Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That, Things to Ponder

Resilience In Testing Times And Your Value System

#ResilienceInTestingTimes
#TrickyTestingTimes
#YourValues #YourGoals #YourWays #Resilience #Patience #QuickWins
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Each one develops certain values, value system from childhood. The basis for those will be your personality, your family, your culture, your education and your passion for life.
 
However, the most interesting thing is adhering to the value system of yours throughout your life. Yes, we are the sole owners our value system, and one may say how is it tough adhering to one’s own value system?
 
Let me throw some light on this topic with some real time examples. Value system is perceived even in the minute but significant things of one’s life.
 
# Say, your value system says it is not right to cheat in examinations by copying. You adhere to it. You may not top the class. However, the test to your value system comes, when a person who doesn’t know anything, tops the class or gets a seat in desired course of study, whereas you are stuck because you were sincere to your value system.
 
# Say, your value system says it is not right to crave for money but to crave for good quality of work we do in life. However, the test to your value system comes, when the duffer of your class does well than you and belittles you by flaunting his/her material richness.
 
# Say, your value system says it is one beautiful life and one needs to work well achieve something, make ones own mark as an individual, do something good, useful to the society. However, the test to your value system comes when a lazy relaxed person sitting at home belittles you and your methods by saying “You are just slogging for no reason, see me I am enjoying the luxuries”.
 
# Say, your value system says it’s the inner beauty, character of a person matter a lot in comparison to external beauty. However, the test to your value system comes when the people who focus on external beauty do better in career and personal life.
 
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Yes, of course there will be testing times where you question the validity of your value system. However, if we move a millimetre from your value system we feel suffocated, we feel something is wrong. That’s the POWER of our value system. Though it is tough sometimes, we don’t realise that our values are what make us strong, make us powerful. We shouldn’t change or perturb from our value system seeing others.
Because our value system is our map of life and it is unique to our life 🙂
 
Do share your thoughts on this 🙂
 
Have a beautiful Wednesday ahead.
 
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu
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Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That

Real World Is Still Beautiful

#RealWorld #Tolerence #Gratitude #Religion #Politics

Happy Thoughts :)

I was having chat with one of my dear friend and suddenly as a part of our discussion this topic of “Is this social media, news channels making us more depressing and making us not practice gratitude at all? ”

“Trump threw paper napkins on the people waiting for aid”
“Read these 10 reasons on why Narendra Modi’s Demonetisation is a big flop”
“Once again Rahul Gandhi insulted BJP”
“Yogi Adityanath cares for cows more than humans”
“100 people dead in so and so city”
“Pakistan did it once again to India !!!!! “

Goddamn!! News are becoming sick, Overrated and manipulated. And above all due to more channels, more papers the authenticity of news is getting killed, every stupid data is not news.And subsequently more and more stupid memes are generated. Making us more bitter and bitter unknowingly. Yes, we have the option to shut down TV, disconnect the network router. You might be wondering what exactly is my ranting is about, what exactly is my drama about.

Real World is really beautiful. It isn’t bad as badly depicted in the media, people of different nations, different cultures, different religions really coexist very well. It is not that alarming.

Religion: Yes, love your religion. Know more about your religion, Share about your religion but don’t degrade other religions. It’s like you like you are proud of your mother, you tell to the World about beauty of your mother but for that you need not degrade other peoples mothers. Yeah, I am humble Telugu Brahmin, however my great friends are very good Muslim’s, Christians.We do discuss religion but we don’t kill each other or scold each other.

Politics: Each one is entitled to have their political views, we are inclined to one or the other party but just that other person has different views we need not develop grudges with them and make mockery of him.Yes, I am inclined towards one party, it doesn’t mean, I degrade people who support other parties or it doesn’t mean I support mistakes of the party is support.

In, Helsinki my favourite restaurant is in Mannerheimintie. Its an amazing restaurant where they serve Indian food, for a person like me, if I don’t eat Indian food for 2 consecutive days, I end up feeling depressed. And this restaurant comes to my rescue all the times. Hospitality of the owner and staff is simply amazing. Only after my first visit I realised it is not a restaurant owned by an Indian, it’s actually owned by a Pakistani. After all, India and Pakistan are siblings from same subcontinent.

Driving the point home… Real world is still really beautiful, don’t get carried away by strong and biased opinions in the news and different media.

Do share your thoughts.

Have a great day ahead.
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Karma, Product Backlog, Sprint backlog and the Program called Journey of a Soul:

Karma, Product Backlog, Sprint backlog and the Program called Journey of a Soul:

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I have very weird ways of working, when I have to work I work not really bothering about the time, food and sleep, and with zero disturbance from external elements ..so me generating ideas or strategies only in working hours is rare. In simple words, I am like Archimedes, I don’t know when my Eureka moments come.

With this kind of tasks, the ways of refreshing from work for me are a post on facebook or on my blog, walk in my office campus listening to instrumental music and photographing, Talk with like minded people on completely different topics.

One such evening at work, when I thought I am done with an outline of a concept, my senior colleague Anjali  asked me for a Chai. I don’t like missing an opportunity to have Chai with her, she is a busy bee and the best thing I like with her is spiritual and philosophical conversations.

