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What is Meditation?

Meditation!!! A word, which is ruling the world for a long time. One might have come across a situation when people suggest meditation as a remedy. Cure-all is a name for a medicine, which is supposed to cure all the problems. Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Personal Development, Concentration and finally living at the moment - for all these, meditation is a best remedy. So what exactly is meditation? - A medicine? or a treatment method? or mind technique? or something related to spiritual teachings? In this post, I have tried my best to explain about meditation and its benefits as simple as possible, Definition of Meditation: Many gurus already well defined the term meditation . Let's see some of them, "Meditation is an unbroken flow of thoughts towards the object of concentration like pouring of oil from one vessel to another in a steady unbroken stream." - Patanjali Rishi "Meditation means the mind is turned back upon itself. The mind stops all the thought-waves and t

What I learned today (14/04/2021) - What is Procrastination and How to deal with it?

Let it be career growth or personal growth, everyone thrives to be successful, but only few achieve it.  Do you know WHY?? There are so many factors in deciding success. Even-though some of the factors are unknown or visible only after the results, some known factors plays a major role in one's life ambitions. Few of them are Habits, Attitude and Skill-set. These visible factors can lead your life to upside or downside. Today I am going to share about one of the factor which will lead you to your downside if not corrected.  PROCRASTINATION!!! What is Procrastination? It simply means postponing the tasks. When we set targets, actionable tasks born. When we try to postpone the tasks, we lose our success rate.  What will happen when we procrastinate?  We have goals and, to achieve them, we set targets. When we set targets, we set daily/weekly/monthly/yearly tasks to achieve the target. We will be successful when we complete the tasks within the time limit.  When we procrastinate a tas

What I Learned today (07/04/21) - What are the stages in developing a skill?

Yesterday I learned about How and Where to start in Personal Development . As a continuation, today I learned the common 4 stages in developing our-self in any skill we need to improve. What are those common 4 Stages? These 4 stages are called "Four Stages of Competence" or "Conscious Competence learning model" . Lets see the four stages 1. First Stage - Unconscious Incompetence In this stage, we don't have an idea about the skill or we don't know where we stand. For example, If you want to learn and play football, at first you don't know your skill levels untill you try to play. This level is called Unconscious Incompetent.  The person who wants to develop a skill, unaware about their level or unconsciously incompetent in that skill. Most people, due to fear of failure , reside in this stage without trying. To break it, all we need to do is, "DO IT NOW" attitude. 2. Second Stage - Conscious Incompetence We have tried and we have some knowle

What I Learned today (06/04/21) - How and Where to start in Personal Development?

Most of us know, what is Personal Development and why personal development is important. But how to start and where to start? There are so many books and blogs on Personal Development.  I have started to read a few of them in the past week, and all of them tells us the same conclusion on where to start. Personal Development may be defined in my own term  'Improving our personal self in a way either it can be in skills or in wealth or in knowing and increasing the potential'. So basically it is a change, a change in behaviour, a change in habit or a change in lifestyle or a change we need to see in the world. Where all it needs to be started? Does it need a push from environment? Most of the times, the push from our environment change us.  But the best changes always happens from inside, same to the Personal Development. If it starts from within, it helps us to reach new heights. Let it be learning a new skill, or changing a habit, or gaining wealth, all needs to start with a p

SMART Goal Setting

As a recap, lets see the steps in the Path to Success , 1. Belief 2. Setting Goal 3. Targets 4. Time Management In our last post , we saw how powerful 'A belief' is and how it can manipulate our future. Lets see the next step in this post. Now we have a belief or a dream. I will be rich one day - it is a belief and I want to be rich - a dream. But, is dream enough? If it is, then everyone has dream and why they are not achieving it. The one who drags the dream to next level achieves it. What is the next level? Setting a Goal.  What is the meaning of goal setting? A dream will always be a dream if there is no plan. Setting a time bounded goal will activate it. How to set goals and achieve  them? We have to first know the difference between a dream/belief and a goal. A Dream may not be a specific one. But a goal should be specific. An example of goal setting is, Want to become rich is a dream. Setting a goal of become a millionaire in a span of 10 years is a goal. The importance

What I Learned today (03/04/21) - Will getting up early make you successful?

Everyday is a new opportunity to learn. Yesterday it was Mindset and Today it is about the habits of successful people. I was reading various articles about successful people's habits and the quite common one among all of them are 'Wake up Early everyday'.  Yes, we know, it is a good habit, but how it make a person successful? While reading those articles, I also had a doubt. I personally know many early risers but most of them are not successful (at least in the common point of view) and few of them, they even have low self-esteem.  Then how can we tell, the above point is true? I dug some more, where I found an important thing.  Not most of the early risers are considered as successful people, but most of the successful people are early risers.  Means, not only raising early give success, but how we make use of the time and plan for the day, once we wake up gives the boost we needed to be successful. I can wake up early in the morning and play a game for 3 hours before s

What I Learned today (02/04/21) - Is it possible to get positivity from a boring environment?

Be Positive... Stay Positive... We have heard these words almost from every positivity blogs, videos and speeches.  And whenever we read, watch those articles, we have a gush feeling but when we turn to reality that feeling fade. While seeing a pile of papers at our desk or long meetings in our calendar or thinking about the repetitive work, we feel drained and wonder, how to be positive in a boring day life. But what if someone tells you that you can be actually be positive and also change that boring life into an enthusiastic one, do you believe? It is what I learned today. I have come across a tweet about getting a targeted amount of followers.  What is new in it? Won't everyone in social media is thriving for the same?  Everyone tries to become popular, but only few masters it. The tweet I have read is about how the person is planning to gain followers, an open strategy he tweeted.  If you are in social media and started with zero (if you are not a popular person), you know th

What Srini Learned today (01/04/21) - Is it possible to be rich and contented?

"Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, that means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click and purchase from the links."   There is a saying 'If you didn't learn anything new in a day, you have wasted the day' . So I am planning to learn something new everyday and share it with you all.  What I learned today? I started reading the book 'The Psychology of Money' (Affiliate link) by Morgan Housel. In the beginning of the book, there is a comparison between two men.  First one, 'Ronald Read' who was a Gas station attendant and Janitor for a long period of time but using tiny savings, made a fortune of $8 million . On the other hand, 'Richard Fuscone' - a Harvard MBA, Vice Chairman of a finance institute, went broke in his late years. I am always an avid reader of self development books. But this story changed something in my perception . I am  not gonna dive into who's policy is right a