other passengers, who in turn hang off the railings and the overloaded bus leans dangerously, defying laws of gravity but obeying laws of surface tension. As drivers get paid for overload (so many Rupees per kg of passenger), no questions are ever asked. Steer clear of these buses by a width of three passengers.
One-way Street: These boards are put up by traffic people to add jest in their otherwise drab lives. Don't stick to the literal meaning and proceed in one direction. In metaphysical terms, it means that you cannot proceed in two directions at once. So drive as you like, in reverse throughout, if you are the fussy type.
Least I sound hypercritical, I must add a positive point also. Rash and fast driving inresidential areas has been prevented by providing a "speed breaker"; two for each house. This mound, incidentally, covers the water and drainage pipes for that residence and is left untarred for easy identification by the corporation authorities, should they want to recover the pipe for year-end accounting.
Night driving on Indian roads can be an exhilarating experience for those with the mental make up of Ghenghis Khan. In a way, it is like playing Russian roulette, because you do not know who amongst the drivers is loaded.
What looks like premature dawn on the horizon turns out to be a truck attempting a speed record. On encountering it, just pull partly into the field adjoining the road until the phenomenon passes.
Our roads do not have shoulders, but occasional boulders. Do not blink Re: your lights expecting reciprocation. The only dim thing in thetruck is the driver, and with the peg of illicit arrack (alcohol) he has had at the last stop, his total cerebral functions add up to little more than a naught. Truck drivers are the James Bonds of India, and are licensed to kill. Often you may encounter a single powerful beam of light about six feet above the ground. This is not a super motorbike, but a truck approaching you with a single light on, usually the left one. It could be the right one, but never get too close to investigate. You may prove your point posthumously. Of course, all this occurs at night, on the trunk roads.
During the daytime, trucks are more visible, except that the drivers will never show any Signal. (And you must watch for the absent signals; they are the greater threat). Only, you will often observe that the cleaner who sits next to the driver, will project his hand and wave hysterically. This is definitely not to be construed as a signal for a left turn. The waving is just an statement of physical relief on a hot day. If, after all this, you still want to drive in India, have your lessons between 8 pm and 11 am-when the police have gone home and – The citizen is then free to enjoy the 'FREEDOM OF SPEED' enshrined in the constitution.
Having said all this, isn't it true that the accident rate and related deaths are less in India compared to US or other countries!!??
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100 gm of ragi will provide 7.3gms of protein, 1.3gm of fat, 2.7 gm of minerals, 3.6gm of fibre, 72.0gm of carbohydrates, 328kcal of energy, 344 mg of calcium, 283mg of phosphorous, 3.9mg of iron.
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It is so nice to hear from teachers who want to give their best as a person first and foremost. That is the secret of good teachers, the ones the students remember long after they have finished their courses and got lost in the world.
Medalit Holyoak, check out the ideas I have expressed here and explore the site for a variety of activities and tasks.
I have referred to two very good articles which give you a lot of tips about handling large and small classes.
If you have more questions just post a comment here on this blog and I will respond to you.
Krish, please click on the following link to find some information about using authentic materials to teach functional English. This is not complete yet. I will be posting more information on this soon. So please keep checking.
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Listed below is a set of 16 clues to a murder investigation involving the occupants of five consecutive houses. They are all you need to solve the mystery of "Who Killed Who."
The "Who Killed Who" Murder Mystery Clues:
- - The Motivator plays bowls on Saturday.
- - When facing the houses, the house with the blue roof is immediately to the right of the house with the grey roof.
- - The man in the middle house plays golf twice a week.
- - The woman in the house with the blue roof is a hockey player.
- - The Scientist lives in the first house, near the cheesecake shop.
- - The person who drives a Jaguar lives next to the man with the Dalmatian.
- - The person who lives in the house with the red roof drives a Renault.
- - The Scientist lives in the house next to the house with the green roof.
- - The Accountant's house has a Volkswagen parked in the driveway.
- - The man who drives the Lexus owns a Shitzhu.
- - The Doctor lives in the house with the brown roof.
- - The house with the Renault in the driveway is next to the house next door to where the Doberman lives.
- - The murderer's Poodle went missing on Sunday.
- - The Lawyer hates dogs but loves cheesecake.
- - The man who drives the Porsche is a keen jogger and was seen running past the victim's house just after midnight on Wednesday.
- - The victim used to enjoy playing lacrosse on Tuesday evenings.
Hint: Make a drawing of the five houses.
