Finally, today I completed reading this beautiful book “KarmaYogi” A biography of E.Sreedharan. Without any doubt I can say this book is a “Gita for all the Project Managers”.
I am a fan of Shri E.Sreedharan from my college days. The assertiveness, the honesty, mighty power of this Project Management stalwart always fascinated me. I am a big fan of people who take risks and assertively do what they believe without fearing anything.
However, I always wondered from where do these mighty people like E Sreedharan derive their strength from. How are they fearless. Is it just because on the grip of their subject. Is it because of their people management skills. It has everything to do with their value system which is Strong like a fort which is built because of spiritual strength. Such fearless, assertive people who are best in whatever they do are sincere servants of God. Immaterial of the religion they practice, the strength they derive because of the connection to God makes them strong, charismatic and humble.This brings immense grace, they have an aura which is unmatchable to any others.
Do buy this book and read it leisurely chapter wise, while reading each chapter research for videos, news ,documentaries related to each major project. You get to learn so many project management lessons, lessons of values, strength and resilience.
Do gift this book to all the people you care and want them to be best version of themselves.
Loads of Love,
For anyone that experiences a major traumatic event the question of self-worth becomes very important. Regardless of the event, it is easy to conclude that it was experienced either because of a lack of worth to others or, more painfully, a lack of worth to God. When others hurt us this pain can be internalized and tied to the insecurity of value. We begin to think that if only we were more valuable we would not have been treated this way. This easily develops into the belief that we must not even have value to God or he would not have allowed these things to come into our lives. We believe the voice inside of us that says, “no one cares.”
A misunderstanding of our own worth can lead us to do one of two things. Either we accept that we have no value and live or die as one who is worthless, or we fill our minds with empty “happy talk” that may prop up our esteem for a while but will ultimately let us down. Our value is not based either on what others think about us or what we think about ourselves.
We have value because we were created in the image of God to have a relationship with Him! We are intrinsically valuable regardless of how we feel, how we are treated or what we experience. This is a difficult thing to understand. We so closely tie the events of life to our worth that we have a hard time separating the two. What happened to you or how you were treated should not define you and has no bearing on how much God loves you! You are so valuable, in fact, that Christ paid for your sins so that He could have a relationship with you!
The “why” of life’s events may never be explained, but don’t ever believe that those events somehow define your worth.
You are loved. You are valuable. You have a bright future because the one who created you has a plan for your life that you alone can fulfill.
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Got to watch a beautiful TED talk on “4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines”. So am sharing it here. Do watch it.
To maintain our humanity in the this second Machine Age, we may have no other choice than to create beauty. Beauty is an elusive concept. For the writer Stendhal it was the promise of happiness. For me it’s a goal by Lionel Messi.So bear with me as I am proposing four admittedly very subjective principles that you can use to build a beautiful organization.
First: do the unnecessary.
The second principle: create intimacy.
Third: The risk to be ugly.Be UglyTo be authentic is to be ugly.
Fourth: Remain Incomplete
So to do the unnecessary, to create intimacy, to be ugly, to remain incomplete — these are not only the qualities of beautiful organizations, these are inherently human characteristics. And these are also the qualities of what we call home. And as we disrupt, and are disrupted, the least we can do is to ensure that we still feel at home in our organizations, and that we use our organizations to create that feeling for others.
#FriendshipWithGod #BestFriend #YourBestVersion
Lately, got opportunity to learn lil bit more about the “Importance of Friendship with God” from Holy books of Hinduism and Christianity. Striking a best friendship with God? Is it possible? Is it feasible?
Was trying to relate to the best friends we have in normal world. We do have so many friends, thanks to social media, the people whom we never met are also friends. However, there are very few…rather countable people..May be 2 or 3 whom we call “Best Friends”. They are our support system. So do they catch your hand and take you everywhere. Do they solve all your issues for you? Do they do all your works for you?
No. They don’t. However, you have immense trust in them. You know they will save you when you are in trouble. They will kick your back and ask you to deal the stuff like boss. So, you are fully convinced that come what may, you have your best friends to rescue you.
So, in this situation what do you do. With this tremendous moral boosting and confidence you have on your friends, you try to be best version of yourself. You raise your standards of achieving stuff, you push yourself out of your comfort zones. You become audacious, fearless and you become your best. How is it possible? Just because you know that your best friends are there for you to save you.
