Tag Archives: Success

21Jul/14

Multitasking versus Focussed Working:

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At the very start of this discussion one thing that needs to be clear is that most of the times we use multitasking for very short duration of time but, for the purpose of this discussion the time frame has been increased and it’s used as a representation for trying to do multiple things . Keeping this in mind let us start the discussion.

Views in favour of multitasking

Now a days , we get involved with a lot of varied fields. It is good that we expose Continue reading

25Jun/14

Parenting : Perseverance is the key to success

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Perseverance is the key to achieving in life , what we want. Here, I want to quote a famous tale that I used to hear when I was small .It was that of a king who had lost in the battle several times and was on the verge of giving up. He sat against a wall and observed an ant that was trying to climb the wall. Every time the ant went half way it fell. But, every time it fell , it got up and started its journey again. Continue reading

19Feb/14

Parenting – Subhashini Vasanth a success story

Mrs. Subhashini Vasanth, renowned Bharatnatyam Dancer, founded Vasantha Ratna Foundation in the memory of her husband, Col Vasanth Venugopal, who was awarded the Ashok Chakra (Posthumous), India’s highest gallantry award for exemplary bravery in action in Jammu & Kashmir in 2007. He became the first recipient of the Ashoka Chakra from Karnataka State when the award was presented posthumously on Republic Day 26th Jan 2008 by the president of India.

What is special about this lady is her not giving in attitude . Battling the loss of her martyred husband she created a support system for the families of armed forces.

She did not let herself down in the midst of misery and came over the personal loss and started her sojourn of helping other women facing the same circumstances and feeling the same pain within. This new mission helped her to come above herself and see the new sky. Instead, of sitting back and thinking of her own self she chose the path of serving others and giving to others. This expansion of her limits and boundaries made her forget her own miseries.

Her words :
“When you get a really shocking blow in life you..you go to that point of just freeze and that’s where I feel you either discover your strength or you sink”
“In trying to reach out to these other women I actually healed. It is the process I can see I believe and so the whole paradigm shifts in our lives to “ What we can GIVE is more important than what we GET”. Now I really don’t think what I will get.”

Learning:

  • In the time of adversity we need to decide which path to choose – we need to let our boat sailing or we want it to sink.
  • Expansion is LIFE and Contraction is DEATH.

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15Dec/13

Success Story- Natalia Partyka:

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Natalia Partyka is a world renowned table table tennis player. The special thing about this player is that she was born without right hand and fore arm and in spite of her personal short coming, she has made a place for herself in international table tennis.

Partyka at the age of 11 years played paralympics and was the youngest player to compete in any sport.

In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.

In 2006, Partyka won three gold medals at the European Paralympic Championships, one gold and two silvers at the International Paralympic Committee’s Table Tennis World Championships for Disabled, and a silver in the team event at the ITTF European Junior Championship. She won two silver medals and one bronze at the 2007 edition of the latter competition.

Also in 2007, Partyka won three gold medals at the European Paralympic Championships, and a bronze at the ITTF World Junior Teams Championships.

In 2004, she won two gold medals at the International Table Tennis Federation’s European Championships for Cadets, which was open to able-bodied competitors. In 2012 she qualified for Olympics for the second time. Anyone would wonder what is special about this? Several players made to Olympics for the second time! Wait a second, special thing about Natalia Partyka was that she was competing with able-bodied Olympians. She was selected for both Olympics and Paralympics events. She hails from Poland and made into the final 32 in the Women’s Single Table Tennis Event.

For her achievements she received Knight’s cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (5th class) in 2008.


Learnings:
• Nothing can stop us from achieving anything if our Will to achieve it is strong enough.
• Let none of our shortcomings stop us from achieving our dreams.
• Follow your heart, you can reach wherever you want.
• Try to hear the unique inner call which can be heard by oneself alone.


Hats off to Natalia Partyka!!!
Hats off to people like her who are tough fighters in their real lives!!!
Hats off to people like her who move ahead in life with never giving up attitude!!!

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12Aug/13

Success Story – Chris Rogers

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Chris Rogers , an Australian cricketer, has made his maiden Test Century in fourth Ashes match against England to become the second oldest Australian to score maiden Test Century.