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Ok I thought. They are protecting me from spams and it is a small price to pay for it. I entered the code. Guess what! It takes me back to the word verification and says enter the code. So I thought, 'Ok it is a free training for me in patience. Let me do it'.
Guess Again! How long do you think my patience would have lasted? Is there a Nobel Prize for patience and endurance?
I found a small question mark above the word verification and I clicked on it. My well-wisher told me since you are reading this your blog is probably not a spam blog. So just to prove you are not a robot please enter the code here. I was eager to prove that I was far from a robot. I duly entered the code.
Actually the robot was at the other end. And it says, 'Now a human has to verify you. So please have patience and wait some more. Thanks for your patience'.
I filled in a contact us if you have trouble form. I got an email which said why don't you try this, this, this link to solve your problem. If you can't do it then reply to this email. I had already done that, that and that too. So I dutifully replied to that mail and said Pleeeeeeeeeeeasssssssse help!!!!!!!!!!
And after three days I have got a mail now from blogger support which says:
Your blog has been reviewed, verified, and whitelisted so that it will no longer appear as potential spam. If you sign out of Blogger and sign back in again, you should be able to post as normal. Thanks for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
So after logging out and signing in again ( I had forgotten my username and password in the meantime as I had not used it for a few days) I am posting this story.
All of you please pray for me that I continue to be Whitelisted and never have to go through the whole process again.
My instinct tells me, God Knows Why, not to jump about and hit the roof with joy crying out, 'WOW! My Blog has been Whitelisted!' And post a comment here before you are suspected to be a robot.
Before that a little background info:
I work for Educational Initiatives, EI. It is a company committed to improve school education. It has a number of programmes including a diagnostic test, ASSET, teacher training and research projects. ASSET is taken by nearly a lakh of students across the country in India. Singapore and the Middle East are the other places which take ASSET. To know more about ASSET visit Educational Initiatives.
Now EI is planning to start a writing test, ASSET Writing. EI tests go through a rigorous process of standardization and so this test is still in the pre-pilotting stage. For pre-pilotting we have selected a reputed school in Chennai.
I have worked with the Hindu Senior Secondary School, Triplicane and can never forget the highly efficient Principal Mrs. Prem Dulari and the most sincere teachers who care for the welfare of the students as much as they care for their own children. When I approached the Principal, for pre-pilotting ASSET Writing, she readily agreed and took a lot of trouble to send me valuable feedback. Some of the students' writing is really good. The credit goes to the caring teachers and the talented students.
These students can grow up to be writers and earn their living through writing if they want to. It is not necessary for everyone to become a doctor or engineer. With the right attitude to work and a passionate interest in the field, people can earn name and fame in whatever they want to pursue. Here are the steps to make money as a freelance writer:
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Only when applying for the loan and going through the whole process I realized how difficult it is to get what they call 'hazzle free processing of loan papers'. We went to different banks and finally found Sundaram Finanace which settled things for us quickly and easily.
Do you know there is something called a credit score? Have you heard of it?
"In general, your credit score is a number that lets lenders know how much of a credit risk you are. The credit score is a number, usually between 300 and 850, that lets lenders know how well you are paying off your debts and how much of a credit risk you are. " Read more about this by going to: How to Legally Improve Your Credit Score.
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To get these jobs you need to spruce up your resumes and Wow your employer. Where can you go to get help for resume tips and sample resumes and cover letters?
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Check them out and get back to me with more questions, comments and suggestions.
Anxious parents are so desperate to help their kids that they even start doing the children's homework and project reports.
If they really want to help their children they should know HOW their children learn and how best to teach them to learn on their own. Knowing their children's learning styles and teaching them according to what suits them best can get amazing results.
How do you find out about the learning styles of children? Here is a sure free way to do it.
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And of course keep those questions coming in.
I have received a question from a reader who is preparing a presentation about 'Creative use of Dictionary' and he wants to know some activities and games based on dictionaries.
There are many dictionaries which are available both online and offline. These dictionaries include activities to practice words. Some can send a word through mail everyday. There are also dictionaries which can help you get meanings of words on webpages just by doule clicking on the words. Check out some of these at: Online Dictionary.
To practice words - games, crosswords, quizes are very helpful. check out these:
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200 Crossword Puzzles
Just check out these webpages and if you don't find what you are looking for send a comment to me and I will surely respond.
"Can i know how far the flood relief given by the govt has reached the lower people?