On that day, as a part of random conversations, we started talking about Karma. We both being the Project Managers that too who work on Programme based out of Scaled Agile Framework, our conversations unknowingly got into the Agile way of thinking.

When I asked her what’s her take on Karma.
She explained me in following manner.
“Prasanna! Often we don’t understand why we go certain events in life. Often we don’t understand how we meet certain people, why certain people leave, why certain people are our family, our mentors, our close friends. All these sequence of events, people in life don’t happen just like that without any reason. They all are related to the Karma of our Soul. We feel more matured and calm when we see the journey of soul in different lives holistically. No soul can escape from the product backlog items of karma. So, it happens that in each life, called Sprint of life, the soul picks up certain user stories and the people we meet in that life are the resources assigned by God, for you to complete that sprint. So, the parents, siblings, mentors, friends, partners are all chosen to the soul by God before coming itself. And the repurcurssion of the acts of this life will be carried forward, so at any point we need to perform well keeping the processes, values in tact. The result of this sprint of life will continue to impact the overall programme of journey of soul . So, sometimes it happens that we may feel we are punished or disciplined for no reason by God. But it ain’t correct, everything happens for a reason “.

After listening to words and analogy of Anjali, I was just stuck in the magic of thoughts like an Alice in Wonderland.

Do share your thoughts.
Have a great week ahead 🙂
Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That, Personal Development, Things to Ponder

What an interesting journey it is so far…

#MondayThoughts

When I stood my district 9 th with 93 percent of marks and when my name popped up in district newspapers : Oh..you too have brains? We declare you as Queen.

When I stood 2nd in 10th with 86 percent: You are a rockstar.

When I got a mad rank 24153 in my life changing engineering entrance exam:  What the fuck happened to you.(Not that I was poor in my studies)

When I flunked first time in my math exam in graduation first year after not being able to join Engineering : We now declare you loser, you are not going to do anything in life, you just don’t know how to study. Good for nothing fellow you are.(Not because I was poor in my studies)

When I flunked my final year math in graduation and was super obese too: Don’t know how you are going to survive in this world neither you got good grades nor you are beautiful. How will you survive?( Yes, I was’nt lazy or poor student, I was really good at Math and I used to solve very well otherwise in normal days but not in exam hall)

After my masters and when i joined in college  as Physics Lecturer, as Teaching was my favorite: Look at your siblings, friends and cousins; they studied in top engineering , top b schools and earning like crazy…look at you…you are happy with your 3125 rupees as Lecturer???

When I left Teaching for writing in a start up company : You are doing a blunder…you don’t know how awesome Physics Lecturer you are…you are meant only for teaching…look at your happy students…

When I left job at writing and research to ITSM : You are going to regret your entire life…you are good at writing, you are meant for this job, ITSM is not for you.

When I was in ITSM ( basically Knowledge Management): You are really awesome in Knowledge Management, this is in you right from childhood. You should contribute more and more and retire  in this field.

When I was trying to move from Knowledge Management to Project Management : You are nuts. Did you ever hear anyone from process team moving to project management. And that too from Knowledge mgmt…stop day dreaming.

When I joined Project Management : You are sweeeet person( May be as sweet as some pastrie or rosgulla or mysore pak …don’t know). You are not meant to be in project management. Still I am in project management 😉 , excited where life takes me next.

This is me. Though I am immensely expressive,  I never get perturbed of my stardom or my dog days, i never get perturbed of moving away from my herd, I never get perturbed of moving out of my comfort zone, I never get perturbed of praise or shame …because deep down in my heart I know I am “Queen” and a Queen ain’t scared to experiment, fail …because ultimately she is going to conquer the Empire. No one officially declared me as a Queen any where at any point of time…but who the hell does that…did you ever hear or see Lion being declared as King of Jungle in any formal meeting?? But entire universe knows it right!!!!

Didn’t write this to boast about me, don’t be ashamed to do something different, Dont be scared to get out of your comfort zone, trust you, trust your journey…you are the QUEEN/ KING of your life…so act and behave like one. Don’t let anyone steal the spark in you…not even yourself; trust yourself and the God who sent you to this planet.

Have a blessed week ahead.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life, Travel and Places

Monsoon Trek to Vetal Tekdi (Vetal Hill)

 

Have been planning to go to Vetal Tekdi from more than an year and finally could go there today.

Didn’t want to waste Eid holiday on a pleasant monsoon day, so finally got my travel arrangements done and reached this place today afternoon with a proper and full attitude of an explorer…

As I reached this place, I realized the trek ain’t that simple, it was more adventurous when it started drizzling.

The fog, drizzle amidst greenery of the hill made me wonder suddenly if I am really in Pune or not, it just gave me feel of a hill station. Must say, this lovely trek made me feel really amazing. Enjoying Solitude in these kind of places is a bliss.

I did spendsome decent time on the hill. However, I feel I need to visit some more times to explore this beautiful hill further.

Do visit this place when you get chance to visit Pune 🙂

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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