This is a story of perseverance and overcoming personal short comings. Chris Rogers suffers from short sightedness and colour blindness. Inspite of the physical constraints put to him by nature he was able to pursue his dream. It took a little too long for him to achieve but he did make it at the age of 36 years. He has become an epitome of hardwork and perseverance.

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A little of his background in international debut:

Rogers is a left- handed opening batsman and a right handed leg-breaker bowler of Australia.
In May 2007 he was awarded his first national contract with Cricket Australia. In 2008 he played in the test series -Australia versus India. But, didn’t perform well. He was able to scored only four runs in his first innings of 212 and 15 runs in the second innings. As an aftermath of this his national contract was terminated. After more than five years of long wait since he played his first and only test match for Australia his name appeared in the team of sixteen players selected for Australian Test squad for the 2013 Ashes tour.

What happened after this is known to one and all .

What Chris Rogers had to say when he was selected?

“They see me as someone who can come in and offer something different with all that experience.”
“When the call came through I was absolutely delighted, but at the same time I knew there was a long way to go.”
Rogers conceded he “got a bit down” when selectors continually overlooked him after his one Test.
“When there were 50-50 calls and I missed out, and it seemed the selectors were going in a different direction, I mentioned to a few people I didn’t think I’d ever get a go,” he said.
“A lot of people said to never give up hope, and here I am. It’s pleasing to get one more chance.”

What selection chairman John Inverarity had to tell about Chris Rigers on his selection?

Rogers has scored almost 20,000 first-class runs, with nearly 10,000 made on English pitches, and selection chairman John Inverarity told him he had something unique to offer.

What Chris Rogers had to say after scoring his maiden Test Century?
“I wanted to believe I was good enough but never knew. To get a hundred that’s something that no one can take away from me.”

“It was emotional out there…It was my day today. There were so many things that went my way. You’ve just got to make the most of it and fortunately I did.”

Learnings:
• Physical constraints can be overcome by will power and determination to succeed.
• What matters is perseverance to do something!
• Take failures as the stepping stones and use tough experiences for ones own betterment.
Consider failures as opportunities to work on ones shortcomings and drawbacks.


Hats off to Chris Rogers!!!

Hats off to all people like him who dare to dream inspite of their physical constraints and failures!!!

Hats off to people who dare to pursue their dreams with perseverance!!!

05Aug/13

Success Story-Yuvaraj Singh

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Yuvaraj Singh, the famous Indian Cricketer, was detected with the life threatening disease CANCER. It came as a shock to him as well as his fans all over. But, he soon composed himself and stood up to fight the deadly disease with great inner strength.

After fighting and overcoming his death, he is seen back into action. He dreams to be back into the Indian Cricket team and is seen sweating and working harder to get his place back. Meanwhile, he has authored the book “The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back “(Random House India, co-authored by Sharda Ugra and Nishant Jeet Arora) which acts as inspiration for millions who are faced by challenges in their lives and dare to take a leap forward inspite of situations going against them.

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People who see death so closely know the real value of LIFE. Most of the time we take LIFE for granted and are not aware of what great treasure we have with us, what a great thing it is to lead a NORMAL LIFE. He now claims to be a changed person who values life more than before.


Hats off to Yuvaraj Singh!!!
Hats off to people like him who fight back for life with never giving up attitude and dare to start afresh with renewed vigour!!!

17Jun/13

Success Story – Aiyesha Farooq

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Aiyesha Farooq has become the first combat-ready female fighter pilot in Pakistan.

She was at loggerheads with her widowed and uneducated mother when she wanted to join airforce seven years ago. She hails from a society where girls don’t even think of doing things such as flying aircraft. She came up and stood against all odds and barriers of Pakistan’s conservative society and taboos attached with it and made this choice for her.

She stood up for her beliefs and dreams and is an icon for everyone who dares to stand up for his beliefs and dreams. She has chartered a path for others to follow — A path of DIGNITY and SELF RELIANCE.

People like her have the power to change the society’s and nation’s way of thinking.


Hats off to Aiyesha Farooq!!!
Hats off to people like her who move into unchartered territories, charting a course for others to follow!!!

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