Because some of the private channels say that the relief is not given properly, till now the places has not cleard from water logging oin roads.
hope i'll get a positive result frm u.
keep developing ur post everyday"
We also chatted and discussed the present state of sordid affairs. The Ruling Party, the Opposition, each channel, newspaper and magazine have their own bias, special preferences. Who do we believe? What do we do?
The rain in Tamil Nadu and the relief fund that is attached to it has given rise to a lot of controversy. The ruling party will say we have provided relief to everyone and the opposition will say they have not done anything to anyone. The truth in fact might lie somewhere in between.
What should the common man do? Who should he believe?
Believe those who have data to support their argument. Many news channels just catch hold of a couple of people and ask them to speak for or against somebody. This kind of cheap manipulation is useless and such data is worthless. No one can believe such blatant lies.
The ruling party should be able to say, out of X number of places we have been able to provide relief to so many people. They should be able to share the balance sheet with the people. The opposition should be able to say the damage was so much and the money collected was X amount and it should have been used for a, b, c purposes but it is being used for x, y, z purposes.
People should support newspapers and channels which listen to both the parties and question both of them objectively and without any partiality.
For example in this news item, The Hindu has covered all the viewpoints including the protestors, resisdents of the affected area, the Minister, the collector and the police commissioner. This is an objective report.
The Government has started eGovernance and the municipality has a website.
Example: Vellore Municipality website
The site has a provision: Submit your grievance
Here people can complain about their problems. After complaining they can check the status of their complant by going to:
Check status of your grievance
The Municipality also says:
"We request your comments and suggestions to help us to improve this website and our services to you."
This shows that this Municipality has made every effort to help people. How many people use this provision and how many of their problems are solved is a different question. But nobody can deny the fact that the Municipality has made every effort to address the problems of the people.
If you are the Ruling Party and want to blow your trumpet do it with grace. Support whatever you say with real data that can withstand the scrutiny of the opposition.
If you are the Opposition and want to tear the ruling party to pieces do it with facts. Collect data to support your arguments.
If you are a news site or news paper channel, even if you are sponsored by one of the parties, improve your credibility by giving both points of view or multiple points of view. And base your opinion on statistics.
If you are a common man attacked on all sides by all these people, keep your mind open, seek proof, read the implied meaning of the person who gives you the information and respond with criticism and appreciation.
If you are the Rain God please have some mercy on the Tamil Nadu people. They have already been beaten to death by the downpour of political speeches.
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The reader has to hang on the tail of ideas the writer is presenting just like this baby elephant is doing.
The baby will begin to follow the path set by the mother and then will start exploring things on its own.
The problems arise when we either refuse to follow or follow blindly without exploring things for ourselves.
Keeping our mind open will help us learn from others and still not lose our original thinking.
When I asked one of the readers of my blog, what I should write about today, I was surprised to hear: Write whatever you like. But I don't want to see any picture other than a baby elephant. So I searched for a baby elephant and found one on the site:
Big Babies at the National Zoo.
Along with the baby here you can see the legs and trunk of the mother. My message is the additional part. My reader will first look at the baby elephant and may or may not care for the rest of my message.
So whatever I want to convey I have to weave it around what my reader wants in such a way that the person just cannot miss it.
Have you got my point? Or you wanted a baby cub and fleeted past my blog without getting anything out of it?
Anything that you learn for the first time can be difficult. A baby elephant learns to manage the thousand muscles in its trunk and it takes two years to gain complete control over it. There is no record of any baby elephant having given up the task as too difficult. What are you pursuing and how far have you got with it? Whenever you feel like giving the whole thing up, bring this picture to your mind's eye and get a hold on your trunk.
Your precious time is wasted in waiting for web pages to open.
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To earn money online you need to put in a lot of work. Real hard work. You need to spend hours perfecting your skills and identifying the projects that will get you maximum return.
I read an article yesterday and I thought I should share it with you. Torgeir Sunnarvik narrates his personal experience of earning money online and that is what most others also experience. To read the whole article click here.
He has some lessons to share with us. One of them is given below:
The First lesson learned
Looking back on these last three years, I have learned a few things that I would like to share with you today.
First of all, you should never join any of those scam sites that claim you will make a lot of money fast without working hard.
The cold, hard truth is that there is no way that you can make money online unless you are willing to work hard!
The next time you read about an opportunity where the promoter is telling you that you will not have to work hard to be successful, Stop! Stop and ask yourself "how hard this person is working" to part you with your money?
What about that email opportunity you are reading, where this anonymous person is telling you that you will not have to send other people email in order to make money? If he is being honest with you about the nature of his business, why did he have to send you an email to get Your business? If his way is best, why is it that he is not practicing what he preaches?