Similarly, if we nurture “Close friendship with God”, God will become our best friend. Our inner strength increases tremendously. Our normal best friends are humans, if we can achieve so much with their friendship, imagine the levels of bliss and happiness we will have striking a close friendship with God who is of infinite power.
Think about it 🙂
Have a great week ahead ❤
Loads of Love,
In the quest for purpose, we must distinguish between proximate and remote purposes. The proximate refers to that which is close at hand. The remote refers to the distant, far-off, ultimate purpose. The football player’s proximate goal is to make a first down. The more remote goal is a touchdown. The even more remote goal is to win the game. The ultimate goal is to win a championship.
Sometimes the proximate and the remote seem to be mutually exclusive. The divine intention is the exact opposite of the human intention. Humans have one goal; God has a different one. The amazing truth is that the remote purpose is served by the proximate one.
Think about how proximate purpose may be contributing to God’s remote purpose in your life.
Now that you read these beautiful lines, Trust in God’s plans for you. No moment, No act, No lesson learnt is waste. It is taking you to your final purpose decided by God for you
Stay Blessed and Stay Cheerful always 😀
Loads of Love,
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This message is so personal to me. I was (am to still some extent) like this unintelligent, apologetic kid who is full of ideas and thoughts but scared like a rabbit to share confidently…reason being I was made fun of my ideas, my thoughts and only later they used to repackage those ideas and sell them in their name…initially I didn’t knew this game, I used to think I am crap, my ideas are inferior….but still I continued having innovative ideas…but I used to attach this tag “Sorry…my idea May sound dumb but still i have this idea”…and this phase continued for years….only when Assertive, caring mentors entered my life…I could come out of this phase…my Assertive and caring mentors were ruthless with me when I behaved like scared rabbit…they challenged me to make mistakes, be bold, share the ideas….slowly I could get out of this “Sorry…I may sound dumb” phase…still that traces are there in me however…with the continous support of my Assertive and caring mentors I am out of that unintelligent/ apologetic phase of sharing ideas and thoughts.
Now, I share my ideas confidently, if they like it…it’s good…if they don’t like it…still it’s good…I introspect in positive manner, and if I believe my idea is good, I will sell it or use it anyway in another platform instead of thinking my idea is inferior. Trust me this approach works 😀
And above all, it ok not to be perfect, right all the times. It’s ok if your ideas don’t work. Just that your ideas doesn’t work, or just that someone makes fun of your ideas it doesn’t mean you are “Dumb” and therefore you need not be apologetic 🙂 . It’s ok to make mistakes and still you can roam confidently as long as you learn from mistakes and implement the genuine feedback from genuine people 🙂
May you too be blessed with assertive and caring mentors as I have 😀 😀 😀
Don’t ever let anyone kill the spark in you. Dare to dream. Strive to achieve.
Loads of Love,
PS: Martin Kallenbach and Amit: Thank you for being my Assertive, caring and ruthless mentors…sometimes I wonder if you people need to be coaches of corporate Olympics. May you groom thousands and thousands of folks like me 🙂
In the childhood we are used to this “Quality Controls” of our parents. They used to keep a check on the type of friends we have, the places we roam etc. Logically, that aspect is extended to the type of University we study, the companies we work with, the type of colleagues we associate with and on personal side the people we make friends with, the partner we choose, the family partner is associated with. Life is all about the “Company”.. to be specific …it’s about people or organizations or families or teams you are associated with.
There are many verses that praise the effects of good company(the people you associate with). However this is very interesting among them :
सन्तप्तायसि संस्थितस्य पयसो नामापि न ज्ञायते
मुक्ताकारतया तदेव नलिनीपत्रस्थितं राजते ।
स्वात्यां सागरशुक्तिमध्यपतितं सन्मौक्तिकं जायते
प्रायेणोत्तममध्यमाधमदशा संसर्गतो जायते ॥
You cant even notice a hint of a drop of water fallen on hot iron. The same
drop shines like a pearl on a lotus leaf. And in the ‘swati’ nakShatra fallen inside a sea shell, it becomes a pearl .. Usually
excellent, medium and bad states (of a person) are dependent on company( the people you are associated with)
Loads of Love,