You have to approach new programs with your eyes wide open! Be willing to read between the lines to see if the promoter is lying to you to part you with your money. Be willing to research on the internet what other people have said about the program that you are looking at. Be willing to discover and separate the people who are trying to sell the program, from the people who are giving you an honest appraisal of the program, from the people who are just complaining about everything to hear themselves talk.
In the end, it comes down to this. If you get involved with one of the myriad of scam opportunities floating around out there, you will end up spending all of your money with zero rewards in your pocket for your time or effort.
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There are also queries regarding NET/SLET examinations, EAMCET examinations and CBSE PMT examinations.
Some queries are related to learning or teaching English.
In many cases I find I am repeating some of the information over and over again. so I thought why not start my own blog and post the answers to queries there so that everyone can read the answers rather than only the person who sends the email. You may also respond to others comments or questions.
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Living on purpose. It's a growing, evolving process. It takes focus, clarity and regular reflection. Here's one story about a client's evolution and effort to stay on purpose.
Paul is doing some incredible things. His business bottom line is up and stronger than ever. There are new opportunities on the horizon allowing him to live his dream and in many ways he's on the leading edge in his industry.
I met Paul four years ago. He was referred to me when I was making marketing calls to businesses in my area. Paul was very interested in personal and professional development. Our first call lead to some interesting conversations and Paul subsequently participated in many
classes I taught. Two years ago, Paul joined my purpose discovery workshop, resulting in his purpose statement:
"I eagerly seek to acquire and share knowledge to be of benefit to all."
Paul told me he had always wanted to be a public speaker and to him, his purpose statement was a clear reflection of this desire. By understanding this is what he naturally loved doing and sought to contribute, Paul began to shift his life and pursue his dream. We started a weekly coaching program. He also signed up for Toastmasters to hone his speaking skills and he hasn't looked back.
Paul's company is a small independent wholesale supplier of cleaning and sanitation products. You might be thinking to yourself, "That doesn't seem very glamorous. I thought you said he's doing some incredible things. He's just selling cleaning products."
Paul's business is selling cleaning products, but his real passion is infection control. He has taken it upon himself to develop an expertise in cleaning and infection control so healthy people don't get sick and sick people have a chance to heal. He's not a scientist, but Paul understands the science of infection control. His real specialty, however, is the Art of Infection Control. He's the "what to do and how to do it guy" people in his local health care community often turn to for advice.
Today, aside from running his business, Paul speaks at conferences and is connecting leading experts in the field of infection control with the front line hospital and nursing home staff across the country by leading and facilitating group TeleLectures on the phone.
Let's back up two years. Although he longed to speak in front of groups, Paul felt handicapped by a slight stutter. It wasn't until he realized what his purpose was, "...to acquire and share knowledge..." that despite his reticence, he decided to go for it.
Paul is developing an excellent reputation now and in just two years, is known as an "expert" in his field.
He has no Ph.D. in science and doesn't really need one. He calls on others' scientific expertise when needed. He's able to make a fantastic contribution through what he knows, "The Art of Infection Control" -- how to use the Science.
Education in the Art of Infection Control is part of Paul's vehicle for touching the world. In the beginning, Paul had a lot of doubts about actually making this happen. "I need a degree," he thought. "No
one will take me seriously," he told me. "I don't know how to speak to groups," etc., etc. All of these "issues" have been overcome and he is indeed living his dream. His goal of speaking and sharing his knowledge
and insights aligns with who he is. It "just seems natural." When you act in alignment with your deepest drive to contribute, it never really feels like work.
Then, last week, with two years of success behind him, Paul called me and said, "I'm not sure if I'm on track or if my purpose is correct."
Sometimes even when we know the direction we want to go, we can get lost. We lose sight of our goal; we forget why we're doing something or maybe the day-to-day pressures and distractions make it seem like we're off track. Maybe we think our purpose is not big enough.
So, with this new doubt we took some time and reviewed Paul's purpose. (We only wonder if we're off track when we're in doubt, when we lose focus, when our vision is cloudy. Of course most of us don't review if we're on purpose, when we're feeling great, focused and aligned.)
This may sound simple, but in review, I asked Paul if he was still "eagerly seeking to acquire and share his knowledge". He said yes. Then I asked him to look at his drive to do this and "to be of benefit to all".
"Is this still what you are trying to do?" "Yes, it is."
"Does this purpose still reflect your deepest drive to contribute?" Another resounding "YES!"
"Then is this statement of purpose indeed still absolutely valid?" "YES!"
"Are you sure there is nothing missing or is there something else you need to add?" "No" said Paul, "I guess I wasn't really seeing things with my purpose in focus."
Paul was reconnected to his purpose.
Because of the clarity of his actions and intention, Paul is doing incredible things in all aspects of his life. His business, his church life, and his relationships all continue to grow and be aligned with
his unique contribution, despite occasional feelings of doubt or distraction. Living a meaningful life, one of purpose, is an evolving process. As a matter of fact, it's a lifetime job.
Usually we equate success with being on purpose. But note: you can be 100% on purpose and not necessarily succeed or reach your goal. Your purpose is about your drive to contribute. It is "what you are trying to do" and at which you may or may not succeed. Purpose is the driver. In Paul's case, the driver is "to acquire and share knowledge to be of benefit to all."
Maybe he is unsuccessful in acquiring a certain nugget of knowledge or is unsuccessful in clearly sharing his knowledge. This does not mean he is not on purpose. The mere fact of attempting to acquire and trying to
share knowledge shows alignment with purpose.
Sure, we all want to be successful but it is not the only criteria by which we measure your alignment with your purpose. We measure being on purpose as the process of authentically seeking to create the results
you want. It is the process of being and doing and is not necessarily tied to immediate results.
Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela all strived for years in the service of their purpose, often meeting with defeat after defeat. They too may have had setbacks and doubts, yet continued to keep focused on their purpose.
If you get stuck, try stepping back from the "results" and look at the bigger process. Are your actions aligned with your deepest drive to contribute and live a purposeful life? Only you know, and your answers will reveal to you if you are on purpose. You may need to make a few adjustments or maybe, if you are like Paul, just need a reminder that you are on the right track.
About the Author
Robert Knowlton is an Executive and Business Success Coach. Coaching executives, managers and teams in leadership development, communication strategies, and discovering organizational purpose and vision. Visit my web site at: http://www.SuccessOptions.com/ezine.htm?SF
Written by: Robert Knowlton
Today I thought why not check out pictures for the word pursue. Google Image Search gave me over 41,000 images for this word. The very first is here for you to see.
The title says: "pursue-beyond-the-path"
The site where it is found describes what the artist is pursuing:
"Rippling patterns moving to unheard rhythms. The quivering play of light and water, refracting familiar shapes into captivating figures. The artistic basketry of Sally J. Bright bends your perception of an ages-old craft, challenging you to see beyond the medium to explore a rarely seen world expressed in her innovative art form."
If you keep looking at the artists work for a few minutes, depending on what is buried in your unconscious mind you will form an idea of what it is that you are seeing.
This in a way will provide an indication of one of your pursuits. It may not be your main goal in life, it may be a momentary pursuit and it may not be a lasting one. But you will see a glimpse of yourself.
First I checked the definition of pursue, then I got a quote on pursue and then a book. Today I thought why not pursue a poem on pursue. When I did a Google Search on it I got this site:
This is what the site says:
"HAPPINESS poem - IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Happiness is a Journey
IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS :
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are."
Then it goes on to describe how we continue with our futile efforts in pursuing happiness.
It ends with:
"There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to be happy.Happiness is a JOURNEY, not a destination. So -- work like you don't need money,Love like you've never been hurt,And dance like no one's watching. "
The whole piece is by an unknown author. The author has left for us not his/her name but a lesson for life.
What do you think about this? Post your comments.
A Google search on the word 'pursue' results in 114,000,000 sites for pursue. Wow! All out there are busy pursuing their cherished goals.
Do you know some quotes for the word pursue? Here is a sample:
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...Pursue those".
This is from Think Exist.
Yesterday I was searching for 'pursue' in Google Book Search and I found an interesting book. Have you read this book?
Take Charge of Your Life: Dare to Pursue Your Dreams
by Jo Condrill
Why don't you go to Google Book Search and find out which one of the pursuits you are interested in from the list of about 847000 pages listed there?
What do you understand by the term 'pursue'? The synonyms of pursue as per the thesaurus is "aim for, aspire to, attempt, desire, purpose, seek, strive for, try for, work for, work towards".
We pursue whatever we cherish as valuable, worthy of seeking.
Some of us pursue money, riches, wealth.
Some of us pursue love, affection, friendship.
Some of us pursue peace.
some of us pursue Bliss.
Let's share what we consider as worth pursuing in life.